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Evaluation of Unit Cost Reports Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-82-36: Published: May 10, 1982. Publicly Released: May 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed 19 unit cost reports submitted to Congress by the Department of Defense (DOD) to determine the completeness, currentness, and accuracy of the data presented. GAO also inquired into problems which precluded the accurate and timely reporting of the data and suggested possible improvements.Overall, DOD has made a reasonably successful effort to comply with the requirements of Public Law...
Constituent's Allegation Concerning the Production of Artillery Barrels at the Watervliet Arsenal, NY
PLRD-82-48: Published: Feb 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the Nation's capability to produce artillery barrels in time of need. The review was made to determine the following: (1) whether the present saws create a bottleneck in the production process which limits the rotary forge output, and (2) the Army's rationale for using conventional rather than the latest automated hot abrasive cut-off machine.GAO found that the maximum ca...
Contractors' Use of Foreign Labor on Federal Contracts
PLRD-82-23: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
GAO responded to concerns about the Navy's use of small business contractors who allegedly employ foreign labor in the performance of Government contracts outside the United States.After reviewing pertinent laws, GAO concluded that none of the Navy procurements mentioned in constituent complaints violated these statutes. The Walsh-Healey Act is limited to supply contracts and would not prevent a c...
Allegations of an Inappropriate Army Sole-Source Award for Commercial Construction Equipment
PLRD-82-13: Published: Oct 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to buy commercial construction equipment on a sole-source basis. The proposed procurement is designed to replace outdated earth moving equipment because the present equipment, purchased between 1962 and 1969, had an expected life ranging from 8 to 10 years. Because of the age of this equipment, maintenance is hampered due to the...
Response to Request for Reconsideration of Decision
B-203257.2: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1981.
No summary is currently available...
Review of Requests for Reconsideration
B-194445: Published: Sep 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1981.
GAO was asked to review requests for reconsideration filed by the Navy and one of its contractors. The requesters sought correction of what they stated were factual and conceptual errors reflected in the previous GAO opinion. That decision dealt with the Navy's plans to order the overhaul of additional C-130 series aircraft from its contractor in connection with the Navy's C-130 Service Life Exten...
Protest Under IFB for Fire Protection Services
B-203159,B-204032: Published: Aug 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1981.
No summary is currently available...
President's First Special Message for FY 1981
OGC-81-1: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
The President's first special message for fiscal year 1981 pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 contained 22 deferral proposals affecting a total of $619.1 million in budget authority.The proposed deferrals were in accordance with existing authority, and the information provided was clearly and accurately stated with the following exceptions: the fact that the deferrals proposed for the...
Rejection of Low Bid for Failure To Provide Timely Bid Bond
B-198873: Published: Jun 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1980.
A firm protested it's rejection as a low bidder for failure to provide a timely bid bond. GAO found that the objection to the bond requirement should have been raised before bid opening, thus the bidder's objection was untimely. The protest was not considered for this reason...
Allegations of Army Retaliation Against Bristol Electronics, Inc., New Bedford, Massachusetts, as a Result of Earlier Committee Inquiries
PSAD-80-45: Published: Apr 29, 1980. Publicly Released: May 29, 1980.
The president of a firm alleged that his company was experiencing retaliation by the Army as a direct result of the firm's cooperation with, and testimony before, a congressional committee. The firm's president accused the Army of unfair treatment in several actions related to a contract for radio sets. Pursuant to a request from Congressman Jack Brooks, GAO conducted an extensive investigation in...