Recommendations Database

Jump To:

As of January 31, 2023, there are 4842 open recommendations that still need to be addressed. 473 of these are priority recommendations, those that we believe warrant priority attention. Learn more about our priority designation on our Recommendations page.

Search for open recommendations by agency, topic, subject, or keyword/phrase below, or view all open recommendations by agency.

Skip to main search results
Clear All Filters
1 - 3 of 3 Recommendations, including 0 Priority Recommendations
Want to download a list of recommendations that includes agency with subgroups?

Spare Parts Contracts: Collecting Additional Information Could Help DOD Address Delays in Obtaining Cost or Pricing Data

Show
1 Open Recommendations
Agency Recommendation Status
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment should direct the Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, to identify options for collecting additional information on the extent and nature of delays that contracting officers experience in obtaining cost or pricing data for sole-source spare parts contracts. (Recommendation 1)
Open

DOD concurred with the recommendation. DOD established a working group of subject matter experts that discussed options for collecting information on the extent and nature of delays in obtaining cost or pricing data for sole source spare parts contracts. DOD estimates that the working group will complete the effort by March 2023.

Procurement Technical Assistance Program: Opportunities Exist for DOD to Enhance Training and Collaboration

Show
2 Open Recommendations
Agency Recommendation Status
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment should reach an agreement with the Association of PTACs to provide DLA with the aggregate results of proficiency tests administered to measure the effectiveness of PTAC counselor training. (Recommendation 2)
Open

After our report, DLA reached out to the Association of PTACs (APTAC) and determined that APTAC could not provide aggregate test results to DLA because the testing system was developed to intentionally limit test results to the tested employee and their supervisor. According to DLA officials, the agency does not plan to make any changes to APTAC's system because DLA would have to fund the changes, which would be cost prohibitive. Although DLA cannot easily obtain aggregate test results from APTAC, using other means to measure the effectiveness of PTAC counselor training would meet the intent

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment should work with SBA to formalize a collaborative agreement for PTACs and SBDCs in relation to providing client services on government contracting. (Recommendation 3)
Open

As of March 2021, DLA was waiting for the Associate Administrator for SBDCs position at SBA to be filled. Once filled, DLA officials said the agencies planned to reconvene their working group and DLA would continue efforts to formalize a collaborative agreement.

Have a Question about a Recommendation?

For questions about a specific recommendation, contact the person or office listed with the recommendation. For general information about recommendations, contact GAO's Audit Policy and Quality Assurance office at (202) 512-6100 or apqa@gao.gov.