Federal procurement policy (11 - 20 of 104 items)
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: Classes of Contracts Not Suitable for the Federal Acquisition Computer Network
NSIAD-97-232: Published: Sep 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the classes of contracts in amounts greater than the micro-purchase threshold and not greater than the simplified acquisition threshold that are not suitable for acquisition through a system with full Federal Acquisition Computer Network (FACNET) capability, focusing on: (1) characteristics of contract actions that agencies found n...
Procurement: Overview of HUD's Contracting Activities
RCED-97-132R: Published: May 9, 1997. Publicly Released: May 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) contracting activities, focusing on: (1) the source of HUD's procurement authority and how it is delegated; (2) the offices responsible for contracting and their roles; (3) the data HUD maintains on its contracting activities, and what these data show regarding the extent of the...
NASA Procurement: Contract Management Oversight
NSIAD-97-114R: Published: Mar 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1997.
GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) approach to monitoring, measuring, and validating its progress in improving contract management, focusing on the extent to which NASA's oversight processes ensure that contract management weaknesses are identified and promptly corrected.GAO noted that: (1) NASA acknowledged that its procurement self-assessment process could be...
USDA Procurement: Information on Activities During Fiscal Year 1996
RCED-97-61R: Published: Feb 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1997.
1GAO provided information on the scope of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) procurement activities and how those activities are carried out for each USDA contracting activity, focusing on: (1) the number and value of fiscal year (FY) 1996 procurement transactions; (2) the activity's organizational structure; (3) its FY 1996 cost of operation; (4) the regulations, policies, and procedures used...
NASA Procurement Assessments
NSIAD-97-80R: Published: Feb 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1997.
GAO summarized its findings on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to address GAO's concerns about NASA's self-assessment process for procurement functions.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1996, NASA's Office of Procurement asked procurement centers for their views on the need for additional self-assessment guidance; (2) several centers said that additional agencywide gu...
Acquisition Reform: Implementation of Title V of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994
NSIAD-97-22BR: Published: Oct 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and civilian agencies' implementation of the performance-based acquisition management provisions of title V of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA), focusing on: (1) the status of DOD and civilian agencies' implementation of title V requirements; (2) the agencies' progress in implementing title V...
Acquisition Reform: The Government's Market Research Efforts
NSIAD-97-3: Published: Oct 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the government's use of market research, focusing on: (1) existing federal government market research efforts, both before and after implementation of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA), regarding commercial items and nondevelopmental items (NDI); and (2) the feasibility of creating a governmentwide database for storing, retr...
Federal Contracting: Comments on S. 1724, the Freedom From Government Competition Act
T-GGD-96-169: Published: Sep 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1996.
GAO discussed S. 1724, the Freedom From Government Competition Act, which would require that the government procure from the private sector the goods and services it needs to carry out its functions. GAO noted that: (1) the amount of government contracting is already extensive, and most government agencies rely heavily on contractors to provide commercial services; (2) the proposed act would great...
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...