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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts


Town of Stuyvesant – Procurement (2017M-54)


Released: May 26, 2017 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to evaluate the Town’s procurement practices for the period January 1, 2015 through November 15, 2016.

Background

The Town of Stuyvesant is located in Columbia County and is governed by an elected five-member Board of Trustees. The Town’s 2016 budgeted appropriations for its general fund totaled approximately $468,000 and highway fund totaled $486,000.

Key Findings

  • The procurement policy excludes professional services and does not require competitive methods to be used when procuring these services.
  • Town officials were unable to provide documentation showing that they sought competition for professional services.

Key Recommendations

  • Amend the procurement policy to require the use of a competitive process when procuring professional services.
  • Use a competitive process when procuring professional services.

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