Federal procurement (41 - 50 of 166 items)
Federal Procurements: Comments on Proposed Legislation Affecting Federal Procurements
T-OGC-92-3: Published: Jun 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
GAO discussed the effects of two legislative proposals on federal procurement. GAO noted that the proposed Federal Property and Administrative Services Authorization Act of 1992 would: (1) improve legislative oversight of the General Services Administration (GSA) by providing for periodic reauthorization of GSA appropriations; (2) make statutory provisions governing civilian agency procurements co...
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...
NASA Procurement: Approach to Sharing Risk Under Certain Research and Development Contracts Is Starting to Change
T-NSIAD-92-12: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) distribution of contract risk, focusing on: (1) how NASA allocates risk for research and development contracts; (2) how the Department of Defense (DOD) uses warranties; (3) how NASA uses defect warranties; and (4) the availability of insurance to cover contractors' materials and workmanship defects. GAO noted that: (1) althou...
ADP Procurement: FBI Addresses Risk to Its National Crime Information Center Acquisition
IMTEC-91-60: Published: Aug 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1991.
GAO performed a risk assessment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) planned procurement of its National Crime Information Center Project (NCIC 2000), focusing on: (1) potential risks to the project's cost, schedule, and ability to meet user requirements; and (2) the effectiveness of a model GAO recently developed to identify potential risks in the information technology acquisition proc...
The President's Commission on Executive Exchange
T-GGD-91-38: Published: Jun 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1991.
GAO discussed the President's Commission on Executive Exchange, focusing on the adequacy of controls over: (1) procurement; (2) travel; (3) budget; and (4) personnel. GAO noted that: (1) due to erroneous Office of Personnel Management (OPM) legal advice, the Commission made inappropriate expenditures from the OPM revolving fund over a 4-year period without regard to federal laws and regulations; (...
U.S. Mint: Procurement of Clad Metal for Coins
GGD-91-78BR: Published: May 17, 1991. Publicly Released: May 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the U.S. Mint's procurement of clad material.GAO found that: (1) the Mint essentially awarded contracts for clad materials to the only firm that has submitted bids in response to solicitations for fabrication and delivery of clad material; (2) while competing contractors may subcontract for segments of work, the Mint required the contractor to p...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. II, No. 8
144751: May 1, 1991
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of May 1991. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement...
GSA Travel Services: Small Disadvantaged Businesses Seldom Receive Contracts
GGD-91-58BR: Published: Apr 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) contracting practices with travel agencies to provide government employee transportation, focusing on: (1) GSA procedures and practices for selecting travel service contractors; (2) the extent to which small businesses (SB) and small disadvantaged businesses (SDB) have received GSA contracts; and (3) opti...
Implementation of the Certification Requirements of the Procurement Integrity Law
T-NSIAD-91-5: Published: Feb 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1991.
GAO discussed 17 federal agencies' implementation of the procurement integrity certification requirements for federal contracts. GAO noted that: (1) between July 16 and November 30, 1989, federal contracting officers and contractor officials signed an estimated 103,000 contract-by-contract certifications, with Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and contractors accounting for more than half of th...
Treasury ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-91-8FS: Published: Nov 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's compatible computer procurements, focusing on procurements that required compatibility with a particular computer manufacturer's equipment.GAO found that: (1) during the 3.5 fiscal years ending in March 1989, 88 percent of 323 Treasury procurements for mainframes and mainframe peripherals required some type of compa...