B-199022, JUN 19, 1980

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DIGEST: PROCUREMENT BY KODIAK ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION USING FUNDS BORROWED FROM RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION IS NEITHER FEDERAL PROCUREMENT NOR PROCUREMENT INVOLVING FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS AND. WILL NOT BE REVIEWED BY GAO. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE PROCUREMENT IS FUNDED BY A LOAN FROM THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION (REA). THAT THE LOAN IS REPAYABLE TO REA. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

B-199022, JUN 19, 1980

DIGEST: PROCUREMENT BY KODIAK ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION USING FUNDS BORROWED FROM RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION IS NEITHER FEDERAL PROCUREMENT NOR PROCUREMENT INVOLVING FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS AND, THEREFORE, WILL NOT BE REVIEWED BY GAO.

NEAL & COMPANY, INC.:

NEAL & COMPANY, INC. PROTESTS THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT BY THE KODIAK (ALASKA) ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION TO KENAI INDUSTRIAL MECHANICAL COMPANY IN CONNECTION WITH A RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE PROCUREMENT IS FUNDED BY A LOAN FROM THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION (REA), AND THAT THE LOAN IS REPAYABLE TO REA. WE DO NOT REVIEW SUCH PROCUREMENTS SINCE WE VIEW THEM AS BEING NEITHER PROCUREMENTS BY OR FOR AN AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOR PROCUREMENTS BY A FEDERAL GRANTEE. SEE DONOVAN CONSTRUCTION CO., B-191721, MAY 12, 1978, 78-1 CPD 371, AND CASES CITED THEREIN.

THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.