Conducted through an intergovernmental agreement between the Scottsdale Unified School District No. 48 and the City of Scottsdale, this audit reviewed contract administration, including procurement, project management, contract compliance, and cost-effectiveness, for the Hohokam Elementary School renovation and construction project, largely funded by voter-approved bonds.
The audit identified controls that can be improved, including closer review of the Construction Manager at Risk's (CMAR) subcontractor selection process, proposed Guaranteed Maximum Price costs, and contract time. As well, formal contract management processes may help the District better monitor and control construction costs and quality and manage the design services contract. We also recommended improving documentation standards and methods. During the audit, District staff began addressing the identified areas, and the Management Action Plan outlines the District's current and planned implementation progress.
The final audit report was presented to the District’s Audit Committee and Governing Board during public meetings held in October 2021.