Procurement (81 - 90 of 875 items)
Acquisition Reform: The Government's Market Research Efforts
NSIAD-97-3: Published: Oct 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the government's use of market research, focusing on: (1) existing federal government market research efforts, both before and after implementation of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA), regarding commercial items and nondevelopmental items (NDI); and (2) the feasibility of creating a governmentwide database for storing, retr...
Federal Contracting: Comments on S. 1724, the Freedom From Government Competition Act
T-GGD-96-169: Published: Sep 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1996.
GAO discussed S. 1724, the Freedom From Government Competition Act, which would require that the government procure from the private sector the goods and services it needs to carry out its functions. GAO noted that: (1) the amount of government contracting is already extensive, and most government agencies rely heavily on contractors to provide commercial services; (2) the proposed act would great...
Team Nutrition: Some Procurement and Personnel Management Requirements Not Followed
T-RCED-96-247: Published: Sep 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Team Nutrition contracts, cooperative agreement, and grant for multimedia nutrition education. GAO noted that: (1) Team Nutrition officials acted improperly in assigning tasks under the the Global contract and did not follow normal contracting procedures in dealing with Global's subcontractors; (2) Team Nutri...
1997 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions and Rescissions to DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-96-193BR: Published: Sep 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1996.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1997 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs, focusing on potential reductions in the FY 1997 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO found that: (1) GAO identified opportunities to reduce FY 1997 procur...
Acquisition Reform: Regulatory Implementation of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994
NSIAD-96-139: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal agencies' compliance with the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act's (FASA) requirements for publishing revised procurement regulations, focusing on: (1) whether all regulations necessary to implement the act were published accordingly; and (2) efforts to make the regulations concise and understandable.GAO found that: (1) with two excepti...
Defense Procurement: E-Systems' Reporting of Alleged Wrongdoing to Army's Fraud Division
OSI-96-6: Published: May 16, 1996. Publicly Released: May 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a defense contractor's reporting of alleged wrongdoing to the Army's fraud division, focusing on: (1) whether federal laws, regulations, or its administrative settlement agreement required the contractor to disclose suspected violations of procurement law; (2) how many and what types of hotline violations were lodged against the contractor; (3) whe...
Food Stamp Program: Focus Group Research and Procurement Problems
T-RCED-96-157: Published: May 8, 1996. Publicly Released: May 8, 1996.
GAO discussed contracting problems involving a Department of Agriculture (USDA) subcontract for surveying the general public's and food stamp recipients' views of food stamp reform initiatives. GAO noted that: (1) USDA did not use normal contracting practices in procuring the subcontracted services; (2) USDA conducted price and scope of work negotiations prior to official contract negotiations and...
Weapon Systems Procurement
NSIAD-96-152R: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) study on weapon systems procurement, focusing on the accuracy of the data and methodologies used in the study. GAO found that: (1) because DOD is generally optimistic in its weapon system procurement planning, DOD procurement programs are vulnerable to instability and unit costs could be higher than originally plan...
Lincoln NE Building
GGD-96-7R: Published: Apr 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) construction of its office building at the Lincoln, Nebraska airport; and (2) major legislative and administrative initiatives to reform the federal procurement process. GAO noted that: (1) the building's construction cost was more than twice that of similar buildings in the Lincoln ar...
NASA Contract Management
NSIAD-96-95R: Published: Feb 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1996.
GAO reviewed the National Air and Space Administration's (NASA) contract management procedures, focusing on the areas that NASA has made progress in and the areas that it needs to improve. GAO noted that: (1) NASA routinely reviews major procurement activities' schedule milestones, the age and value of incomplete contract actions, bid protest disposition, progress in meeting its small disadvantage...