North Lanarkshire Council has suspended three members of staff following the completion of an internal audit investigation.
The audit was carried out following allegations contained in a letter to the council leader in April relating to potential abuse of the council’s procurement processes.
At the time Councillor Jim Logue stated: “If true, they are extremely serious.”
Council chief executive Paul Jukes said: “I received an extensive report from internal audit on Friday.
“Having considered the report, I have taken the decision to suspend three members of staff from Corporate Property and Procurement on full pay to allow for a disciplinary investigation to take place.
“The council will have no further comment to make while this disciplinary investigation is carried out.”