Statement of assurance
We have completed the internal audit of regional contracting for services at the Department of Justice in the British Columbia, Prairie, and Quebec regional offices. The planning and on-site examination phases of the audit were carried out between September and December 2009. The overall objectives of this audit were to review and assess the management control framework, compliance with key legislation and policies, effectiveness of departmental contracting policies and practices and the review/challenge mechanism, the management of competitive and non-competitive contracts, and the reliability of information systems for decision making.
The internal audit was conducted in accordance with the Treasury Board (TB) Policy on Internal Audit and the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Footnote 1
The audit team assessed the management control framework against criteria derived from the TB Management Accountability Framework (MAF) as well as TBaudit guides.
In our professional judgment, sufficient and appropriate audit procedures have been conducted and evidence gathered to support the accuracy of the conclusions reached and contained in this report. The conclusions were based on a comparison of the situations, as they existed at the time of the audit, against the audit criteria. It should be noted that the conclusions are only applicable to the areas examined.
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