B-124681, JUL. 28, 1955

B-124681: Jul 28, 1955

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WAS APPROVED BY THE BRUNSWICK-BALKE-COLLENDER COMPANY TO THE EXTENT OF $26. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE REVISED CLAIM WAS TO BE AUDITED BY NAVY AUDITORS. PLEASE FURNISH A COMPLETE REPORT OF THE STATUS OF THIS MATTER AT THE EARLIEST PRACTICABLE DATE IN SUCH DETAIL AS WILL ENABLE US TO MAKE AN APPROPRIATE REPLY TO THE INQUIRY OF SENATOR BARKLEY.

B-124681, JUL. 28, 1955

TO THE HONORABLE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED HERE A LETTER DATED JULY 14, 1955, WITH ENCLOSURES, FROM HONORABLE ALBEN W. BARKLEY, UNITED STATES SENATE, REQUESTING AN EVALUATION OF THE CLAIM OF PINNACLE, INC., UNDER PURCHASE ORDERS ISSUED BY THE BRUNSWICK-BALKE-COLLENDER COMPANY, A SUBCONTRACTOR UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NOA (S/51-649 WITH MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CORPORATION OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.

IT APPEARS THAT PURSUANT TO TERMINATION OF THE PRIME CONTRACT THE MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CORPORATION TERMINATED PURCHASE ORDER NO. 293730 WHICH IT HAD ISSUED TO THE BRUNSWICK-BALKE-COLLENDER COMPANY, WHICH IN TURN TERMINATED ITS ORDERS NOS. MG-14362, MG-14363, MG-14364, AND MG 14365 TO PINNACLE, INC. THEREAFTER A TERMINATION CLAIM OF PINNACLE INC., WAS APPROVED BY THE BRUNSWICK-BALKE-COLLENDER COMPANY TO THE EXTENT OF $26,102.30. PINNACLE, INC., NOT BEING SATISFIED WITH THE AMOUNT APPROVED, SUBMITTED A REVISED CLAIM IN THE AMOUNT OF $69,492.42, AND THE BRUNSWICK- BALKE-COLLENDER COMPANY HAS EXCEPTED TO THE AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF THAT PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY IT. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE REVISED CLAIM WAS TO BE AUDITED BY NAVY AUDITORS.

PLEASE FURNISH A COMPLETE REPORT OF THE STATUS OF THIS MATTER AT THE EARLIEST PRACTICABLE DATE IN SUCH DETAIL AS WILL ENABLE US TO MAKE AN APPROPRIATE REPLY TO THE INQUIRY OF SENATOR BARKLEY.