Procurement, Compliance with Subcontracting Requirements at GSA, Energy, and Navy: Report to the Chairman, Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives

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Page 8 - A description of the efforts the offeror will make to ensure that small business concerns and small disadvantaged business concerns will have an equitable opportunity to compete for subcontracts; (4) Assurances that the offeror will include the clause at 52.219-8. Utilization of Small Business Concerns and Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns...
Page 8 - ... contracting officer. Subcontracting plans are not required for contracts with small business concerns, for personal services, to be performed entirely outside the United States, and where the contracting officer certifies that no subcontracting opportunities exist. Each subcontracting plan must include separate percentage goals for using small and small disadvantaged businesses as subcontractors; the name of an individual employed by the...
Page 25 - Comments From the Department of Energy The following are GAO'S comments on the Department of Energy's letter dated June 22, 1995.
Page 8 - If the apparently successful offerer fails to negotiate a subcontracting plan acceptable to the contracting officer within the time limit prescribed by the contracting officer, the offerer will be ineligible for award. (2) In sealed...
Page 9 - Monitoring the contractor's performance of the subcontracting plan after the contract has been awarded is the responsibility of the contracting officer who is administering the contract. This individual may or may not be the same person responsible for the procurement. Section 211 of Public Law 95-507 specifies that failure to comply in good faith with the requirements of the subcontracting plan can be considered a material breach of contract. Objective, Scope, and Methodology As agreed with the...
Page 9 - Navy assurances that the offeror will require all subcontractors (except small businesses) that receive awards in excess of $500,000 ($ 1 million for construction subcontracts) to also prepare and implement a subcontracting plan; and a description of the types of records the offeror will maintain to demonstrate compliance with the requirements and goals in the plan. Public Law 95-507 also requires each federal agency with procurement authority to establish an Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business...
Page 9 - Navy assurances that the offerer will require all subcontractors (except small businesses) that receive awards in excess of $500,000 ($ 1 million for construction subcontracts) to also prepare and implement a subcontracting plan; and a description of the types of records the offerer will maintain to demonstrate compliance with the requirements and goals in the plan.
Page 25 - Similarly, to identify plans tha not lect all expected subcontracting opportunities would require an evaluation of individual subcontracting plans which was also not within the scope of our review. 4. Energy is correct that failure to achieve a subcontracting goal is not a basis by itself for termination for default. Failure to act in "good faith" would also have to be demonstrated.
Page 12 - Approximately half of the contracts and contract modifications we examined did not have subcontracting plans. In most instances, the reasons given for a procurement not having a plan were justified. While each agency had a number of unjustified reasons, the Navy had the most instances where procurements that should have had subcontracting plans did not.
Page 1 - November 10,1987, we briefed the Committee on the results of our review. Subsequently, the Committee requested that we summarize and formally transmit the information presented at the briefing. In this report we transmit that data supplemented by a brief discussion of the major points and comments from the three agencies on our findings. Section...

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