Federal procurement policy (41 - 50 of 104 items)
GAO's Comments on the Reauthorization of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy
T-NSIAD-87-38: Published: Jun 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1987.
GAO discussed the proposed reauthorization of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), specifically whether: (1) there is still a need for a central government-wide procurement policy-making office; (2) OFPP should be that office if such a need exists; (3) OFPP should remain in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); and (4) changes to the OFPP charter might make it more effective. GAO...
Professional Services: Federal Agencies' Procurement of Professional Services From Alaskan Firms
GGD-87-6FS: Published: Oct 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal agencies' procurement of professional services for federal projects in Alaska, specifically: (1) the policies and procedures they used to procure the professional services, especially architect-engineering services; (2) the number and value of contracts awarded to Alaskan and non-Alaskan firms during fiscal years (FY) 1984...
[Question Concerning Laws Relating to Defense Procurement]
B-218889: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the possible codification of laws relating to defense procurement in order to focus on any conflicts or duplications that might exist and to determine the need to repeal or modify such laws. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have jointly issu...
Comments on a Draft of the Federal Acquisition Regulation
B-197325: Published: Mar 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Comments were requested on a draft segment of the Federal Acquisition Regulation concerning the establishment of profit objectives for use in negotiating noncompetitive contracts. The draft was an outgrowth of a recommendation by the Commission on Government Procurement that the Office of Federal Policy (OFPP) should take the lead in the development of uniform government-wide guidelines. The draft...
Comments on Draft Segment of Federal Acquisition Regulation
B-199885: Published: Oct 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO commented on a draft segment of the Federal Acquisition Regulation which covers organizational conflicts of interest. The bill requires all contractors bidding on federal contracts to disclose all relevant facts relating to an existing or potential organizational conflict and requires agencies to take certain steps to protect the government's best interest before and after the contract is awar...
Comments on S. 932 (96th Congress)
B-96983: Published: Sep 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Comments were requested from GAO concerning the impact of the proposed waiver of procurement laws contained in S. 932 (96th Congress). The waiver clause provides that, with some exceptions, purchases, commitments to purchase, and certain resales may be made regardless of existing legal limitations on the procurement of goods or services by the federal government. Laws regarding labor protection, s...
Inquiries Concerning Inter- or Intra-Agency Orders
B-197686: Published: Dec 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO responded to inquiries concerning inter- or intra-agency orders under section 601 of the Economy Act. It was indicated that there are instances where an order or requisition by an agency could be executed by the performing agency, in part by using work, services, equipment, supplies or materials obtained by contract. In these cases, the entire requisition would be prevented by interpreting the...
Proposed Temporary Regulation Covering the Leasing of Space by Executive Agencies
B-201033: Published: Feb 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
An opinion was requested on a proposed temporary regulation concerning the procurement of leased office space by executive agencies. Although the regulation recognizes that the leasing of space must be accomplished through formal advertising unless an exception to this requirement is applicable, the regulation is otherwise oriented to the use of negotiation procedures. GAO believed that the regula...
The Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
126892: May 9, 1985
GAO discussed recommendations made by the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control for improving efficiency and effectiveness of federal operations and whether substantial savings have resulted by implementing these recommendations. GAO addressed the issues and recommendations which dealt primarily with management improvements and questioned the reasonableness of the associated savings es...
Cost Effectiveness of Dual Sourcing for Production Price Competition Is Uncertain
NSIAD-84-111: Published: Aug 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied dual-source procurement as a method of obtaining competition in the production of supplies and equipment in the Department of Defense (DOD) and six civil agencies during fiscal year 1981. This method of procurement involves two or more sources concurrently producing the same product for the same buying office, with award of the larger share of qu...