Planning Procedures for Computer Resources in the Department of the Interior

FGMSD-77-68: Published: Aug 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1977.

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A survey of planning procedures for computer resources in the Department of the Interior showed that the National Park Service had not complied with the plans and decisions of the central automatic data processing policy officer of the Department.

The National Park Service continues to use a vendor as the major source of its computer services under extensions of a sole-source contract first awarded in September 1972. The Department has estimated that $30,000 to $40,000 a month could be saved through a competitive procurement of these services.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed

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    Recommendation: The Park Service should use any departmental computer centers with existing excess capacity for most of its current workload and execute a fully competitive procurement for its remaining requirements through the General Services Administration's multiple award schedule contract under the Teleprocessing Services Program. If a dedicated facility contract does have significant benefits for the Park Service, the proper studies and plans should be prepared. The Secretary of the Interior should direct the Park Service to proceed on this course of action and present a schedule for its timely implementation.

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