New York City Department of Education

Selected Procurement Practices (Follow-Up Review)

In our prior audit report 97-N-4, we examined selected purchasing practices of the New York City Board of Education (recently renamed the Department of Education) and found that a number of improvements could be made. For example, school districts and administrative offices did not always take advantage of the lower prices available on specially negotiated purchase contracts, and did not make full use of an on-line purchase requisitioning system that was intended to expedite the purchasing process. 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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