[Request for Decision on Entitlement to Reimbursement]

B-213741: Jul 23, 1984

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The Department of Agriculture (USDA) requested a decision regarding claims submitted by two USDA employees for similar real estate expenses. The first employee was transferred, assumed a mortgage, and was charged a loan assumption fee amounting to about 1.5 percent of the balance of the loan. The second employee was transferred, assumed a mortgage, and was charged a service fee amounting to about 1 percent of the balance of the loan. GAO held that, since the fees were similar to loan origination fees and appeared to be intended to offset administrative expenses incurred by the lending institutions, the fees were allowable. Accordingly, the claims were allowed.

Nov 22, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

  • A-P-T Research, Inc.
    We deny the protest in part and dismiss the protest in part.
    B-414825,B-414825.2

Nov 20, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

  • HBI-GF, JV
    We deny the protest.
    B-415036
  • Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest because it raises a matter of contract administration over which we do not exercise jurisdiction.
    B-414410.4

Nov 15, 2017

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