The Contract Audit Branch conducts audits of various contracts the Cabinet has with third party entities.
The objective of the Contract Audit Branch is to ensure the contractor is complying the terms of the agreement as well as state and federal laws and regulations, and proper billing. Independent analyses, reviews and evaluation of activities and procedures are made relating to highway construction projects and maintenance organizations.
The Cabinet spends millions of dollars annually through various contracts. This branch will be auditing expenditures paid to vendors, contractors, subrecipients, and local public agencies to ensure that amounts billed are properly supported in accordance with the terms of the contract. Examples of audits that could be performed include:
· Traffic contracts
· Maintenance contracts
· Construction contracts
· Subrecipients & Local Public Agencies
· Reimbursements to Local Governments for construction and other items.
This branch is intended to be the a service to the staff on the front lines in the districts as well as the central office staff.