Army procurement (51 - 60 of 106 items)
Army Procurement: Unnecessary Restriction on Competition for New Chemical Protective Masks
NSIAD-88-66: Published: Mar 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to limit competition for the initial production of a new chemical and biological field protection mask to the mask's developers.GAO found that the Army limited competition to: (1) validate technical data packages; (2) ensure early delivery to meet operational requirements; (3) ensure accurate price information in order to sel...
Army Procurement: Allegations Regarding Contract Awards for Water Purification Equipment
NSIAD-88-40: Published: Dec 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's procedures in awarding and administering contracts for 600-gallon-per-hour reverse osmosis water purification units (ROWPU).GAO found that the Army: (1) complied with existing regulations in competitively awarding the contract; (2) saved about $15.4 million by competitively awarding the contract; (3) did not deliberately try to injure...
Army Procurement: Compliance With Restriction on Foreign Products
NSIAD-87-191: Published: Sep 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army Troop Support Command's compliance with an appropriation amendment which prohibited the purchase of specified products from foreign sources.GAO found that the: (1) Army had not complied with the amendment on two contracts; (2) amendment permitted waiver of the restriction if the Army could not procure the satisfactory quality or suffici...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-87-204BR: Published: Sep 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected helicopter procurement line items in the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget request to identify any excess funds.GAO found that: (1) there were potential reductions of $66.7 million for FY 1988, $116.6 million for FY 1987, and $31.4 million for FY 1986 in all of the helicopter programs; and (2) the Army believes that Congress should no...
Army Procurement: Restricted Competition for Water Purification Equipment Not Justified
NSIAD-87-129: Published: Apr 28, 1987. Publicly Released: May 12, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's procedures in awarding and administrating contracts for the design, development, and production of 600 and 3,000 gallon-per-hour (GPH) reverse osmosis water purification units (ROWPU) to convert seawater and contaminated fresh water into potable water.GAO found that, the Army restricted competition to two contractors because: (1) it u...
Pistol Procurement: Allegations on Army Selection of Beretta 9-mm. as DOD Standard Sidearm
NSIAD-86-122: Published: Jun 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Army contract award for 9-mm pistols to a subsidiary of an Italian firm to determine whether: (1) U.S. firms had a chance to compete for the award; (2) the Army conducted covert testing to ensure the outcome of the procurement; (3) the Army gave the awardee a competitor's bid; and (4) a secret agreement between the United States and Italian gove...
Sergeant York: Concerns About the Army's Accelerated Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-86-89: Published: May 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the Army's unique accelerated acquisition strategy for the Sergeant York weapon and its suitability for use in future programs; (2) the protection against cost growth offered in the warranty contract's provision, particularly regarding technical performance problems; and (3) the weapon's achievements in specific areas during tes...
Army Procurement of Beretta's 9mm Semiautomatic Pistol as the Standard Military Sidearm
130045: Jun 5, 1986
GAO discussed the Army's procurement of a standard 9-mm handgun. GAO attributed the Army's problems in selecting a 9-mm handgun to: (1) conflicting Air Force and Army goals and contradictory congressional guidance; and (2) overly restrictive product specifications. GAO also noted that: (1) while the Army did not display bias toward the eventual awardee, it did unfairly eliminate one firm from comp...
Army's Procurement of Batteries: Magnesium vs. Lithium
NSIAD-85-124: Published: Sep 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to use the lithium sulfur dioxide battery rather than the magnesium battery, particularly addressing concerns about the cost-effectiveness and safety of the lithium battery.GAO found that neither the magnesium nor the lithium battery constituted a safety hazard. Although the lithium battery had three failures and one personal...
Added Emphasis on Consolidation of Multiple Purchase Requests Could Result in Significant Savings
NSIAD-84-143: Published: Aug 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1984.
GAO reviewed the potential for consolidating multiple procurements at agencies under the U.S. Army Materiel Command, including the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) and the U.S. Army Troop Support and Aviation Materiel Readiness Command, which was recently reorganized as the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM) and the U.S. Army Troop Support Command (TROSCOM).GAO found that the age...