Improvements Needed for Awarding Service Contracts at Naval Special Warfare Command
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) ARLINGTON VA
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The objective of the audit was to determine whether Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, California, awarded service contracts and task orders in accordance with Federal and DoD guidelines. We conducted this audit in response to a request by the House Committee on Armed Services. We reviewed a nonstatistical sample of 35 contracts. Naval Special Warfare Command contracting personnel did not award 9 of 35 service contracts, valued at approximately 3.4 million between October 1, 2011, and June 30, 2014, in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Parts 6 and 7. Specifically, Naval Special Warfare Command contracting personnel awarded five contracts, valued at approximately 1.5 million, with restrictive statements of work, statements of objectives, or performance work statements because contracting personnel did not challenge, or fully understand the nature of the requirements in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 6 requirements for competition and four contracts, valued at approximately 1.9 million, as sole source based on urgent and compelling training for recurring training needs because technical and logistics personnel did not perform adequate acquisition planning in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Parts 6 and 7 requirements for competition and acquisition planning. As a result, Naval Special Warfare Command contracting personnel inappropriately limited competition, which may have favored certain contractors. In addition, Naval Special Warfare Command was at risk for price increases.
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