HUD's Oversight of Procurement by Public Housing Authorities Needs Strengthening.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROCUREMENT LOGISTICS AND READINESS DIV
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In summary, we found that personnel responsible for procurement at the six housing authorities frequently lacked the skills and knowledge about the techniques needed to make efficient and economical buys. As a result, there was no assurance that competition was being obtained to the maximum extent feasible or that payments were being made for goods actually delivered or for services actually performed. We also found that your agencys periodic reviews of the authorities procurement practices did not disclose the situations we found. We believe this happened because HUDs guidance is much too general to its staff charged with making these periodic reviews. Author
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