The Regal Press, Inc., of Norwood, Massachusetts, appeals the final decision of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) denying the appellant's claim for $289,259.55, plus prejudgment interest, incurred by Regal when it was required to reproduce letters on behalf of the White House and Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Specifically, Regal alleges that the contracting officer provided an oral authorization to proceed with producing the materials, and then the government subsequently made changes to the text of the letter, thus requiring Regal to reproduce the materials that were printed in accordance with the original text specifications. GPO denies liability, arguing that the government never provided a binding oral authorization to proceed and, therefore, Regal's production of the letters according to the original text specifications was unauthorized.
We sustain the appeal in part.