Use of Appropriated Funds to Purchase Land Involving a Large Number of Separate Vendors

A-59458: Jan 15, 1935

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The decision of the Comptroller General is requested by the Department of Agriculture as to whether duly executed and signed options together with copies of the Department's acceptance thereof will constitute an obligation of the appropriations cited within their statutory period of availability. The accepted option seems to be a binding agreement under which conveyance could presumably be enforced by legal process upon a recalcitrant grantor.

While in law contracts resulting from acceptance of options are not looked upon with favor, under the circumstances in the instant matter such contracts when clearly established as entered during the period of availability of the appropriation for obligating, will be considered by this office, in the absence of other obligations, as obligations under the appropriations involved.

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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