Determine whether Hamilton Central School District (District) officials sought competition for the purchase of goods and services not subject to competitive bidding.
District officials did not always seek competition for the purchase of goods and services not subject to competitive bidding, as required by the District’s procurement policy.
Officials did not:
- Seek competition for the services procured from five professional service providers totaling $658,164.
- Obtain verbal and written quotes for the purchase of goods and services from 14 vendors totaling $126,907.
- Periodically issue requests for proposals (RFPs) to solicit competition when seeking professional services.
- Obtain verbal and written quotes as required by the procurement policy.
District officials generally agreed with our recommendations and indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.