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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...
Query Concerning FAA Contract and Small Business Procurement Practices
B-205961.3: Published: Aug 3, 1982. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
The Role of the U.S. Tea Examiner Office in Procurement of Tea by the Department of Defense
NSIAD-84-126: Published: Jun 22, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the functions of the U.S. Tea Examiner's Office, focusing on: (1) the practices used to test teas obtained under Department of Defense (DOD) contracts; and (2) allegations that the Office discriminates against small businesses.GAO found that the procedures used to test teas procured for DOD have been in effect for more than 30 years and are underta...
Unpublished Decisions: Procurement Law (Transportation Included), Vol. XXVII, No. 3
125307: Jun 1, 1984
GAO published its quarterly digest of unpublished decisions of the Comptroller General for the period April through June 1984. The decisions involved procurement law and transportation...
Unpublished Decisions: Procurement Law (Transportation Included), Vol. XXVII
125200: Mar 1, 1984
GAO published its quarterly digest of unpublished decisions of the Comptroller General for the period of January through March 1984. These decisions involved procurement law and transportation...
Allegations Made by Contractors Concerning Activities of Employees of Defense Contract Administration Services
B-184112: Published: Jan 13, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
Three allegations made by contractors concerning the activities of certain employees of the New York Region of the Defense Contract Administration Services were reviewed: (1) service employees were misstating and omitting facts in official reports; (2) service employees were harassing contractors who had publicly stated their views concerning Services operations; and (3) a Service employee instruc...
Bid Solicitation Procedures Followed by the Defense Personnel Support Center, Defense Supply Agency, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Procuring Food Items
B-172188: Published: Feb 22, 1972. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Assessment of the General Services Administration's Use of Commercial Item Descriptions
PLRD-83-43: Published: Mar 3, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed General Services Administration (GSA) efforts to use commercial item descriptions (CID) to procure supplies and equipment. CID are brief, simple descriptions of commercial or commercial-type products and are used in lieu of detailed specifications.GAO found that CID procurements showed a small decrease in the price of products and a slight incre...
Applicability of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 to the Onsite Production of Liquid Nitrogen at an Oak Ridge Plant
PLRD-83-16: Published: Dec 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1982.
GAO was asked whether Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 or other regulatory policy applies to the way the Department of Energy obtains liquid nitrogen at a gaseous diffusion plant.The plant, which is a Government-owned, contractor-operated uranium enrichment complex has been producing nitrogen onsite since 1959. In 1975, the nitrogen facility was deemed inadequate and, after stud...