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CSC Class.Pos.Stds.for Roalty Asst.GS-1172-9, (Nov'49) and by reference to job of Chief, Shops Supply, GS-10, in OQLIG Guide for Eval. of Key Jobs, Engr.Depot riaint.Div., dated 10-13-49.

Notifios He ad quarters National Production Authority, of availability of aluminun, load, and batteries. Holds such materials pending distribution instructions sinco items of this sort aro not offered for public sale. Subsequently, receives returned listing and ascertains current market prices to be charged those firms dosignated by the NPA for awards of the scrap material, prior to riaking shipment Carefully reviews all items offered for public sale to make certain that terms and conditions cited on the reverse side of the standard form 114, "Governnert Property Invitation to Bid and Acceptance"), also apply to those items involved in the immediate salo. Additional torns, conditions and instructions as con-' sidered nocessary by incumbent, are preparod es supplements to standard form. 114. Forwards listing to Hoadquarters 5th Army for circularizing educational institutions entitled to take up surplus itons under the donation privilege. Subsoquently, receives returned listing and has salo announcement, with any special conditions deened appropriate attached the roto, circulated to prospective bidders in locality or on a nation-wide basis when deemed advisable. Displays property to prospective bidders, and answors questions regarding approximate weights, general condition, kinds of metals, etc. ihan sealed bids are received, accumulatos ther until closing date, and then directs public opening of the bids. Seos that curroncy and checks, submitted as doposits by bidders, are listed on schedule of collections and turned in to Finance Officer.. es abstract of bids prepared, and identifies high bidders, Has high bidders checked against list of disbarred bidders. Personally makes awards on bids of 32,000 or loss, and sees that successful bidders are notified. Forwards abstrac to 5th Army for approval of awards over $2,000. Has refund vouchers made up for return of deposits to unsuccessful bidders. Rojects all bids made by officials and/or employees of the Departivent of the Army, both civilian and nilitary

3. Arranges for re-utilization of property by governmont agencies: Throughout the

process of property disposal, seeks means for returning property to military usago instead of selling it to the public. In this connection, sees that items roceived are checked against CLASSIFICATION OF RETURNED EXCESS QUARTERIASTER SUPPLIES to determine whether repair of such items for return to stock is authorized, and if so transfors them to Depot Maintenance Division, Circulatos listings of property on hand to Fort Knox and Camp Atterbury, together with information as to possible uses for the items, and subsequently displays property to representatives of those ostablishments. Volume of such proporty put back into use averages betxoen 1,000,000 and 1,500,000 pounds per year.

Job No. 1812 (Rev.) Conducts negotiatod spot salos of salvago: Occusionally, as directed by higher headquarters, conducts spot sales of property at noarby installations, such as the Jefferson Proving Grounds, Ladison, Indiana. Travols to cite of balo to familiarizo solf with the kind of material to bo offorod, looks up prospoctivo bidders and salvage doalors in the surrounding aron, arranges with installation officials for display of proporty, and telephonos invitations to dealers to attend the sale. Nogotiatos salo' of the property on the spot, determining whether offers provido a roasonablo return, and making final awards on bids of 32,000 or loss. On bids ovor $2,000 obtains written offer and 20% doposit from bidder, and forwards bid to 5th Army for approval. Won approved, has contract drawn up and forwarded to bidder.

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Performs a variety of other tasks, such as the following: Suporvides reclama-
tion of used lumber and its return to depot use, and the cash sale of kindl ing
end wood boxos. Reclaimed lumbor avorages between 100,000 and 200,000 board
foet por year, and kindling sales rango up to $75 por day. As directed by Dapot
Commander, cooperator with civic and industrial groups ongaged in roolamation
and conservation programs, including the release of pertinent scrap, salvage
and surplus property information and furnishing free access to unclassified
aroas in the interest of scrap and salvago drives. Attends conferencos at 8th
Arury Hoadquarters, during which new or proposed salvage and surplus property
rogulations and policies aro discussed. Personally participates in open forum
discussions regarding methods of operation in the Salvago Branch. Investigates
apocific probloms with the end in view of overcoming deficiencios brought to
light by audits of Salvago Branch oporations or conparisons with such opera-
tions at other installations. Then purchases of salvage of surplus proporty
claim that material recoived is not the same as that bid for, or that totals
of articles released by Dopot are not in agreement rith documented amounts,
etc., conducts thorough investigation into allegations made. Notifies bidder
of findings and either approvos or disapproves the clain. If I sapproyed,
forms buyer of his appellato privilegos, including the responsibility for
supplying required ovidonce to substantiate the claim. Upon receipt of this
detailed evidence, inoumbont again roriews the case and if still disapproved,
submits a complote statement of findings to higher authority, togother with
data furnished by the purchaser. Clainent is notified through OQLIG of conchy
sions roached, with copy of same routod to incumbent.

Performs other duties as assigned.

21 scellaneous Services Office, Salvage Branch Mr. IKARD. What is your opinion of having the authority right here to sell items below a given cash value, say $100, small items, or small lots, and to merchandise them freely?

Do you think some plan along that line would have any merit to it, where you did not process it through your normal channels, so far as paperwork was concerned, where the items were below a certain value, moneywise?

Mr. KASTER. To do that you would have to bypass your educational group. Now, that, I cannot do. That would have to be determined at a higher level that they would be bypassed. If that were possible, then on your small lots you could merchandise them and, as the General suggested, put a few simple items out and say these are on sale or will be on sale beginning at such and such a date.

But if you are going to follow your present regulations and in giving your educational agencies a chance to withdraw it, then it may be withdrawn before you put it up for sale.

Mr. IKARD. I realize the problem from your standpoint with regard to the educational agencies. The question I was asking is whether or not you think you could do a better job selling on the small lots by being able to merchandise them that way.

Mr. KASTER. I hardly think there are any of us who would not be glad to buy certain items that come up either on a sealed bid invitation, in which case we are not authorized to do it, but there are any

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number of people here who would go in and purchase and I think they would give us more than we could get from bids.

Mr. COTTER. That makes trouble, too.
Mr. KASTER. There is always a fault there of collusion.
Mr. IKARD. You are apt to get collusion in anything.

Mr. KASTER. That is true. You hardly ever receive the same type of items in the same condition. The same item in a worse condition than another will have a different price. Your paperwork on your retail sales will increase, but it does have some merit to it.

Mr. MORRIS. Would you like to run through these particular sales and describe them?

Mr. KASTER. I forgot to mention on sale No. 19 that there were 408 bidders who sent in invitations to bid.

Mr. BALWAN. How many replies were there?

Mr. KASTER. That has not been opened yet. We do have that information on certain others.

Mr. MORRIS. That No. 19 included roughly 56 miscellaneous items, including such things as an ice-cream can, butcher's cleavers, metal dipper, coffee grinder, meat hooks, 780 horseshoes, quite a few gasoline and kerosene lanterns.

All of these we will be able to see. The property is still physically here.

There is a bakery oven and some baking, utensils, several electric and gas ranges, six refrigerators and some miscellaneous items including military saddles and saddle soap.

Mr. RIEHLMAN. It seemed to me that they pretty well tie in, other than the saddles and saddle soap. Those would run into a category where one particular dealer might be interested in the whole field, and they would tie into a supply man of some kind if he wanted to use it, to rebuild it.

Mr. KASTER. We have approximately 200 bidders who are interested in everything. So, in addition to those bidders, then we go through our catalog grouping on each item, each sale.

Mr. COTTER. Are 99 percent of your buyers junk dealers?
Mr. KASTER. No.
Mr. COTTER. What percentage would it run to, roughly?

Mr. KASTER. I would say there wouldn't be over 50 percent that are junk dealers in the term that we consider it, having a junkyard. Most of them have these surplus stores. That I would not class as a junk dealer. They may buy certain types of junk, but as far as having it in a junkyard or in a store, I would say "Not."

Mr. COTTER. Do you get much interest from any of your national or distant surplus outfits, or is it just local?

Mr. KASTER. Most of the furniture, the gas and electric ranges and refrigerators, it is mostly local because the transportation problem is so great. But on your textiles, they come from all over, California, New York, Milwaukee, Chicago, and so forth.

Mr. COTTER. Do those people have a local representative who comes in and represents them?

Mr. KASTER. I would say that 95 percent of them either come and inspect, or someone from their place comes in and inspects.

General MARSHALL. Not necessarily local?
Mr. KASTER. No.

Mr. COTTER. I wondered if there was enough business flowing out of here that it paid them to keep a local representative who appraised them.

Mr. KASTER. No; because on any great quantities they know definitely what they want it for, and rather than tell someone else who will get in there and bid, they usually come in here. We are trying to arrange it so that when a bidder comes in, to attract the California or New York or the out-of-town bidders, that they can inspect 3 or 4 sales on 1 visit. We are trying to get enough in the offing that they will be able to see 3 or 4 sales.

Mr. COTTER. Do you get any problem merchandise dumped on you that, as a last resort, you put it in the sanitary dump?

Mr. KASTER. No.

Mr. COITER. Haven't you put any merchandise in the sanitary dump?

Mr. KASTER. Very little. We had some water purification tablets that had lost their strength and we reported it through channels, and it was destroyed. We make an honest effort on almost anything to get rid of it, even if we can offer it as so many pounds of scrap furniture.

Colonel Seals. We went into the possibility of having the bottles emptied on that water purification tablet deal, but we found out that it cost too much to try to empty the bottles.

Mr. RIEHLMAN. Are there any more questions on the sale we were talking about?

Mr. MORRIS. That was bid No. 19. That was not yet opened.
Mr. KASTER. No; that is scheduled on the 23d of October.
Mr. RIEHLMAN. What is the next number here?

Mr. MORRIS. We have one more which was mailed but not opened, invitation No. 18.

(Abstract of bids received in response to invitation for bids No. 12-036-S-54-18, see appendix 4, p. 797.)

JEFFERSONVILLE ARMY QUARTERMASTER DEPOT EXHIBIT No. 8

CONTRACT NO.
STANDARD FORN 114 REVISED
AUGUST INO

SALE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
PRESCRIBED TY CENDRAL femio ADMINISTRATION
PERSONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

INVITATION NO.
REGULATION NO. 3
INVITATION, BID, AND ACCEPTANCE

12-035-5-51-18 ISSUED BY

DATE OF INVITATION Iriporty Disposal Office, Joffers villo Quarturir.stor Dopot 6 October 1953 ADDRESS

MOL NO.

NUMBER OF PAGES Jofforsonville, Indiana

1

12 INVITATION Sealed bids, Soo Flyshooto üeral subject to the General Sale Terms and Conditions on the reverre hereof, and any special conditions, set forth herein, will be received armpDisp. Cffice, JOIDe Joffers ville Itina unt]:00 o'clock p m.CST_21_October ., for purchase and removal of Government-owned property listed below and on continuation sheets numbered pagouttheexer 15_thru-12 incl. PLACE WHERE BIDS WILL BE PUBLICLY OPENEProperty Disposal offico

TINE

DATE OF BID OPENING

1:00 Joffersonvillo el Depot, Jofforse-ville, Indiana

1. CST 1 October 1953

TITLE JOSEPH G. ISTER

TRCIERTY DISIOS.PL OFFICER

TO BE SUPPLIED BY BIDDER
ITEM NO.
DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION OF PROPERTY

QUANTITY UNIT OF
(Number of Unite) MEASURE PRICE MD

TOTAL PRICE DID
PER UNT

DOLLARS CENTS

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CAUTION: INSPECT TIT PROPERTY
The property described herein may be inspected between the hours of 9:00 WI.

andB:00 H. CST Mondays thru Fridays, 6 latobør thru 20 October

1953.

.. by contacting raporty Disposal officor, Jofforsonville ou eat, Joffersonville, Indiana NOTE: Soo para. "J", Special Conditious, Tabelio. 3

A bid deposit of 20. percent of the total amount bid, in the form of postal or exprene money order, or cashier's or certihed check, or such other form of security as may be acceptable to the contracting officer, made payable to the Treasurer of the United States, must accompany the bid.

Property must be removed by the succesful bidder within_20__ calendar days after notice award, unless otherwise specited in the description or in any special condition, time to be cornputed from the date of mailing or otherwise furnishing said notice. BID

DATE ODID In compliance with the above invitation, and subject to all the General Sale Terms and Conditions and any special conditions, the undersigned offers and agrees, if this did be accepted within calendar daya (60 calondar day. il no period be speci. fied by the bidder) after date of the opening, to purchase any or all of the itemo described herein upop which prices are quoted, at the price ret opposite each item. Bid deposit in the amount of $

is enclosed.
BIDDER REPRESENTS: Hebbestsee erotellenboso sodexercibe bidders
Gheek ere geriebo berget

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MOSOLERINTERE/STAS infor tions. Para "1"

XOVUCngsted NAME AND ADDRESS OF BIDDER ( Street and number, city and State)

SIGNATURE OF PERSON AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THIS BID

CPS12

31900

TITLE

DATE 6 ACCEPTANCE

ACCEPTANCE BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACCEPTED AS TO ITEMS NUMBERED

TITLE OF CONTRACTING OFFICER

SIGNATURE OF CONTRACTING OFFICER

KOSGEGUSTOR

WORLY DISESUATICAN STANDARD FORM 114

AUGUST 1950 EDITION

168101-1

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