A-25255, JANUARY 4, 1929, 8 COMP. GEN. 331

A-25255: Jan 4, 1929

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DELIVERY OF SUPPLIES TO THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE IS TO BE CONSIDERED AS DELIVERY TO THE UNITED STATES. THE DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS ARE NOT THEREBY PRECLUDED FROM QUESTIONING THE CORRECTNESS OF THE REPORTED WEIGHTS WHEN THEIR OWN WEIGHINGS INDICATE ERROR IN THE WEIGHTS AS REPORTED BY THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE. 1929: I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 14 IN REPLY TO MY LETTER OF DECEMBER 4. YOU STATE: THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE DESIRES ALSO THAT YOU BE INFORMED THAT THE QUESTION OF WEIGHTS ASSIGNED BY THAT COMMITTEE HAS SO FREQUENTLY BEEN THE SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION WITH VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT THAT THEY HOPE YOUR ACTION IN THIS CASE WILL DEFINITELY DECIDE WHETHER WEIGHTS CORRECTLY OBTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS AT THE TIME OF THE RECEIPT OF ARTICLES BY THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE.

A-25255, JANUARY 4, 1929, 8 COMP. GEN. 331

GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE CONTRACTS - WEIGHTS IN THE ABSENCE OF A PROVISION IN THE CONTRACT STIPULATING OTHERWISE, DELIVERY OF SUPPLIES TO THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE IS TO BE CONSIDERED AS DELIVERY TO THE UNITED STATES, AND THE WEIGHTS CORRECTLY OBTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS AT THE TIME OF RECEIPT OF THE ARTICLES BY THE COMMITTEE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS THE WEIGHT FOR ACCEPTANCE OF THE COMMODITIES BY THE DEPARTMENT OR ESTABLISHMENT CONCERNED, BUT THE DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS ARE NOT THEREBY PRECLUDED FROM QUESTIONING THE CORRECTNESS OF THE REPORTED WEIGHTS WHEN THEIR OWN WEIGHINGS INDICATE ERROR IN THE WEIGHTS AS REPORTED BY THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE.

ACTING COMPTROLLER GENERAL GINN TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, JANUARY 4, 1929:

I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 14 IN REPLY TO MY LETTER OF DECEMBER 4, 1928, IN REGARD TO THE CLAIM OF THE WINDSOR SOAP COMPANY FOR $12.25 ON ACCOUNT OF SOAP DELIVERED TO THE SAINT ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL UNDER THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE CONTRACT.

AFTER SETTING FORTH THE FACTS RELATIVE TO THE WEIGHTS INVOLVED IN THIS TRANSACTION AND THAT DUE TO A MISINTERPRETATION OF THE SPECIFICATIONS BY AN EMPLOYEE OF THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE THE WEIGHT HAD BEEN INCORRECTLY REPORTED, YOU STATE:

THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE DESIRES ALSO THAT YOU BE INFORMED THAT THE QUESTION OF WEIGHTS ASSIGNED BY THAT COMMITTEE HAS SO FREQUENTLY BEEN THE SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION WITH VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT THAT THEY HOPE YOUR ACTION IN THIS CASE WILL DEFINITELY DECIDE WHETHER WEIGHTS CORRECTLY OBTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS AT THE TIME OF THE RECEIPT OF ARTICLES BY THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE, SHALL BE CONSIDERED AS THE WEIGHT FOR THE WEIGHT FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF COMMODITIES BY THE SEVERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

IN THE ABSENCE OF A PROVISION IN THE CONTRACT STIPULATING OTHERWISE, DELIVERY TO THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE IS TO BE CONSIDERED AS DELIVERY TO THE UNITED STATES, AND THE WEIGHTS CORRECTLY OBTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS AT THE TIME OF RECEIPT OF ARTICLES BY THE SAID COMMITTEE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS THE WEIGHT FOR ACCEPTANCE OF THE COMMODITIES BY THE SEVERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS, BUT THE DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS ARE NOT THEREBY PRECLUDED FROM QUESTIONING THE CORRECTNESS OF THE REPORTED WEIGHTS WHEN THEIR OWN WEIGHINGS INDICATE ERROR IN THE WEIGHTS AS REPORTED BY THE GENERAL SUPPLY COMMITTEE.