Reauthorization of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Practices and Open Government of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, March 2 and 9, 1979

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Page 58 - When private performance is feasible and no overriding factors require in-house performance, the taxpayer deserves and expects the most economical performance and, therefore, rigorous comparison of contract costs versus in-house costs should be used when appropriate to decide how the work will be done.
Page 163 - A bidder who fails or refuses to complete or submit such goals shall not be deemed a responsive bidder and may not be awarded the contract or subcontract, but such goals need be submitted only for those trades to be used in the performance of the federally involved contract.
Page 57 - Rely on the private sector. The Government's business is not to be in business. Where private sources are available, they should be looked to first to provide the commercial or industrial goods and services needed by the Government to act on the public's behalf. (2) Retain certain governmental functions in-house. Certain functions are inherently governmental in nature, being so intimately related to the public interest as to mandate performance by Federal employees.
Page 125 - Chairman, this concludes my prepared statement. We will be happy to respond to any questions you may have.
Page 55 - ... establishing criteria and procedures for an effective and timely method of soliciting the viewpoints of interested parties in the development of procurement policies, regulations, procedures, and forms...
Page 203 - ... out the needed justification for its plans to consolidate and close important flight service stations. Mr. HARRIS. Mr. Chairman, our colleague from Arkansas, Mr. Trimble, has a statement in behalf of the people at Fayetteville, Ark. He is in executive session with the Rules Committee at this time. I would like to ask that his statement be included in the record. Fayetteville is one of the stations affected by this proposal. It is in the foothills of the Ozarks, a mountainous area. They are terribly...
Page 163 - The President may prescribe such policies and directives, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as he shall deem necessary to effectuate the provisions of this Act, which policies and directives shall govern the Administrator and executive agencies in carrying out their respective functions hereunder.
Page 98 - To establish minimum wage and maximum hours standards for employees engaged in commerce or the production of goods for commerce To prohibit use of appropriated funds for the construction of any Navy vessel in foreign shipyards To restrict use of appropriated funds to purchase, lease, rent, or otherwise acquire...
Page 391 - I would like to thank you for providing us with the opportunity to share with you some of our experiences and views concerning the grave national problem of unemployed youth.
Page 94 - ... 12). While we recognize the potential significance to small businesses of issues relating to the US patent system and federal patent policy we exclude recommendations for policy changes in this area because it is under active review by the Domestic Policy Review on...

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