Procurement (51 - 60 of 87 items)
Need For and Plans To Strengthen Procurement and Property Management Controls at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Laboratories
PSAD-80-66: Published: Aug 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1980.
GAO reviewed the procedures and controls designed to prevent fraud, abuse, and waste in selected procurement and property management operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.GAO found a serious lack of adherence to procedures and controls prescribed by Federal Procurement and Property Management Regulations. At the National Severe Storms Laboratory, deficiencies existed in...
Procurement of Depleted Uranium Penetrators
B-186072: Published: Oct 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1979.
No summary is currently available...
Should GSA Be the Sears Roebuck of the Federal Government?
090842: Jan 1, 1979
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 14, Issue 3, Summer 1979...
Cost of Placing and Maintaining AID Personnel Overseas
ID-78-41: Published: Apr 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1978.
In response to a congressional inquiry, the documentation the Agency for International Development (AID) used to arrive at cost estimates for placing personnel abroad was reviewed, and AID costs were compared with allowances provided by other agencies and the private sector. The AID approach to identifying initial assignment costs involved two steps: (1) determination of what items would be needed...
Financial Status of Major Federal Acquisitions, September 30, 1977
PSAD-78-60: Published: Jan 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1978.
Information was included on acquisitions which are past the planning stage and are in the development, test, production, or construction phases. The Department of Defense defined major programs as those with an estimated research, development, test, and evaluation cost exceeding $75 million or an estimated production cost exceeding $300 million. Civil agencies are establishing criteria to define m...
To Provide Policies, Methods, Criteria for the Acquisition of Property and Services by Executive Agencies
102966: Jul 19, 1977
The purpose of S. 1264 (95th Cong.) is to consolidate and reform the basic laws presently controlling federal procurement and to replace them with a single, all-inclusive statute. The bill provides for: putting negotiation on an equal footing with formal advertising without written justification; significantly increasing the use of performance type rather than detailed specifications; requiring ce...
Interim Upgrade of Equipment for the Department of Agriculture's Fort Collins Computer Center
LCD-77-104: Published: Jul 1, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1977.
The acquisition by the Department of Agriculture of a Univac 1100/42 computer system as a replacement was reviewed to determine whether there was justification for procurement and noncompetitive procedures. The need to upgrade the system evolved from plans to establish large-scale regional computer centers. In anticipation of the procurement of computer systems, the Department established the Fort...
CH-53E Helicopter Program
101184: Feb 25, 1977
The Navy's CH-53E helicopter program is a good case study of some of the ills the Procurement Commission and the principles embodied in OMB Circular A-109 sought to correct. No clear mission need was apparent and there was no competition during its development. The Navy, however, did an excellent job of testing the helicopter. A report on the status of the CH-53E Helicopter Program centered on a d...
Financial Status of Major Acquisitions June 30, 1976
PSAD-77-62: Published: Jan 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1977.
Cost increases of $176 billion, or 64 percent, over baseline estimates are shown in this report of 753 civil and military acquisitions currently in development, test, production, or construction phases. The acquisitions were expected to cost $276 billion at their early or developmental stages, while present agency estimates are $452 billion. The acquisitions reviewed in this report include both ac...
Increasing Procurement Cost Of M60A1 Tanks
PSAD-76-153: Published: Aug 6, 1976. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1976.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's tank procurement which was financed from its fiscal year (FY) 1975 appropriation, focusing on the: (1) justification for the current tank price; and (2) reasons for the increase over the FY 1974 price.GAO noted that: (1) the Army's production contract with Chrysler requires the contractor to assemble 1,240 M60A1 tanks and deliver them ov...