ERIC Number: ED466087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-27
Reference Count: N/A
New York City School Construction Authority: Improvements Needed in Construction Contracting Practices. Final Report.
New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.
The purpose of this audit was to determine whether New York City's School Construction Authority (SCA) followed its required procedures for awarding and monitoring contracts for construction work in New York City schools. It evaluated the adequacy of these procedures and surveyed school officials to determine their views about SCA work. The report finds that SCA's procedures for prequalification and requalification of contractors, selection of contractors, procedures for approving subcontractors, and controls over costs were often inadequate. More than a third of schools were dissatisfied with SCA work. The report includes recommendations for each of these areas. (Appendices contain a list of contract amounts, excerpts of the questionnaire sent to school principals, a list of schools that responded to the survey, and a list of major contributors to the report.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.