Procurement (71 - 80 of 875 items)
Acquisition Reform: Classes of Contracts Not Suitable for the Federal Acquisition Computer Network
NSIAD-97-232: Published: Sep 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the classes of contracts in amounts greater than the micro-purchase threshold and not greater than the simplified acquisition threshold that are not suitable for acquisition through a system with full Federal Acquisition Computer Network (FACNET) capability, focusing on: (1) characteristics of contract actions that agencies found n...
1998 DOD Budget: DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-97-212R: Published: Aug 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1998 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 1998 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations. GAO noted that this report summarizes and updates information it provide...
Comments on the Government Printing Office Act of 1997
B-276953: Published: Jun 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1997.
GAO commented on the draft bill entitled the Government Printing Office (GPO) Act of 1997, which proposes to transfer GPO to the executive office in an effort to resolve the issue concerning legislative branch control over executive branch printing. GAO noted that to address the issue of executive branch control over legislative branch printing, and to end GPO's monopoly over federal government pr...
Performance-Based Organizations: Issues for the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Proposal
GGD-97-74: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO compared the characteristics of the British government's Next Steps Program and the performance based organization (PBO) concept, focusing on: (1) the changes and effects the PBO concept potentially could have on the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC); and (2) how PBO status would potentially affect SLSDC's financing mechanism, manageme...
Procurement: Overview of HUD's Contracting Activities
RCED-97-132R: Published: May 9, 1997. Publicly Released: May 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) contracting activities, focusing on: (1) the source of HUD's procurement authority and how it is delegated; (2) the offices responsible for contracting and their roles; (3) the data HUD maintains on its contracting activities, and what these data show regarding the extent of the...
NASA Procurement: Contract Management Oversight
NSIAD-97-114R: Published: Mar 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1997.
GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) approach to monitoring, measuring, and validating its progress in improving contract management, focusing on the extent to which NASA's oversight processes ensure that contract management weaknesses are identified and promptly corrected.GAO noted that: (1) NASA acknowledged that its procurement self-assessment process could be...
USDA Procurement: Information on Activities During Fiscal Year 1996
RCED-97-61R: Published: Feb 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1997.
1GAO provided information on the scope of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) procurement activities and how those activities are carried out for each USDA contracting activity, focusing on: (1) the number and value of fiscal year (FY) 1996 procurement transactions; (2) the activity's organizational structure; (3) its FY 1996 cost of operation; (4) the regulations, policies, and procedures used...
NASA Procurement Assessments
NSIAD-97-80R: Published: Feb 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1997.
GAO summarized its findings on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to address GAO's concerns about NASA's self-assessment process for procurement functions.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1996, NASA's Office of Procurement asked procurement centers for their views on the need for additional self-assessment guidance; (2) several centers said that additional agencywide gu...
Government Business Operations Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-10(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Government Business Operations issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Acquisition Reform: Implementation of Title V of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994
NSIAD-97-22BR: Published: Oct 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and civilian agencies' implementation of the performance-based acquisition management provisions of title V of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA), focusing on: (1) the status of DOD and civilian agencies' implementation of title V requirements; (2) the agencies' progress in implementing title V...