Method of Financing To Be Used for Construction of New Federal Building

B-160929: Apr 20, 1967

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The decision of the Comptroller General is requested in regards to correspondence from the attorney for the Redevelopment Agency of the city of Sacramento, California, concerning its complaint against the action of the General Services Administration (GSA) in prepaying the purchase price of a Federal office building and courthouse located in a redevelopment project area in Sacramento.

Since the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1967, specifically provided money to prepay the subject contract we must presume that Congress deemed it appropriate to do so at this time. In these circumstances, we see no basis upon which our Office may properly object to GSA's action in this case.