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USING FUNDS BORROWED FROM RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION IS NEITHER FEDERAL PROCUREMENT NOR PROCUREMENT INVOLVING FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS AND. WILL NOT BE REVIEWED BY GAO. THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION (REA) HAS ADVISED OUR OFFICE THAT THE FUNDS INVOLVED ARE EXCLUSIVELY THOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION. OUR OFFICE WILL NOT CONSIDER THE PROTEST OR THE REQUEST FOR BID PREPARATION COSTS.

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B-188784, APRIL 21, 1977

PROCUREMENT BY COLORADO-UTE ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC., USING FUNDS BORROWED FROM RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION IS NEITHER FEDERAL PROCUREMENT NOR PROCUREMENT INVOLVING FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS AND, THEREFORE, WILL NOT BE REVIEWED BY GAO.

NEW ENGLAND INSULATION CO.:

NEW ENGLAND INSULATION CO. PROTESTS THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT BY THE COLARADO-UTE ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC. (ASSOCIATION), FOR THE INSULATION OF THE ASSOCIATION'S ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANT. THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION (REA) HAS ADVISED OUR OFFICE THAT THE FUNDS INVOLVED ARE EXCLUSIVELY THOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION, OBTAINED THROUGH A LOAN FROM REA, AND REPAYABLE TO REA.

SINCE THE PROTESTED AWARD INVOLVES NEITHER A PROCUREMENT BY OR FOR AN AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, NOR A PROCUREMENT BY A FEDERAL GRANTEE, OUR OFFICE WILL NOT CONSIDER THE PROTEST OR THE REQUEST FOR BID PREPARATION COSTS. ALLIS CHALMERS CORPORATION, B-188514, APRIL 5, 1977; CENTRAL CONSTRUCTION, INC., B-187699, FEBRUARY 23, 1977, 77-1 CPD 130.

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