Subcontractor's Request for Relief for Unexpected Rise in Costs
B-185136: Apr 2, 1976
- Full Report:
The protester requested reimbursement of unanticipated expenses incurred as a subcontractor under a government contract. The subcontractor's prices were restricted by the government's imposition of wage and price controls, and it was not entitled to relief from the government for the unexpected expenses since the government is not liable for its sovereign acts. In addition, the government was not a party to the protester's contract with the prime contractor and had no jurisdiction to resolve issues between the prime contractor and the subcontractor. GAO is also not authorized to grant extraordinary contractual relief to facilitate national defense and does not review actions by other government agencies in that regard.