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Digests of Unpublished Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. III, No. 7
133470: Apr 1, 1987
GAO published its monthly digest of unpublished decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of April 1987. These decisions involved general government matters, civilian and military personnel law, and procurement law...
Comments on DOD's Implementation of Recent Procurement Reforms
T-NSIAD-87-23: Published: Mar 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1987.
GAO discussed recent changes in Department of Defense (DOD) procurement policies, specifically: (1) competition in contracting; (2) work force improvement; (3) testing; (4) warranties; and (5) pricing policies. GAO found that: (1) although Congress approved revisions to some Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions to ensure consistency with the Competition in Contracting Act, FAR does not...
Combating Foreign Use of Discriminatory Government Procurement Practices
T-NSIAD-87-21: Published: Mar 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1987.
GAO discussed H.R. 1750, the Buy American Act of 1987, which is intended to strengthen U.S. government efforts to combat foreign government use of discriminatory procurement practices. Although an international agreement was expected to open substantial export opportunities for U.S. businesses, its small membership, its limited coverage, and limited signatory compliance have reduced its effectiven...
Defense Procurement Oversight: Greater Demands on GAO
132832: Jan 1, 1987
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 22, Issue 1, Winter 1987, addresses Department of Defense (DOD) procurement oversight and other issues that merit GAO attention, specifically: (1) the adequacy and reliability of contractor estimating systems; (2) the extensive and questionable use of unpriced contracts; (3) procurement problems associated with spare parts pricing; (4) DOD effor...
Procurement: Selected Civilian Agencies' Cost Estimating Processes for Large Projects
GGD-86-137BR: Published: Sep 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed six civilian agencies' cost-estimating processes applicable to large, complex procurement projects to determine: (1) the types of regulations that guide the cost-estimating processes; (2) how civilian agencies develop their cost estimates for large projects; and (3) how agencies decide which cost estimate to select to obtain project funding from...
ADP Procurement: Warner Amendment Has Not Reduced Defense's Acquisition Time
IMTEC-86-29: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of the Warner Amendment, which exempted the procurement of certain categories of computer resources from the provisions of the Brooks Act, to determine: (1) the number of procurements and the extent of competition achieved under the amendment; and (2) whether DOD was taking less time to procure automatic dat...
Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. 65, June 1986
088024: Jun 1, 1986
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Review of Selected Defense Logistics Agency Procurement Practices
NSIAD-86-129BR: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed small business organizations' allegations that the Defense Logistics Agency acted improperly by: (1) purchasing items noncompetitively; and (2) not having the technical data available to allow small businesses to compete for its contracts. The allegations mainly concerned the transfer of consumable items from the services to the Defense Construc...
Procurement: National Institute of Education's Procurement Practices
HRD-86-1: Published: Jan 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Institute of Education's (NIE) contract award process, focusing on its activities for fiscal year (FY) 1983.GAO reviewed a sample of 21 of the 33 negotiated contracts that NIE awarded through competitive requests for proposals and found: (1) no evidence that the number of proposals received, prices, cost ranges, or government cost e...