ABSTRACT

Audit of the Mississippi Department of Transportation's Award of Selected Hurricane Katrina Emergency Repair Contracts   [open pdf - 468KB]

"This final report presents the results of our audit of the Mississippi Department of Transportation's (MDOT) management of the award of selected Hurricane Katrina emergency repair Federal-aid contracts. It is important to note the extraordinary circumstances involved in awarding contracts in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated many of Mississippi's highways and bridges. A basic tenet of Federal-aid contracting is that construction contracts are normally awarded competitively to the contractor that submits the lowest responsive bid. Noncompetitive construction contracting or negotiated contracts may be used if an emergency exists and if time is a critical factor, as it was for residents and public safety personnel who experienced the catastrophic conditions caused by Hurricane Katrina."

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2006-09-06
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General: http://www.oig.dot.gov/
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