Audit Report 10-07, Office Depot Contract Compliance, Released

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The Internal Audit Department released their audit report of Office Depot Contract Complinace.

The City of Tampa's contract with Office Depot was reviewed as a contract compliance audit. The City of Tampa began purchasing from Office Depot as of January 2007 through the State of Florida’s contract with U S Communities/LA County, known as an Alternate Contract Source (ACS) 618-001-07-ACS Office and Classroom Supplies. The State of Florida’s contract, utilizing “Option 2” is considered to be discounted fixed pricing.

Within the contract, products were identified as core or non-core, based on the State of Florida’s spending patterns during the period of time from July 2001 through June 2002. Core items were intended to reflect those items purchased most frequently and included office supplies, toner cartridges, paper, and non-printed envelopes. Non-core items represented those low volume purchased items and constituted “numerous individual products.” During the audit period, the City of Tampa purchased more than 221,000 items totaling over $1.8 million through the State of Florida’s Office Depot contract.