Construction (61 - 70 of 260 items)
Navy Contracting: Progress Toward Competing Trident Submarine Construction
NSIAD-86-215FS: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to establish competition in the Trident submarine construction program.GAO noted that, through fiscal year 1986, the Navy awarded 13 contracts to one contractor for the design and construction of the Trident submarine. GAO found that the Navy decided to establish competition for the submarine's construction because: (1) of the potential to save money; and (2) it bel...
Health Care Facilities: Capital Construction Expenditures by State
HRD-86-134FS: Published: Aug 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on health care capital construction activity by state, grouped by the regulating mechanisms they used, specifically: (1) certificates-of-need (CON); (2) section 1122 review programs; and (3) construction moratoria.GAO found that: (1) since 1982, Arizona and Utah have eliminated their programs for prior approval of health facility con...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Controls Needed Over Construction and Operational Support Funds
NSIAD-86-145: Published: Jul 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1986.
GAO studied the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) plans for constructing facilities for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program, specifically whether SDIO had adequate management controls in place to identify, plan, review, approve, and notify Congress of SDIO-funded construction projects.GAO found that: (1) SDIO failed to notify Congress in advance of funds it spent on a c...
U.S. Flag Share of the U.S./Canada Trade on the Great Lakes
130474: Jul 22, 1986
GAO discussed the United States' share of the U.S./Canada trade on the Great Lakes. Although Canadian ships have historically carried most of the trade on the Great Lakes, in the last three decades, Canada has increased its trade and captured most of the new trade that resulted from the St. Lawrence Seaway opening. American trade has been falling because: (1) American ships are more expensive to b...
Rural Cooperatives: Information on Two Rural Electrification Administration Proposals
RCED-86-101: Published: May 30, 1986. Publicly Released: May 30, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on: (1) the advantages and disadvantages of the Rural Electrification Administration's (REA) engineering standards proposal; and (2) the basis for and potential impacts of the REA proposal to revise its loan approval criteria.GAO found that: (1) advantages of REA performing its standards-setting function included lower facilities constr...
Problems in Constructing Embassy Facilities in Cairo, Egypt
129910: May 20, 1986
GAO testified on the State Department Foreign Buildings Office's (FBO) difficulties in constructing embassy facilities in Cairo, Egypt. GAO noted that: (1) design problems and changes caused delays and added costs; (2) FBO inadequately evaluated the contractors' financial and technical capabilities; (3) FBO inadequately monitored the site project manager's activities; and (4) the project manager i...
Medical Care Planning and Construction Planning in the Veterans Administration
129592: Apr 10, 1986
GAO commented on: (1) the Veterans Administration's (VA) medical care and construction planning processes; (2) a contractor's study of the VA construction process; (3) the proposed merger of the VA Department of Medicine and Surgery and the Office of Construction; and (4) the sizing of surgical suites in new VA hospitals. GAO noted that: (1) VA financial management systems are not producing accura...
[Question Concerning Nonresponsibility Determination]
B-220999: Published: Nov 21, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Additional Information Concerning Irrigation Project Costs and Pricing Federal Power
RCED-86-18FS: Published: Oct 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the current basis the Department of Energy's Power Marketing Administrations (PMA) use to price federal electric power and transmission services, specifically: (1) a list of irrigation assistance projects, their costs, and their construction status; and (2) the current PMA practice of repaying irrigation assistance costs on or near the end of the r...
Greater Use of Value Engineering Has the Potential To Save Millions on Wastewater Treatment Projects
RCED-85-85: Published: Jul 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1985.
GAO reported on whether value engineering (VE) could be used to achieve cost reductions for wastewater treatment plants funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by extending VE to: (1) design plans of projects costing from $1 million to $10 million; and (2) construction through the use of construction incentive clauses. VE is a method of analyzing a product or service so that its functi...