Procurement (41 - 50 of 875 items)
Acquisition of Leased Space for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
GAO-01-578R: Published: Jun 5, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2001.
This report reviews the data, assumptions, and conclusions reached by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on the acquisition of about two million square feet of leased space for the consolidation of PTO activities. This build-to-suit lease, valued at approximately $1.2 billion over its 20-year term, was signed in June 2000. this report responds to al...
Contract Management: Purchase of Army Black Berets
GAO-01-695T: Published: May 2, 2001. Publicly Released: May 2, 2001.
The Army's decision to issue black berets to all of its forces in just eight months placed enormous demands on the military's procurement system. To meet this challenge, the Department of Defense (DOD) increased the domestic supplier's production, awarded contracts to known foreign sources, and procured berets from additional sources. This testimony discusses DOD's contracting strategy, including...
Future Years Defense Program: Risks in Operation and Maintenance and Procurement Programs
GAO-01-33: Published: Oct 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2000.
This report summarizes GAO's findings on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). Although total funding in the 2001 FYDP is about $16 billion more than in the 2000 FYDP, DOD may not be able to implement its operation and maintenance and procurement programs as planned. GAO identified several areas in which costs may be understated or savings overstated, increasing th...
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Contract Management Needs Improvement
T-HEHS-00-199: Published: Sep 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) management of its contracting responsibilities, focusing on: (1) the basis for PBGC's decisions regarding the use of contractors versus government personnel to address its workloads; (2) PBGC's processes and procedures for selecting contractors; and (3) how effective PBGC has been in monitoring the...
Gratuities Provided to Officials Responsible for the Procurement of Michigan School-Based Medicaid Consulting Services
OSI-00-14R: Published: Sep 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the circumstances surrounding the process used by a consortium of eight Michigan intermediate school districts to contract with Deloitte Consulting LLC for medicaid consulting services.GAO noted that: (1) it determined that Deloitte had provided gratuities, including meals and tickets to professional sporting and theater events, to the school dist...
Defense Acquisitions: Howitzer Program Experiencing Cost Increases and Schedule Delays
NSIAD-00-182: Published: Jul 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Marine Corps' development of the 155mm lightweight howitzer, focusing on: (1) whether the program is on schedule; (2) whether costs have increased and if there is sufficient funding; (3) what the extent of design changes is and how these changes have affected system testing; and (4) what effect the exclusive production of the how...
District of Columbia Government: Management Reform Projects Not Effectively Monitored
T-AIMD-00-237: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the District of Columbia's management reform initiatives.GAO noted that: (1) over the past 3 fiscal years, the District government has proposed hundreds of management reform initiatives that were estimated to save millions of dollars as well as improve government services; (2) however, as of June 1, 2000, the District had only reported savings of...
Contract Management: Selected DOD Consulting Services
NSIAD-00-183R: Published: Jun 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) contract management, focusing on contracts for advisory and assistance services and other services.GAO noted that: (1) GAO reviewed 30 contracts associated with the largest fiscal year 1999 obligations for advisory and assistance and other services and described these services obtained by: (a) the Office of the S...
Federal Acquisition: Trends, Reforms, and Challenges
T-OCG-00-7: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal acquisition issues, focusing on: (1) the changing acquisition environment; (2) recent reform efforts; and (3) current and future challenges in this area.GAO noted that: (1) federal spending for goods and services has changed significantly in recent years; (2) although the Department of Defense remains the dominant federal buyer, accounting...
Defense Acquisitions: Progress in Meeting F-22 Cost and Schedule Goals
T-NSIAD-00-58: Published: Dec 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 aircraft development and procurement program.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1999 GAO reported that it was unlikely the Air Force would be able to keep the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program, as planned, within the cost limit established by Congress; (2) in addition, GAO expressed concern about the signi...