California’s $4 Billion Bottom Line: Getting Best Value Out of the Procurement Process

Report #121, March 1993

OVERVIEW

California has failed to use its massive purchasing power to get the best value from the $4 billion it spends each year on goods, services and construction projects.

The Commission’s study examines four areas: major computer purchases, the bid protest process, the Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise program, and the Prison Industry Authority.

This report contains seven findings and 26 recommendations regarding best value, streamlined processes, and program accountability.