Accession Number : ADA292059

Title :   Energy Management: DOE has an Opportunity to Improve its University of California Contracts.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA292059

Report Date : DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Nonstandard clauses in DOE's contracts with the University of California provide DOE with less authority to direct changes in the laboratories' procurement and propefty management systems by, among other things, requiring the laboratories to make only those changes with which they agree.2 This situation has provided the Livermore Laboratory with a basis for delaying implementation of DOE recommendations to eliminate procurement deficiencies identified by DOE and GAO, such as a require- ment that sole-source justifications be approved by an independent administrative official. Contract terms have also prevented DOE from requiring the Livermore Laboratory to have a property management system that is consistent with DOE property management regulations. The Livermore Laboratory's property management system did not have adequate internal controls to ensure that government property in the laboratory's custody was safeguarded against theft, unauthorized use, or loss.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACTS, *ENERGY MANAGEMENT, CONTROL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MANAGEMENT, CONTRACTORS, COSTS, INTERNAL, DEFICIENCIES, PROCUREMENT, LABORATORIES, REGULATIONS, AUDITING, THEFT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE