B-122252, SEP. 21, 1955

B-122252: Sep 21, 1955

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WITH THE REQUEST THAT AN ADVANCE DECISION BE RENDERED AS TO WHETHER PAYMENT THEREON IS AUTHORIZED. THE AMOUNT INVOLVED REPRESENTS PARTS OF CERTAIN PAYMENTS MADE BY THE CONTRACTOR TO VARIOUS CARRIERS WHICH WERE REIMBURSED TO THE CONTRACTOR AS COST OF THE WORK PURSUANT TO ARTICLE III OF THE CONTRACT. THE AMOUNT INVOLVED WAS FOUND TO REPRESENT THE TOTAL OF OVERPAYMENTS ON SIX FREIGHT BILLS IN CONSIDERATION OF THE PROPER ROUTING AND TARIFFS APPARENTLY APPLICABLE AT THE TIME TO THE SHIPMENTS INVOLVED. IT HAS NOW BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE RATES AND CHARGES ON THE FREIGHT BILLS IN QUESTION ARE PROPER. IS RETURNED HEREWITH AND YOU ARE ADVISED THAT PAYMENT THEREON IS AUTHORIZED.

B-122252, SEP. 21, 1955

TO MAJOR C. C. WHITESIDE, F.C., U.S. ARMY:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED, BY 1ST INDORSEMENT, FINEY 167/19 NOV 54 THICKOL CHEMICAL CORP., FROM THE CHIEF OF FINANCE, YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 19, 1954, TRANSMITTING RECLAIM VOUCHER NO. 416 IN THE AMOUNT OF $292.65 IN FAVOR OF BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, ASSIGNEE OF THICKOL CHEMICAL CORPORATION, COST-PLUS-A-FIXED-FEE CONTRACTOR, UNDER CONTRACT NO. DA-01-021-ORD-4460, WITH THE REQUEST THAT AN ADVANCE DECISION BE RENDERED AS TO WHETHER PAYMENT THEREON IS AUTHORIZED.

THE AMOUNT INVOLVED REPRESENTS PARTS OF CERTAIN PAYMENTS MADE BY THE CONTRACTOR TO VARIOUS CARRIERS WHICH WERE REIMBURSED TO THE CONTRACTOR AS COST OF THE WORK PURSUANT TO ARTICLE III OF THE CONTRACT, BUT SUBSEQUENTLY COLLECTED FROM AMOUNTS OTHERWISE DUE THE CONTRACTOR AS A RESULT OF AN EXCEPTION ISSUED APRIL 23, 1953, BY THE DIVISION OF AUDITS OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FOR THE REASON THAT, IN THE ABSENCE OF PROPER INFORMATION IN SUPPORT THEREOF, THE AMOUNT INVOLVED WAS FOUND TO REPRESENT THE TOTAL OF OVERPAYMENTS ON SIX FREIGHT BILLS IN CONSIDERATION OF THE PROPER ROUTING AND TARIFFS APPARENTLY APPLICABLE AT THE TIME TO THE SHIPMENTS INVOLVED.

HOWEVER, ON THE BASIS OF THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FURNISHED BY THE CONTRACTOR, IT HAS NOW BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE RATES AND CHARGES ON THE FREIGHT BILLS IN QUESTION ARE PROPER.

ACCORDINGLY, THE VOUCHER, TOGETHER WITH ACCOMPANYING PAPERS, IS RETURNED HEREWITH AND YOU ARE ADVISED THAT PAYMENT THEREON IS AUTHORIZED.