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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Carle Place Water District – Procurement (2014M-18)


Released: April 4, 2014 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to evaluate the District’s procurement practices for the period January 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.

Background

The Carle Place Water District is located in Nassau County and is governed by the Board of Commissioners, which comprises three members. The District’s expenditures for the 2012 fiscal year totaled over $2.2 million.

Key Findings

  • The District’s procurement policy did not require the use of competition when seeking professional services.
  • District officials did not always obtain necessary quotations for purchases.

Key Recommendations

  • Consider revising the procurement policy to require District officials to award professional service contracts only after soliciting competition.
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with the District’s procurement policy relating to written quotes.

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