Government Agencies Found To Be Overpaying For Toner Cartridges

2011-11-28 08:44:56

Published on 2011-11-28 08:44:56

Government departments and agencies in Australia have been discovered to be paying way over the odds for toner cartridges over the past three years, ABC News reports.

Australia’s Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) found that several local government agencies have contributed to a total of $415,000 in overpay for the past three years. It is believed that public officers were given gifts from a company who sold the cartridges.

It is believed that agents selling the toner would use aggressive practices and offer gifts to encourage agencies to buy more than what was needed.

While the report did not name specific companies, government agencies or individuals as the practice was so widespread but a report has been carried out to investigate.

Seven recommendations have been provided by the CCC which will aim to advise government agencies on how to tighten up their gift and procurement policies so that nothing like this happens in future.

Posted by Johnny McMaster.

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