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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Village of Canajoharie – Procurement (2015M-36)


Released: June 12, 2015 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to review the Village’s procurement practices for the period June 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014.

Background

The Village of Canajoharie is located in the Town of Canajoharie in Montgomery County, and has a population of approximately 2,180. The Village is governed by an elected five-member Board of Trustees. Budgeted appropriations for the 2014-15 fiscal year total approximately $3.4 million.

Key Findings

  • Village officials did not always comply with GML and the Village’s procurement policy.
  • Village officials and employees failed to obtain quotes in accordance with the Village’s procurement policy.

Key Recommendations

  • Ensure that the procurement policy and competitive bid laws are adhered to when purchasing goods or entering public works contracts in excess of the threshold established by policy or GML.
  • Ensure that Village officials and employees comply with the Village’s procurement policy when procuring goods and 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