B-129512, APR. 18, 1961

B-129512: Apr 18, 1961

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THE CHECK WAS RETURNED WITH YOUR LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 25. WE ASSUME THAT YOUR CLIENT IS WILLING TO ACCEPT THE REPORTED AMOUNT OF $1. INFORMATION REVIEWED INFORMALLY FROM THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT IS TO THE EFFECT THAT THE CHECK DATED AUGUST 10. WAS CANCELLED UNDER DATE OF JANUARY 30.

B-129512, APR. 18, 1961

TO ARTHUR KAPLAN, ESQUIRE:

UNDER DATE OF MARCH 13, 1961, THE OFFICE OF CIVIL AND DEFENSE MOBILIZATION, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN, TRANSMITTED TO OUR CLAIMS DIVISION YOUR LETTER DATED MARCH 1, 1961, TOGETHER WITH A LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 13, 1960, FROM THE FEDERAL SUPPLY SERVICE, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, RELATING TO THE CLAIM OF THE RENTAR PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. 1539 TROY AVENUE, BROOKLYN 3, NEW YORK, IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,435.63, REPRESENTING A BALANCE ADMINISTRATIVELY DETERMINED TO BE DUE AND PAYABLE UNDER CONTRACT NO. GS-02S-5661, DATED JUNE 30, 1953, BETWEEN THE CLAIMANT AND THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION.

THE RECORD SHOWS THAT YOUR CLIENT SUBMITTED TO THE FEDERAL CIVIL DEFENSE ADMINISTRATION TWO INVOICES IN THE AMOUNTS OF $1,119.98 AND $1,346.40, OR FOR A TOTAL OF $2,466.38, REPRESENTING AMOUNTS ALLEGED TO BE DUE UNDER THE INDICATED CONTRACT OF JUNE 30, 1953. UNDER DATE OF JUNE 2, 1956, THE FEDERAL CIVIL DEFENSE ADMINISTRATION TRANSMITTED TO OUR CLAIMS DIVISION FOR DIRECT SETTLEMENT A VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF THE RENTAR PACKAGING COMPANY, INC., IN THE NET AMOUNT OF $541.05, ADMINISTRATIVE SUSPENSIONS AMOUNTING TO $1,925.33 HAVING BEEN MADE IN THE CLAIM. BY SETTLEMENT DATED AUGUST 7, 1956, OUR CLAIMS DIVISION CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT TO YOUR CLIENT THE INDICATED AMOUNT OF $541.05 AND UNDER DATE OF AUGUST 10, 1956, THE CHIEF DISBURSING OFFICER OF THE TREASURY ISSUED CHECK NO. 10,092,319 IN PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT CERTIFIED TO BE DUE. THE CHECK WAS RETURNED WITH YOUR LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 25, 1956, FOR THE REASON THAT YOUR CLIENT DECLINED TO ACCEPT THE SAME AS IN PAYMENT OF THE CLAIM.

THE RECORD NOW SHOWS THAT AN ADMINISTRATIVE DETERMINATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE EFFECT THAT THE SUSPENSIONS AMOUNTING TO $1,925.33 SHOULD BE REDUCED TO THE SUM OF $1,030.75, THEREBY JUSTIFYING AN ADDITIONAL ALLOWANCE IN THIS CASE OF THE SUM OF $894.58, NOT INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF $541.05 PREVIOUSLY CERTIFIED TO BE DUE.

WHILE NOT SO STATED IN YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 1, 1961, WE ASSUME THAT YOUR CLIENT IS WILLING TO ACCEPT THE REPORTED AMOUNT OF $1,435.63 AS IN FULL SETTLEMENT OF ITS CLAIM. INFORMATION REVIEWED INFORMALLY FROM THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT IS TO THE EFFECT THAT THE CHECK DATED AUGUST 10, 1956, WAS CANCELLED UNDER DATE OF JANUARY 30, 1958, AS "UNDELIVERABLE.' INSTRUCTIONS ARE BEING ISSUED TODAY DIRECTING THAT THE SUM OF $1,435.63 BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT TO THE RENTAR PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. ..END :