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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Town of Schodack – Purchasing (2012M-127)


Released: September 14, 2012 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to evaluate the Town's purchasing process for the period January 1, 2011, to April 30, 2012.

Background

The Town of Schodack is located in Rensselaer County. The Town Board is comprised of four elected council members and an elected Town Supervisor. For the 2012 fiscal year, the Town's budgeted expenditures were $8.8 million for the general and highway funds.

Key Findings

Overall, the Board and Town officials have established adequate policies and procedures for the Town's purchasing function.

  • The Town procured goods and services in accordance with policy and statutory requirements.
  • Town employees were aware of the bid requirements and the procurement requirements promulgated by GML and the Town's purchasing policy.
  • Purchases were made based on an evaluation of the need for compliance with statutory requirements, or the obtaining of the appropriate number of requests for proposals (RFPs), written quotes or verbal quotes, as designated in the purchasing policy.

Key Recommendations

  • There are no recommendations for this audit.

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