[Carrier's Claim for Additional Charges on DOD Shipment]
B-260608: Aug 28, 1995
- Full Report:
A carrier requested review of the General Services Administration's denial of its claim for additional charges on a Department of Defense (DOD) shipment, contending that it was entitled to the additional charges, since it provided a dropframe trailer, as DOD requested. GAO held that: (1) DOD ordered the dropframe trailer, although service using such equipment was not available under the guaranteed traffic tender; and (2) the claimant was entitled to payment under the lowest available rate authority. Accordingly, the settlement was reversed.