Department of Economic Development

Administration of the Omnibus Procurement Act (Follow-Up Review)

The Department of Economic Development is responsible for monitoring compliance with the Omnibus Procurement Act, which is intended to help New York State businesses more effectively compete for the contracts awarded by New York State agencies and public authorities. In our prior audit report 95-S-79, we identified a number of instances of noncompliance with the Act. For example, agencies and public authorities often did not provide advance notice to the Department when they awarded large contracts to out-of-State firms and often did not submit an annual report to the Department listing their in-State and out-of-State contracts. We made several recommendations aimed at improving compliance with the Act, and in our follow-up review, we found that actions have been taken to implement all of these recommendations.

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