Management Alert - CBP Needs to Award a Medical Services Contract Quickly to Ensure No Gap in Services (Redacted) [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Summary of Issues: "We are issuing this management alert to advise the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the urgency and short timeframe to award a new medical services contract to support operations on the Southwest border. During our review of 'CBP's Use of FY 2019 Humanitarian Funds and our ongoing audit of CBP's Policies and Procedures for Detained Migrants Experiencing Serious Medical Conditions', we learned that CBP's current contract for medical services will expire on September 29, 2020. As of September 3, 2020, CBP had not issued a solicitation for a new contract. This leaves fewer than 30 days for the necessary funding and contracting reviews and approvals before CBP can make the award. A lapse in this contract could jeopardize the health and safety of migrants in CBP custody, as well as that of U.S. Border Patrol agents, CBP officers, and staff, especially during the current pandemic."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General, Report No. OIG-20-70
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