[Comments on LSC Use of Appropriated Funds To Purchase Microcomputers]

B-223852: Sep 9, 1986

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In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) use of appropriated funds to purchase microcomputers, specifically whether correspondence between LSC and a vendor constituted a binding contract. GAO held that LSC: (1) was a nonprofit corporation authorized to enter into legally binding contracts with other parties; and (2) entered into a binding contract when it issued a purchase order for the microcomputers.