Procurement (31 - 40 of 87 items)
ADP Equipment: Buying Through GSA's Office of Technology Plus Stores
IMTEC-86-2BR: Published: Nov 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the government's use of Office of Technology Plus (OTP) computer stores, which the General Services Administration (GSA) established to facilitate federal acquisition of automatic data processing (ADP) products. Agencies may place single orders with OTP stores for up to $100,000 as an alternative to GSA ADP schedule contracts. GAO was asked to dete...
An Opportunity To Reduce Proliferation and Improve Acquisition Strategy for Electronic Combat Jammers
C-NSIAD-86-1: Published: Oct 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1985.
GAO conducted a review to: (1) determine whether Air Force/Navy interservice common use of the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) was being achieved; and (2) evaluate the Air Force acquisition strategy for the ALQ-131.GAO found that the Air Force has not taken advantage of the opportunity to reduce proliferation of electronic combat systems as intended by Congress. Instead of vigorously pursui...
Analysis of DOD's Fiscal Year 1985 Multiyear Procurement Candidates
NSIAD-85-9: Published: Oct 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the 12 multiyear procurement candidates proposed in the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1985 budget request to determine if they met criteria established by the Congress for the most desirable contracting method.GAO found that, although there were no significant procurement deficiencies involving seven of the procurements, five candidates...
Underestimation of Funding Requirements in Five Year Procurement Plans
NSIAD-84-88: Published: Mar 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1984.
GAO assessed the underfunding problem in the Department of Defense's Five Year Defense Plans, focusing on the weapons procurement process. GAO noted that the current process is almost always characterized by programs which are extended, exceed original cost estimates, and encompass fewer units than originally planned. This is reflected by the constant congressional need to provide substantially gr...
Department of Defense Spare Parts Procurement Practices
122681: Oct 26, 1983
GAO discussed the Department of Defense spare parts procurement practices, focusing on the use of computer-generated information to identify unwarranted spare parts price increases. GAO conducted reviews of procurement practices at several locations and concluded that: (1) computers are or will be technically current; (2) the software is generally outdated; (3) the computer-generated products and...
Analysis of HARM Procurement Strategies
NSIAD-83-59: Published: Sep 12, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed proposed Department of Defense (DOD) procurement strategies for the High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) program. GAO commented on a recently proposed DOD strategy which defers competition for the missile until a low-cost seeker is developed.GAO believes that the DOD proposal will have little impact on reducing the overall cost of the HARM p...
Review of Pricing of DOD Noncompetitive Contracts
089529: Jun 15, 1973
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Synopsis of GAO Reports Involving Contracting Out Under OMB Circular A-76
PLRD-83-74: Published: May 24, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO synopsized the 10 reports which it has issued during the last 2 fiscal years on activities which were contracted out following Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 policy.In general, the reports showed that: (1) in some instances, the costs included in cost comparisons were questionable; (2) some decisions to contract out were made without the r...
Audit Guide for Reviewing the Feasibility of Competition on Federal Agency Sole-Source Contracts
PLRD-83-29: Published: Jun 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1983.
GAO presents an audit guide to assist federal officials in evaluating the appropriateness of noncompetitive contract decisions.GAO believes that significant benefits such as cost savings, better solutions to the government's problems relating to its procurement needs, and increased public confidence in government can result from the use of this audit guide. The guide provides: (1) background infor...
Assessment of the General Services Administration's Use of Commercial Item Descriptions
PLRD-83-43: Published: Mar 3, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed General Services Administration (GSA) efforts to use commercial item descriptions (CID) to procure supplies and equipment. CID are brief, simple descriptions of commercial or commercial-type products and are used in lieu of detailed specifications.GAO found that CID procurements showed a small decrease in the price of products and a slight incre...