Battery Park City Authority

Internal Controls Over Contracting (Follow-Up Report)

Battery Park City Authority was created to supervise the development of a planned residential and commercial community in lower Manhattan. In audit 2005-S-8, we examined the Authority’s internal controls over its contracting practices. We found that the Authority did not always comply with its guidelines for soliciting and awarding contracts on a competitive basis. For example, contracts were sometimes amended significantly to include work that either should have been anticipated and included in the initial competitive process or awarded in a separate competitive process. We recommended that certain improvements be made in the Authority’s contracting practices. When we followed up on these matters with Authority officials, we found that they had made substantial progress in addressing the problems we identified, but additional actions were still needed.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-F-23 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.