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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Controller again gives failing grades to county health department’s effort to address lead levels in water

Don Hopey | Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An audit by Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner says the county health department should be doing more to proactively warn, educate and protect Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority customers about elevated lead in drinking water.

The health department disagrees, as it did with Ms. Wagner’s last audit of the department in December, calling this audit’s findings “misleading,” “biased” and deeply flawed.

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