Denver County Jail Building 24 Buildout Contract

Entrance of Denver County Jail building.

The examination found that the department did not ensure that sufficient documentation was provided to them to identify and verify billings for work performed by subcontractors. Additionally, the department processes for documenting and approving project changes were not made in timely fashion and did not include adequate support explaining why additional work and costs were necessary beyond the original scope of the project.


Auditor's Letter

June 17, 2021

The objective of our examination of the city’s construction contract with Bryan Construction at the Denver County Jail Building 24 was to assess how the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure reviews compliance with the contract terms. This included evaluating the department’s internal controls associated with review and approval of pay applications and change orders, review of the use of subcontractors by the contractor, and review of the contractor’s adherence to project progress. CliftonLarsonAllen LLP conducted this examination on behalf of the Auditor’s Office. I am pleased to present the results of this examination.

The examination found that the department did not ensure that sufficient documentation was provided to them to identify and verify billings for work performed by subcontractors. Additionally, the department processes for documenting and approving project changes were not made in timely fashion and did not include adequate support explaining why additional work and costs were necessary beyond the original scope of the project.

By implementing recommendations for stronger monitoring of subcontractor billings and the managing of project changes, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will be better equipped to manage future construction contracts.

This examination is authorized pursuant to the City and County of Denver Charter, Article V, Part 2, Section 1, “General Powers and Duties of Auditor.”

We extend our appreciation to the personnel at the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure who assisted and cooperated with us and CliftonLarsonAllen during the examination. For any questions, please feel free to contact me at 720-913-5000.

Auditor's Signature

Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA Auditor

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AUDITOR TIMOTHY O'BRIEN, CPA
Denver Auditor



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