The Resource Army Corps of Engineers : recent changes have reduced the use of continuing contracts, but management processes need to be improved : report to congressional committees

Army Corps of Engineers : recent changes have reduced the use of continuing contracts, but management processes need to be improved : report to congressional committees

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Army Corps of Engineers : recent changes have reduced the use of continuing contracts, but management processes need to be improved : report to congressional committees
Title
Army Corps of Engineers
Title remainder
recent changes have reduced the use of continuing contracts, but management processes need to be improved : report to congressional committees
Title variation
Recent changes have reduced the use of continuing contracts, but management processes need to be improved
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has had the authority to award multiyear contracts -- continuing contracts -- without having received appropriations to cover the full contract amount. In 2006, Congress limited the Corps' use of such contracts by prohibiting obligations made in advance of appropriations. In response, the Corps developed a new clause that stopped work once funding for a fiscal year was expended. GAO was mandated to examine (1) the accuracy of the Corps' fiscal years 2007 and 2008 quarterly reports to Congress about continuing contracts that included the new clause, (2) the extent to which the Corp' use of continuing contacts with the new clause may have affected its execution of the Civil Works program during this time, and (3) the extent to which the Corps followed legal procedures in implementing the new clause. To conduct this work, GAO reviewed Corps documents, such as its quarterly reports and bid protests, federal procurement laws, and interviewed officials. GAO recommends that the Corps (1) establish adequate internal controls to track continuing contracts and (2) suspend its use of the new clause until it has been published in the Federal Register. The agency disagreed with the latter recommendation because it anticipates publication within 60 days. GAO continues to believe the recommendation is appropriate because use of the clause would be in violation of the OFPP Act
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
maps
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
  • Defense contracts
  • Public contracts
Label
Army Corps of Engineers : recent changes have reduced the use of continuing contracts, but management processes need to be improved : report to congressional committees
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS114731
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (viewed on June 26, 2009)
  • "June 2009."
  • "GAO-09-552."
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
17614464
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 24 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 6/26/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09552.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Army Corps of Engineers : recent changes have reduced the use of continuing contracts, but management processes need to be improved : report to congressional committees
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS114731
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (viewed on June 26, 2009)
  • "June 2009."
  • "GAO-09-552."
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
17614464
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 24 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 6/26/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09552.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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