Oriskany Central School District – Procurement (2017M-87)

Issued Date
July 28, 2017

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine whether the procurement of goods and services was appropriate and was compliant with competitive bid statutes and District policies for the period July 1, 2015 through October 28, 2016.


The Oriskany Central School District is located in the Towns of Marcy, Whitestown and Floyd and the City of Rome in Oneida County. The District, which has approximately 600 students, is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education. Budgeted appropriations for the 2016-17 fiscal year totaled approximately $14.7 million.

Key Findings

  • The District did not seek competition for five professional service contracts totaling $265,706.
  • We examined 73 invoices totaling $105,728 requiring quotes and found 64 invoices totaling $44,956 in which no quotes were documented.

Key Recommendations

  • Issue requests for proposals for professional services and obtain quotations for goods and services as required by District policy.
  • Ensure District officials adequately document action taken when soliciting proposals and competitive quotes and retain documentation.