Building Alteration Costs Subject to Monetary Limitations

B-151369: Nov 15, 1963

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The Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, substantially altered a building owned and maintained by the agency, to provide an additional laboratory for research purposes. The agency did not consider the alterations are subject to the monetary limitations imposed by Congress in the agency's appropriations acts.

The agency's action in altering this structure for the purpose of constructing a laboratory without specific authority was unlawful. Inasmuch as the estimated completion date for the laboratory was June 1963, it is assumed that the alteration and construction have been completed and the new laboratory is an accomplished fact. Therefore, aside from reporting the matter to the Congress, no other action is considered necessary at this time.

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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