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Navy Contracting: Improving Management of Procurements for Computer-Aided Equipment
NSIAD-87-60: Published: Dec 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1986.
In response to an allegation concerning possible procurement violations, GAO reviewed the Navy's procurement of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) equipment and related services under seven contracts.GAO noted that the largest contract was for the Computer Aided Engineering Documentation System (CAEDOS). GAO found that: (1) the Navy failed to obtain required approvals...
Merit Systems Protection Board: Costs Considered in Awarding Court Reporting Contracts
GGD-87-9BR: Published: Oct 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) court reporting contracts to determine: (1) whether a contract award the MSPB San Francisco Regional Office made for these services without considering the transcript costs that other government agencies or individuals purchased was an isolated incident, or whether other MSPB units regularly followed this pr...
Procurement: Assessment of DOD's Current Multiyear Candidates
NSIAD-86-176BR: Published: Sep 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the seven multiyear procurement candidates proposed in the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1987 budget request and two candidates proposed by the Army in 1985, to determine if they met the established criteria to ensure a reasonable balance of benefits and risks.GAO found that, although DOD projections of annual and multi-year contract...
Procurement: Project 12,000 at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center
NSIAD-86-119BR: Published: Jun 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's Project 12,000, an intensive effort to reduce its open purchase requests backlog, to determine whether it took inappropriate measures.GAO found that: (1) there was little evidence that the Air Force took shortcuts during Project 12,000 that had any substantial effect on contract awards; (2) the Air Force sent fewer pricing assistanc...
Procurement: An Assessment of the Air Force's F-16 Aircraft Multiyear Contract
NSIAD-86-38: Published: Feb 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's multiyear contract for F-16 aircraft for fiscal years 1982 to 1985 to assess: (1) potential savings from using a multiyear contract instead of a series of annual contracts; (2) the effect of foreign military sales on multiyear contract prices; (3) the effect of adding aircraft to the fiscal year 1984 budget; and (4) other benefits o...
GAO Work at Defense Contractor Plants
128052: Oct 3, 1985
In response to a congressional request, testimony was given on the results of a GAO study of Department of Defense (DOD) contracting activities, specifically: (1) subcontract pricing; (2) surveillance of contractor estimating systems; and (3) overhead settlements. GAO found a number of areas where improvements are needed for DOD to have greater assurance that contract prices are fair and reasonabl...
DOD Guidance on the Combined Procurement Procedure Needs Provisions for Audit Verification
NSIAD-85-112: Published: Jul 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed existing and proposed Department of Defense (DOD) guidance, DOD and contractor audit reports, and Navy and contractor procurement records on the use of the combined procurement procedure to order spare parts and production components for weapon systems to determine whether DOD guidance was adequate to ensure that savings from the procedure were being realized.GAO noted that DOD drafte...
H.R. 2397 "Allowable Cost Reform Act"
127009: May 20, 1985
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DOD Functions Contracted Out Under OMB Circular A-76: Contract Cost Increases and the Effects on Federal Employees
NSIAD-85-49: Published: Apr 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the long-range cost to the government and the effects on government employees by the Department of Defense contracting out commercial functions under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76.GAO found that, of the 20 functions that were contracted out between October 1978 and February 1981, all but one of the functions had subsequent contra...
Allegations of Contract Buy-In and Substantial Cost Increases in the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-85-2: Published: Oct 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations made regarding the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System that: (1) the contractor "bought in" on the contract; (2) the Navy had decided to proceed with the project even though costs have substantially increased; and (3) project costs may increase to $200 million.GAO did not find sufficient evidence to conclude that the contracto...