ERIC Number: ED284437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Bilingual Education. Research and Evaluation Contracts. Report to the Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Results of a review of 34 contracts relating to bilingual education awarded by the Department of Education's Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs and the Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation are presented. The review analyzed awards made from 1982 to 1985 and focused on: the extent of and justification for contracts and modifications awarded on a noncompetitive basis; use of task order contracts for bilingual research; extent of and justification for contracts awarded to Small Business Administration firms; contracts awarded during fiscal years 1982-85 and procurement processes; representation on contract proposal review panels and subsequent scoring of contract proposals; role of the Bilingual Research Planning Committee before its termination; modification of terms of a contract request for proposals to operate Multifunctional Resource Centers after its issuance; appropriated funds for bilingual education; and the status of bid protests related to contracts awarded in 1986 for the Multifunctional Resource Centers and the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education. With the exception of one contract, no significant deficiencies were found in the Department of Education's awarding and modifying of contracts. (CB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Contracts, Education Service Centers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Language Research, Research and Development Centers, Resource Allocation
U.S. General Accounting Office, Post Office Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first five copies are free; additional copies are $2.00 each, with a 25% discount on orders for 100 or more copies).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.