Request for Reconsideration of Determination Concerning Sequestration of Funds Under P.L. 99-177

B-221498.8: Feb 19, 1986

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GAO reconsidered whether two Department of Treasury accounts, from which payments are made to Puerto Rico, are subject to sequestration under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act. GAO found that: (1) expenditures from both accounts are made under permanent indefinite appropriations which are subject to sequestration unless they fall within specific exemptions, exceptions, or special rules of the act; and (2) the fact that the funds are intended for the benefit of Puerto Rico and are collected and held in trust by the United States is not a sufficient ground to consider the payments exempt from sequestration.

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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