The Impact of Legislation on the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative Contract

B-247119: Mar 2, 1992

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The General Counsel of the Department of Defense asked for GAO's views concerning the impact of recently enacted legislation on the Department's CHAMPUS Reform Initiative (CRI) contract, which the Department intended to extend 6 months beyond the end of its last option while it prepared a competitive procurement and awarded a new contract. An appropriations restriction contained in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1992 requiring the extension of the CRI contract another 7 months beyond the expiration of the current extension, was in direct conflict with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993, which required award of the CRI contract through standard procurement procedures.

GAO found that the two statutes were irreconcilable and the Department should consider the most recent law, the Authorization Act, as controlling. Accordingly, GAO held that the Department could proceed with its competition for the CRI contract.

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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