B-145625, JUN. 29, 1961

B-145625: Jun 29, 1961

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THERE WAS FORWARDED TO THIS OFFICE YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 14. BIDS WERE REQUESTED OF FIVE ITEMS "F.O.B. " WHICH WAS ACCEPTED BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER FOR ITEMS ONE THROUGH FIVE IN THE AMOUNT OF $65. SINCE THE SHIPPING CHARGES WERE NECESSARILY A PART OF THE DESTINATION BID. 669.62 WAS PROPER. WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH.

B-145625, JUN. 29, 1961

TO THE ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE OFFICER, OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, NEBRASKA:

BY LETTER DATED APRIL 14, 1961, FROM THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE, COMPTROLLER, THERE WAS FORWARDED TO THIS OFFICE YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 14, 1960, WITH ENCLOSURES, REQUESTING A DECISION AS TO THE PROPRIETY OF MAKING PAYMENT ON BUREAU VOUCHER NO. 61-321 IN FAVOR OF RADIATION, INCORPORATED, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, IN THE AMOUNT OF $109.62, REPRESENTING SHIPPING CHARGES ON ELECTRONIC TEST EQUIPMENT FURNISHED UNDER CONTRACT NO. AF 25 (600/-1455, DATED MAY 22, 1959.

BIDS WERE REQUESTED OF FIVE ITEMS "F.O.B. CARRIER'S EQUIPMENT" UNDER BID "A" AND "F.O.B. DESTINATION" UNDER BID "B.' THE CONTRACTOR INSERTED IDENTICAL PRICES IN BOTH BIDS FOR EACH OF THE FIVE ITEMS, TOTALING $65,560, AND ADDED THE NOTATION "TOTAL SHIPPING $109.62" TO BID "B," WHICH WAS ACCEPTED BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER FOR ITEMS ONE THROUGH FIVE IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,669.62. SINCE THE SHIPPING CHARGES WERE NECESSARILY A PART OF THE DESTINATION BID, ACCEPTANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,669.62 WAS PROPER, AND THE FACT THAT THE ACCEPTANCE SPECIFIED ITEMS ONE THROUGH FIVE WOULD NOT LIMIT THE GOVERNMENT'S OBLIGATION TO THE AMOUNTS SHOWN OPPOSITE THESE ITEMS.

ACCORDINGLY, THE VOUCHER IN THE AMOUNT OF $109.62, WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH, MAY BE PAID.