Procurement practices (11 - 20 of 152 items)
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: Answers to Hearing Questions Regarding the Service Acquisition Reform Act
GAO-02-503R: Published: Mar 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2002.
GAO reviewed the proposed Service Acquisition Reform Act and found that additional training for the acquisition workforce is needed governmentwide. Agencies could improve the capacity of the acquisition workforce by focusing on such key areas as requirements, inventory, workforce strategies and plans, and progress evaluations. GAO did not examine how pay-for-performance and pay banding would apply...
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Contract Management Needs Improvement
T-HEHS-00-199: Published: Sep 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) management of its contracting responsibilities, focusing on: (1) the basis for PBGC's decisions regarding the use of contractors versus government personnel to address its workloads; (2) PBGC's processes and procedures for selecting contractors; and (3) how effective PBGC has been in monitoring the...
United Nations: Progress of Procurement Reforms
NSIAD-99-71: Published: Apr 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the United Nations Secretariat's efforts to reform its procurement process, focusing on: (1) the types of procurement problems that the U.N. High Level Expert Group on Procurement and U.N. audit and inspection organizations found; (2) progress on the implementation of the Expert Group's recommendations and other reforms to correct pr...
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...
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...
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 Contract Management
NSIAD-96-95R: Published: Feb 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1996.
GAO reviewed the National Air and Space Administration's (NASA) contract management procedures, focusing on the areas that NASA has made progress in and the areas that it needs to improve. GAO noted that: (1) NASA routinely reviews major procurement activities' schedule milestones, the age and value of incomplete contract actions, bid protest disposition, progress in meeting its small disadvantage...
Executive Office of the President: Major Procurements for Calendar Years 1990 to 1993
GGD-94-138FS: Published: Sep 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on procurements made by the Executive Office of the President (EOP) since January 1, 1990, focusing on the extent to which EOP contracts have been awarded under noncompetitive procedures and the reasons for restricting competition.GAO found that: (1) EOP awarded a total of 77 contracts over $25,000 during calendar years 1990 to 1993; (2...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. V, No. 9
153318: Jun 1, 1994
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of June 1994. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement issues...