January 14, 2014
Comptroller Maragos: County Contracts Now Available on Comptroller’s Facebook
In the interest of full transparency of County expenditures,
Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced
today the availability of all 2013 Nassau County Contracts
with vendors on the Comptroller’s
public Facebook page. Historically, access to contracts
would only be provided via a Freedom of Information request.
The information available will be the name of the vendor,
the contract amount, details of the project and the contract
number. Following the launch of the contracts being placed
on Facebook will be the availability of the vendor claims/bills
against the contracts. The Facebook page will be updated
weekly with all future contracts and bills paid.
“I want government to be fully transparent in the spending of taxpayer
money,” Comptroller Maragos said. “Placing
these contracts online will provide taxpayers with a
snapshot of how their money is being spent and hopefully
generate feedback from residents where inefficiencies
and waste are observed.”
Nassau County spent over $700
million on contracts with hundreds of vendors in 2013.
These vendors provide a range of essential services
and products for taxpayers including road paving, traffic
light maintenance, fraud investigations, social services
and transportation for seniors, the needy and children
with special challenges. The Comptroller’s office receives thousands of
bills submitted by vendors and pays, after careful review,
for the work or product that was performed according
to the contract specifications. The Comptroller’s
Facebook page is facebook.com/nccomptroller.
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