The Resource Defense Contracting: Improved Insight and Controls Needed over DOD's Time-and-Materials Contracts

Defense Contracting: Improved Insight and Controls Needed over DOD's Time-and-Materials Contracts

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Defense Contracting: Improved Insight and Controls Needed over DOD's Time-and-Materials Contracts
Title
Defense Contracting: Improved Insight and Controls Needed over DOD's Time-and-Materials Contracts
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Under time-and-materials contracts, payments to contractors are made based on the number of labor hours billed at hourly rates and, if applicable, other direct costs. Because of the risk they pose to the government, their use is supposed to be limited to cases where no other contract type is suitable. GAO was asked to identify trends in the Department of Defense's (DoD) obligations under time-and-materials contracts; analyze what DoD is buying under these contracts; assess why DoD is using them and whether actions are being taken to ensure that they are used only when no other contract type is suitable; evaluate DoD's monitoring of contractor performance; and determine the differences between the labor rates prime contractors bill DoD and the rates in their subcontracts. GAO reviewed 82 time-and-materials contracts, agreements, and orders and examined prime contract and subcontract labor rates on 12 additional contracts or agreements. GAO is recommending that DoD require more diligence in justifying the use of certain types of time-and-materials contracts, analyze the use of time-and-materials on indefinite-quantity contracts to ensure that it does not become the default contract type, and require monitoring plans to reflect the risks inherent in this contract type. In written comments on a draft of this report, DoD concurred with the recommendations
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DTICE
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schinasi, Katherine V
  • Mackin, Michele
  • Schwenn, Ron
  • Ahearn, Marie
  • Alexander, Nicholas
  • Boudreau, Elaine
  • Chin, Lily J
  • Haurilesko, Paula J
  • Adamson, Victor
  • Keeler, Matt
  • Kennon, Julia
  • Peterson, Patrick
  • GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Department of defense
  • Management planning and control
  • Contracts
  • Auditing
  • Monitoring
  • Costs
  • Risk
  • Payment
  • Contracted services
  • Military procurement
  • Contractors
  • Agreements
  • Labor
  • Rates
  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
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Defense Contracting: Improved Insight and Controls Needed over DOD's Time-and-Materials Contracts
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Publication
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Report to the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
56 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227952889
  • (OCoLC)ocn227952889
Label
Defense Contracting: Improved Insight and Controls Needed over DOD's Time-and-Materials Contracts
Publication
Note
Report to the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
56 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227952889
  • (OCoLC)ocn227952889

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