Federal Supply Service Self-service Stores Can be Improved: General Services Administration

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 - Government purchasing - 46 pages

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Page 21 - The regulations also authorize agencies to purchase direct frvru commercial sources (1) in emergency situations, (2) when the item is perishable in nature, or (3) when GSA determines that such procurement will produce the greatest economy to Government. Question 2. At present, are there any regulations that require that the procuring agency purchase recycled goods if available, and within the price range of the goods made from virgin materials? Answer. To our knowledge there are no regulations that...
Page 21 - ... regulations also provide that agencies obtain goods and services from GSA, when available, rather than from other sources, especially when the GSA item will serve the desired functional end use. If agencies determine that GSA items will not serve their functional end use, the regulations require the agencies to request waivers from GSA to purchase from non-Government sources. Personal preference and subjective evaluations...
Page 26 - GSA stores can lead to impulse buying of items nonessential to Government needs or procurement of items for personal use.
Page 14 - GSA stores is inadequate to provide management with necessary information to judge the effectiveness of store operations.
Page 13 - During fiscal year 1972. l5 audits were made, while only 5 audits were made during fiscal year l974.

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