Withholding of Appropriated Moneys for Contract Payments Under Bid Protests

A-60589: Jul 12, 1935

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The Secretary of the Treasury requested GAO's opinion regarding whether appropriated moneys for making payments for a contract awarded to the D-A Lubricant Company should be withheld based on a bid rejection protest from Dalco Lubricants, Inc.

GAO determined that there was no requirement for the Treasury to withhold the use of appropriated moneys for making otherwise proper payments.