DOE, including NNSA, is the largest federal civilian contracting agency, spending about 90 percent of its appropriations on contracts with companies, universities, and others for federal research and development, engineering, and production. DOE headquarters and local offices oversee contractors’ activities, including their management of subcontracts.
GAO was asked to review contracting at DOE, including the use of subcontractors.GAO is making six recommendations, including that DOE develop procedures that require local offices to monitor contractors to ensure timely completion of required subcontract audits, and require local DOE officials to independently review subcontractor ownership information to identify potential conflicts of interest. Read the full report here.
Source: Department of Energy Contracting: Actions Needed to Strengthen Subcontract Oversight – March 12, 2019. GAO.Tags: Dept of Energy XTRA