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State Department's Procurement of Silverware for Overseas Missions
T-NSIAD-87-10: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1987.
GAO testified on the Department of State's purchase of silverware for its overseas missions, specifically its silverware needs, procurement procedures, and inventory controls. GAO found that: (1) the Department of State's Office of Foreign Buildings Operations (FBO) did not adhere to procurement regulations in contracting for the silverware; (2) FBO should improve its inventory controls and enforc...
Contracts: Status of EPA's Contract Management Improvement Program
RCED-87-68FS: Published: Jan 12, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established the proper controls to ensure high-quality, cost-efficient and timely contract work; and (2) EPA efforts to improve contract management.GAO found that EPA has: (1) increased its resources for contract management and generally strengthened requirements, training, and certificatio...
Defense Procurement Oversight: Greater Demands on GAO
132832: Jan 1, 1987
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 22, Issue 1, Winter 1987, addresses Department of Defense (DOD) procurement oversight and other issues that merit GAO attention, specifically: (1) the adequacy and reliability of contractor estimating systems; (2) the extensive and questionable use of unpriced contracts; (3) procurement problems associated with spare parts pricing; (4) DOD effor...
Procurement: Simplified Munitions Lift Trailer Development Problems
NSIAD-86-210BR: Published: Sep 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) technical problems in the Air Force contract to develop a simplified munitions lift trailer; and (2) the impact of those problems on cost and schedule.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force's firm fixed-price contract with the contractor provided $3.9 million for development of the trailer, completion of a critical design review, and delivery of...
GSA Procurement: Are Prices Negotiated for Multiple Award Schedules Reasonable?
GGD-86-99BR: Published: Jul 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed the General Services Administration's (GSA) price negotiations for multiple award schedule (MAS) contracts to determine if GSA: (1) complied with existing laws and regulations when purchasing goods and services for user agencies; and (2) obtained fair and reasonable prices.GAO noted that GSA generally complied with procurement laws and regulatio...
Handicapped Workers: Commission Fees Paid to Central Nonprofit Agencies
HRD-86-82BR: Published: Jun 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1986.
GAO reviewed the payment of commission fees to the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and to the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), specifically: (1) the procedures that the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped established to review the adequacy of the commission fee; (2) the reasonableness of the 4-percent fee; and (3) NIB and NISH use of...
Pistol Procurement: Allegations on Army Selection of Beretta 9-mm. as DOD Standard Sidearm
NSIAD-86-122: Published: Jun 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Army contract award for 9-mm pistols to a subsidiary of an Italian firm to determine whether: (1) U.S. firms had a chance to compete for the award; (2) the Army conducted covert testing to ensure the outcome of the procurement; (3) the Army gave the awardee a competitor's bid; and (4) a secret agreement between the United States and Italian gove...
Procurement: Project 12,000 at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center
NSIAD-86-119BR: Published: Jun 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's Project 12,000, an intensive effort to reduce its open purchase requests backlog, to determine whether it took inappropriate measures.GAO found that: (1) there was little evidence that the Air Force took shortcuts during Project 12,000 that had any substantial effect on contract awards; (2) the Air Force sent fewer pricing assistanc...
Navy Contracting: Allegations About Trident Submarine Program Matters
NSIAD-86-74BR: Published: Jun 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations concerning mismanagement and questionable practices in the Trident submarine construction program, specifically: (1) excessive progress payments in submarine construction; (2) advance procurement of long-lead-time material; (3) unwarranted cost escalation on the lead Trident; (4) destruction of Navy records; (5) inappropriate task au...
Aircraft Procurement: Development and Production Issues Concerning the T-46A Aircraft
NSIAD-86-126BR: Published: May 20, 1986. Publicly Released: May 27, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's T-46A aircraft program, specifically the: (1) contracting difficulties associated with the program; (2) current status of production; (3) performance and quality of the aircraft; and (4) fiscal year 1986 fund expenditures.GAO found that: (1) the contractor has experienced cost and schedule difficulties in T-46A development; (2) Air...