Hiring of Contractors to Furnish Horses for Government Employee Use

B-31352: Feb 22, 1943

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Due to the rubber shortage and rationing of gasoline, the Department of Agriculture was investigating alternative ways to allow employees of the Farm Security Administration to make periodic visits to the Administration's borrowers. The Secretary of Agriculture asked for GAO's opinion on whether the Farm Security Administration could contract with its employees for the furnishing of saddle horses for use at a stipulated price per day.

GAO determined that unless the employees were employed under an authorization to employ by contract or otherwise at such rates fixed by the Secretary of Agriculture, there was no authority to reimburse them on any other basis than for expenses actually incurred by them in furnishing such means of transportation as may be required in the performacne of their official duties.

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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