Authority to Accept Cash Donations or Contributions on Behalf of the United States

A-86115: Jul 15, 1937

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The Secretary of the Treasury forwarded to GAO for countersignature two warrants proposing to deposit the sum of $60 to a receipt account, and appropriating said amount to a trust find account.

GAO found that the funds had been contributed by the sponsor of a project of the Works Progress Administration for prosecution in the State of Louisiana to supplement public funds made available for that purpose by federal law. Further, GAO found that there is no provision in the law authorizing the acceptance, on behalf of the United States, of cash donations or contributions for covering into the Treasury. Accordingly, GAO found that the countersigning of the two warrants was unauthorized.

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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