Procurement (101 - 110 of 294 items)
Inquiries Concerning Inter- or Intra-Agency Orders
B-197686: Published: Dec 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO responded to inquiries concerning inter- or intra-agency orders under section 601 of the Economy Act. It was indicated that there are instances where an order or requisition by an agency could be executed by the performing agency, in part by using work, services, equipment, supplies or materials obtained by contract. In these cases, the entire requisition would be prevented by interpreting the...
Request for Comments on Proposed Amendment
B-203912: Published: Sep 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Foreign Industrial Targeting--U.S. Trade Law Remedies
NSIAD-85-77: Published: May 23, 1985. Publicly Released: May 23, 1985.
GAO discussed: (1) the effects of foreign industrial targeting practices on U.S. commerce; (2) whether such practices should be considered unfair under U.S. law; and (3) whether current law adequately addresses any subsidy element in foreign industrial targeting practices.GAO noted that a number of businesses and labor leaders contend that foreign government support of specific industries, called...
Limited Survey of the Need To Delay Implementation of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984
OGC-85-5: Published: Apr 8, 1985. Publicly Released: May 9, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO performed a survey of selected federal organizations to determine: (1) their level of readiness to begin implementing the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984; (2) whether there were any anticipated problems in meeting the act's implementation date; and (3) whether there was a need for the implementation date to be delayed or extended.Officials at 9 of...
Analysis of the Implementation of DOD's Resources Management Public Affairs Plan
NSIAD-85-53: Published: Feb 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense (DOD) Public Affairs Plan which was designed to enhance media and public understanding of and support for the DOD management improvement program.GAO was unable to determine the full extent of the plan's activities and their associated costs; however, based on an examination of available speeches and transcripts, GAO did...
Unpublished Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. I, No. 2
126564: Nov 1, 1984
GAO published its monthly digest of unpublished decisions of the Comptroller General for November 1984. These decisions involved general government matters, civilian personnel law, military personnel law, procurement law, and transportation law...
Improving the Management of the Federal Government
125264: Sep 19, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed current government management improvement efforts and past management reforms, and it focused on two key management areas: human resources and management support systems. The administration has devoted substantial energies to improve management by various means and has recently broadened its efforts to by initiating a long-range program aimed at i...
Analysis of Selected Sections of DOD Revised Breakout Regulation
NSIAD-84-138: Published: Jun 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain parts of the Department of Defense's (DOD) parts breakout regulation to determine whether they inhibit or promote competition. GAO also examined issues associated with DOD breakout efforts. Parts breakout refers to the practice of acquiring a part directly from the manufacturer that is not the prime contractor.GAO found that DOD has experie...
Air Force Decision To Produce Liquid Oxygen In-House at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
NSIAD-84-33: Published: Jan 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the question of whether the Air Force violated procurement policies in its decision to produce liquid oxygen in-house at an Air Force Base in Guam by not notifying a supplier of the results of the cost comparison in sufficient time for the company to appeal the results.GAO found that the Air Force complied with the provisions of OMB Circular A-7...