Eastport-South Manor Central School District - Procurement of Professional Services (2019M-156)

Issued Date
October 18, 2019

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Audit Objective

Determine whether the District sought competition for its professional service providers.

Key Findings

District officials did not:

  • Use competitive methods to select 10 of 16 professional service providers who were paid more than $1 million during the audit period.
  • Have written agreements for four professional service providers who were paid $325,053 during the audit period.

Key Recommendations

  • Seek competition for all professional services.
  • Enter into written agreements or approve detailed resolutions for all individuals and firms that provide professional services.

District officials agreed with our recommendations and have initiated or indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.