Federal procurement (71 - 80 of 128 items)
Government Management: Observations on OMB's Management Leadership Efforts
T-GGD/AIMD-99-65: Published: Feb 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its observations on the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) efforts to carry out its responsibilities to set policy and oversee the management of the executive branch, focusing on: (1) OMB's wide-ranging management responsibilities and the question of whether to integrate or separate management and budget functions; (2) the effectiveness of OM...
Acquisition Reform: Multiple-award Contracting at Six Federal Organizations
NSIAD-98-215: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' implementation of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) when ordering under multiple-award contracts, focusing on: (1) whether federal agencies were providing a fair opportunity for contractors to receive orders under multiple-award contracts; (2) how service fees assessed on interagency orders compared with agencies' co...
Federal Electricity: Retail Competition Could Create Government Savings
RCED-97-244: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated whether the federal government could realize savings if, as expected, lower prices result from retail competition in the electricity market, focusing on the estimated quantities of electricity the federal government would have purchased without retail competition and the prices it would have paid during 1998 through 2015.GAO noted that: (1) retail...
Government Contractors: Selected Agencies' Efforts to Identify Organizational Conflicts of Interest
GGD-96-15: Published: Oct 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and a congressional request, GAO reviewed three federal agencies' implementation of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) policies on conflicts of interest, focusing on: (1) whether the agencies have complied with existing requirements to identify and evaluate potential organization conflicts of interest (OCI); and (2) ways that agencies could improve th...
Interagency Contracting: Controls Over Economy Act Orders Being Strengthened
NSIAD-96-10: Published: Oct 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the: (1) impact of the Department of Defense's (DOD) policy changes for interagency orders on the Department of Transportation's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center; and (2) Coast Guard's recent initiatives and legislative changes extending the statutory requirements on interagency orders to other federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) becau...
Comments on Deletion of FTS 2000 Provision from 1996 Appropriation Act
B-261944: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided on opinion on the deletion of the FTS 2000 mandatory utilization provision from the fiscal year 1996 Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriation Act. GAO noted that the: (1) provision's deletion would not affect current FTS 2000 contracts, since the General Services Administration has adequate independent authority under current...
Post-FTS 2000 Strategy
AIMD-95-62R: Published: Dec 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Post-Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 program strategy, focusing on whether the General Services Administration (GSA) has followed an appropriate process for selecting its acquisition strategy. GAO noted that: (1) GSA and the Interagency Management Council (IMC) have followed an appropriate process for selecting a pos...
Regulatory Flexibility Act: Status of Agencies' Compliance
GGD-94-105: Published: Apr 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) annual reports on federal agencies' implementation of and compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA).GAO found that: (1) the SBA annual reports indicate that agencies' compliance with the act's requirements varies widely; (2) agencies have not uniformly or fully complied with the act's requirement...
Cost of Products Sold to DOD
NSIAD-94-90R: Published: Jan 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) differences in the costs of products sold to the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies compared to the costs for similar products sold to commercial customers; and (2) extent that federal procurement laws and regulations contribute to cost differences between the federal government and commercial consumers. GAO found that:...
Multiple Award Schedule Contracting: Changes Needed in Negotiation Objectives and Data Requirements
GGD-93-123: Published: Aug 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efficiency and effectiveness of the General Services Administration's (GSA) multiple award schedule (MAS) program, focusing on: (1) whether multiple award schedule prices are reasonable; (2) the purpose of GSA negotiations; and (3) the type of data that should be required so that GSA can judge whether prices are reasonable.GAO found that: (1) M...