White House:

Follow-Up on Acquisition of Automated Resume Processing

GGD-94-127: Published: Aug 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1994.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the White House's acquisition of an automated resume processing system, focusing on whether it followed applicable procurement regulations.

GAO found that the White House: (1) adequately documented and justified its decision to lease the system on a sole-source basis due to its urgent and compelling need; (2) omitted certain items from the requirements analysis and failed to obtain certified cost or pricing data from the supplier; (3) did not adequately document that the price for the system was fair and reasonable; and (4) competition advocate did not review the justification for the sole-source award.

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