Hoh Indian Tribe v. Northwest Region Awarding Officical, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 55 IBIA 167 (2012)

Docket Number:IBIA 12-117
 
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INTERIOR BOARD OF INDIAN APPEALS Hoh Indian Tribe v. Northwest Region Awarding Official, Bureau of Indian Affairs 55 IBIA 167 (06/29/2012)

United States Department of the Interior

OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS INTERIOR BOARD OF INDIAN APPEALS 801 NORTH QUINCY STREET SUITE 300 ARLINGTON, VA 22203

HOH INDIAN TRIBE, Appellant, v. NORTHWEST REGION AWARDING OFFICIAL, BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, Appellee.

Order Dismissing Appeal

Docket No. IBIA 12-117

June 29, 2012

On June 18, 2012, the Board of Indian Appeals (Board) received a “Protective Notice of Appeal” from the Hoh Indian Tribe (Tribe), from an April 12, 2012, decision (Decision) by the Awarding Official, Northwest Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The Decision asserts a demand for the Tribe to pay back $641,949 relating to an audit of one or more Tribe’s contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDA), Pub. L. No. 93-638, 25 U.S.C. § 450 et seq. The Tribe characterized its appeal as “protective” because the Tribe contended that the Awarding Official had provided incorrect appeal instructions, that the Board lacks jurisdiction over this post-award ISDA contract dispute, and that jurisdiction properly lies with the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), which is located in the General Services Administration. The Decision instructed the Tribe that it had a right to appeal to the...

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