Cost control (71 - 80 of 131 items)
Energy's Support Service Contracts
RCED-96-174R: Published: May 31, 1996. Publicly Released: May 31, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) estimated costs for support service contracts, focusing on: (1) a comparison of DOE-estimated costs under the DOE Strategic Alignment and Downsizing Initiative and the approach set forth in the conference report for the Fiscal Year 1996 Energy and Water Development Appropriation; and (2) whether implementing the ini...
U.S. Postal Service: Newly Designed Retail Store Revenues Exceed Operating Costs
GGD-94-85: Published: Feb 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether the U.S. Postal Service retail stores recover their operating costs; (2) whether the stores offer any services not customarily offered in regular post offices; and (3) what procedures and criteria the Postal Service has established for siting the stores.GAO found that: (1) 14 of the 16 retail stores reported annual gross revenues that...
Farm Credit System: Costs for Office Space, Equipment, and Furniture Compared to GSA's Costs
GGD-94-57: Published: Jan 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether Farm Credit System (FCS) entities and the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) could reduce their procurement costs by using General Services Administration (GSA) supply sources for office space and equipment, focusing on how FCS and FCA 1992 office space and equipment costs compared with the costs for identical items available through GSA su...
FTS 2000: GSA's Price Redetermination Yields a Reasonable Decision and Lower Prices
IMTEC-93-22: Published: Mar 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 Price Redetermination/Service Reallocation (PR/SR), focusing on whether: (1) GSA made a reasonable PR/SR decision; (2) the vendors' proposed prices were fair and reasonable; (3) FTS 2000 prices were below the lowest known commercial prices; (4) adequate control...
General Services Administration: Increased Direct Delivery of Supplies Could Save Millions
GGD-93-32: Published: Dec 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) depot-based supply distribution system to determine if shipping directly from suppliers to customer agencies would reduce costs.GAO found that: (1) GSA could save millions of dollars if it shipped orders directly from suppliers to customer agencies; (2) federal agencies pay nearly three times as much in p...
Federal Research: Implementation of the Super Collider's Cost and Schedule Control System
RCED-92-242: Published: Jul 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost and schedule for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project, focusing on the: (1) time frame and basis of its data supporting its April 1992 testimony; and (2) status of its review and the present implementation status of the DOE system for managing the SSC project's cost and schedule.GAO f...
State and Federal Prisons: Factors That Affect Construction and Operations Costs
GGD-92-73: Published: May 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) costs for individual state and federal prisons; and (2) factors that contributed to differences in prison construction and operations costs.GAO found that: (1) at the 36 medium-security prisons sampled, total construction costs ranged from a low of $6 million to a high of $256 million; (2) the construction costs per bed at mediu...
FTS 2000: GSA Must Resolve Critical Pricing Issues
IMTEC-91-79: Published: Sep 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the effectiveness of General Services Administration (GSA) efforts to obtain competitive rates for telecommunications services under the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 contracts.GAO found that: (1) the government will continue to pay more than commercial prices for FTS 2000 services until the next fiscal year, unless prices are reduce...
Federal Office Space: Comparison of Construction Costs for New Judiciary and Navy Buildings
GGD-91-87BR: Published: May 30, 1991. Publicly Released: May 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the estimated construction costs of the proposed Judiciary office building and Naval Systems Command's office complex.GAO found that: (1) the Judiciary building would be more costly, since it used more costly land, used more expensive underground parking, and had more special features than the Navy office complex; (2) the estimated cost per gross s...
Space Station: NASA's Search for Design, Cost, and Schedule Stability Continues
NSIAD-91-125: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Space Station Program, focusing on the: (1) annual design, estimated cost, and schedule changes since 1985; (2) annual budget requests and resulting funding for fiscal year (FY) 1985 through FY 1991; and (3) NASA 1989 program review's impact on the space station's cost and capabilities.GAO...