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BoxThis section contains SFAO audits on the procurement of goods and services by the Confederation.

Follow-up audit Main recommendations - Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics

Between 2015 and 2017, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) conducted three audits at the Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (FOBL), which resulted in various recommendations. In mid-2020, the SFAO audited the implementation of four recommendations the FOBL had reported as completed at the time. The recommendations concerned the delegation of procurements by the central federal procurement offices, the planning of the federal asylum centres and the construction of a further administrative building in Bern on the Guisanplatz 1 site.

Audit number: 20205

Audit Procurement - Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited the procurements and contracts between the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) and the University of Bern – one of the FSVO's largest suppliers. Its contract volume amounted to CHF 20.8 million (around 16%) in a total volume of CHF 130 million between 2016 and 2019. Using a sample of 19 cases and a contract volume of CHF 14.3 million (around 69%), the SFAO audited the FSVO's procurement practices relating to the University of Bern over this period. The procurement organisation and processes were also audited.

Audit number: 20464

Audit Procurement - Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) is responsible for investigating and bringing charges relating to criminal offences that fall under federal jurisdiction. Since 2011, the OAG has been a self-governing authority outside the Federal Administration. However, the OAG remains subject to federal law on the submission of tenders. It carries out procurements largely independently, rather than through the central federal procurement offices.

Audit number: 19242