B-199844.OM, SEP 9, 1980

B-199844.OM: Sep 9, 1980

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THE ACTIONS WHICH WERE NOT AUTHORIZED BY CONTRACT HAVE BEEN EXPRESSLY RATIFIED BY AUTHORIZED CONTRACTING OFFICIALS OF THE GOVERNMENT. AMOUNT CLAIMED IS CONSIDERED FAIR AND REASONABLE. AUTHORIZED GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING OFFICIALS HAVE EXPRESSLY RATIFIED ACTIONS TAKEN WITHOUT BENEFIT OF CONTRACT.

B-199844.OM, SEP 9, 1980

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, FGMS DIVISION - CLAIMS GROUP:

INDORSEMENT

RETURNED. CLAIM OF $86,784.58 FOR MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES AND REPAIRS PERFORMED WITHOUT APPARENT BENEFIT OF A CONTRACT BY PARK MOBIL, INC., ON A PARKING TOWER AT THE 18TH & F STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D. C., GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING DURING THE PERIOD OF NOVEMBER 22, 1976 TO JANUARY 31, 1980, MAY BE PAID ON A QUANTUM MERUIT/QUANTUM VALEBAT BASIS AFTER THE DEDUCTION OF THE $44,391.92 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE LEVY (UNITED STATES V. MUNSEY TRUST CO., 332 U. S. 234 (1974)) SINCE THE GOVERNMENT BENEFITED FROM THE SERVICES AND REPAIRS, THE AMOUNT CLAIMED HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE FAIR AND REASONABLE, AND THE ACTIONS WHICH WERE NOT AUTHORIZED BY CONTRACT HAVE BEEN EXPRESSLY RATIFIED BY AUTHORIZED CONTRACTING OFFICIALS OF THE GOVERNMENT. MOLITOR & GRAYSON, B-188454, JANUARY 15, 1979, 79-1 CPD 18.

DIGEST

CLAIM FOR VALUE OF SERVICES AND REPAIRS MAY BE PAID ON QUANTUM MERUIT/QUANTUM VALEBAT BASIS AFTER DEDUCTION OF INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE LEVY SINCE GOVERNMENT BENEFITED FROM SERVICES AND REPAIRS, AMOUNT CLAIMED IS CONSIDERED FAIR AND REASONABLE, AND AUTHORIZED GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING OFFICIALS HAVE EXPRESSLY RATIFIED ACTIONS TAKEN WITHOUT BENEFIT OF CONTRACT.