Accession Number : ADA332601

Title :   Department of Energy: Subcontracting Practices.

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

PDF Url : ADA332601

Report Date : 24 NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : In certain instances federal and DOE procurement regulations place limits on subcontracting between a DOE contractor and its corporate affiliates. The nature of DOE's controls over these transactions between corporate affiliates depends on the type of contract that exists between DOE and the prime contractor. If DOE has a cost-reimbursement contract with the prime contractor under which the contractor generally is paid for all costs incurred, the regulations generally (1) require that DOE have approval authority over transactions between corporate affiliates and (2) prohibit amounts for profit that can be charged on such transactions if the contractor and subcontractor have the same corporate affiliation. However, if DOE has a fixed-price contract with the prime contractor under which the contractor is paid a fixed amount regardless of the contractor's costs for doing the work, the regulations do not call for imposing such controls on subcontracts. Controls are not applied under fixed-price contracts because, unlike under cost-reimbursement arrangements, the overall costs to the government are not affected. In the case of the Pit 9 project, even though the prime contract was a cost- reimbursement contract, DOE allowed the subcontractor to include an amount for profit DOE did so because at the time the Pit 9 subcontractor was initially selected, the management and operating contract for the Idaho Falls site was held by EG&G Idaho, a company that was not a corporate of Lockheed Martin Advanced Environmental Systems.

Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, *REGULATIONS, *ENERGY MANAGEMENT, DECISION MAKING, CONTRACTS, CONTRACTORS, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE