Opinion on Whether the Federal Oil Conservation Board May Reimburse the Traveling Expenses of Volunteer Scientific Advisors

A-41751: Apr 15, 1932

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The Federal Oil Conservation Board requested GAO's opinion as to whether it may pay the actual expenses incurred by oil technologists and scientists in traveling to and from Washington.

A request in a proper case by the head of a department or establishment of the Government for private individuals to come to Washington on public business entitles such individuals to reimbursement of actual traveling expenses when so stated in the request, provided there is an appropriation available for it.

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.

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