A-51607, A-49009, MAY 1, 1950

A-49009,A-51607: May 1, 1950

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THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE ON SUCH DOCUMENTS WILL BE SUFFICIENT AND IS HEREBY APPROVED: "I CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE BILL IS CORRECT AND JUST AND THAT PAYMENT THEREFOR HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED." 2. WHERE PURCHASES ARE MADE UNDER CONTRACTS WHICH PROVIDE THAT UNIT PRICES OF GASOLINE OR OTHER PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SHALL BE BASED ON POSTED TANK WAGON. WHERE PURCHASES ARE MADE UNDER CONTRACTS CONTAINING AN ARTICLE ENTITLED "PRICE ESCALATION". ALL OTHER DIRECTIVES IN CONFLICT WITH THIS CIRCULAR LETTER ARE HEREBY MODIFIED TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH CONFLICT.

A-51607, A-49009, MAY 1, 1950

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COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES:

CERTIFICATE TO BE USED BY CONTRACTORS AND VENDORS ON INVOICES OF BILLS

TO THE HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS, INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENTS, AND OTHERS CONCERNED:

1. IN THE INTEREST OF UNIFORMITY AND IN ORDER TO SIMPLIFY CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF CONTRACTORS AND VENDORS WHEN SUBMITTING INVOICES OR BILLS TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR PAYMENT, THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE ON SUCH DOCUMENTS WILL BE SUFFICIENT AND IS HEREBY APPROVED:

"I CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE BILL IS CORRECT AND JUST AND THAT PAYMENT THEREFOR HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED."

2. THE PRESCRIBED CERTIFICATE MAY BE PRINTED, STAMPED, TYPED, OR WRITTEN ON THE VENDOR'S BILL OF SALE OR INVOICE AND MUST BE SIGNED, IN ORIGINAL ONLY, BY THE VENDOR OR HIS DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.

3. UNDER NO CONDITIONS SHOULD THE CERTIFICATE ON GOVERNMENT VOUCHERS OR ON INVOICES FORMS TO BE ATTACHED TO SUCH VOUCHERS BE SIGNED IN BLANK OR AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF THE VOUCHER OR INVOICE BUT ONLY AFTER DELIVERY OR PERFORMANCE BY THE CLAIMANT. TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN THE SUBMISSION OF A FALSE CLAIM AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT FOR WHICH THE PERSON SIGNING THE CERTIFICATE MAY BE HELD LIABLE UNDER THE LAW.

4. WHERE PURCHASES ARE MADE UNDER CONTRACTS WHICH PROVIDE THAT UNIT PRICES OF GASOLINE OR OTHER PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SHALL BE BASED ON POSTED TANK WAGON, BARGE, OR SERVICE STATION PRICES AT DATE AND POINT OF DELIVERY, SUCH UNIT PRICES AT DATE AND POINT OF DELIVERY SHOULD BE SHOWN ON INVOICES OR VOUCHERS AS AUDIT INFORMATION.

5. WHERE PURCHASES ARE MADE UNDER CONTRACTS CONTAINING AN ARTICLE ENTITLED "PRICE ESCALATION", PRICE CHANGE NOTICES ISSUED IN COMPLIANCE WITH PRICE ESCALATION NOTICES RECEIVED FROM CONTRACTORS SHOULD BE FURNISHED THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FOR ASSOCIATION WITH THE PERTINENT CONTRACT AND FOR AUDIT PURPOSES.

6. ALL OTHER DIRECTIVES IN CONFLICT WITH THIS CIRCULAR LETTER ARE HEREBY MODIFIED TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH CONFLICT.

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