Procurement regulations (11 - 20 of 139 items)
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...
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...
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...
Defense Procurement: E-Systems' Reporting of Alleged Wrongdoing to Army's Fraud Division
OSI-96-6: Published: May 16, 1996. Publicly Released: May 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a defense contractor's reporting of alleged wrongdoing to the Army's fraud division, focusing on: (1) whether federal laws, regulations, or its administrative settlement agreement required the contractor to disclose suspected violations of procurement law; (2) how many and what types of hotline violations were lodged against the contractor; (3) whe...
Lincoln NE Building
GGD-96-7R: Published: Apr 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) construction of its office building at the Lincoln, Nebraska airport; and (2) major legislative and administrative initiatives to reform the federal procurement process. GAO noted that: (1) the building's construction cost was more than twice that of similar buildings in the Lincoln ar...
[Comments on Army's Planned Procurement of Fragmentation Artillery Parts]
B-265884: Published: Nov 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justification for procuring high fragmentation artillery ammunition under limited competition. GAO noted that: (1) although the Army's justification and approval document discussed in depth the need to prove-out the two ammunition plants' new manufacturing process, the Army did not clearly document the need for a mobilization base; (2) o...
Exempting FAA from Procurement and Personnel Rules
RCED-96-27R: Published: Oct 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on its previous work on the need for procurement and personnel reforms at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). GAO noted that: (1) FAA cost and schedule problems have not been due to federal procurement regulations, but rather to technical and managerial factors and the lack of continuity in top management; (2) the FAA modernizati...
Procurement Reform: Implementation of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994
T-NSIAD/AIMD-95-190: Published: Jul 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1995.
GAO discussed the implementation of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, focusing on the government's progress in: (1) revising the regulations needed to implement the Act; (2) establishing the Federal Acquisition Computer Network (FACNET); and (3) using government purchase cards for federal procurements. GAO noted that: (1) although the Administration has tried to revise the regulations requ...
Comments on Deletion of FTS 2000 Provision from 1996 Appropriation Act
B-261944: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided on opinion on the deletion of the FTS 2000 mandatory utilization provision from the fiscal year 1996 Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriation Act. GAO noted that the: (1) provision's deletion would not affect current FTS 2000 contracts, since the General Services Administration has adequate independent authority under current...
Procurement Reform: H.R. 1670, Federal Acquisition Reform Act of 1995
T-OGC-95-22: Published: May 25, 1995. Publicly Released: May 25, 1995.
GAO discussed H.R. 1670, the proposed Federal Acquisition Reform Act of 1995, focusing on its plans to improve the government's acquisition system. GAO noted that H.R. 1670 would: (1) replace the existing requirement that procuring agencies obtain full and open competition with a requirement for maximum practicable competition; (2) exempt all commercial items as defined by the Federal Acquisition...