Sole-source contract spending down
Recommendations by auditor general in 2009 addressed by standing committee
Northern News Services
Published Monday, November 12, 2012
Sole-source spending by the Government of the Northwest Territories is down for the previous fiscal year, according to the office responsible for tracking the spending of public money.
Warren St. Germaine, comptroller general of the Northwest Territories, said the number of sole-source contracts approved for 2012 were much lower in dollar amount than the previous year - at about 20 per cent of total procurement.
The territorial government also recently responded to 2009 criticism by the auditor general of Canada.
St. Germaine said that a Standing Committee of Government Operations's response to recommendations by the auditor general was tabled in the last session of the legislative assembly.
The office of the Comptroller General has responsibility for providing complete control over the administration of government revenue with respect to the receipt and payment of public money, accounting policy, the financial records of the GNWT, reporting responsibilities, financial analysis, advice and interpretation, internal auditing and related matters.