Approval for Payment of Travel for Private Persons

A-81080: Oct 27, 1936

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This decision involved an opinion pertaining to travel for non-government employees. When travel for the benefit of the Department is to be performed by a person who is not a Government employee, the bureau will need to obtain in advance the Secretary's approval of such travel. In exceptional cases persons not employed by the Federal Government may be reimbursed for actual transportation and subsistence expenses without regard to the limitations applicable to Federal employees. In such cases, however, the waiver of limitation as well as the travel involved must be approved in advance by the Secretary. GAO did not object to the proposed amendment, however, reference was made to Joint Resolution of February 2, 1935, 49 Stat. 19, and also Joint Resolution of June 17, 1935, 49 Stat. 387.

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

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