The overall objective of the audit were to determine the extent to which VE was being used on construction and major acquisition programs throughout the Federal Government and if VE cost savings were being fully achieved. The DOT OIG was the lead agency for the audit, with the IGs of the DOJ, JJS, and DOI participating in the review. In addition , the GSA IG audited VE and issued a report during Fiscal Year (FY) 1989 and the results are included in this report.
While the specific objectives of the audits performed y the IGs varied, all of them emphasized and evaluated the extent to the VE was being effectively implemented and identified areas where greater cost savings could be achieved. The audit period and scope varied for each of the agencies.
Eleven reports were issued by the five agencies included in this summary report. DOT issued six reports, DOJ issued one report, HHS issued one report, DOI issued two reports, and GSA issued one report. Exhibit B provides a synopsis of the audit reports issued by the IGs.
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