Federal procurement (81 - 90 of 127 items)
Multiple Award Schedule Purchases: Changes Are Needed to Improve Agencies' Ordering Practices
NSIAD-92-123: Published: Jun 2, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed multiple award schedule (MAS) purchasing practices, to determine whether: (1) procurement offices complied with statutory and regulatory requirements aimed to ensure that orders exceeding $25,000 resulted in the lowest overall cost alternative; (2) the offices missed opportunities to select lower-cost alternatives for selected procurement cases; an...
Telecommunications: GSA's Difficulties Managing FTS 2000
IMTEC-91-45: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management of the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 contracts, focusing on: (1) whether GSA justified its reassignment of Navy traffic to another vendor; (2) the impact of the reassignment on the revenue allocation between the vendors; and (3) the adequacy of GSA enforcement of the statute requ...
Implementation of the Certification Requirements of the Procurement Integrity Law
T-NSIAD-91-5: Published: Feb 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1991.
GAO discussed 17 federal agencies' implementation of the procurement integrity certification requirements for federal contracts. GAO noted that: (1) between July 16 and November 30, 1989, federal contracting officers and contractor officials signed an estimated 103,000 contract-by-contract certifications, with Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and contractors accounting for more than half of th...
Government Consultants: Agencies' Consulting Services Contract Obligations for Fiscal Year 1987
GGD-88-99FS: Published: Jun 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding federal agencies': (1) fiscal year (FY) 1987 consulting services contract obligations, based on criteria developed to identify consulting services expenditures; and (2) reported expenditures for consulting services for FY 1987.GAO found that agencies had a total of about $20.9 billion in FY 1987 consulting services obligations...
Government Consultants: Agencies' FY 1987 Consulting Services Obligations at Specified Reduction Levels
GGD-88-104FS: Published: Jun 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the effect of specified budget reductions on federal agencies' consulting services obligations for fiscal year (FY) 1987, as based on procurement categories which identify expenditures for consulting services.GAO found that: (1) a 15-percent budget reduction on four procurement categories solely involved with consulting servic...
Contracting Out for Commercial Activities and Services Under OMB Circular A-76
T-GGD-88-7: Published: Jan 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1988.
GAO discussed the problems involving implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 program, requiring government agencies to procure commercial goods and services from the private sector when it is cost-effective to do so. GAO found that: (1) federal agencies have not fully implemented the program because of difficulties in defining the requirements for services and in...
Procurement Personnel: Information on the Procurement Workforce
GGD-88-7: Published: Nov 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the characteristics of the federal procurement work force in seven civilian agencies to determine whether the employees had the necessary skill and training to effectively manage and administer federal acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) published data on the federal procurement work force was inadequate because of a lack of formal definiti...
Federal Agencies' Bill Paying Performance and Comments on S. 328, a Bill To Amend the Prompt Payment Act
T-AFMD-87-3: Published: Mar 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1987.
GAO presented its views on S. 328, a bill to amend the Prompt Payment Act. GAO found that: (1) although federal agencies had noticeably reduced early and excessively late payments, they were still short of the act's goal; (2) about one-fourth of the commercial payments were still late, and agencies often did not pay the required interest penalties; (3) agencies made another quarter of their commer...
Problems Encountered by Marcon Industries, Inc. in the Competition for and Award of Government Contracts
B-175896: Published: Jul 28, 1972. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
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Effective Management of Computer Leasing Needed To Reduce Government Costs
IMTEC-85-3: Published: Mar 21, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1985.
GAO reported on its examination of federal departments' and agencies' computer leasing practices.GAO found that federal agencies spent about $1.1 billion to lease automatic data processing (ADP) equipment in fiscal year (FY) 1983. Among the leases that GAO analyzed, costs could have been reduced for up to 90 percent of the components by employing one or more of the available refinancing alternativ...