Procurement (11 - 20 of 24 items)
Achieving Greater Economies in Data Processing in Federal Government
115926: Jun 10, 1981
The economics that can be achieved in automatic data processing (ADP) management were addressed. The Government has become increasingly dependent upon the use of computer technology. It is estimated that the Government will operate more than 18,000 computers in 1981; the cost of their installation, operation, and maintenance is estimated to be in excess of $15 billion annually. Because computer sy...
Use of Computers by Firms Providing Architect-Engineer Services to Federal Agencies
LCD-81-2: Published: Oct 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1980.
GAO examined the problems experienced by firms using computer aids on Federal design projects. As part of the planning effort for this review, GAO made a survey of 800 firms providing architectural and engineering services to Federal agencies to obtain sufficient data to use in planning the scope and depth of the review and to identify firms which experienced problems relating to computer use on F...
Procurement of ADP Equipment and Services by Veterans Administration
112407: May 29, 1980
GA0 reported on certain contracts and purchase orders related to the Veterans Administration's (VA) procurement of automatic data processing (ADP) equipment and services, using end-of-year funds, specifically VA medical ADP activities. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reviewed these contracts and purchase orders and alleged irregularities relating to some of these procurements. They direc...
Review of Selected Computer System Procurements
FGMSD-80-34: Published: Feb 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1980.
GAO was asked to study how conversion costs affect the procurement of new computer systems. Of particular concern was whether including conversion costs in computer procurements would result in selecting the system that would cost the Government the least over the life of the system. Conversion costs, a significant factor in computer replacement procurements, may run into millions of dollars when...
Review of HEW Guidelines for Acquiring Automatic Data Processing Systems Under the Social Security Act
HRD-79-126: Published: Oct 2, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1979.
GAO was requested to review requirements governing federally funded automatic data processing (ADP) systems acquisitions with regard to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) requirements on States procuring and using computers to administer programs under the Social Security Act. Nine ADP procurements in five States were reviewed with respect to the procurement methods used.GAO fo...
BPA Management of ADP Systems Development Activities
B-115369: Published: May 30, 1978. Publicly Released: May 30, 1978.
GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) management of automatic data processing (ADP) systems development activities. BPA has serious weaknesses in its ADP systems management, which GAO believes warrant immediate action. Because the ADP management plan lacks meaningful information about individual systems, is inaccurate, is not authoritative, and is not considered mandatory, the pla...
DOE Compliance With Brooks Act
B-115369: Published: Feb 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1978.
GAO inititated a review of recent acquisitions of automatic data processing (ADP) equipment by the predecessor agencies of the Department of Energy (DOE) or their contractors to determine their compliance with the Brooks Act and the General Services Administration (GSA) implementing regulations. The GSA position appears to be that only service contractors are subject to GSA authority under the Bro...
USDA Proposal for Handling Conversions in ADPE Procurements
092139: Mar 25, 1977
With modifications, GAO generally concurred with the Department of Agriculture's suggested approach to handling conversions in the procurement of automatic data processing (ADP) equipment. GAO also agreed with the proposed approach to be used in the pending procurements for two computer centers, and it will monitor the application of the approach in the two procurements for possible applicability...
FEA Procurement of Automatic Data Processing Services
B-178205.52: Published: Apr 16, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1976.
GAO has expressed concern to the General Services Administration (GSA) that the spirit of the Brooks Act could be violated by automatic data processing (ADP) equipment acquisitions under facilities management services contractors. GSA review and delegation of procurement authority procedures and justification provisions had not been applied to ADP services procurements. GSA has reinterpreted its r...
Delegation of GSA Procurement Authority for Automatic Data Processing Equipment Acquisitions
B-115369: Published: Apr 14, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1976.
The Department of Justice requested an opinion as to whether the Brooks Act permits delegations of procurement authority by the General Services Administration (GSA) for automatic data processing (ADP) equipment acquisitions if it is determined to be in the interest of economy and efficiency of operations or essential to national defense or security. GAO believes that the Act allows GSA to delegat...