State University of New York

Contracting Practices at Selected Campuses

We examined contracting practices at eight SUNY campuses. We found that contracts at these campuses were generally awarded in accordance with applicable contracting requirements. However, in some instances, the contractual services were initiated before the contracts were formally approved. In addition, the participation of minority and women-owned business enterprises often was not encouraged when prospective contractors were solicited by the campuses. We recommended that certain improvements be made in SUNY’s contracting practices.

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