Wappingers Central School District – Professional Services (2022M-88)

Issued Date
August 26, 2022

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Audit Objective

Determine whether Wappingers Central School District (District) officials sought competition for the procurement of professional services in accordance with the procurement policy.

Key Findings

District officials did not always seek competition or comply with the District’s procurement policy when procuring professional services.

District Officials:

  • Did not use competitive methods, as required by District policy, to select 40 professional service providers who were paid more than $5.1 million during the audit period.
  • Last sought competition for the architect and attorney in 2012 and 2015, respectively.

Key Recommendations

  • Ensure professional services are procured in a competitive manner in accordance with District policy.
  • Ensure that a periodic review of professional service providers’ contracts is conducted to determine the need for new RFPs.

Except as specified in Appendix A, District officials generally agreed with our recommendations and have indicated they planned to initiate corrective action. Appendix B includes our comments on issues raised in the District’s response.