Army procurement (81 - 90 of 106 items)
Army's Contracting Out of Installation Support Functions at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mt. Clemens, Michigan
PSAD-80-79: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1980.
GAO examined the Army's tentative decision to contract out the installation support functions at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. GAO evaluated an Army cost comparison which showed that the Army could save about $3.1 million over a 3-year period if the functions were contracted out as opposed to being done in-house.GAO believes the potential savings of contracting out the installation support fu...
Army Procurement of 10kw, 60Hz Gas Turbine Generators Is Becoming Even More Questionable Due to Rising Fuel Costs
PSAD-80-54: Published: Jun 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1980.
A previous report on the Army's intended procurement of the 10-kilowatt (KW), 60-hertz (Hz) gas turbine generator disclosed that it did not meet the Army's requirements. The generator's reliability was too low, fuel consumption was too high, and life-cycle costs were excessive. The Department of Defense subsequently stated that it would consider all pertinent factors before making a decision at th...
Allegations of Army Retaliation Against Bristol Electronics, Inc., New Bedford, Massachusetts, as a Result of Earlier Committee Inquiries
PSAD-80-45: Published: Apr 29, 1980. Publicly Released: May 29, 1980.
The president of a firm alleged that his company was experiencing retaliation by the Army as a direct result of the firm's cooperation with, and testimony before, a congressional committee. The firm's president accused the Army of unfair treatment in several actions related to a contract for radio sets. Pursuant to a request from Congressman Jack Brooks, GAO conducted an extensive investigation in...
Cost or Pricing Data Should Be Required Relating to Split Awards to Other Than Low Offerors and Single Source Awards
PSAD-79-96: Published: Aug 2, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1979.
As part of a continuing program to monitor procedures of the Department of Defense (DOD) in negotiating contract prices, a review was made of negotiations at eight Army, Navy, and Air Force procurement offices. The negotiations at these eight locations involved a significant percent of the dollar value of total competitively negotiated DOD fixed-price contracts for fiscal year 1978.Eighty-eight pe...
Observations on Office of Management and Budget Circular A-109--Major System Acquisitions by the Department of Defense
PSAD-79-9: Published: Feb 20, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1979.
The Office of Management and Budget Circular A-109 prescribes policies to guide Federal agencies in managing their major system acquisition programs. The Circular is based on recommendations proposed in December 1972 by the Commission on Government Procurement. Circular A-109 applies to a variety of systems, but this report deals entirely with the Circular's application to defense activities. The...
Key To Improving Maintenance of Army Equipment: Commanders Must Motivate Their Personnel
LCD-78-428: Published: Dec 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1978.
The Army's highest priority peacetime function is to support an operationally ready force that can perform necessary combat missions. Operational readiness is highly dependent on the quality and timeliness of maintaining military equipment. In the GAO review of the status of the Army's readiness capability, faults were found in the equipment maintenance functions that had neither been noted nor re...
Selected Reference Works on Government Contracting: An Annotated Bibliography
113320: Oct 1, 1978
This guide to reference works on government contracting is intended for the person without a legal background or a familiarity with the procedures of government contracting who is seeking information, or planning to do work in this area. Its purpose is to introduce the basic reference tools which serve as guides to research in the field. This listing is selective and provides only brief descriptio...
Proposal To Convert Base Support Functions From In-house to Contract Operations
LCD-78-320: Published: Jul 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1978.
The Army has proposed to convert 19 base support functions at Fort Gordon, Georgia, from in-house to contract operations. A 1977 feasibility study showed potential cost savings of about $5.5 million by converting to contracting. The Army's study, however, did not accurately estimate the costs of in-house and contract performance. For contract costs, the study used an unreliable estimating techniqu...
Trends in A/E Contracting
107243: Jul 21, 1978
A preliminary examination was performed of trends with respect to the participation of small, new, and minority firms in the Corps of Engineers' A/E contracts.Data are not available on the extent of contracting with minorities but, beginning in 1978, the Corps of Engineers has established goals of 5 percent of contracts and 5 percent of dollar value. With respect to small businesses, the majority...
Improper Adjustments to Fiscal Year 1972 Other Procurement, Army Appropriation
FGMSD-77-80: Published: Sep 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1977.
A review was conducted of financial management problems in the Department of the Army which have led to violations of the Antideficiency Act in several procurement appropriations.The Army made unsupported accounting adjustments to its fiscal year (FY) 1972 Other Procurement, Army account, improperly increasing fund resources to $33 million. These entries involved $16.7 million at the Electronic Co...