Federal procurement (11 - 20 of 166 items)
Federal Procurement: Government Agencies' Purchases of Recycled-Content Products
GAO-02-928T: Published: Jul 11, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2002.
In the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, Congress directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify products made with recycled waste materials or solid waste by-products and to develop guidance for purchasing these products. The act also requires procuring agencies to establish programs for purchasing these products. Procuring agencies, which can include contractors and...
Contract Management: Roles and Responsibilities of the Federal Supply Service and Federal Technology Service
GAO-02-560T: Published: Apr 11, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2002.
The General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Service (FSS) and Federal Technology Service (FTS) help agencies to purchase telephone and computer systems, motor vehicles, travel, and everyday supplies valued at more than $30 billion annually. FSS and FTS take different approaches to filling agency customers' requirements but, in the information technology area, they provide similar go...
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...
Contract Management: Small Businesses Continue to Win Construction Contracts
GAO-01-746: Published: Jun 22, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2001.
Congress appropriates billions of dollars annually to construct buildings and other facilities for military training and operations. Small business have carried out a significant portion of this work. Congress and small business advocates, however, had become concerned that agencies were combining requirements into larger contracts that small businesses could not win. GAO examined the contract bun...
Acquisition of Leased Space for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
GAO-01-578R: Published: Jun 5, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2001.
This report reviews the data, assumptions, and conclusions reached by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on the acquisition of about two million square feet of leased space for the consolidation of PTO activities. This build-to-suit lease, valued at approximately $1.2 billion over its 20-year term, was signed in June 2000. this report responds to al...
Federal Acquisition: Trends, Reforms, and Challenges
T-OCG-00-7: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal acquisition issues, focusing on: (1) the changing acquisition environment; (2) recent reform efforts; and (3) current and future challenges in this area.GAO noted that: (1) federal spending for goods and services has changed significantly in recent years; (2) although the Department of Defense remains the dominant federal buyer, accounting...
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...
NASA Procurement: Status of Efforts to Improve Oversight
NSIAD-98-198R: Published: Jul 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to improve its procurement assessment and performance measurement processes, focusing on whether those efforts have been sufficient to warrant removing NASA contract management from the Comptroller General's high-risk list.GAO noted that: (1) removing NASA contract man...
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...
GSA: Federal Communications Commission Planned Move to the Portals II Building
GGD-98-65R: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) move into the Portals building would be in the best financial interest of the government compared to remaining in its current facilities.GAO noted that: (1) despite delays in completing the building, GAO believes that it is in the best interest of the government for FCC to move in...