Audit says there was no bidding process in most large Allegheny County contracts

Christopher Huffaker | May 8, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The majority of Allegheny County’s large purchases are not publicly bid, according to an audit released Wednesday by the County Controller’s office.

From January 2017 to June 2018, 145 contracts for purchases over $30,000 were made by “piggybacking” onto existing government contracts. The county Purchasing Division conducted 126 bid processes in the same period.

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