Reliance on the private sector to meet the government's needs for supplies, services, and construction: hearing before the Subcommittee on Federal Expenditures, Research, and Rules of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, second session, May 19, 1982

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Page 93 - It is the general policy of the administration that the Federal Government will not start or carry on any commercial-industrial activity to provide a service or product for its own use if such product or service can be procured from private enterprise through ordinary business channels.1 3.
Page 168 - ... system, the Government should not compete with its citizens. The private enterprise system, characterized by individual freedom and initiative, is the primary source of national economic strength. In recognition of this principle, it has been and continues to be the general policy of the Government to rely on competitive private enterprise to supply the products and services it needs.
Page 126 - The theory of our governments, State and national, is opposed to the deposit of unlimited power anywhere. The executive, the legislative, and the judicial branches of these governments are all of limited and defined powers.
Page 156 - States. 1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives 2 of the United States of America in...
Page 48 - The Congress should: — Endorse a national policy of reliance on private enterprise for the Government's needed goods and services to the maximum extent feasible, insofar as doing so is consistent with the national interest, within the framework of procurement at reasonable prices. — Require executive agencies to report on their progress in supporting that national policy. — Direct reviews of existing legislation relative to the Government make-or-buy decision to identify and eliminate potential...
Page 129 - Recommend specific measures for creating an environment in which all businesses will have the opportunity to compete effectively and expand to their full potential...
Page 127 - ... the future of communications in this country, nor have we treated it as a modern day Rosetta stone capable of unravelling the complex problems facing this society. We have simply concluded that cable has much to offer, and it should be given an opportunity to prove its worth to the American people in the marketplace of goods and services and in the marketplace of ideas.
Page 30 - ... price discrimination, including fewer peak-related tariffs; relate price discrimination less closely to the demand and supply conditions applicable to each group of users; favor business relative to residential users...
Page 41 - The Government Can Be More Productive In Collecting Its Debts By Following Commercial Practices.
Page 169 - September 1978 report (FSAD-78-118) discussed the overall effectiveness of executive agencies' policies and programs for acquiring commercial or industrial products and services for Government use. We found that — the A-76 policy was not perceived as a national policy with full executive and legislative branch approval and support; — over the years, policy pronouncements and applications were controversial and unsettled; — executive departments and agencies...

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