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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Westminster Community Charter School – Procurement of Professional Services (2016M-375)


Released: December 30, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to review the School's procurement and monitoring processes and procedures for professional service contracts for the period July 1, 2014 through May 18, 2016.

Background

The purpose of our audit was to review the School's procurement and monitoring processes and procedures for professional service contracts for the period July 1, 2014 through May 18, 2016.

Key Findings

  • The Board has not established adequate written policies or procedures for procuring professional services.
  • School officials did not use competitive methods when procuring professional services.

Key Recommendations

  • The Board should consider revising its procurement policy and procedures to require competition for the procurement of professional services and prescribe methods for soliciting competition for such services through the use of requests for proposals (RFPs) and written or verbal quotes.
  • School officials should periodically solicit competition, through RFPs or another competitive process, for all professional service contracts.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: localgov@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236