Determine whether School officials used a competitive process to procure goods and services.
School officials did not:
- Always obtain competitive pricing in compliance with the School’s procurement policy or publicly advertise for capital improvement projects.
- Verify that the School received the awarded New York State Office of General Services contract (State contract) pricing for goods procured.
- Comply with the policy to secure quotes or requests for proposals when required, review all quotes received and publically advertise to meet procurement needs.
- Verify that the correct pricing is obtained when procuring goods or services using State contracts.
School officials agreed with our recommendations and indicated they are initiating corrective action.