FAA took limited actions to reduce its use of sole-source contracts and did not achieve a sustained reduction in its use of these contracts between fiscal years 2008 and 2014. The number of FAA’s new sole-source contracts fluctuated from year to year, and the Agency awarded a total of 624 sole-source contracts, with a total value of about $2.2 billion, during this period. Specifically, FAA did not report 81 sole-source contracts valued at $166 million during fiscal years 2012 through 2014.
OIG projects that the total estimated value of sole-source contracts that did not fully comply with key Acquisition Management System (AMS) pre-award requirements is $962 million, or 51 percent of the total. 25 of 34 sole-source contracts in OIG’s sample required a written procurement plan; yet, 18 of those contracts, valued at $61.6 million, lacked the required plan.
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