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Protest of USDA Failure to Exercise Contract Option, B-259974, U.S. GAO, January 23, 1995.

Protest of USDA Failure to Exercise Contract Option, B-259974, U.S. GAO, January 23, 1995.

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United States Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General Washington, D.C. DATE: Ma memoranda in July and January , calling for improvements in past performance the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) is a stickler when it comes to the timing of bid protests. One misstep – even if that misstep causes you to miss a deadline by only seconds – and you could find yourself out on the proverbial curb. GAO has a saying when it .

This advisory, Revision A, supersedes Advis dated January 15th, , and updates the guidance concerning procedures for contract closeout for all contracting activities in support of the proper deobligation of unliquidated obligations (ULOs) following the end of contract performance or contract . USDA Contracting Activities Report USDA Planning & Coordination Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah •SAC Contracts (NRI/WRP) •Resource Contracts •APFO IT Purchases Fiscal Year USDA Contracting Activities Report. $27,, $37,, $33,, $38,, $19,, $24,, • Largest single civilian mapping program in U.S.

Successful Strategies in Defense Contract Bid Protests – by Edward J. Kinberg 31 The bid protest system is a formal tool the United States federal government has developed that allows contractors to challenge a contract award. Bid protest procedures have come about because the governmentFile Size: KB.   “GAO has not ever examined the specific legal provision at issue in the USDA OIG’s report,” Chuck Young told Government Executive. “We have, however, spoken about the impact of INS : Erich Wagner.


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Protest of USDA Failure to Exercise Contract Option, B-259974, U.S. GAO, January 23, 1995 Download PDF EPUB FB2

A firm protested the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) failure to exercise an option to extend its contract, contending that USDA improperly based its decision on alleged deficiencies in its current contract performance.

GAO held that: (1) the protester had no legal right to compel USDA to exercise the contract option; and (2) it would not review the USDA decision not to renew the contract. File: B Date: Janu DECISION Western Catering, Inc.

protests the determination of the Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, not to renew contract No. B We dismiss the protest because a contractor has no legal right to compel the exercise of a contract option.

A firm protested the failure of the General Services Administration to exercise a contract renewal option, contending that it was unfair for an agency not to renew a contract when the contractor's performance has been satisfactory.

GAO held that the matter was one of contract administration, which is outside the scope of GAO authority under its bid protest function. U.S. GAO A firm protested the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) failure to exercise an option on its contract, contending that DLA should have referred it to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a responsibility determination.

GAO held that it would not review the protest, since DLA was not required to exercise the contract option or refer the matter to SBA.

The protester objected to the agency's determination not to exercise the options under existing contracts based on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) termination of their eligibility under the 8(a) program. The failure of the agency to exercise contract options was a matter of contract administration for resolution by the procuring agency, not by GAO.

GAO Bid Protests: An Overview of Time Frames and Procedures Congressional Research Service 1 id protests—or written objections to certain actions, described below,1 taken by federal agencies when acquiring supplies or services for their direct use or benefit— are of.

Expired Procurement Advisories. As of Febru all Procurement Advisories are expired as detailed in the chart below. B-259974 to the FAR, AGAR, and USDA Contracting Desk Book for contracting policy, guidance, and information.

Contract Opportunities. FY USDA Procurement Forecast Provides a search form to access the FY Procurement Forecast database. Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Contractors currently doing business with USDA and potential vendors are encouraged to register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR).

Procedures for protests to GAO are found at 4 CFR Part 21 (GAO Bid Protest Regulations). In the event guidance concerning GAO procedure in this section conflicts with 4 CFR p 4 CFR part 21 governs.

(a) General procedures. (1) A protester is required to furnish a copy of its complete protest to the official and location designated in the solicitation or, in the absence of such a.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Issued: January 5, OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Revision C: PROCUREMENT ADVISORY No. 93 C Contract Closeout Procedures 1. SUMMARY This advisory, Revision C, supersedes Advisory 93B, dated Februand updates the guidanceFile Size: KB.

Docusort, Inc., B, Feb. 22,CPDin which we denied its protest against the award of a contract to Lee Associates under request for proposals (RFP)f>.7 No.

KCMON, issued-by the United States Department off-Agriculture for all labor, equipment, tools, materials, supervision and services necessary to operate the.

Applies to all CAs and DGs. Tangible Personal Property. The NFE is required to provide annual, award closeout, and disposition request reports related to their inventories of FAS furnished tangible personal property or those tangible personal property items acquired with funds under this Federal award using the SF cover sheet and either: Annual Report, SFA; Final (Award Closeout.

Pasco Realty protests the award of a contract under request for proposals (RFe) No,issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for real estate brokerage services. The protester argues that the agency improperly accepted an offer from Wayne Martin and Associates Realty,-Inc., to provide brokerage services at a percent fee.

protest, namely, the agency's approach to evaluating offerors' labor hours and the agency's communication of its labor hour expectations during discussions. Price Waterhouse's supplemental protest, which stemmed from these facts, was virtually unrelated to the initial protest, aside from maintaining the initial protest ground.

Under the Competition in Contracting Act of (CICA) and our Bid Protest Regulations, our Office only may decide a protest filed by an interested party, which the statute defines as an actual or prospective bidder or offeror whose direct economic interest would be affected by the award of the contract or by the failure to award the contract.

GAO, participated in the preparation of the decision. DIGEST Protest that sole-source extension of contract is an improper result of poor planning on the agency’s part is denied where the record shows that the agency engaged in extensive planning (once it determined that a change in contract.

We deny the protest. BACKGROUND Together with another Department of Agriculture agency, the Farms Service Agency (FSA), NRCS has been leasing office space from Sockey under a lease whose initial 5-year term expired at the end of September This lease included a 5-year renewal option, with the rental rate to be negotiated at the time of.

GAO recently decided that GSA's Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) may not be used to justify providing light refreshments to agency employees attending a conference unless the employees are in travel status (Use of Appropriated Funds to Purchase Light Refreshments at Conferences, B, January.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General Audit Report AT August contract fraud, waste, and abuse to protect Federal resources. From toUSDA established exclusions for many of its programs6 and effectively much of its budget (see.

Inc., et al., B et al., Mar. 16,CPD 45 at 13, our Office sustained a protest where the Department of the Treasury, prior to award, negotiated a memorandum of understanding with OMB and the General Services Administration that significantly changed the approach set forth in the solicitation and the FAR for determining.

Subpart - Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data: Subpart - Use of Recovered Materials and Biobased Products: Subpart - Drug-Free Workplace: Subpart - Notice of Radioactive Material: Subpart - Contracting for Environmentally Preferable Products and Services.Please join us for Fox Rothschild’s Federal Government Contracts Symposium on Marchat The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Space is limited, so please use this link to register and view the complete itinerary. Symposium attendees will receive targeted sessions from Fox’s Government Contracts attorneys on cutting edge issues in government contracting. .GAO’s recent decision in HP Enterprise Services, LLC illustrates the challenges resulting from the recent changes to GAO’s task order protest also provides a useful overview of the current scope of GAO’s jurisdiction over such protests.

HP Enterprise Services, LLC—Reconsideration, B (Janu ). Here is a bit of background on the recent jurisdictional.