Audit of Contractor Compliance with the Chicago Base Wage Ordinance

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit to determine if contractors and subcontractors complied with the Chicago Base Wage Ordinance. Similar to living wage laws adopted by cities nationwide, the purpose of the Ordinance is to ensure that City contractors and related subcontractors pay their employees in excess of poverty-level wages, both … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Follow-Up Report on City’s Emergency Contracting Practices

On March 28, 2013, OIG published a six-month follow-up report of the City’s Emergency Contracting practices. The original report can be found here.

OIG Finds Waste in City’s Emergency Contracting Practices

  OIG has published a report on the Chicago Department of Procurement’s (DPS) emergency contracting process. The report details how DPS awarded a series of emergency contracts from March 2010 through April 2011 contrary to its own internal emergency procurement policies. Specifically, DPS awarded a supplier ten separate unadvertised emergency contracts for concrete sewer pipes … [Read More…]