Jefferson Central School District – Procuring Services (2021M-42)

Issued Date
June 11, 2021

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Audit Objective

Determine whether Jefferson Central School District (District) officials sought competition when procuring services.

Key Findings

District officials did not always seek competition for services. Officials paid:

  • $135,000 to 10 of the 14 service providers reviewed without seeking competition.
  • $6,410 to an employee’s private business for lawn care services without public written disclosure of his interest in the contract with the District.

Key Recommendations

  • Seek competition when procuring services.
  • Ensure District officers or employees publicly disclose, in writing, any interests they have in contracts or agreements with the District.

District officials generally agreed with our recommendations and have initiated or indicated they planned to initiate corrective action. Appendix B includes our comment on an issue that was raised in the District’s response letter.