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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) procurement of laser printer equipment to determine whether OCC reasonably weighted technical considerations over cost; and (2) determined whether OCC was subject to the Property and Administrative Services Act and the Competition in Contracting Act.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 1. The Comptroller of the Currency should direct his procurement staff to specifically cite the applicability of procurement statutes in any future Requests for Proposals they issue.
Closed - Not Implemented
OCC believes that implementing this recommendation would be incorrect and misleading to the public.

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