Government procurement (81 - 90 of 151 items)
Tank Recovery Vehicle: Status of Program Acquisition and Full-Scale Engineering Development
NSIAD-89-156: Published: Jun 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's acquisition procedures for the procurement of a tank recovery vehicle, focusing on the: (1) selection criteria; (2) selected vehicle's compliance with the Army's established requirements for a recovery vehicle; (3) extent to which the Army's requirements met its mission needs; (4) vehicle testing procedures; and (5) the number and cost o...
Air Force Logistics: Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
NSIAD-89-111: Published: Jun 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the San Antonio Air Logistics Center's purchase of C-5 crash damage repair kits.GAO found that the: (1) Air Force used data from three C-5A accidents to determine crash damage kit requirements, but those data were insufficient to accurately project the number, timing, and severity of future accidents; (2) Air Force did not make an economic analysis...
Supply Security: Air Force Controls Need to Be Strengthened
NSIAD-89-34: Published: Jan 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Clark Air Base supply squadron's controls over materials during the receiving process.GAO found that, although the squadron processed most material receipts as required, it often did not: (1) verify and timely report certain shipping discrepancies; (2) identify and report overdue material shipments; or (3) take basic physical security precau...
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...
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...
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...