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Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2017: Adelaide Riverbank (Festival Plaza) Development: November 2017

We reviewed the procurement arrangements used to select the preferred tenderer and execute the Development Agreement for the Adelaide Riverbank (Festival Plaza) Development project. The procurement initially involved a competitive EOI and RFP process followed by a direct negotiation process.

Specifically, the review considered:

  • compliance with relevant government policy and procedural requirements, such as Treasurer’s Instructions and procurement frameworks
  • compliance with agency specific procurement policies and procedures
  • information presented to and approved by SA Government
  • whether the procurement arrangements considered probity, accountability, transparency and fair treatment of participants 
  • whether procurement processes established by the SA Government were adequate to assess value for money in entering into the Development Agreement
  • whether appropriate governance and accountability arrangements were established and operating effectively to provide adequate oversight of the procurement.

We concluded that the controls over the procurement process were not sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that the process was conducted properly and in accordance with accepted standards for procurement management.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2017: Disaster recovery planning: November 2017

This report provides detailed commentary and audit observations on a review to determine whether SA Government agencies have implemented sufficient processes and controls to recover their key information assets following a disaster or significant business disruption.

Our review identified that most SA Government agencies have implemented some disaster recovery controls and a number of agencies were strengthening their recovery arrangements.

We concluded however that many of the agencies we reviewed had not implemented sufficient processes and controls to mitigate their key disaster recovery risks.

Without sufficient controls in place, agencies may not be able to recover their key business systems within expected time frames. This increases the risk of disruption to important public services.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2017: State finances and related matters: November 2017

The 2017-18 State Budget (2017-18 Budget) was tabled in Parliament in June 2017.

This Report provides our observations on the State’s public finances based on a review of the 2017-18 Budget, in particular:

  • an overview of key matters currently relevant to the State’s public finances
  • a brief analysis of the financial performance of the State. This primarily involves examining the results for the past year, and the Budget and forward projections included in the Budget Papers
  • a review of the financial position of the State, including analysis of major assets and liabilities..
Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2017: Grant to One Community SA: November 2017

This review considered the Department of the Premier and Cabinet grant administration process and the application of the funds by the grant recipient, One Community SA.  More specifically, it considered:

  • the grant establishment and management in line with government requirements
  • whether grant funds were applied in line with the conditions and purpose set out in the Funding Agreement 
  • if application of the grant funds would have represented proper use of public money when retrospectively assessed against the most current standards (updated in July 2016).

We concluded that the Department of the Premier and Cabinet did not sufficiently control the grant management process to provide reasonable assurance that the grant provision and management was conducted properly and in line with accepted standards for managing public expenditure.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Report on the Operations of the Auditor-General's Department for the year ended 30 June 2017

This Report provides information on the Auditor-General’s Department’s activities and performance in 2016-17.

Friday, 10 November 2017

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