Bureau of Indian Affairs' Contract for Management and Operations of Indian Trust Funds

T-OGC-90-2: Oct 26, 1989

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) contract award for management and operation of its Indian trust funds, focusing on whether BIA: (1) conducted the procurement under automatic data processing (ADP) acquisition rules; and (2) had the authority to contract when public funds disbursement was legally the government's responsibilty. GAO noted that BIA: (1) failed to designate the services as ADP and did not obtain a delegation of procurement authority prior to award; (2) had the authority to award a management contract to a third party, assuming that the contractor's role was merely administrative; and (3) concluded that the trust funds were designated for specific individuals or private entities, as such, were not public funds.

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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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