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Audit of the Competitive Procurement Process Specific to Management Consulting and Other Professional Services

June 22, 2010

Audit Key Steps

Planning completed: January 11, 2010
Field work completed: January 27, 2010
Draft audit report completed: March 9, 2010
Report sent for management response: April 30, 2010
Management response received: June 10, 2010
Final report completed: June 11, 2010
Tabling of report to the External Audit Advisory Committee: June 22, 2010
Approved by the Deputy Minister: June 22, 2010

List of Abbreviations

ATIP: Access to Information and Privacy
CESCC: Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council
CITT: Canadian International Trade Tribunal
COSEWIC: Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada
CRB: Contracting Review Board
EC: Environment Canada
GAAP: generally accepted accounting principles
MCF: Management Control Framework
OPO: Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
PWGSC: Public Works and Government Services Canada
SA: Supply Arrangements
SARA: Species at Risk Act
SO: Standing Offers
TA: Task Authorizations
TB: Treasury Board

Prepared by the Audit and Evaluation Team


The audit team from Samson and Associates, led by Stella Line Cousineau under the direction of Jean Leclerc, would like to thank those individuals who contributed to this project and, particularly, employees who provided insights and comments as part of this audit.

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