B-124179, SEP. 1, 1955

B-124179: Sep 1, 1955

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WITH THE REQUEST THAT AN ADVANCE DECISION BE RENDERED AS TO WHETHER PAYMENT THEREON IS AUTHORIZED. WHICH WAS REIMBURSED TO THE CONTRACTOR ON D.O. SUBSEQUENTLY WAS COLLECTED FROM THE CONTRACTOR AND TAKEN UP ON COLLECTION VOUCHER NO. 438. 684.31 THE PROPRIETY OF REIMBURSING THE CONTRACTOR FOR A PRO RATA SHARE OF THE ABOVE ITEMS OF EXPENSE UNDER ANOTHER CONTRACT CONTAINING REIMBURSEMENT PROVISIONS IDENTICAL TO THOSE HERE INVOLVED WAS CONSIDERED IN OUR DECISION OF AUGUST 17. PAYMENT ON THE PRESENT VOUCHER IS AUTHORIZED TO THE EXTENT INDICATED IN SUCH DECISION.

B-124179, SEP. 1, 1955

TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL G. F. WANDRES, USAF, DISBURSING OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE:

YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 2, 1955 SBCFS/LA, TRANSMITS BUREAU VOUCHER LBR 158 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,684.31, STATED IN FAVOR OF DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT COMPANY, INC., COST-PLUS-A-FIXED-FEE CONTRACTOR UNDER CONTRACT NO. W33 038-AC- 20260/S19722), DATED APRIL 1, 1948, WITH THE REQUEST THAT AN ADVANCE DECISION BE RENDERED AS TO WHETHER PAYMENT THEREON IS AUTHORIZED.

THE AMOUNT OF THE VOUCHER REPRESENTS THE PRO RATA SHARE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS OF OVERHEAD APPLICABLE TO THE CONTRACTOR'S GENERAL OFFICE AND SANTA MONICA DIVISION FOR THE FISCAL PERIOD DECEMBER 1, 1950, TO NOVEMBER 30, 1951, WHICH WAS REIMBURSED TO THE CONTRACTOR ON D.O. VOUCHER NO. 57649 AND OTHERS, FEBRUARY 1952 ACCOUNTS OF H. A. SOSKIN, FG SYMBOL 215-397, BUT SUBSEQUENTLY WAS COLLECTED FROM THE CONTRACTOR AND TAKEN UP ON COLLECTION VOUCHER NO. 438, IN HIS AUGUST 7, 1953, ACCOUNTS, BECAUSE OF GAO NOTICE OF EXCEPTION NO. 300043 TO THE PAYMENTS:

TABLE ITEM DESCRIPTION AMOUNT

1. CORPORATE EXPENSE $ 575.62

2. DUES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS 92.74

3. INSTITUTIONAL ADVERTISING 660.76

4. AIRPLANE CRASH EXPENSE 75.62

5. MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE:

(A) E.T. STERN RETAINER FEE

(B) NEW YORK OFFICE EXPENSE 279.57

(C) JAMES HARPER RETAINER FEE TOTAL

$1,684.31

THE PROPRIETY OF REIMBURSING THE CONTRACTOR FOR A PRO RATA SHARE OF THE ABOVE ITEMS OF EXPENSE UNDER ANOTHER CONTRACT CONTAINING REIMBURSEMENT PROVISIONS IDENTICAL TO THOSE HERE INVOLVED WAS CONSIDERED IN OUR DECISION OF AUGUST 17, 1955, B-124135, TO YOU. PAYMENT ON THE PRESENT VOUCHER IS AUTHORIZED TO THE EXTENT INDICATED IN SUCH DECISION, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.