Bureau of Land Management: Payment of Pocatello Field Office Photocopying Costs
B-290901: Dec 16, 2002
A certifying officer of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of the Interior, has requested an advance decision under 31 U.S.C. 3529 regarding the payment of photocopying services incurred by the Pocatello Field Office in Idaho. For the following reasons, we conclude that absent a waiver, BLM's appropriated funds are not available to pay for the services because of the statutory prohibition on procuring such services from a commercial vendor.