B-197534, FEB 13, 1980

B-197534: Feb 13, 1980

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DIGEST: PROCUREMENT CONDUCTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO DOES NOT INVOLVE USE OF FUNDS SUBJECT TO GAO ACCOUNT SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY AND PROTEST OF SUCH PROCUREMENT THEREFORE IS DISMISSED. WE CONSIDER PROTESTS INVOLVING AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT "WHOSE ACCOUNTS ARE SUBJECT TO SETTLEMENT" BY THIS OFFICE. THE ACCOUNTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO ARE NOT SUBJECT TO OUR SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY. SINCE ONLY PUERTO RICAN FUNDS ARE INVOLVED IN THIS PROCUREMENT.

B-197534, FEB 13, 1980

DIGEST: PROCUREMENT CONDUCTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO DOES NOT INVOLVE USE OF FUNDS SUBJECT TO GAO ACCOUNT SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY AND PROTEST OF SUCH PROCUREMENT THEREFORE IS DISMISSED.

FILEX STEEL PRODUCTS CO., INC.:

FILEX STEEL PRODUCTS CO., INC. PROTESTS THE REJECTION OF ITS BID SAMPLES BY THE GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO FOR THE SUPPLY OF OFFICE FURNITURE.

UNDER SEC. 20.1(A) OF OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES, 4 C.F.R. PART 20 (1979), WE CONSIDER PROTESTS INVOLVING AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT "WHOSE ACCOUNTS ARE SUBJECT TO SETTLEMENT" BY THIS OFFICE. WANG LABORATORIES, INC., B-195015, JUNE 25, 1979, 79-1 CPD 454. THE ACCOUNTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO ARE NOT SUBJECT TO OUR SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY. B-179310, OCTOBER 10, 1973. SINCE ONLY PUERTO RICAN FUNDS ARE INVOLVED IN THIS PROCUREMENT, WE MUST DECLINE TO CONSIDER THE MATTER.