B-199713.OM, APR 24, 1981

B-199713.OM: Apr 24, 1981

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WE HAVE NO FURTHER COMMENTS.

B-199713.OM, APR 24, 1981

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL

WILLIAM J. MARAIST, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT:

BY LETTER OF JANUARY 26, 1981, YOU REQUESTED OUR COMMENTS ON A DRAFT SEGMENT OF THE FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION COVERING SUBPART 42.13, CONTRACTOR ACQUISITION OF AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (ADPE).

WE BELIEVE THE INVENTORY AND UTILIZATION ANALYSIS REQUIREMENTS FOR EXISTING INSTALLED ADPE CONTAINED IN PARAGRAPH 42.1304(1) SHOULD BE LIMITED TO MAJOR HIGH-COST COMPUTER COMPONENTS SUCH AS CENTRAL PROCESSING AND DISK UNITS.

WE HAVE NO FURTHER COMMENTS.

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GAO BELIEVES THAT INVENTORY AND UTILIZATION ANALYSIS OF EXISTING INSTALLED AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT REQUIRED BY 42.1304(1) OF FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION SHOULD BE LIMITED TO MAJOR HIGH-COST COMPUTER COMPONENTS SUCH AS CENTRAL PROCESSING AND DISK UNITS.