DOE Contracting: Better Performance Measures and Management Needed to Address Delays in Awarding Contracts

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Energy (DOE), the largest civilian contracting agency in the federal government, spends over 90 percent of its annual budget on contracts to operate its facilities and carry out its diverse missions. Federal law and regulations outline the steps DOE must follow in planning and carrying out the contract award process and emphasize the importance of awarding contracts in a timely manner. Several of DOE's recent contracts have taken much longer than anticipated to award. GAO was asked to determine (1) the extent to ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. June 30, 2006.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Energy (DOE), the largest civilian contracting agency in the federal government, spends over 90 percent of its annual budget on contracts to operate its facilities and carry out its diverse missions. Federal law and regulations outline the steps DOE must follow in planning and carrying out the contract award process and emphasize the importance of awarding contracts in a timely manner. Several of DOE's recent contracts have taken much longer than anticipated to award. GAO was asked to determine (1) the extent to which DOE has experienced delays in awarding contracts and factors contributing to delays, (2) the impacts of any such delays, and (3) the extent to which DOE has taken steps to address the delays."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. DOE Contracting: Better Performance Measures and Management Needed to Address Delays in Awarding Contracts, report, June 30, 2006; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc299176/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.