VA Unit Skipped Reviews For $1.6B In Contracts: Report

Law360, New York (December 5, 2011, 3:54 PM EST) -- The Veterans Health Administration has not performed mandatory reviews for about 3,000 contracts worth $1.58 billion, and moreover, it cost taxpayers millions by awarding a significant number of noncompetitive contracts, a VHA watchdog said in a report released Thursday.

After conducting its audit, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general's office estimated that the VHA — a VA arm that oversees about 150 medical centers — failed to conduct so-called integrated oversight process reviews for thousands of contracts awarded between June 2009 and May 2010....
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