General Services Administration: Actions Needed to Stop Buying Supplies from Poor-performing Vendors : Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on General Services, Federalism, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

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Page 35 - The Honorable Charles A. Bowsher Comptroller General of the United States General Accounting Office Washington, DC 20548 Dear Mr. Bowsher...
Page 20 - The major contributors to this report are listed in appendix HI. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact me on (202) 275-8676.
Page 40 - In addition to these current documents, the Procurement Handbook, chapter 19 on Certificate of Competency and chapter 9 on Contractor Qualifications, both of which address evaluation of contractors, are being revised.
Page 38 - Form 353) to formally address vendor past performance, make general improvements to the form, and provide enhanced instructions to PCO's, ACO's, and QAS' in completing and utilizing the report.
Page 37 - Administration -2perfonnance on a single form. Information on complaints, Quality Deficiency Notices, Notice of Inspection (GSA Forms 308), and laboratory rejections, as well as delivery performance to original due dates, will be included in an easy-to-use format.
Page 3 - In addition, its telecommunication and computer services and real estate activities involve huge sums of money and extensive interaction with the private sector.
Page 37 - Offices communicating that while contract coverage, fill rate, and other indicators are important, the award of quality contracts must be our primary consideration.
Page 1 - This report responds to your request that we examine the General Services Administration's (GSA) governmentwide purchases of common-use supplies and equipment to meet federal agencies
Page 19 - GSA concurred with all our recommendations and provided updated information on various initiatives it has planned or under way to implement them.
Page 6 - Although we did not validate the accuracy and reliability of the data GSA provided because of time constraints and resource limitations, we made adjustments to the data where we found errors.

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