University protects itself from risks through overhaul of facilities management

Our client’s need

A university asked Baker Tilly to perform a review of the policies and procedures in place related to facilities and construction management, in support of its internal audit plan.

Baker Tilly solution

Baker Tilly collaborated with the facilities and finance departments to review project manager activities and assess adherence to university policies and procedures.  Specifically, we reviewed documentation including requests for proposal, construction budgets, bid submissions, payment applications, change orders, internal policies and procedures, and communications between the university and its contractors.

Results achieved

Baker Tilly provided recommendations to the university designed to help strengthen its facilities management, conflicts of interest, and procurement services functions.  As a result, a supervisor was assigned to manage the facilities department and the university revised its reporting functions in order to better manage its future risks.