DOI's broad mandate includes protecting the integrity of
the City's purchase or contract of billions-of-dollars in goods, services and
construction projects each year. To accomplish this task, DOI strives to
prevent, detect and investigate procurement corruption, as well as researches
the business integrity of prospective vendors for the City's contracting
personnel, who award contracts to those deemed to have responsible business
practices. At any time, DOI may have several ongoing procurement-related
corruption investigations involving bribery, bid-rigging, prevailing wage fraud,
billing fraud and tax evasion.
Protecting the integrity of the City's procurement
process is important to safeguarding the City.