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Contract Pricing: Overpricing B-1 Engine Fan Blade Subcontract
NSIAD-88-100: Published: Jan 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1988.
GAO reviewed a subcontractor's pricing procedures under a multi-year contract to supply fan blades for the Air Force's B-1 Bomber to determine whether the subcontractor included unallowable costs in its proposal to the prime contractor.GAO found that: (1) the subcontractor's proposal included certain unallowable overhead costs, such as expenses associated with a yacht, a ski lodge, entertainment,...
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: Analysis of Change Orders on Selected F-16 Airframe Contract
NSIAD-88-45BR: Published: Dec 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed changes to an Air Force F-16 aircraft airframe contract, focusing on: (1) the number and cost of changes; (2) reasons for the changes; (3) whether the Air Force negotiated prices before it issued changes; (4) the cost and timeliness of price finalization; (5) how unpriced changes affected negotiations for an advantageous price; and (6) whether the...
Contract Pricing: Overpriced B-1B Bomber Avionics Subcontract
NSIAD-88-37: Published: Nov 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1987.
GAO reviewed subcontractor pricing under an Air Force procurement for B-1B bomber avionics production.GAO found that, because the subcontractor did not provide the primary contractor with accurate, complete, and current cost or pricing data, the primary contractor overstated its bid price by $373,957. GAO believes that the Air Force should initiate action to recover the overpayment from the primar...
Contract Pricing: Overpriced B-52 Bomber Avionics Subcontract
NSIAD-88-38: Published: Nov 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1987.
GAO reviewed an Air Force subcontractor's pricing practices for the Offensive Avionics System/Cruise Missile Integration Program to determine whether it provided the prime contractor with accurate and complete cost data as required by the Truth in Negotiations Act.GAO found that: (1) the subcontractor did not provide the prime contractor with accurate and complete data, which caused the prime cont...
Procurement: Assessment of DOD's Multiyear Contract Candidates
NSIAD-87-202BR: Published: Aug 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the nine multiyear procurement candidates the Department of Defense (DOD) proposed in its fiscal year 1988 budget request to determine if they met legislative criteria.GAO noted that most DOD program offices: (1) estimated contract costs based on limited data and little or no formal cost information from contractors; (2) assumed that multiyear p...
Procurement: Status of Simplified Munition Lift Trailer Program
NSIAD-87-113BR: Published: Apr 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on its continued monitoring of the status of the Air Force's Simplified Munitions Lift Trailer Program (SMLT).GAO found that: (1) as of January 1987, SMLT was 16 months behind schedule; (2) SMLT needed certain modifications to meet critical safety requirements and was not fully compatible with all bomber aircraft; (3) since the contractor and th...
Navy Contracting: Fiscal Year 1986 Contract Award for Construction of SSN 688 Submarines
NSIAD-87-120: Published: May 4, 1987. Publicly Released: May 29, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's fiscal year (FY) 1986 contract award for the construction of four SSN-688 nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) whether the proposed bid prices were realistic; (2) what the cost and national security consequences would be if the prices were not realistic; (3) what assurances, if any, the contractor gave the Navy that it would co...
Missile Procurement: AMRAAM Cost Growth and Schedule Delays
NSIAD-87-78: Published: Mar 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO developed a historical case study of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Program, focusing on its requirements determination, contracting strategy, testing, and program management to determine why cost overruns and schedule delays occurred.GAO found that underestimates of risk, schedule, and costs by the Air Force and contractor were th...
Comments on DOD's Implementation of Recent Procurement Reforms
T-NSIAD-87-23: Published: Mar 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1987.
GAO discussed recent changes in Department of Defense (DOD) procurement policies, specifically: (1) competition in contracting; (2) work force improvement; (3) testing; (4) warranties; and (5) pricing policies. GAO found that: (1) although Congress approved revisions to some Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions to ensure consistency with the Competition in Contracting Act, FAR does not...