B-171304, FEB 2, 1971

B-171304: Feb 2, 1971

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IS NOT PROPERLY FOR ACTION BY GAO AT THIS TIME. TO MILLAR & FALLIN: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 12 AND OUR RESPONSE THERETO DATED DECEMBER 9. SINCE IT APPEARS THAT THE MATTER IS PRESENTLY BEFORE THE ASBCA. IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES NO FURTHER ACTION BY OUR OFFICE IS CONTEMPLATED. WE ARE CLOSING OUR FILE IN THE MATTER.

B-171304, FEB 2, 1971

CLAIM FOR DEDUCTION DECISION HOLDING THAT A CLAIM FOR DEDUCTIONS MADE FROM A CONTRACT BETWEEN ROYAL SERVICES, INC., AND THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY NOW BEFORE THE ARMED SERVICES BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS, IS NOT PROPERLY FOR ACTION BY GAO AT THIS TIME.

TO MILLAR & FALLIN:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 12 AND OUR RESPONSE THERETO DATED DECEMBER 9, 1970, CONCERNING THE CLAIM YOU MADE ON BEHALF OF ROYAL SERVICES, INC., FOR DEDUCTIONS MADE FROM CONTRACT NO. DABC09-69-D- C529 YOUR CLIENT HELD WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY FOR CUSTODIAL SERVICES AT FORT BENNING, GEORGIA.

THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HAS ADVISED OUR OFFICE THAT BY LETTER DATED NOVEMBER 16, 1970, THE CONTRACTING OFFICER ISSUED HIS FINAL DECISION UNDER THE DISPUTES CLAUSE OF THE REFERENCED CONTRACT, AND THAT YOUR OFFICE ON NOVEMBER 20 APPEALED FROM THE FINAL DECISION OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICER TO THE ARMED SERVICES BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS (ASBCA). SINCE IT APPEARS THAT THE MATTER IS PRESENTLY BEFORE THE ASBCA, THIS OFFICE WOULD NOT BE WARRANTED IN EXPRESSING AN OPINION ON THE MERITS OF THE CLAIM AT THIS TIME.

IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES NO FURTHER ACTION BY OUR OFFICE IS CONTEMPLATED, AND WE ARE CLOSING OUR FILE IN THE MATTER.