B-200967, NOV 19, 1980

B-200967: Nov 19, 1980

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DIGEST: PROTEST CONCERNING PROCUREMENT BY TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BECAUSE GAO IS PRECLUDED BY TVA ACT FROM DISALLOWING CREDIT FOR EXPENDITURES WHICH TVA BOARD HAS DETERMINED NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT PURPOSES OF TVA ACT. OUR OFFICE WILL CONSIDER PROTESTS INVOLVING PROCUREMENTS BY OR FOR AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHOSE ACCOUNTS ARE SUBJECT TO OUR SETTLEMENT POWERS. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

B-200967, NOV 19, 1980

DIGEST: PROTEST CONCERNING PROCUREMENT BY TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BECAUSE GAO IS PRECLUDED BY TVA ACT FROM DISALLOWING CREDIT FOR EXPENDITURES WHICH TVA BOARD HAS DETERMINED NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT PURPOSES OF TVA ACT.

INTERNATIONAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.:

INTERNATIONAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC. PROTESTS ALLEGEDLY RESTRICTIVE SPECIFICATIONS IN SOLICITATION NO. 52-826976 ISSUED BY THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY (TVA).

THIS OFFICE DOES NOT CONSIDER PROTESTS INVOLVING TVA PROCUREMENTS. PURSUANT TO 4 C.F.R. SEC. 20.1(A) (1980), OUR OFFICE WILL CONSIDER PROTESTS INVOLVING PROCUREMENTS BY OR FOR AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHOSE ACCOUNTS ARE SUBJECT TO OUR SETTLEMENT POWERS. HOWEVER, THE PROVISIONS OF 16 U.S.C. SEC. 831HB) (1976) PRECLUDE US FROM DISALLOWING CREDIT FOR ANY EXPENDITURE WHICH THE TVA BOARD DETERMINES NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE TVA ACT. BIRD MACHINE CO., INC., B-195872, SEPTEMBER 11, 1979, 79-2 CPD 188. CONSEQUENTLY, IT WOULD SERVE NO USEFUL PURPOSE FOR US TO CONSIDER SUCH PROTESTS.

THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.