B-120971, JUL. 22, 1955

B-120971: Jul 22, 1955

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INCORPORATED: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 14. IT APPEARS THAT THE SHIPMENT IN QUESTION WAS CONSIGNED BY YOUR SUPPLIER. PAYMENT OF $704.48 BY THE GOVERNMENT TO THE CARRIER WAS MADE AT THE RATE OF $1.01 PER CWT. THIS AMOUNT WAS DEDUCTED FROM A PAYMENT TO YOU ACCOMPLISHED ON VOUCHER NO. 52185 OF THE NOVEMBER 1951 ACCOUNTS OF C. OUR OFFICE HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT THE CAR IN WHICH THE LUMBER WAS SHIPPED WAS NOT WEIGHED (AS INDICATED ON THE BILL OF LADING) BUT THAT IT DID CONTAIN 29. WHICH YOU WILL RECEIVE IN DUE COURSE.

B-120971, JUL. 22, 1955

TO ROLLIN S. CROW, INCORPORATED:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 14, 1954, ACKNOWLEDGED JUNE 30, 1954, REQUESTING REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT DATED MAY 14, 1954, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM IN THE AMOUNT OF $133.90, REPRESENTING AN ALLEGED EXCESS DEDUCTION OF TRANSPORTATION COSTS IN MAKING PAYMENT FOR CERTAIN LUMBER FURNISHED UNDER CONTRACT NO. DA 35 026-ENG-10399, DATED JUNE 29, 1951.

IT APPEARS THAT THE SHIPMENT IN QUESTION WAS CONSIGNED BY YOUR SUPPLIER, IVORY PINE LUMBER COMPANY, FROM DINUBA, CALIFORNIA, TO KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, ON GBL NO. WW-113976, COMPRISING ONE CARLOAD OF LUMBER, NATIVE WOOD, OVER 1/8 INCH NOIBN (S2S-5/4 PINE SHEETS), THE WEIGHT OF THE 29,137 FBM SHIPPED BEING ESTIMATED THEREON AT 55,000 POUNDS. HOWEVER, PAYMENT OF $704.48 BY THE GOVERNMENT TO THE CARRIER WAS MADE AT THE RATE OF $1.01 PER CWT., COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF 70,000 POUNDS LESS DUNNAGE OF 250 POUNDS, OR 69,750 POUNDS. THIS AMOUNT WAS DEDUCTED FROM A PAYMENT TO YOU ACCOMPLISHED ON VOUCHER NO. 52185 OF THE NOVEMBER 1951 ACCOUNTS OF C. E. MYRICK.

IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE WEIGHT OF THE SHIPMENT INVOLVED, OUR OFFICE HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT THE CAR IN WHICH THE LUMBER WAS SHIPPED WAS NOT WEIGHED (AS INDICATED ON THE BILL OF LADING) BUT THAT IT DID CONTAIN 29,137 FEET 5/4 PINE LUMBER WHICH, IN COMPARISON WITH OTHER SIMILAR SHIPMENTS DEVELOPS AN AVERAGE BOARD FOOT WEIGHT OF 19.18 POUNDS, OR A TOTAL NET WEIGHT OF 57,720 POUNDS FOR THE CAR. PAYMENT THEREFOR AT THE APPLICABLE RATE OF $1.01 PER CWT., OR IN THE SUM OF $582.97, APPEARS A PROPER CHARGE FOR THE CARLOAD SHIPMENT AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SAID CHARGE AND THE $704.48, OR $121.51, REPRESENTS THE EXCESS DEDUCTION MADE IN THE CONTRACT PAYMENT TO YOU.

ACCORDINGLY, OUR CLAIMS DIVISION HAS BEEN INSTRUCTED TO ISSUE A SETTLEMENT PAYABLE TO YOU IN THE AMOUNT OF $121.51, WHICH YOU WILL RECEIVE IN DUE COURSE.