A Cooperative Audit of the Procurement System of the State of Oregon

PSAD-77-15: Published: Jan 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1977.

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Oregon's procurement policies and practices were reviewed, with an emphasis on procurements administered by the Oregon Department of General Services.

General Services has recognized its need for the following kinds of information essential to requirements determination and planning: historical usage and future requirements, inventories of unused equipment, and lease versus purchase alternatives. General Services is aware of the goals of contracting and contract administration and is striving to increase competition and reduce prices, provide better assurance that quality levels are attained, and assure that items are provided on a more timely basis.

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  1. Status: Closed

    Comments: Please call 202/512-6100 for additional information.

    Recommendation: General Services should: obtain better data for determining State agency requirements and for planning procurements; improve cooperative arrangements for purchasing for State and local governments and encourage cooperation among local procuring agencies; improve contracting methods and contract administration; and improve procurement by clarifying rules on delegation of purchasing authority.

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  2. Status: Closed

    Comments: Please call 202/512-6100 for additional information.

    Recommendation: General Services should: obtain better data for determining State agency requirements and for planning procurements; improve cooperative arrangements for purchasing for State and local governments and encourage cooperation among local procuring agencies; improve contracting methods and contract administration; and improve procurement by clarifying rules on delegation of purchasing authority.

    Agency Affected:

 

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