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Electronic Submissions in Federal Procurement: Implementation by the Army Corps of Engineers and Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation
GAO-15-253R: Published: Dec 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2014.
The approaches by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Department of the Interior (Interior) Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) to electronic bid submissions are consistent with relevant statutory requirements and the flexibilities provided by the statute and implementing regulation. Section 850 of Public Law 105-85 requires agency heads to use electronic solutions to make the procurement...
Indian Issues: Analysis of the Crow Creek Sioux and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes' Additional Compensation Claims
GAO-06-517: Published: May 19, 2006. Publicly Released: May 19, 2006.
From 1946 to 1966, the government constructed the Fort Randall and Big Bend Dams as flood control projects on the Missouri River in South Dakota. The reservoirs created behind the dams flooded about 38,000 acres of the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Indian reservations. The tribes received compensation when the dams were built and additional compensation in the 1990s. The tribes are seeking a third ro...
Results Act: Observations on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program's Draft Strategic Plan
RCED-98-13R: Published: Oct 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program draft strategic plan, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) to its credit, the Corps has been actively pursuing initiatives to improve strategic planning over the years; (2) however, the Corps' draft plan for its Civil Works program does not provide the Con...
Potential Exists To Reduce Construction Costs Through More Effective Promotion of the Value Engineering Incentive Program
120021: Dec 1, 1982
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation value engineering (VE) incentive program to identify opportunities for the Bureau to increase savings on water project construction costs.GAO found that the Bureau has not placed enough emphasis on promoting the VE incentive program for its water resource construction contracts. As a result, the cost reduction potential of the pro...
Water Sales Contracts From Missouri River Reservoirs Need To Require Reimbursement for Operation and Maintenance Expenses
CED-82-123: Published: Sep 7, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1982.
During an ongoing review of water resources project operation and maintenance (OM) cost recovery systems established by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, GAO identified a problem concerning the nonrecovery of OM costs.Although Bureau water marketing policy requires reimbursement of an appropriate share of municipal and industrial (MI) cost...
Procedures Needed To Ensure That Irrigation Operation and Maintenance Costs Are Recovered at a Jointly Managed Facility
CED-82-107: Published: Jul 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1982.
GAO reviewed operations at the Harlan County, Nebraska, Dam and Reservoir to determine whether all reimbursable operating and maintenance costs are being recovered by the Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation.For more than two decades, neither the Corps nor the Bureau has collected all the costs due the Federal Government from irrigators using the dam and reservoir water storage space....
Contracts To Provide Space in Federal Reservoirs for Future Water Supplies Should Be More Flexible
CED-80-78: Published: May 16, 1980. Publicly Released: May 16, 1980.
As part of its ongoing effort to contribute to a better understanding of, and timely consideration of, ways to solve the key water problems facing the Nation, GAO reviewed Federal contracting procedures for municipal water supply storage at Federal reservoirs and the need to include cost estimates for transporting such water to the user's treatment facilities. The Water Supply Act of 1958 authoriz...
Report on Columbia River Basin Water Resources Development Program, Corps of Engineers (Civil Functions), Bureau of Reclamation, and BPA, for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1956
B-114858: Published: Dec 30, 1957. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1957.
The General Accounting Office has made an audit of the activities of the Corps of Engineers (Civil Functions), Department of the Army, and Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration, Department of the Interior, in the Columbia River basin. This audit was made pursuant to the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921 (31 U.S.C. 53), and the Accounting and Auditing Act of 1930 (31 U.S.C. 67). T...