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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...
Acquisition Reform: Implementation of Key Aspects of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994
NSIAD-98-81: Published: Mar 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of actions taken to implement the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) of 1994, focusing on whether selected federal organizations were: (1) reducing unique purchasing requirements; (2) increasing the use of simplified acquisition procedures; and (3) obtaining goods and services faster while reducing in-house procedures.G...
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...
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...
Energy and Science: Five-Year Bibliography 1990-1994
RCED-96-7W: Published: Dec 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1995.
GAO published a list and abstracts of its energy- and science-related products issued from January 1990 through December 1994. The products focus on: (1) the Department of Energy's property management and contract costs; (2) energy research and supplies; (3) uranium enrichment; (4) procurement; (5) nuclear safety and waste disposal; (6) nuclear nonproliferation; (7) environmental cleanups; (8) nuc...
Government Printing: Comparison of DOD and GPO Prices for Printing and Duplicating Work
NSIAD-95-65: Published: Feb 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues relating to the costs, prices, services, and operations of the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Defense Printing Service (DPS), focusing on the prices charged to customers for acquiring printing and duplicating services for a statistically representative sample of customer-requested requisitions produced between April and September 1...
White House: Follow-Up on Acquisition of Automated Resume Processing
GGD-94-127: Published: Aug 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the White House's acquisition of an automated resume processing system, focusing on whether it followed applicable procurement regulations.GAO found that the White House: (1) adequately documented and justified its decision to lease the system on a sole-source basis due to its urgent and compelling need; (2) omitted certain items from the requireme...
Federal Contracting: Cost-effective Contract Management Requires Sustained Commitment
T-RCED-93-2: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
GAO discussed civilian agency contracting practices and steps which could be taken to improve contractor management and oversight. GAO noted that: (1) civil agency contracting problems included agency reliance on contractors to carry out agency missions, ineffective contract administration, insufficient contract auditing oversight, and a lack of high-level management attention to contract manageme...
Superfund: Actions Needed to Correct Long-Standing Contract Management Problems
T-RCED-92-78: Published: Jul 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1992.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to correct long-standing contract management problems in the Superfund program. GAO noted that: (1) EPA failed to examine contractor budgets, bills, and document price negotiations; (2) in the absence of adequate cost controls and effective contractor oversight, Superfund money can be wasted; (3) EPA has not identified the need for...
NASA Procurement: Opportunities to Improve Contract Management
T-NSIAD-92-33: Published: May 7, 1992. Publicly Released: May 7, 1992.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) management oversight of contract: (1) cost increases and time extensions; (2) modifications; and (3) administration activities performed by other government organizations. GAO noted that: (1) at the four largest NASA procurement centers 1 in every 3 of over 1,800 contracts sampled had cost increases, and more than 2 of every...