Refreshments for "Kid's Fishing Day"

B-302745: Jul 19, 2004

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The Department of Agriculture (USDA) requested a decision regarding the use of appropriated funds to purchase refreshments for nongovernment participants at Kid's Fishing Day. Specifically, USDA asked whether Kid's Fishing Day qualifies as a "cultural awareness program" and, if so, whether it may certify the use of Forest Service appropriations to provide hot dogs and lemonade to participants.

GAO found that Kid's Fishing Day does not meet the requirements to be a cultural awareness program. Further, GAO found that the Forest Service may not use the appropriated funds to provide lunch, because the appropriation limits the use of funds to a sampling of food from the featured culture, not an entire meal.

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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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