AQA has oversight responsibility under 808 CMR 1.00 for contract compliance, financial reporting and auditing applicable to all procurements of Human and Social Services. The Uniform Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report (UFR) is the set of financial statements and schedules required of human and social service organizations who deliver human and social services via contracts with state departments.
AQA is responsible in assisting the Massachusetts Unified Certification Program under the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) in reviewing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) owner’s Personal Net Worth (PNW) in accordance with Federal Regulation 49 CFR Part 26, DBE rules, and SDO policies and procedures.
AQA conducts Quality Assurance (QA) reviews to ensure state departments’ compliance to procurement regulation 801 CMR 21.00. The QA review is an essential tool which is used to monitor procurement processes and remedy problems.
AQA performs vehicle inspections of state owned and leased vehicles in conformance with OSD’s Office of Vehicle Management’s policies and procedures.
The Statewide Contract Administration Fee is based on 1% of the total dollar amount, adjusted for credits or refunds paid by eligible entities to the statewide contractor on a quarterly basis. AQA is responsible for reporting and payment compliance.