Use of Appropriated Funds for the Construction of Water Conservation and Utilization Projects

B-37747: Nov 19, 1943

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The War Food Administration asked GAO for its opinion on the Water Conservation and Utilization Act. Specifically, it asked whether appropriated funds may be used for the development of projects and the settlement thereof by farm families after the Department of the Interior has constructed the required facilities for the irrigation of lands.

GAO found that the term "improvements" as mentioned in the act seemed to mean work of the nature specifically mentioned in the act, namely, "clearing, leveling, and preparing for distribution of irrigation water." Thus, GAO concluded that there is no authority to use funds appropriated under the act for construction of the types of buildings needed for settlement as described by the War Food Administration.

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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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