Copenhagen Central School District - Procurement (2019M-238)

Issued Date
March 06, 2020

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Audit Objective

Determine whether District officials sought competition for the purchase of goods and services not subject to competitive bidding.

Key Findings

  • Our review of 24 purchases totaling about $128,000 found that District officials did not seek competition by obtaining oral or written quotes for 18 purchases (75 percent) totaling $81,500.
  • District officials did not seek competition for services from five of the six professional service providers reviewed. These providers were paid $457,700 during the audit period.

Key Recommendations

  • Obtain written and verbal quotes as required by the District’s procurement policy and ensure that all proper documentation is maintained.
  • Periodically issue requests for proposals (RFPs) to solicit competition when seeking professional services.

District officials agreed with our recommendations and indicated they would take corrective action.