The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Inspector General audited the Housing Authority of the City of Brush, Colorado (Authority) because we received information indicating there were irregularities in the Authority's procurement process. Our audit objective was to determine whether the Authority performed contracting activities in accordance with federal procurement requirements.
The Authority did not perform contracting activities in accordance with federal procurement requirements. It did not follow HUD requirements regarding price quotations, price analyses, written justification requirements, or contract determinations
We recommend that HUD require the Authority to properly train its staff regarding federal procurement requirements. In addition, we recommend that HUD perform a post monitoring review to ensure the Authority took recommended actions.