Constituency MSP, Jackie Baillie, has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, and the Accounts Commission to highlight the allegations of corruption within West Dunbartonshire Council.
Following allegations of inappropriate procurement practice, an internal audit of the Council found that some of the contracts which were tendered by the Roads and Greenspace departments between 2013 and 2016 were agreed without the proper procedure.
The MSP has asked both the Cabinet Secretary and the Accounts Commission to review the practice of the council.
“A number of my constituents are concerned about the allegations made about procurement practice in West Dunbartonshire Council.
“Councils are responsible for making sure that they spend the public pound wisely. It is clear that some contracts which were agreed by council officials in the Roads and Greenspace departments were not tendered properly, and it has been found that in a number of cases, quotes were not properly obtained for these jobs.
“I have now written to Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, and Caroline Gardner, the Auditor General, to ask whether a review will be carried out to ensure best practice going forward.”