California Government Code

Sec. § 8546.7


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, every contract involving the expenditure of public funds in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) entered into by any state agency, board, commission, or department or by any other public entity, including a city, county, city and county, or district, shall be subject to the examination and audit of the California State Auditor, at the request of the public entity or as part of any audit of the public entity, for a period of three years after final payment under the contract. Every contract shall contain a provision stating that the contracting parties shall be subject to that examination and audit. The failure of a contract to contain this provision shall not preclude the California State Auditor from conducting an examination and audit of the contract at the request of the public entity entering into the contract or as part of any audit of the public entity.
It is the intent of the Legislature that the Regents of the University of California include in contracts involving the expenditure of state funds in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) a provision stating that the contracting parties shall be subject to the examination and audit of the California State Auditor, at the request of the regents or as part of any audit of the university, for a period of three years after final payment under the contract.
The examinations and audits under this section shall be confined to those matters connected with the performance of the contract, including, but not limited to, the costs of administering the contract.
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