In 1995, the State of Maryland authorized Morgan State University (MSU) to procure design and construction services as well as manage this work with their internal resources. In 2007, the state performed an audit of MSU’s construction projects and determined that several areas of their construction program were not managed to the State’s satisfaction, including the allocation of funds and management of change orders. The state asked MSU to enlist the help of an independent firm to help improve their program.
Through a competitive bidding process, MSU selected Trauner to evaluate their construction program and provide a report detailing how MSU can more effectively manage construction on their campus. Trauner analyzed the work that had been completed, assessed the adequacy of MSU’s polices and procedures, and assessed the internal workforce’s ability to manage construction projects. During the development of our report, we met with MSU’s staff, conducted interviews, reviewed project documentation, assessed current procurement procedures and processes (including MSU’s change order process).