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Office of the Director of
Office of the Executive Secretary
Office of the General Counsel 0. S. Hiestand, General Counsel' C. Normand Poirier, Deputy General
James E. Carpenter
Patricia W. Berger Lawrence Falick
Tracy L. Evans Lester Fettig
Roger K. Fredericks Thomas R. Freeman
Lee Savage Norman V. Gomes
Michael P. Sullivan Robert B. Hall
Sarah M. Thomas
Nancy L. Weaver
Raymond F. Wormwood
Robert F. Allnutt
Part A-General Procurement Considerations
Part B-Acquisition of Research and Development
Part D—Acquisition of Commercial Products
Part G–Legal and Administrative Remedies
Government Property and Catastrophic Accidents
Volume 3 consists of three parts:
Part D-Acquisition of Commercial
Products • Part E-Acquisition of Construction
and Architect-Engineer Services • Part F-Federal Grant-Type Assistance
Programs. Part D covers the Government's buying of commercial products and services, which represented a major portion of the nearly $57.5 billion expended on Federal procurement during fiscal 1972. This part discusses the need for considering total economic cost in furnishing commercial items to the user. Specific coverage of particular types of procurement (for example, automatic data processing equipment, food, and services from regulated industries) are also included in this part.
Part E analyzes the procurement of construction and architect-engineer services. The
construction portion considers suggestions that could shorten the time period to get a building constructed and the impact of labor laws. The architect-engineer (A-E) portion covers the selection of A-Es, a subject on which Congress recently took action in the passage of Public Law 92–582.
Part F is a report on grant-type assistance programs. The use of grants has increased dramatically in the last ten years. This part proposes that the processing of grants could be greatly improved if a classification of the types of actions were established that would provide a more precise definition of the relationships between the Federal Government and the grantee than is now available.
While each Commissioner does not necessarily agree with every aspect of this report, the Commission as a whole is in agreement with the general thrust of the discussion and recommendations, except where noted.