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Audit finds problems with Nebraska state contracts
277 days ago
(AP:LINCOLN, Neb.) Nebraska State Auditor Mike Foley says taxpayers may not be getting the best deal possible on some equipment and services purchased by a state agency.
A new audit released Monday cites record-keeping errors and bidding problems within the Materiel Division of the Nebraska Department of Administration Services.
In one instance, state officials awarded a $13.8 million contract for photocopying equipment to a company based on a score it received while bidding. But Foley says the score was not properly documented, and a closer review of records indicates that the contract should have gone to a different company.
Department officials say they strongly dispute the audit's findings.
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