Allegations concerning Contracting for Shipments of Personal Property of Military Personnel

LCD-78-225: Published: May 9, 1978. Publicly Released: May 9, 1978.

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Allegations were made that the Government might be incurring excess costs because of contract administration weaknesses involved in contracts for the movement of military members' personal effects. Contrary to procurement regulations, services were included in bid solicitations which were either not required or were used infrequently. This practice provided a bidding advantage to the current contractor since he was aware of the services actually required and did not guarantee the lowest cost to the Government. Such services will be excluded from subsequent solicitations, and unforeseen requirements will be satisfied by using appropriate small purchase procurement procedures.

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