Application of Army Regulations to Army and Air Force Exchange System Procurement Policy

B-199922: Dec 17, 1980

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This document discusses whether a marketing company can offer a free case of Augsburger beer to the Army and Air Force Exchange System, Dallas, Texas (AAFES) for the purpose of having AAFES conduct a blind taste test, with a jury of their own selection, against any other brands in the market, without this being construed as an "unethical gratuity and an attempt to buy influence."

Since AAFES is a non-appropriated fund instrumentality, the requirements of the Armed Services Procurement Act (10 U.S.C. 2301 et. seq. (1976)) and the implementing provisions of the Defense Acquisition Regulation are not applicable to its procurements However, the general policies governing the operation of AAFEs are set for tin the Army Regulation. Futhermore, both Army users and Air Force users, under certain confitions, may issue local supplements to the general policies for AAFES. We cannot express any opinion on whether any local regulations which may have been issued would cover the situation you describe.

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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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