Protests Against the Construction of a Building on the Site of the Blue Ridge Job Corps Center in Marion, Virginia

B-130515(3): May 8, 1969

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The opinion of the Comptroller General is requested on the issue of protests against the construction of a building on the site of the Blue Ridge Job Corps Center in Marion, Virginia. The property of which the building will be built is being leased by the Brunswick Corporation, which has a contract with the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) to train Job Corps participants in medical and health services. It appears that the question being posed is whether the Brunswick Corporation can legally construct the proposed building under the terms of its contract with OEO.

In light of all the facts and circumstances, and particularly since OEO has the authority to repair, alter or improve buildings and space leased by it, without regard to any other provision of law, it is our view that in the instance case construction of the building in question need not be considered in contravention of the rule against the expenditure or appropriated funds for permanent improvements to private property.

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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