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CONTRACTS - PROTESTS - AUTHORITY TO CONSIDER - ACTIVITIES NOT INVOLVING FEDERAL PROCUREMENT DIGEST: PROCUREMENT BY PRIVATE FIRM USING FUNDS BORROWED FROM THE FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION IS NOT A FEDERAL PROCUREMENT AND. PROTEST OF THAT PROCUREMENT IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY GAO. THIS IS NOT A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT. IS AWARDING THIS CONTRACT ITSELF AND MERELY IS RELYING ON A LOAN FROM THE FARMER HOME ADMINISTRATION TO FUND ITS PROJECT AND. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

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B-222880, APR 24, 1986, 86-1 CPD 404

CONTRACTS - PROTESTS - AUTHORITY TO CONSIDER - ACTIVITIES NOT INVOLVING FEDERAL PROCUREMENT DIGEST: PROCUREMENT BY PRIVATE FIRM USING FUNDS BORROWED FROM THE FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION IS NOT A FEDERAL PROCUREMENT AND, THEREFORE, PROTEST OF THAT PROCUREMENT IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY GAO.

R.W. COLE CONSTRUCTION, INC.:

R.W. COLE CONSTRUCTION, INC., PROTESTS THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF WATERWORKS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO S&E CONTRACTORS, INC., BY HUDSON WATER WORKS, INC. (HUDSON).

THIS IS NOT A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT. RATHER, THE RECORD INDICATES THAT HUDSON, APPARENTLY A PRIVATE FIRM, IS AWARDING THIS CONTRACT ITSELF AND MERELY IS RELYING ON A LOAN FROM THE FARMER HOME ADMINISTRATION TO FUND ITS PROJECT AND, IN PARTICULAR, THIS CONTRACT. DO NOT REVIEW PROTESTS SUCH AS THIS, AS THEY DO NOT INVOLVE PROCUREMENTS BY OR FOR AN AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. GAO BID PROTEST REGULATIONS, 4 C.F.R. SEC. 21.1(A) (1985); SYNDNOR HYDRODYNAMICS, INC., B-215487, JUNE 27, 1984, 84-1 CPD PARA. 684.

THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

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