Weld County, Colorado did not always follow Federal procurement standards in awarding contracts for disaster work. As a result of our review, we identified and discussed with FEMA various areas where it should review and adjust for cost reasonableness the funding amounts that a project and program management contractor charged related to Weld County. FEMA agreed to review the costs for reasonableness, unless if FEMA disallowed all of the costs for procurement violations. We subsequently reviewed FEMA’s cost analysis documentation for Weld County project closeouts related to this disaster. We found that FEMA appropriately reduced final project amounts due to improper procurements and cost reasonableness concerns, including unreasonable contractor hourly rates. Consequently, made no recommendations.
Review of Weld County, Colorado FEMA Grant Award Disaster No. 4145-DR-CO, Applicant No. 123-99123-00