The State Auditor, or a certified public accountant employed by the State Auditor,
shall, upon the close of the fiscal year of the county, make an audit of the books,
records, supporting documents and other data of the county purchase clerk and the
inventory control clerk. The Auditor shall review the county's compliance with Section 31-7-13(d), (k) and (m). The audit report shall include a schedule of purchases not made from the lowest
bidder under the authority of Section 31-7-13(d), with the reasons given therefor. The audit report shall include a schedule of emergency purchases made under the
authority of Section 31-7-13(k). The audit report shall include a schedule of purchases made noncompetitively from
a sole source under the authority of Section 31-7-13(m). Such audit report shall be published in at least one (1) newspaper published in
the county, or if no newspaper is published in the county, then in a newspaper having
general circulation in the county.
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