The University should strengthen its processes to ensure that it complies with all Purchasing from
People with Disabilities (State Use Program) requirements. Specifically, the University:
Had a policy that required its purchasers to check the availability of products and services through TIBH Industries
prior to making a purchasing decision. However, it did not have any processes in place to verify that its purchasers
complied with the policy.
Did not track and report exceptions, which are purchases of goods and services available through the State Use Program
but not purchased through it, to the Comptroller’s Office as required.
- Did not designate an employee to ensure that the University complies with State Use Program requirements.
From September 2017 through February 2019, the University reported to the Comptroller’s Office that it purchased goods and
services totaling $5,953 through the State Use Program. However, as a result of not having processes in place to comply with
State Use Program requirements, the University did not report any purchase exceptions to the Comptroller’s Office.
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