Government Procurement and Contracting: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-first Congress, First Session, on H.R. 474, to Establish a Commission on Government Procurement, Part 9

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Page 2436 - Section 2304 is amended by adding a new subsection as follows: "(g) In all negotiated procurements in excess of $2,500 in which rates or prices are not fixed by law or regulation and in which time of delivery will permit proposals shall be solicited from the maximum number of qualified sources consistent with the nature and requirements of the supplies or services to be procured, and written or oral discussions shall be conducted with all responsible offerers who submit proposals within a competitive...
Page 2557 - This success at the budget table is a result of the continued commitment to quality of life by the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Page 2442 - ... most advantageous to the United States, price and other factors considered (10 US Code 2305(c)).
Page 2438 - ... law by Congress, it will proceed to implement the conclusions in its report. AE SOCIETIES' POSITION ON GAO'S CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Shortly after GAO commenced its Government-wide study of AE compensation limits, representatives of some of the architect-engineer professional societies met with officials and staff members of GAO to present their views. A joint brief setting forth the position of engineers was submitted to GAO in September 1966 by the American Society of Civil Engineers,...
Page 2589 - To date, the program has provided the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with the radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) used as the power source for 33 successful space missions.
Page 2424 - Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate on the Deployment of United States Forces in Grenada,
Page 2439 - In the case of formal advertising, it is required that invitations for bid (or pre-invitation notices) will be sent to a sufficient number of prospective bidders so as to obtain adequate competition. In the case of negotiated procurement, the ASPR requires that price quotations shall be solicited from the maximum number of qualified sources consistent with the nature of the procurement. As a general rule, solicitations are mailed to all the firms on our bidders
Page 2397 - The complexity of most military products is such that formal advertisement procedures simply cannot be made to work in the vast majority of cases ... It is the substance, rather than the form, of competition which should be of principal concern to the Congress and the public.17 A New Statutory Approach to Competition The problems with competition can be overcome by replacing the present requirement (either to use formal advertising or justify negotiation) with the business policies and practices...
Page 2578 - The Contractor shall not be reimbursed for, and shall not include as an item of overhead, the cost of insurance, or any provision for a reserve, covering the risk of loss of or damage to the Government Property, except to the extent that the Government may have required the Contractor to carry such insurance under any other provision of this contract.
Page 2591 - ... Central statistics on both eastern territory and the United States as a whole. Total dividends paid by the other five railroads do not exceed $8 million and, even if disallowed entirely, would not materially affect our conclusions as to revenue need and lawfulness of the authorized increases.

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