Information required for different investment assurance activities
This page lists information required from Approved Organisations or NZ Transport Agency(state highways) office for investment audits or post implementation reviews.
Investment audit information requirements
|The following information is needed for investment audits and should be ready for review when the auditor visits the organisation. This information will be requested in writing 3-4 weeks before the start of an audit.
Having this information ready to be reviewed when an audit starts helps ensure it progresses efficiently for both the organisation and the auditor.
Information that should be available at the start of an investment audit:
- A copy of the latest audit management report from the Approved Organisation’s external auditors
- Reports for any internal audits carried out since the previous audit
- Copies of final claims for the previous three financial years, clearly reconciled to the Approved Organistion's land transport disbursement ledger accounts (with relevant working papers attached)
- List of general ledger codes that make up the Approved Organisation's Land Transport Disbursement Account
- A printout of latest contract retentions account, with financially assisted projects separately identified
- A list of all NZ Transport Agency financially assisted contracts let since the previous audit –both physical works and professional services Technical inputs to an activity undertaken by persons skilled in fields relevant to that activity. – including their let value and total costs (for completed projects)
- A copy of the contract administration The components of activities that are reasonably provided in administering the delivery of land transport-related activities. manual
- A copy of the endorsed procurement strategy A document required by the NZTA that sets out each approved organisation's strategy for procuring services and infrastructure using funds from the National Land Transport Fund.
- Organisation charts, including asset management structure and professional services Technical inputs to an activity undertaken by persons skilled in fields relevant to that activity. business unit (where applicable)
- For professional services Technical inputs to an activity undertaken by persons skilled in fields relevant to that activity. business units:
- Copy of the most recent budget
- Ledger printouts showing revenue and expenditure for the unit
- Copy of the service level agreement
- A copy of the most recent Approved Organisation’s Annual Plan and Annual Report
- A copy of the Approved Organisation’s delegations
Additional information needed for audits with a technical review
Some investment audits also involve a technical review. In these cases, the following information should be made available for review at the audit visit:
Other quality assurance or review processes considered relevant.
- Peer groups
NZTA developed groups for the purpose of comparing road safety performance within territorial authority boundaries. They are:- Peer group A = Major urban areas An area within a permanent speed limit of less than or equal to 70 km/h. with some rural areas on the outskirts. (Population > 97,500 and/or rural crashes less than 30 percent)
- Peer group B = Major urban areas An area within a permanent speed limit of less than or equal to 70 km/h. with some rural areas on the outskirts. (Population 40,000-97,500 and/or rural crashes less than 35 percent)
- Peer group C = Large provincial towns and hinterland. (Population 35,000-75,000 and/or rural crashes less than 55 percent)
- Peer group D = Provincial towns and hinterland. (Population 20,000-75,000 and/or rural crashes greater than 55 percent)
- Peer group E = Small provincial towns, low traffic volumes. (Population less than 20,000 and/or rural crashes greater than 55 percent) – identification of any particular councils considered to be peers
- Sample copies of maintenance contracts
- Summary of most recent bridge and/or structural inspections report
- Current and proposed reseal and rehabilitation programmes
- Current minor works programme (and/or prioritised list)
- Any recent network-wide assessments – third party, independent, or internal
- Any reports on network condition assessment
Post implementation review information requirements
An Approved Organisation or NZ Transport Agency(state highways) office will be contacted in writing if any of its completed activities/programmes/packages have been selected in the investment monitoring work programme for a post implementation review.
This written notification will include a request for the following information on the activity/programme/package to be provided (where applicable):
- A copy of the final Scheme Assessment Report (SAR A detailed report that includes a precise problem definition, a description of options available to address the problem, a project evaluation, an assessment of environmental impacts, and a recommendation. ), including all the appendices
- Physical works contract start date
- Physical works contract practical completion date and defects liability certificate date
- Physical works cost, including professional fees
- Area and cost of any land take
- Copies of reports for any safety audits done, including responses and decision tracking forms
- Results of post implementation monitoring of key performance and operation information, which may include post opening traffic flows, traffic speed, and accident records
- Copies of any other reports or information that will help assess how well a completed activity/programme/package has achieved its expected benefits and outcomes.
Last Updated: 26/02/2016 4:59pm