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Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Volume 67, November 1987
087967: Nov 1, 1987
This document is one in a series of monthly pamphlets which will he consolidated on an annual basis and entitled Decisions of' the Comptroller General of the United States. The annual volumes have been published since the establishment of the General Accounting Office by the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921. Decisions are rendered to heads of departments and establishments and to disbursing and cer...
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 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...
Examination of the Incidence of Bid Cancellation for Replacement Equipment by the Defense General Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia
B-176710: Published: Apr 3, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
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GAO Views on S. 338
121650: Jun 7, 1983
Testimony was given concerning S. 338, a bill which GAO strongly supports and believes could improve Federal procurement. However, GAO does believe that a few areas of the bill need technical improvements. S. 338 proposes several changes in the Federal procurement statutes which would: (1) remove the present strong statutory preference for sealed bidding; (2) strengthen procedures for publicizing...
The Army's Award of a Contract for Power Supply Units Under the Authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(a)(16)
PLRD-83-53: Published: Mar 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the price differential between establishing another source and using an existing source to produce power supply units for conventional ammunition.GAO found that, under existing legislation or regulation, there is no cost limit or ceiling for the establishment of a second source to provide power supply units for mobilization base purposes. Legisl...
Deficient Management Practices at the Federal Labor Relations Authority
PLRD-83-24: Published: Feb 2, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed furniture procurement practices at the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Specifically at issue was how a newly created agency, FLRA, could spend over $150,000 to furnish four offices with unusually expensive office furniture believed to have been unauthorized and in contravention of General Services Administration (GSA) regulations.GAO f...
U.S. Railway Association's Subsidy for Its Executive Dining Room and Its Award of Two Contracts
CED-78-2: Published: Nov 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1981.
The U.S. Railway Association is a nonprofit, mixed-owership government corporation which is free from certain standard government procedures. The financial records of the U.S. Railway Association's executive dining room do not adequately show the extent to which the dining room is self-supporting. Analysis of two contracts awarded by the Association showed that one would not have complied with Fed...
Pricing of a Noncompetitive, Fixed-Price Incentive Contract for Maintenance and Modification of Three Special Purpose Aircraft
PSAD-78-9: Published: Nov 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1977.
Examination of the pricing of a negotiated, noncompetitive, fixed-price incentive contract awarded to E-Systems, Inc., by the Aeronautical Systems Division of the Air Force Systems Command indicated that the contract target price was overstated by as much as $1.4 million because contracting personnel did not adequately evaluate the proposal. The contract provided for the maintenance and modificati...