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2021 Florida Statutes (Including 2021B Session)

F.S. 287.136
287.136 Audit of executed contract documents.
(1) After execution of a contract, the Chief Financial Officer shall perform audits of the executed contract document and contract manager’s records to ensure that adequate internal controls are in place for complying with the terms and conditions of the contract and for the validation and receipt of goods and services.
(a) At the conclusion of the audit, the Chief Financial Officer’s designee shall discuss the audit and potential findings with the official whose office is subject to audit. The final audit report shall be submitted to the agency head.
(b) Within 30 days after receipt of the final audit report, the agency head shall submit to the Chief Financial Officer or designee his or her written statement of explanation or rebuttal concerning findings requiring corrective action, including corrective action to be taken to preclude a recurrence.
(2) Beginning October 1, 2021, and every 3 years thereafter, each agency inspector general shall complete a risk-based compliance audit of all contracts executed by the agency for the preceding 3 fiscal years. The audit must include an evaluation of, and identify any trend in, vendor preference. The audit findings must be submitted to the agency head, the secretary of the Department of Management Services, and the Governor.
History.s. 9, ch. 2013-154; s. 7, ch. 2021-225.