Agencies Should Set Presolicitation Time Frames: GAO

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Four civilian agencies are not using the acquisition planning process efficiently, and should establish time frames for presolicitation activities to develop a stronger foundation for future contracts, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development faced challenges defining their needs in the acquisition planning phase that resulted in delays in awarding contracts; frequently did not fully use the cost-estimating process to inform acquisition...
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