Lansing School District updates competitive bidding policy

LANSING, N.Y.—The Office of the New York State Comptroller’s Division of Local Government and School Accountability is recommending the Lansing Central School District update its competitive bidding policies and procedures following a 14-month audit period.

The objective of the audit, which reviewed district purchases from July 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021, was to determine if the Lansing Central School District used a competitive process to procure goods and services. The audit was issued on May 27, 2022 and can be read in full here. The report found that district officials did not always seek competition to procure goods and services and thus “may not have procured goods and services economically and in a manner that is in the best interests of taxpayers.” 

In response, the district committed to changing its policy, and “may engage in periodic review every 3-5 years” to make sure services are being secured at a good price.