Office of General Services

Administration of the New York State Procurement Card Program (Follow-Up Review)

In the New York State Procurement Card Program, authorized employees of participating State agencies may use a special credit card to purchase items for their agencies. The use of this card is intended to facilitate purchases and expedite payments to vendors. In our prior audit report 99-S-17, we examined the effectiveness of the actions taken to promote the use of the procurement card. We found that, while the use of the card had increased significantly since it was introduced in 1996, additional actions were needed if the cardís potential benefits were to be fully realized. We noted that procurement cards were used much more extensively in certain other states, and recommended that the practices in those states be reviewed by New York officials. In our follow-up review, we found that signficant progress had been made in implementing the recommendations contained in our prior report.

For a complete copy of Report 2002-F-13 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.