B-217385, JAN 2, 1985, 85-1 CPD 12

B-217385: Jan 2, 1985

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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE - JURISDICTION - CONTRACTS - NONAPPROPRIATED FUND ACTIVITIES DIGEST: A PROTEST OF THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY GAO BECAUSE GAO DOES NOT HAVE ACCOUNT SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY (THE BASIS OF GAO BID PROTEST JURISDICTION) OVER THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD. OUR BID PROTEST JURISDICTION IS BASED ON OUR AUTHORITY TO ADJUST AND SETTLE ACCOUNTS AND TO CERTIFY BALANCES IN THE ACCOUNTS OF ACCOUNTABLE OFFICERS UNDER 31 U.S.C. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

B-217385, JAN 2, 1985, 85-1 CPD 12

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE - JURISDICTION - CONTRACTS - NONAPPROPRIATED FUND ACTIVITIES DIGEST: A PROTEST OF THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY GAO BECAUSE GAO DOES NOT HAVE ACCOUNT SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY (THE BASIS OF GAO BID PROTEST JURISDICTION) OVER THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD.

MAJOR COMPUTER INCORPORATED:

MAJOR COMPUTER INCORPORATED (MCI) PROTESTS THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO AMDAHL CORPORATION BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD.

OUR BID PROTEST JURISDICTION IS BASED ON OUR AUTHORITY TO ADJUST AND SETTLE ACCOUNTS AND TO CERTIFY BALANCES IN THE ACCOUNTS OF ACCOUNTABLE OFFICERS UNDER 31 U.S.C. SEC. 3526 (1982). OUR ACCOUNT SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY, HOWEVER, DOES NOT EXTEND TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD. JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC., B-186634, JAN. 13, 1977, 77-1 CPD PARA. 826.

THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.