Procurement regulations (31 - 40 of 42 items)
The Subcontracting Practices of Large Department of Energy Contractors Need To Be Improved
EMD-82-35: Published: Apr 22, 1982. Publicly Released: May 6, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the subcontracting practices of major Department of Energy (DOE) contractors, particularly those operating national laboratories of other Government-owned, contractor-operated installations. DOE officials believe that strict adherence to Federal procurement regulations could be counterproductive and prevent the contractors from efficiently and effectively carrying out t...
Comments on Revisions to DAR 22-200 et seq.
B-205472: Published: Mar 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1982.
GAO was asked to comment on revisions to the Defense Acquisition Regulation (DAR) which covers contracts for personal services of individual experts or consultants. Comments were also requested on a new DAR which will implement an Office of Management and Budget Circular setting forth policy and procedures for the procurement of consulting services, studies and analyses, and professional and manag...
Use of Formal Advertising by Civilian Agencies
117380: Jan 25, 1982
GAO examined the procurement practices and procedures used by selected bureaus of the Department of the Interior. The purpose of the review was to determine the bureaus' efficiency and effectiveness in awarding formally advertised contracts and negotiated contracts. The following bureaus were selected for review: the Bureau of Reclamation, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Manageme...
Comments on Proposed Amendment to FPR
B-204088: Published: Oct 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1981.
GAO has no objection to a proposed amendment to the Federal Procurement Regulations that would revise the regulations pertaining to policies and procedures for applying the regulations and standards of the Cost Accounting Standards Board...
Review of Legality of Quick Reaction Work Order Master Contracts and Task Order Contracts
B-196489: Published: Feb 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1980.
GAO was requested to review the legality of two types of contracts, quick reaction work orders and task order contracts.While we conclude that the contracts are legal in theory, we believe DOE should modify its use of them in order to achieve a greater degree of competition as contemplated by the procurement statutes and regulations...
Comments on Public Law 95-507
111018: Dec 4, 1979
Questions have arisen concerning a delay in implementing an amendment to the Small Business Act. The amendment provides for small business concerns of disadvantaged owners to have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of Federal contracts. It requires many contracts to contain provisions for subcontracting plans which are designed to achieve the statutory aims. The questions co...
Proposed Amendment for Selection, Designation, and Termination of Designation of Contracting Officers
B-196605: Published: Nov 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1979.
Comments on a proposed amendment to the Federal Procurement Regulations are presented. GAO is in favor of this proposed amendment which requires agencies to establish procedures concerning the selection, designation, and termination of designation of contracting officers. It also requires that contracting officer selections and designations be made only by the head of an agency, the head of a proc...
Allegations concerning Contracting for Shipments of Personal Property of Military Personnel
LCD-78-225: Published: May 9, 1978. Publicly Released: May 9, 1978.
Allegations were made that the Government might be incurring excess costs because of contract administration weaknesses involved in contracts for the movement of military members' personal effects. Contrary to procurement regulations, services were included in bid solicitations which were either not required or were used infrequently. This practice provided a bidding advantage to the current contr...
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...
Allegations on the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals
HRD-78-47: Published: Feb 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1978.
Certain aspects of the financial arrangements for the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals were investigated to determine the degree to which the conference deviated from normal procedures used in arranging and conducting Federal or Department of Health, Education, and Welfare conferences and to ascertain whether certain parties had a financial or other advantage. The investigation in...