Determine whether Brighton Central School District (District) officials made procurements related to the 2021- 22 capital improvement project (CIP) in accordance with District policies, statutory requirements and good business practices.
District officials did not demonstrate that certain goods and services related to the 2021-22 CIP were procured in accordance with District policies, statutory requirements and good business practices.
- Of the nine CIP contracts totaling $4.4 million awarded to vendors, officials could not support they competitively awarded two contracts, totaling $2.8 million. Instead of competitively bidding these contracts, officials used vendors that were granted awards from group purchasing organization contracts. However, officials could not demonstrate that they performed cost-benefit analyses to determine that using these vendors was in the District’s best interest.
- Document the analysis when using exceptions to competitive bidding to help ensure the District awards the contract in a manner consistent with District policies, statutory requirements and good business practices.
District officials disagreed with certain findings in our report but indicated they would take corrective action. Appendix B includes our comments on issues raised in their response.