Government procurement (81 - 90 of 219 items)
Air Force ADP: Evaluations Needed to Substantiate Modernization Program Benefits
IMTEC-89-29: Published: May 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) Logistics Management System (LMS) Modernization Program, focusing on cost savings and system evaluations.GAO analyzed 1988 Air Force evaluations of the LMS program and found that AFLC: (1) could adequately support only $1.9 billion of the $12.2 billion in cost savings it originally expected in 1984; and (2)...
Army Procurement: Fort Benjamin Harrison's Commercial Activity Study Should Be Redone or Updated
NSIAD-89-90: Published: Feb 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the ongoing commercial activity study for base support operations at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, focusing on whether the: (1) study complies with applicable procedures and regulations; and (2) base has gathered sufficient data to permit converting the planned cost-plus-award-fee contract to a fixed-price contract if it determines that action...
Contract Pricing: Contractors Should Provide Historical Vendor Prices to DOD
NSIAD-89-68: Published: Feb 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) policies for estimating material costs for fixed-price noncompetitive contracts valued at $10 million or more, to determine whether the contractors provided accurate and reliable material estimates.GAO found that: (1) contractors often estimated material purchases of less than $1 million based on vendor quotatio...
Navy Procurement: Option for EA-6B Aircraft Parts Should Be Reexamined
NSIAD-89-88: Published: Jan 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1989.
GAO examined the Navy's procurement of universal exciters, a jamming pod component for its EA-6B aircraft.GAO found that the Navy: (1) initially ordered 503 universal exciters with an option to procure about 70 additional units at a cost of $471,000 each, totalling about $33 million; (2) planned to exercise the option before it expired on January 31, 1989; and (3) established an inventory objectiv...
Army Construction: Some Vehicle Wash Facility Designs Can Be Modified to Save Money
NSIAD-89-16: Published: Oct 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Corps of Engineers gave adequate guidance to planners in designing centralized vehicle wash facilities (CVWF) that met the needs of Army installations at the lowest possible cost.GAO found that: (1) the Corps inadequately assisted planners in deciding which CVWF features to choose; (2) development of definitive design guidance based...
Army Disposal: Construction Equipment Prematurely Disposed of in Europe
NSIAD-88-77: Published: Sep 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's replacement of its construction vehicles in Europe, to determine why it disposed of certain vehicles.GAO found that: (1) the Army disposed of old construction vehicles without determining whether it would be cost-effective to retain them; (2) the Army did not provide any evidence to support its contentions that the vehicles were outmo...
Contract Pricing: Overpricing of Joint Cruise Missiles Automatic Test Equipment
NSIAD-89-9: Published: Oct 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1988.
GAO reviewed a Navy contract for automatic test equipment to determine whether the contractor complied with the Truth in Negotiations Act by providing accurate, complete, and current cost data.GAO found that the contractor overstated the contract price by $1,239,361 because: (1) the subcontractor did not provide it with the most current pricing information for materials; and (2) it did not use the...
Army Procurement: Procurement of a Newly Designed Steam Cleaner Is Premature
NSIAD-89-1: Published: Oct 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's plan to purchase new, military-designed, standard steam cleaners for military vehicles and heavy equipment to determine whether the: (1) Army needed the equipment; (2) cleaners' capabilities exceeded the Army's needs; and (3) Army sufficiently tested the equipment.GAO found that the: (1) Army failed to adequately justify its purchase...
Air Force Contracting: Protecting Liquid Oxygen/Nitrogen Plants From Contamination
NSIAD-88-206: Published: Aug 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's procurement of portable liquid oxygen and nitrogen generating plants to determine its compliance with Department of Defense (DOD) policy regarding protection against nuclear, biological, and chemical attack.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) complied with DOD policy by evaluating the plants' needs for nuclear, biological, and chemica...
Strategic Air Command: KC-135A Crash and the Need for SAC Air Show Regulations
NSIAD-88-172: Published: Jul 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the crash of a Strategic Air Command (SAC) KC-135A aircraft while it was practicing for an air show to determine: (1) the rationale for the SAC Air Show Program; (2) how well SAC developed and managed the program; and (3) the thoroughness of the Air Force's investigation of the crash.GAO found that: (1) SAC officials believed that the flight cre...