The Resource Contract management : minimal compliance with new safeguards for time-and-materials contracts for commercial services and safeguards have not been applied to GSA Schedules Program : report to congressional committees, (electronic resource)

Contract management : minimal compliance with new safeguards for time-and-materials contracts for commercial services and safeguards have not been applied to GSA Schedules Program : report to congressional committees, (electronic resource)

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Contract management : minimal compliance with new safeguards for time-and-materials contracts for commercial services and safeguards have not been applied to GSA Schedules Program : report to congressional committees
Title
Contract management
Title remainder
minimal compliance with new safeguards for time-and-materials contracts for commercial services and safeguards have not been applied to GSA Schedules Program : report to congressional committees
Title variation
  • Contract management
  • Minimal compliance with new safeguards for time-and-materials contracts for commercial services and safeguards have not been applied to GSA Schedules Program
  • T&M contracts for commercial services
Title variation remainder
minimal compliance with new safeguards for time and materials contracts for commercial services and safeguards have not been applied to General Services Administration Schedules Program
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Federal agencies have used time-and-materials (T&M) contracts to purchase billions of dollars in services. These contracts are risky because the government bears the risk of cost overruns. Effective February 2007, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) was revised, pursuant to a statutory change, to allow T&M contracts to be used to acquire commercial services under FAR Part 12, which uses a streamlined procurement process. Certain safeguards were included in FAR Part 12, including a requirement that contracting officers prepare a detailed determination and findings (D&F) that no other contract type is suitable. Based on a mandate to review the use of T&M contracts for commercial services, we assessed (1) agencies' reported use of such contracts and what they acquired, (2) the degree to which agencies complied with the new safeguards, and (3) the applicability of the safeguards to General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contracts. GAO reviewed contracts and orders at DOD and civilian agencies and spoke with contracting officials. GAO recommends that OFPP take steps to clarify the FAR regarding labor-hour contracts and to explicitly apply the Part 12 safeguards to the GSA schedules program, and that it provide guidance to contracting officials on the Part 12 D&F. In oral comments, OFPP agreed with our recommendations. The other six agencies in our review also concurred or had no comment
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Public contracts
  • Government purchasing
  • Letting of contracts
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Contract management : minimal compliance with new safeguards for time-and-materials contracts for commercial services and safeguards have not been applied to GSA Schedules Program : report to congressional committees, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed June 28, 2009)
  • "June 2009."
  • "GAO-09-579."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
417575362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 41 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)20092281
Label
Contract management : minimal compliance with new safeguards for time-and-materials contracts for commercial services and safeguards have not been applied to GSA Schedules Program : report to congressional committees, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed June 28, 2009)
  • "June 2009."
  • "GAO-09-579."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
417575362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 41 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)20092281

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