Claim for Remission of Liquidated Damages Assessed Under Government Contracts

B-185005: Feb 13, 1976

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A contractor requested remission of liquidated damages assessed against it by the Government under four contracts. The request for equitable remission was denied since the agency recommended against remission and the Comptroller General may not remit liquidated damages in the absence of a favorable recommendation from the agency. Where the liquidated damage provision in the contract was otherwise valid, the fact that the Government did not suffer actual damages as a result of the default did not preclude the assessment of liquidated damages against the defaulting purchaser. The record did not support the contractor's claim that the Government erred in placing the claimant on the cleared bidders list and, in any event, the validity of the contract would not be affected by such an error since the clearance requirement was solely for the protection of the Government.

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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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