Reconsideration of Reimbursement for Costs Incurred in Connection with Timber Sales Contracts

B-187952: Jun 30, 1977

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The Forest Service requested reconsideration of a decision that there was no legal basis for reimbursement for costs of third-party scaling incurred in connection with timber sales contracts. Since an agreement for third-party scaling at buyer's cost was still in effect when costs were incurred, and retroactive modification of a timber sales contract is prohibited, reimbursement was not allowed.