It's possible that the school system might have been overcharged on office supplies from Office Depot.
State Auditor Leslie Merritt announced today that he’s probing whether the Office Depot contract managed by the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance charged appropriate prices for $5 million of office supplies to local and state agencies.
Under that contract, the Wake school system is being charged with $454,738 in supplies, the most of any group on the list.
“There are many local governments and school systems who are currently operating under a contract with Office Depot,” Merritt said in a written statement. “Managers should call their purchasing departments to double check that taxpayers and students are getting the price breaks specified under the contract.”
Last month, Merritt released a report on a separate contract accusing Office Depot of overcharging state agencies by nearly $300,000 last year.