Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Planning and Purchasing for the
Management Information System We examined the procedures used by
the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) in planning the
development of its management information system and in making purchases for this system.
We found that OASAS has adequately planned many aspects of the system. However,
OASAS has not estimated the time frames for completing certain parts of the system and its
plans for acquiring computer hardware do not adequately consider the capacity that will be
needed by the hardware. We also found that improvements are needed in certain internal
controls related to information system purchases. For example, OASAS did not always solicit
price quotes for commodities not available through State purchase contracts.
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