B-138668, JUL. 15, 1959

B-138668: Jul 15, 1959

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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION: WE HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JULY 2. MORE CORRESPONDENCE WAS TRANSMITTED TO THIS OFFICE RELATIVE TO NUMEROUS OTHER CLAIMS OF SUPPLIERS OF LABOR AND MATERIAL ON THIS PROJECT. ENCLOSED HEREWITH IS A COPY OF OUR LETTER (B-138668) DATED JUNE 10. FOR THE REASONS STATED IN THAT LETTER THE CLAIMS OF SUBCONTRACTORS ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE COGNIZABLE BY OUR OFFICE AND WILL BE FILED WITHOUT ACTION UNLESS PRESENTED SPECIFICALLY AS DIRECT CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.

B-138668, JUL. 15, 1959

TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF RECLAMATION:

WE HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JULY 2, 1959 (YOUR REFERENCE 300), TRANSMITTING COPIES OF CORRESPONDENCE RELATIVE TO THE CLAIMS OF GEORGE E. HUNTER AND ALBERT DEWITT IN THE AMOUNTS OF $1,228.73 AND $637.38, RESPECTIVELY, AGAINST GILLUM AND DEL FANTE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., SUBCONTRACTOR FOR CARTER-SCHNEIDER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, CONTRACTOR FOR UNITED STATES FIDELITY AND GUARANTY COMPANY, COMPLETING SURETY UNDER CONTRACT NO. 14-06- D-1680, SPECIFICATIONS NO. DC-4551, SCHEDULE NO. 2, WITH EUCLID CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, DEFAULTED ORIGINAL CONTRACTOR FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND COMPLETION OF THE PALE VERDE LEVEE SYSTEM.

BY LETTER DATED APRIL 13, 1959, YOUR OFFICE SUBMITTED A SIMILAR CLAIM BY THE J AND F TRUCKING COMPANY, INC., OF SUN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,972.92 FOR TRUCK SERVICE FURNISHED TO GILLUM AND DEL FANTE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., ON THE SAME SUBJECT.

BY LETTER DATED MAY 6, 1959, MORE CORRESPONDENCE WAS TRANSMITTED TO THIS OFFICE RELATIVE TO NUMEROUS OTHER CLAIMS OF SUPPLIERS OF LABOR AND MATERIAL ON THIS PROJECT.

ENCLOSED HEREWITH IS A COPY OF OUR LETTER (B-138668) DATED JUNE 10, 1959, TO SENATOR CLAIR ENGLE RELATIVE TO THE CLAIM OF THE J AND F TRUCKING COMPANY, INC. FOR THE REASONS STATED IN THAT LETTER THE CLAIMS OF SUBCONTRACTORS ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE COGNIZABLE BY OUR OFFICE AND WILL BE FILED WITHOUT ACTION UNLESS PRESENTED SPECIFICALLY AS DIRECT CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.