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Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. I, No. 8
143269: May 1, 1990
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of May 1990. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement...
Executive Branch Identification of Discrimination in Foreign Government Procurement
T-NSIAD-90-35: Published: May 1, 1990. Publicly Released: May 1, 1990.
GAO discussed executive branch efforts to identify foreign countries that discriminated against U.S. firms in their government procurement practices. GAO noted that: (1) the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) was responsible for preparing an annual report regarding such practices, negotiating with countries to correct those practices, and imposing sanctions that would limit access to U.S. government...
[Comments on Proposed Revision to FAR]
B-238333: Published: Apr 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1990.
GAO commented on a General Services Administration proposal to change prohibited contract award provisions in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). GAO had no objection to exempting such special government employees as temporary advisors and consultants from the general prohibition against government employees receiving government contracts, but advised that FAR should make clear that such exe...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. I, No. 5
142331: Feb 1, 1990
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of February 1990. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian employees, military personnel, and procurement...
Commerce Business Daily: Classification of Procurement Notices
GGD-89-113BR: Published: Aug 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 2,413 procurement notice synopses in 4 editions of the Commerce Business Daily (CBD) to determine the extent to which contracting agencies misclassified the synopses into the wrong categories of supplies and services.GAO found that contracting officials: (1) misclassified 137 of the 2,413 procurement notices, including 106 of 963 service and 31 of...
DOD Acquisition Reform Efforts
T-NSIAD-89-23: Published: May 11, 1989. Publicly Released: May 11, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition reforms, focusing on the DOD report on its actions to: (1) analyze existing procurement laws and regulations; (2) streamline its acquisition organization; (3) reduce excessive and duplicative audits; (4) develop an integrated financing plan; and (5) make greater use of commercial products. GAO found that: (1) although DOD listed 20 laws t...
Digests of Unpublished Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. V, No. 7
139234: Apr 1, 1989
GAO published its monthly digest of unpublished decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of April 1989. These decisions involved appropriations, military personnel, and procurement, and other related issues...
Procurement: Partial Set-Asides for Domestic Bulk Fuel by Defense Fuel Supply Center
NSIAD-89-112: Published: Mar 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Fuel Supply Center's (DFSC) domestic bulk-fuel procurement to determine its compliance with Small Business Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) set-aside programs.GAO found that: (1) DFSC received formal approval to deviate from the standard FAR partial set-aside procedures in 1960; (2) under the special procedures, DFSC req...
Acquisition Reform: Three Guiding Principles
140061: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No,. 7, Fall, 1989, discusses three major principles for improving the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition system and eliminating such recurring problems as cost overruns, schedule slippages, performance shortfalls, fraud, waste, and abuse. To implement lasting, effective acquisition system improvements, DOD must: (1) place first-rate personne...
Air Force Contracting: Allegations Concerning Procurement of a Centrifuge Trainer
NSIAD-89-50: Published: Dec 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a firm's allegations concerning the Air Force's reprocurement of a centrifuge trainer to determine: (1) whether the awardee's sale to the Air Force of the trainer originally manufactured for the government of Turkey and financed with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program credits was consistent with the FMS program; (2) whether the Air Force assis...