Accession Number : ADA182894

Title :   Contracting: Air Force Procurement of Prototype Fuels Dispensing System.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA182894

Report Date : 12 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A GAO review of Air Force documents and discussions with Air Force officials associated with the contract indicates that the term off-the-shelf does not mean that a commerically available system was to be provided to the Air Force. The solicitation for the contract contemplated that the contractor would do more than just tie together (integrate) the off-the-shelf items since it stated the successful contractor would be responsible for any required research, development, and testing. The Air Force and the contractor contributed to performance schedule slippage. GAO's review of the contract modifications and discussions with Air Force officials indicates that the contractor's research and development activities and its problems in obtaining system components from vendors accounted for most of the delays. On July 29, 1985, the Air Force issued a solicition to 15 potential sources to design, fabricate, furnish, test, and install a functional automated data collection and fuels dispensing prototype system with associated software and related data.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, *DISPENSERS, *FUEL SYSTEMS, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, CONTRACTORS, AUTOMATION, DATA ACQUISITION, SCHEDULING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MODIFICATION, DISPENSERS, PROTOTYPES, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, AWARDS, CONTRACT PROPOSALS, SPECIFICATIONS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE