Accession Number:

ADA165720

Title:

Procurement. An Assessment of the Air Force's F-16 Aircraft Multiyear Contract.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Our objectives were to analyze the claimed benefitssavings to the government, and review the effects on the multiyear contract, if any, of foreign military sales and additional aircraft added by the Congress to the Department of Defenses fiscal year 1984 budget request. We reviewed the multiyear contract the contractors multiyear and annual price proposals, cost data, and procurement records and the Air Forces cost data and procurement records. We interviewed contractor and F-16 program officials as well as Defense officials who are knowledgeable about the F-16 multiyear contract. We also interviewed officials and reviewed documents prepared by officials at the Pricing Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Division, and Defense Contract Audit Agency, Fort Worth, Tex. To test the accuracy and reasonableness of the Air Forces savings estimate contained in its justification package, we traced the estimate to contractor proposal data and verified the Air Forces calculations which showed 246 million in savings. Once the Congress approved a multiyear contract, the Air Force requested and received only a multiyear proposal. In addition, the assumptions used to prepare this proposal differed for the contractors original proposal.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE