New York State Bridge Authority

Internal Controls Over Contracting and Procurement Practices (Follow-Up Report)

The New York State Bridge Authority operates and maintains five toll bridges that cross the Hudson River. In audit report 2004-S-20, we examined the adequacy of the Authority’s system of internal controls over its contracting and procurement functions and found that certain improvements were needed. For example, the Authority sometimes avoided competitive procurement requirements by adding unrelated work to existing contracts, and Authority construction contracts may not have been adequately overseen by the Authority’s Board of Commissioners. When we followed up on these matters with Authority officials, we found that most of our audit recommendations had been implemented.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-F-4 click here.