Policy Set Forth in Federal Procurement Regulations Concerning the Ratification of Unauthorized Contracts

B-193539: Dec 27, 1978

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Uniform procedures for handling implied contracts by contracting officials within a civilian agency or military department should be included in the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Proper documentation of the ratification of implied contracts will minimize possible abuse of this procedure. Authority to handle implied contracts will result in a decrease in the number of claims submitted to GAO by agencies for final determination. Review of such claims causes delays in payments to contractors. To insure proper use of the authority, administrative settlement should be taken only in those cases where such action is clearly justified.

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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