Relationship of the Anti-Deficiency Act, Army Regulation No. 37-21, and the Principle that Contracting Officers Have Only Delegated Authority

B-190519: Dec 22, 1977

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GAO responded to a request for an explanation of the relationship of the Anti-Deficiency Act, paragraphs 1-4 and 1-7 of the Army Regulation No. 37-21 (dated 26 May 1977), and the general principle that contracting officers have only delegated and not apparent authority.

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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