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Delays in GSA's Process for Contracting for Architect/Engineer Services
PLRD-82-112: Published: Sep 3, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1982.
GSA investigated an allegation that the General Services Administration (GSA) takes too long to award architect/engineer contracts for new construction and major repair projects and, as a result, incurs increased costs.GAO found that the GSA architect/engineer procurement process is more time consuming than those of the other Government and military agencies reviewed during the investigation. Dela...
Procurement of the Army's AH-64 Helicopter
MASAD-82-40: Published: Aug 3, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1982.
In December 1981, GAO cautioned the Secretary of Defense against making a production decision on the AH-64 helicopter program, because some important tests and evaluations had not been completed and sufficient information on which to base a production decision was lacking. In the present report, GAO gave its general observations on the current status of the AH-64 program for the use of the House a...
Review of Furniture Purchases by Federal Labor Relations Authority
118445: May 20, 1982
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed purchases of furniture and furnishings by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). The request stemmed from allegations of purchases of unusually high-priced office furniture and furnishings for three members of FLRA and its general counsel. GAO reviewed the contract file under which the furniture was purchased. At the time the contract was...
Army's Contracting Out of Laundry and Educational Testing Services at Fort Carson, Colorado
PLRD-82-66: Published: Apr 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1982.
GAO was requested to evaluate the Army's decision to contract out for laundry and educational testing services at Fort Carson, Colorado. Specifically, GAO was asked to determine: (1) whether the Army followed the policies and procedures outlined in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76; (2) the sources of contract funding; and (3) whether the contractors have performed satisfactorily...
Postal Service's Expenditure of Funds for Painting the Windows and Other Work at the Post Office in Jackson, TN
GGD-82-59: Published: Mar 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Postal Service's expenditure of funds for work at a local post office facility.The Postal Service awarded a contract to one of eight bidders for work which included painting the interior of a post office buildng and refurbishing all exterior wood windows. The completion date set forth in the solicitation was extended due to some confusion ov...
Review of an Allegation That a Firm Incurred Unnecessary Test Costs on Cost-Type Contracts
PLRD-82-16: Published: Nov 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1981.
GAO was asked to investigate an allegation that a contractor had a disregard for costs that were unnecessarily incurred and passed on to the Government on cost-type contracts. The specific allegations were that the firm: (1) incurred costs of more than $20,000 for unnecessary and duplicative tests on the same purchase orders; (2) paid vendors on different purchase orders for tests on identical par...
Review of DOD Contracts Awarded Under OMB Circular A-76
PLRD-81-58: Published: Aug 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a sample of contracts awarded by the Department of Defense (DOD) under the provisions of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76, which prescribes the policies for acquiring commercial or industrial products and services needed by the Government. DOD implements the Circular through its Commercial and Industrial-Type Activities (CITA) p...
Corrective Action for Improper Sole-Source Contract Award
B-195966.2: Published: Jun 12, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1981.
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Increased Emphasis on Improving Procurement Practices
115401: Jun 3, 1981
GAO examined certain provisions of the fiscal year 1982 defense authorization bills to determine whether they are matters on which the Office of Federal Procurment Policy (OFPP) should be expected to make recommendations to Congress. S. 815 would remove from the requirements of the Brooks Act the procurement of automatic data processing (ADP) equipment or services by the Department of Defense (DOD...
More Effective Internal Controls Needed To Prevent Fraud and Waste in Military Exchanges
FPCD-81-19: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
The Department of Defense (DOD) reported that, during the first half of fiscal year 1980, military exchanges accounted for 58 percent of all potential fraud cases referred for investigation. A Department of Justice task force carried out investigations resulting in the conviction of six buyers, a deputy region chief, seven sales representatives and a vendor for kickbacks and other unlawful activit...