Government's Action To Set Off

B-195006: Sep 22, 1980

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A Navy member filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy in which he listed the Government as a creditor. Prior to the date the petition was filed, the United States was indebted to the member for accrued leave rations. Before the petition was filed, the Government deducted the amount owed for leave rations from an outstanding debt the member owed the Government. The issue is whether the United States is indebted to the Navy member for leave rations which accrued prior to the date the member filed the petition. The filing of a voluntary petition in bankruptcy did not affect the Government's setoff of the amount due the member for leave rations. The accrual of the entitlement to the leave rations, the debt they were set off against, and the setoff action all took place before the petition was filed. The setoff effectively constituted payment of the amount due the member by reducing his debt. Accordingly, payment may not be made on the member's claim.

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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