New York City School Construction Authority

Soliciting Bids and Awarding Contracts for Capital Improvement Projects (Follow-Up Review)

The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) is responsible for designing, building and rehabilitating public schools in New York City. In our prior audit report 98-N-5, we examined the procedures used by SCA in soliciting bids and awarding contracts for capital improvement projects. We found that a number of improvements could be made. For example, firms were allowed to bid on contracts even though they had repeatedly been cited for unsafe work practices, and bids or proposals could be obtained from a greater number of firms. In our follow-up review, we found that some of the recommendations contained in our prior report had been implemented, but other recommendations had not been implemented.

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