Procurement (101 - 110 of 875 items)
Procurement Reform: Further Opportunities for Change
T-OGC-95-16: Published: Feb 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1995.
GAO discussed various proposals to reform the government's procurement process under the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act. GAO noted that: (1) reforming the government's procurement system will require taking greater advantage of the commercial marketplace, simplifying the procurement system, and making greater investments in people and systems; (2) the government could take full advantage of...
Government Printing: Comparison of DOD and GPO Prices for Printing and Duplicating Work
NSIAD-95-65: Published: Feb 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues relating to the costs, prices, services, and operations of the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Defense Printing Service (DPS), focusing on the prices charged to customers for acquiring printing and duplicating services for a statistically representative sample of customer-requested requisitions produced between April and September 1...
Executive Office of the President: Major Procurements for Calendar Years 1990 to 1993
GGD-94-138FS: Published: Sep 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on procurements made by the Executive Office of the President (EOP) since January 1, 1990, focusing on the extent to which EOP contracts have been awarded under noncompetitive procedures and the reasons for restricting competition.GAO found that: (1) EOP awarded a total of 77 contracts over $25,000 during calendar years 1990 to 1993; (2...
[Comments on OPM Health Plan Customer Satisfaction Survey]
B-257430: Published: Sep 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether an agreement between the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Center for the Study of Services (CSS) to conduct a customer satisfaction survey of Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan enrollees constitutes a service procurement under federal procurement laws. GAO noted that OPM should have used a contract procurement to o...
1995 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions and Rescissions in RDT&E and Procurement Programs
NSIAD-94-255BR: Published: Sep 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1995 budget request for selected research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) and procurement programs, focusing on: (1) potential reductions to the FY 1995 budget request; and (2) rescissions to prior FY appropriations.GAO found that: (1) schedule delays, program requirement changes, and program uncertainties have affected RDT...
GGD-94-203R: Published: Sep 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the implementation of the National Performance Review's (NPR) 384 recommendations as of June and July 1994; and (2) which NPR recommendations were related to federal high-risk programs. GAO noted that: (1) 11 recommendations have been fully implemented; (2) 95 recommendations have been partially implemented; (3) 228 recommendati...
OMB and GSA: FPDS Improvements
AIMD-94-178R: Published: Aug 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Federal Procurement Data Center's operation of the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), focusing on: (1) user satisfaction with the system; and (2) whether the Center has efficiently and effectively managed the system. GAO noted that: (1) the Center should improve its communication with system users to keep pace with evolving user needs and provide the Office of Management and...
White House: Follow-Up on Acquisition of Automated Resume Processing
GGD-94-127: Published: Aug 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the White House's acquisition of an automated resume processing system, focusing on whether it followed applicable procurement regulations.GAO found that the White House: (1) adequately documented and justified its decision to lease the system on a sole-source basis due to its urgent and compelling need; (2) omitted certain items from the requireme...
Training Procurement: Weaknesses Identified in NTSB Procurement Practices
OSI-94-20: Published: Jul 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) procurement of training courses provided by a specific contractor, focusing on whether NTSB: (1) kept incomplete records of training procurements; (2) circumvented procurement regulations when it split the contract into two separate purchase orders; (3) duplicated payments to the same instructor...