I have posted on Google Docs a large spreadsheet showing all of the DCPS contracts that appear to me to be for ‘consulting’, ‘teacher training’, ‘educational services’, ‘tutoring’, and the like, for the period August 2009 through October 2010, which is all I have been able to find.
The spreadsheet is currently in alphabetical order by the names of the companies, but you can import the spreadsheet into your own computer and do anything you like with it.
If you look at the data carefully, you will notice that there are numerous instances of what appear to be double payments to the exact same firm, on the exact same day, under the exact same purchase order and invoice numbers, for the exact same amount of money. Is this legitimate? Or did the companies get double the money for a single amount of “work”? Or did somebody just innocently but mistakenly write it down twice but paid them only once? I have no idea, but it sure looks suspicious.
Perhaps wiser and more-connected readers than me can shed some light on this topic.
If you want to see all the raw data as put forth by month by DCPS, you can look here: