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GAO decision clarifies (sort of?) how and when agencies can bump up contract ceilings

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Business News [u’Jill R. Aitoro’]

A decision by the Government Accountability Office provides some clarity to agencies managing multiyear contracts, reaffirming limitations on modifications that would bump up the funds needed for future work.

The GAO issued a decision Aug. 16 in response to a request from the chief counsel to the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services. That individual was seeking affirmation for a 2011 determination by the HHS secretary, which essentially stated that the agency had not…

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