Naval procurement (71 - 80 of 89 items)
Extending the Service Life of Aircraft Carriers: Where Should the Work Be Done?
LCD-78-435: Published: Sep 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1978.
The Navy has established a service life extension program to extend by 15 years the normal 30-year life of its four Forrestal Class aircraft carriers. The Navy has estimated that it will take 28 months to do the work on each carrier, and it plans to do the work between October 1980 and November 1989. The U.S.S. Saratoga is the first carrier scheduled for the extension program, and the Navy decided...
Assessment of the Navy's Undersea Surveillance System and Planned Improvements
PSAD-78-142: Published: Sep 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Navy Should Reconsider Plans To Acquire New Fleet Oilers and Ocean Tugs
LCD-78-234A: Published: Aug 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1978.
As part of its replacement program for aging fleet ocean tugs, the Navy is constructing four new tugs at a cost of $54.8 million, and three additional tugs approved in fiscal year 1978 will cost about $53 million.The need for the three fleet ocean tugs approved in 1978 is questionable. In justifying the new tugs, the Navy underestimated U.S. merchant marine capability; it did not give appropriate...
An Assessment of the Major Caliber Lightweight Gun System
PSAD-78-122: Published: Aug 4, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
The Navy's TRIDENT Fleet: Some Success but Several Major Problems
PSAD-78-31: Published: Apr 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1978.
The TRIDENT submarine and missile fleet is a sea-based weapons system designed to deter nuclear attack. The Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation was awarded the construction contract for the first submarine in July 1974. The Navy exercised its option for three more submarines; a contract for a fifth submarine, with options for up to two more, was awarded to Electric Boat in J...
Review of Pricing of Navy Contract
PSAD-78-82: Published: Feb 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1978.
A review was conducted of the pricing of a Navy contract awarded to Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Co. for two submarine tenders and related items. The contract was a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract with a target price of over $252 million. The pricing provisions of the contract did not fully protect the interests of the government because they did not encourage the contractor to control...
Review of Contract for Painting at Marine Corps Air Stations
PSAD-78-73: Published: Jan 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1978.
A review was conducted of a pending award of a contract for painting at the Marine Corps Air Stations at El Toro and Santa Ana, California. The Government estimate should have been about 24 cents per square foot rather than the initial estimate prepared of 17 cents per square foot. No indications were found of significant problems in the quality control of contractors' performance. Some minor defi...
Impact of Navy Report of F-18 Ejection Seat Contract
PSAD-77-167: Published: Sep 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1977.
Nothing in the Navy's report nor the comments from an unsuccessful bidder changes the GAO original conclusions concerning award of the F-18 ejection seat contract to McDonnell Douglas Corp.The principal issues in the procurement are: (1) the better seat, from a technical standpoint, was not selected in favor of an acceptable but less costly seat; (2) the price upon which this decision was based wa...
Shipbuilders' Claims--Problems and Solutions
PSAD-77-135: Published: Aug 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1977.
Navy procedures to ensure that shipbuilders' claims are reasonably settled have generally been adequate.Claims are usually made when government changes or delays cause a contractor to incur higher costs because the work was different from, or in addition to, that specified in the contract. Contractors also claim increased costs for disruptions when government changes cause unchanged contract work...
Transfer of Toolmaking, Toolcutting, and Grinding Functions at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
LCD-77-435: Published: Jul 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1977.
A review was conducted of the transfer of certain machine functions at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in response to charges that the transfer increased costs, necessitated outside procurement, and resulted in an organizational structure contrary to a Navy instruction. The organizational control of these functions was transferred from the Central Tool Room (Shop 06) to the Inside Machine Shop (Shop...