Procurement regulations (11 - 20 of 42 items)
[Comments on Two Interim Rules Revising FAR]
B-234485,B-234486: Published: Jun 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1989.
In response to a request, GAO commented on two interim rules that revise the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which would require: (1) testing the ability of small businesses in four industry groups to compete for contract awards on an unrestricted basis; and (2) bidders in certain procurements to certify that they would maintain a drug-free workplace. GAO had no objections to the interim rul...
[Comments on Proposed Amendments to F.A.R.]
B-230529.4,B-233708: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1989.
GAO commented on two General Services Administration (GSA) proposals to change Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions regarding: (1) use of individual sureties; and (2) taxpayer and contract information reporting requirements. GAO advised that: (1) GSA should wait until GAO finished a study about problems with use of individual sureties before adding possibly restrictive requirements for sureti...
[Comments on Proposed Changes to FAR]
B-217790.2,B-221716.2,B-233540: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
GAO commented on three proposals to change contract cost principles in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. GAO: (1) did not support the proposed revision of public relations and advertising cost principles, since the revision would not prevent the recovery of unallowable public relations and advertising costs under other cost principles; (2) supported the proposed revision of professional and cons...
[Comments on Proposed Amendments to FAR]
B-232203,B-232205,B-232206: Published: Oct 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1988.
GAO commented on proposed amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation that would: (1) change a present standard form to provide space for interested architect-engineering firms to enter consultant personnel information; (2) require contractors to give advance notice of minimum carload or truckload shipments and shipments of classified, sensitive or hazardous materials; and (3) change plant cl...
[Comments on Proposed FAR Amendment]
B-217933.2: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1988.
GAO commented on a proposed amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) which would: (1) correct the current late-bid rules concerning mailing date evidentiary standards; (2) provide separate late-bid rules for express mail and bids outside the United States and Canada; and (3) allow contracting officers to permit use of facsimile equipment for bid submissions, acknowledgements, modifica...
[Comments on Proposed FAR Amendment]
B-231905: Published: Aug 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1988.
GAO commented on a proposal to amend Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 4.703 to automatically: (1) extend the period of time contractors could retain certain accounting records generated under government contracts when the contractors failed to timely submit indirect cost-rate proposals; and (2) expand the records to include specified computer input data. GAO had no objection to the proposed am...
ADP Standards: Army Cancels Restrictive 3-Tier Architecture Standards
IMTEC-88-13: Published: May 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 3-tier architecture policy for processing and exchanging data among its various automated systems and its associated standards to: (1) determine whether they complied with the Brooks Act, the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, and federal regulations; (2) evaluate their potential long-term effects on automatic data processing (AD...
[Comments on Proposed FAR Amendment To Recoup Foreign Tax Credits Under FMS Contracts]
B-231158: Published: Jun 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1988.
GAO commented on a proposed amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation which would require contractors and subcontractors performing foreign military sales contracts in a foreign country to credit back to the United States the amount of any U.S. tax liability reduction they received in performance of the contracts. GAO had no objection to the proposed changes...
[Comments on Proposed FAR Amendments]
B-229516: Published: Jan 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1988.
GAO commented on an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement changes concerning: (1) price limitations for small business set-aside and 8(a) contracts; (2) the release of information regarding bidders under small business set-asides; (3) the use of industrial categories to ensure a fair proportion of small business contract awards; and (4) subcontracting limitations. GAO noted...
[Comments on Proposed Amendment to FAR Shipping Weight and Dimension Requirements]
B-229011: Published: Oct 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1987.
The General Services Administration requested comments on a proposed amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, which would: (1) require bidders to describe shipping characteristics in greater detail; (2) provide alternative methods for estimating transportation costs; and (3) revise the formula used to calculate contract price reductions when shipping costs exceed the costs used for evaluat...