Federal procurement policy (61 - 70 of 104 items)
OMB Circular A-76
116886: Nov 17, 1981
GAO was requested to assist in a review of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76. Of particular interest was the cost of the Circular's implementation versus potential cost savings within the Veterans Administration's (VA) Department of Medicine and Surgery and the effect contracting out would have on the provision of medical care by VA. Because GAO has not done any reviews which...
Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76
116830: Nov 5, 1981
GAO was requested to assist in a review of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76. Of particular interest was the cost of its implementation versus potential cost savings within the Veterans Administration's (VA) Department of Medicine and Surgery and the effect contracting out will have on the provision of medical care by VA. Because GAO has not done any reviews which address the...
Reforms in Federal Procurement: The GAO Perspective
118502: Nov 5, 1981
GAO has been monitoring the development of the Uniform Procurement System. The system deals with revisions to modify, eliminate, and simplify procurement laws and regulations. GAO strongly endorses a modern statutory basis for the system, which will form the foundation for the new simplified regulation. The plan provides a blueprint for improving organization and management systems by enhancing ac...
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...
Interagency Use of Field Contract Support Services for Supply and Equipment Procurements
PLRD-81-38: Published: Jun 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1981.
GAO conducted a survey to determine the extent that agencies were duplicating field support services for supply and equipment procurements at manufacturing plants. These services include financial audits, engineering support, contract payments, quality assurance surveillance and inspections, production surveillance, and property administration.Duplication of field contract support services at plan...
113771: Nov 17, 1980
Multiyear contracting is defined and discussed in reference to the studies done by the Commission on Government Procurement and its recommendations to Congress. The historical position of GAO, as it relates to multiyear contracting, is reviewed, and examples of pertinent legislation are given. It is the view of GAO that multiyear contracting is a viable acquisition method that should be pursued an...
Department of Energy Procurement Activities
EMD-80-114: Published: Sep 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1980.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently come under considerable scrutiny because of the magnitude of its procurement expenditures. Contract obligations of over $11 billion were reported in fiscal year 1980. Summarized data on several important aspects of DOE procurement processes are presented.DOE spends about 90 percent of its budget on procuring goods and services. Over one-half of DOE procu...
GSA Actions To Improve Multiple Award Schedule Program
112214: May 1, 1980
GAO has issued several reports dealing with the General Services Administration's (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule Program. The most recent report pointed out that: the multiple awards schedules did not provide assurance that the Government is obtaining the lowest possible prices; most of the four million items could be purchased competitively; GSA did not know what the agencies were buying under the...
Impact on Employment in Federal Contract Operations (H.R. 6425)
B-197844: Published: Mar 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1980.
Legislation has been proposed which would require government-wide agency consideration of the impact of Federal contract operations on employment. The bill requires that each agency prepare an annual employment impact statement for its proposed procurement during the following year identifying the volume of each type of procurement by geographic area. Agencies could develop this information easily...
Department of Energy Procurement Practices
111719: Feb 29, 1980
The Department of Energy's (DOE) procurement practices were discussed. DOE is the largest civil procuring agency in the Federal Government, with reported obligations of about $9.2 billion for 5,800 contracts for fiscal year 1979. A review of DOE contracting practices indicated the following weaknesses: contracting practices which avoid or limit competition, contractor involvement in the performanc...