FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2020
Audit Calls for Greater Oversight of Procurement at Lake Region State College
Contact information: Brianna Ludwig, North Dakota State Auditor’s Office, 701-328-2453, firstname.lastname@example.org
State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of Lake Region State College that found the College did not properly procure five transactions totaling $160,930 that happened in the July 2017-June 2019 timeframe.
“The State Procurement Guidelines are in place so that taxpayers can be assured their dollars are being spent economically,” Auditor Gallion said. “Not following those guidelines could mean that the College did not get the best purchase price available.”
This audit is a result of the State Auditor’s Office statutory responsibility to audit or review each state agency once every two years. The complete audit report can be found on our website, https://bit.ly/LRSCAudit19.
The North Dakota State Auditor’s Office is a constitutional office that produces informative audits to improve government. The Office of the State Auditor is a valuable tool for North Dakota state agencies and local government entities, providing an opportunity to improve operations, fiscal responsibility and taxpayer services.