Christening Ceremonies at a Navy Yard for the Launching of Vessels Built There

A-74436: May 19, 1936

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The Secretary of the Navy requested an opinion as to whether certain appropriated funds could be used to pay the nominal expenses of christening ceremonies for four ships being built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The Navy had traditionally allotted a small sum for these customary ceremonies. GAO found that the expenses of the christening ceremonies are in the nature of entertainment expenses and no legal objection is perceived to this allotment of an amount for such purposes under the appropriation allotted for ceremonies at a Navy Yard incident to the launching of vessels built there.

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

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    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.
  • Yang Enterprises, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest.

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