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Veterans Administration Procurement: Protests Concerning Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Preferences Sustained
GAO-12-278T: Published: Nov 30, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2011.
Under the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, GAO is required to consider protests filed by interested parties concerning the terms of solicitations or contract awards. In deciding protests, GAO makes a determination of whether the agency's actions complied with procurement statutes and regulations. Aldevera, an SDVOSB concern, argued that two solicitations issued by the Veterans Administratio...
Contract Management: Taking a Strategic Approach to Improving Service Acquisitions
GAO-02-499T: Published: Mar 7, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2002.
The Service Acquisition Reform Act of 2002 seeks to strengthen the acquisition workforce by moving toward a performance-based contracting environment and improving service acquisitions management. During the past decade, federal agencies have substantially increased their purchases of services, particularly for information technology and professional, administrative, and management support. In fis...
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...
Certification Requirements: Guidance Governing Agency Actions Is Limited
T-GGD-99-166: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the certification requirements of federal agencies, focusing on: (1) the extent and variety of certification activities in the federal government; (2) the extent to which any policies, procedures, or guidance exist governing these activities, either governmentwide or within selected agencies; and (3) an agency certification practice that could ser...
Procurement Reform: How Selected Countries Perform Certain GSA Activities
GGD-99-109: Published: Jul 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how foreign governments perform procurement activities that in the United States fall under the responsibility of the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Service (FSS) and Federal Technology Service (FTS).GAO noted that: (1) none of the countries had organizations that completely mirrored FSS and FTS; (2) Canada and the...
Inspectors General: Concerns About Advisory and Assistance Service Contracts
T-OSI/AIMD-98-28: Published: Oct 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1997.
GAO discussed: (1) the results of its survey of contracts for advisory and assistance services that were awarded by the 27 Presidentially appointed inspectors general (IG) during fiscal years 1995, 1996, and 1997; and (2) the results of its examination of the award of two advisory and assistance contracts by the Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General (OIG).GAO noted that: (1) 26 of...
Inspectors General: Contracting Actions By Treasury Office of Inspector General
OSI-98-1: Published: Oct 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the award of a sole-source contract to Sato & Associates for a management study of the Department of the Treasury's Office of Inspector General (OIG) and of a consulting services contract to Kathie M. Libby, doing business as KLS, using other than full and open competition. GAO also reviewed the nature and purpose of trips to California made by Tre...
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...
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...
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...