Request by Military Members for Reimbursement of Certain Expenses Incurred as a Result of a Snowstorm

B-194499: Oct 31, 1979

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A Defense Intelligence Agency official requested an advance decision regarding the propriety of reimbursing two service members for expenses incurred as a result of a snowstorm. After being relieved from duty during a major snowstorm, the service members decided to rest at a motel close to their work location so that they could return to work later if relief personnel could not get there. They were, in fact, needed later in the day and returned to duty. They later sought reimbursement for their meals, lodging and incidentals. In certain unusual circumstances, service members have been awarded travel per diem expenses even though they did not leave their permanent duty station. In this case, however, it was held that no one in authority had directed the service members to remain near their work site, nor was the expense in question determined to be necessarily incurred in the performance of government business. In the absence of such authority, there was no basis on which to reimburse the individuals in question.

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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