Interagency Contracting: Franchise Funds Provide Convenience, but Value to DOD is Not Demonstrated

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Defense (DOD) is the largest user of other federal agencies' contracting services. The availability of these contracting services has enabled DOD and other departments to save time by paying other agencies to award and administer contracts for goods and services on their behalf. DOD can access these contracting services a number of ways, such as ordering directly from interagency contracts for commonly needed items. DOD also can pay someone else to do the work. For example, DOD uses franchise funds, which are government-run, ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. July 29, 2005.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Defense (DOD) is the largest user of other federal agencies' contracting services. The availability of these contracting services has enabled DOD and other departments to save time by paying other agencies to award and administer contracts for goods and services on their behalf. DOD can access these contracting services a number of ways, such as ordering directly from interagency contracts for commonly needed items. DOD also can pay someone else to do the work. For example, DOD uses franchise funds, which are government-run, fee-for-service organizations that provide a portfolio of services, including contracting services. As part of a congressional mandate, GAO assessed whether franchise funds ensured fair and reasonable prices for goods and services, whether DOD analyzed purchasing alternatives, and whether DOD and franchise funds ensured value by defining contract outcomes and overseeing contractor performance."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Interagency Contracting: Franchise Funds Provide Convenience, but Value to DOD is Not Demonstrated, report, July 29, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc297281/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.