B-138808, APR 13, 1959

B-138808: Apr 13, 1959

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M. HOPKINS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 24. THE REFERRED-TO PAYMENTS WERE MADE TO STANDARD SCIENTIFIC SUPPLY CORPORATION FOR SUPPLIES FURNISHED BY IT UNDER A PURCHASE ORDER ISSUED AS A RESULT OF THE DEFAULT OF GOODMAN-KLEINER COMPANY. THE NOTICES OF EXCEPTION WERE ISSUED FOR THE STATED REASON THAT IN THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE OF COLLECTION FROM THE DEFAULTING CONTRACTOR THE EXCESS COSTS TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE SUPPLIES SECURED ELSEWHERE BECAUSE OF THE DEFAULT MAY NOT BE ALLOWED. THE REFERRED-TO EXCEPTIONS WERE TAKEN IN ERROR AND WILL BE REMOVED.

B-138808, APR 13, 1959

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J. M. HOPKINS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 24, 1959, REQUESTING A DECISION AS TO THE PROPRIETY OF PAYMENTS INVOLVED IN NOTICES OF EXCEPTION NOS. 903790 AND 903791 ISSUED BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE ON JANUARY 5, 1959.

THE REFERRED-TO PAYMENTS WERE MADE TO STANDARD SCIENTIFIC SUPPLY CORPORATION FOR SUPPLIES FURNISHED BY IT UNDER A PURCHASE ORDER ISSUED AS A RESULT OF THE DEFAULT OF GOODMAN-KLEINER COMPANY, INC., THE ORIGINAL CONTRACTOR. THE NOTICES OF EXCEPTION WERE ISSUED FOR THE STATED REASON THAT IN THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE OF COLLECTION FROM THE DEFAULTING CONTRACTOR THE EXCESS COSTS TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE SUPPLIES SECURED ELSEWHERE BECAUSE OF THE DEFAULT MAY NOT BE ALLOWED.

THE REFERRED-TO EXCEPTIONS WERE TAKEN IN ERROR AND WILL BE REMOVED.