Liverpool City Council - conduct of former purchasing officer

The ICAC investigated purchasing activities of Liverpool City Council and how that system was abused by its Purchasing Manager in his dealings with several contractors who were awarded contracts for Council work.

In its report on this investigation, made public in November 1999, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against the purchasing manager and seven contractors. The ICAC stated its opinion that consideration be given to the prosecution of two persons for specified offences and recommended that the General Manager of Liverpool City Council finalise current disciplinary action against another Council officer in relation to conflict of interest matters. In its report the ICAC also examines what actions could have been taken by Council to prevent the purchasing manager's subversion of purchasing procedures.

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