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Mr. KASTER. That is scheduled for opening on the 21st of October.

Mr. MORRIS. These invitations were mailed on October 6 to 424 potential bidders.

Mr. RIEHLMAN. Are all the items about the same?

Mr. MORRIS. Yes, sir, there are about 56 items on here, and some of the various items we will see.

Mr. COTTER. Why do you have flat steel strapping on there, 7,700 pounds ?

Mr. KASTER. We are selling it as an item. We will get a better price by offering it in this manner.

Mr. COTTER. Isn't that a usable item you are issuing all the time?
Mr. KASTER. It is rusty, and it is about 242 to 3 inches wide.
Mr. COTTER. You do not use that any more here?
Mr. KASTER. We do not here.
Mr. Balwan. How about the Depot Maintenance Division ?
Mr. KASTER. I cannot answer that. This is pretty rusty.

Mr. COTTER. Unless it is rusted through it would still make a good strapping

Mr. KASTER. Perhaps Major Higgins could tell you something about that more than I have.

Major HIGGINS. That depends on how far it is deteriorated.

Mr. MORRIS. There are also 10 office desks and over 14,000 bottles of insect repellant, over 4,000 pounds of rock wool insulation, some used, some new.

There are 472 dough scrapers, some sets of used and incomplete skis, 7,478 assorted skis, and some wooden and steel stools, and 426 gasoline stoves.

All of this equipment is used, and that is a one-burner stove. Mr. RIEHLMAN. I wonder if that is the same thing that we saw. General MARSHALL. We will see it.

Mr. KASTER. Those stoves, the one-burner stoves, they were offered once before and no bids were received, so we are reoffering them.

Mr. Balwn. The same people, the same distribution?

Mr. KASTER. No. Each 2 months the Fifth Army sends us a supplemental list of our mailers. It isn't to the same bidders. Some of them are the same, but there are new ones.

Mr. Balwan. Have you done anything about finding out whether that has any applicability or interest, besides just revising the mailing list?

Mr. KASTER. Yes, we do.

Mr. BALWAN. Is there anything else to do besides revising the mailing list to get something like this on the market?

Mr. KASTER. Go through the Thomas Register.

Mr. RIEHLMAN. These are used, and the ones we saw this morning were new. We would like to see what they look like.

Mr. KASTER. We will see these items.
Mr. MORRIS. These stoves are described as incomplete and used.

The next invitation is for sale No. 17. These were mailed on September 23 to 384 potential bidders. The bids were opened on October & which was last Thursday, and 23 bidders bid on material on this sale.


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The property described herein may be inspected between the hours of

3:00 1.1. CST

on Hondays thru Fridays, 23 Septombor thru 7 October

. 19_53 by contacting irporty Disp sal Officer, Luffers ryill. 2 Depot, Joffors nvillc, Indiana HOTE: Sao Ira. "J", Special conditions, No. 3

A bid deposit of 20 percent of the total bid, in the tortu of postal or express money order, or cashier's or certified 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 succeasful bidder within —- 20 calendar days after notice of award, unless otherwise specified in the description or in any special condition, time to be computed from the date of mailing or otherwise furnishing said notice. BID

DATE OF BID 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 bid be accepted within

calendar days (60 calendar days il no period be specified by the bidder) after date of the opening, to purchase any or all of the items described herein upon which prices are quoted, at the price set opposite cach item. Bid deposit in the amount of $

is enclosed BIDDER

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1. INSPECTION.-Bidders are invited and urged to inspect the prop. erty to be sold prior to submitting bids. Property will be available for inspection at the places and times specified in the Invitation. The Government will not be obliged to furnish any labor for such purpose. In no case will failure to inspect constitute grounds for a claim or for the withdrawal of a bid after opening,

2. CONDITION OF PROPERTY.--All property listed herein is offered for sale "as is" and "where is," and without recourse Asinst the Gov. ernment!! it is provided herein that the Government shall load, then "where is" means! O b. conveyance at the point specified in the Invitation

Th. description is based on the best available information. but the Government makes no guaranty warranty, or representation, expressed or implied, as to quantity, kind, character, quality, weight. siseor description of any of the property, or its fitness for any use or purpose, and no claim will be considered for allowance or adjustment or for rescission of the sale based upon failure of the property to correspond with the standard expected this is not a sale by sample.

3. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS. --The Government reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any technical defects in bida, and. unless otherwise specified by the Government or by the bidder, to accept any one item or group of items in the bid, as may be in the best interest of the Government. Unless otherwise specifel. bida must be submitted on the basis of the unit specified for the item in the Invitation, and bids may be submitted on any or all items. In case of error in the extension of prices in the bid, the unit prices will govern.

4. BID GUARANTEE. --The bidder agrees that (1) the bid will not be withdrawn within the time specified for acceptance after the opening of bids (60 calendar days if no period be sperined by the bidder), and will during that time remain firm and irrevocable, and that 12) the bidder will pay to the Government the purchase price of the

property in accordance with the bid if accepted. ! bid deposit is required. the bid must be accompanied by said bid deposit. In the event of any default by the bidder or any failure by the bidder to comply with all

and conditions of this contract, any deposit made by the bidder may be applied by the Government to any loss, cost, and expense occasioner! to the Government thereby, including any loss, cost, and expense incurred in selling the property and includink any difference between the

Amount specified in the bid and the amount for which the Government may well the property, it the latter amount be less than the former. accompanying bids which are not accented will be returned.

Deposito of successful biddere may be applied against the contract price, ani upon completion of the contract, any excess of the deposit will be returned to the bidder.

5. PAYMENT.-Payment of the balance of the purchase price. Il a deponit has been made. or otherwise of the full purchase price. shall be made by cash or by certified check, cashier's check, bank draft postal or express money order. payable to the Treasurer of the United States Unless otherwise specified by the Government, payment of the full

purchase price, subject to any adjustment for variation in quantity or weight pursuant to Condition No 8, must be made prior to the date opreified for removal and prior to adjustment is necessary. then payment must be romney any."

to delivery of


unless other. Wir specified by the Government, immediately subsequent to adjustment. 11 the successful bidder fails to make full and final

Payment herein provided, the Government reserves the right upon written notice to the nuccessful bidder. to sell or otherwise dispos of or all of such property in the Government's possession and to charge the loea, if any. to the account of the defaulting bidder. The original Purchaser will in no way be released from full compliance with the terms and conditions of the sale by his resale of the property.

6. TITLE.-Title to the items of property sold hereunder shall vest in the Purchaser as and when full and final payment is made, unless otherwise specified by the Government, and except that if the contract provides that loading will be performed by the Government, title shull not vest until such loading and such payment are completed. On all motor vehicles and motor-propelled or motor-drawn equipment requiring licensing. A certificate of release, Standard Form 97 (or a State certin. ante of title, it much a certificate of title has been issued to the Government), will be furnished for each such vehicle and piece of equipment.

7. DELIVERY AND REMOVAL OF PROPERTY.-The Purchaser shall be entitled to obtain the property upon vesting of title of the property in him. unless otherwise specified in the Invitation to Bid. Delivery shall be at the designated location, and the Purchaser shall remove the property at his expense. The Purchaser shall reimburse the Government for any damage to Government property caused by the removal operations of the Purchaser. If the Purchaser fails to remove the property within the right to charxe the Purch ihed time, the Government shall have the

and collect

ect upon demand a reasonable storage charge if the property is stored on premises owned or controlled by the Government, or store the property elsewhere for the purchaser's account, and all costs incident to such storing including handling and moving charter shall be borne and paid by the Purchaser : in addition to the foregoing rights, the Government may after the expiration of thirty (30) days after the inte specified for removal, and upon ten (10) days' written notice (calculated from the date of mailing to the Pur. chaser (which ten (10) days' written notice may, at the option of the


contracting officer. be included either partly or wholly in the thirty (30) daye specified above or may be in addition thereto). resell the property. applying the proceeds therefrom against the storage and any other costs incurred for Purchaser's account. Any details regarding removal of the property as may not be provided for herein, shall be arnngad with the contracting officer, which arrangement shall be reduced to writing.

ADJUSTMENT FOR RIATION IN UANTITY OR WEIGHT Any variation between the quantity or weight listed for any item and the quantity or weight of such item tendered or delivered to the Purchaser will be adjusted on the basis of the unit price quoted for such item: but no adjustment for such variation will be made bere an award is made on a "price for the lot" basis

9. WEIGHING. Where weighing is necessary to determine price hereunder the Purchaser, unless otherwise provided, shall arrange for, and pay all expenses of weighing material, including all switching charges incurred case of removal by truck, weighing shall be under the supervision of the Government and, at its option, on (a) Government scales, or (b) certified scales in the vicinity of the location of the property. or (c) certified scales in the vicinity of the Purchaser's establishment, or (d) other scales acceptable to both parties. When removal ia by mail, weighing shall be on railroad track scales, or by other means acceptable to the railroad for freight charge purpones Government-approved weighing shall govern Dayment.

10. RISK OF LOSS. - (1) After mailing notice of award, and prior to passage of title to the Purchaser, the Government will be responsible for the care and protection of the property and any loss damage, or destruction occurring during such period will be adjusted by the contracting officer, (2) Alter passage of title to the Purchaser, and prior to the date speciflert for removal, the Government's responsibility, will be limited to the exercise of reasonable care for the protection of the property (3) After the date specified for oval of the property, all risk of loss, damage, or destruction from any cause whatsoever shall be borne by the Purchaser.

11 LIMITATION ON GOVERNMENT'S LIABILITY.-In any cam where liability of the Government to the Purchaser has been established, the extreme measure of the Government's liability shall not in any event, excres! relumit of the purchase price or such portion thereol as the Government may have received.

12. VERBAL MODIFICATIONS.--Any oral statement by any representative of the Government, mod lying or changing any conditions of this contract, is an expression of opinion only and conferi no right upon the Purchaser.

13. COVENANT AGAINST CONTINGENT FEES. -- Purchaser war. rants that no person or selling egenry has been employed or retained to solicit ur moure this contruct upon an agreement or understanding for 2. commission. percentage brokerage or contingent fee, excepting

bona fide employers or bona fide established commercial or selling agenele maintained by the Purchaser for the purpose of doing business. For breach of this warranty, the Government shall have the right to annul this contract without liability or at its option, to recover from the Pur. chaner the amount of such commission, percentage, brokerage, or contingent fee, in addition to the consideration berein set forth.

14. OFFICIALS NOT TO BENEFIT.- No Mem of or Delegate to Congress or Resident Commissioner shall be admitted to any ware or part of this contract or to any benefit that may arise therefrom, unless it be made with a corporation for its general benefit

15. DISPUTES.-Except as otherwise specifically provided in this contract, all questions of fact involved in disputes Arlaing under this contract shall be decided by the contracting officer, whose decision upon said facts shall be final and conclusive upon the parties, subject to written Ap Dent by the Purchaser within thirty (30) days to the head of the department or his duly authorized representative. whore decision on said lacts shall be find and conclusive upon the parties hereto. In the meantime, the Purchaser shall diligently proceed with performance.

16. DEFINITIONS.- (n) The term "hend of the department" as used herein shall mean the head or any assistant head of the crecutive depart. ment or independent establishment involved, and the term "his duly Authorized representative" shall mean any person or persons, other than the contracting officer, Authorized to act for him, or any board set up in accordance with regulations

(b) The term "contracting officer" As weed herein shall include hbo duly appointed successor and his duly authorized representative

INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS Envelopes containing bids must be realed and marked in the upper left-hand corner with the name and address of the bidder, identification of the invitation, and the date and hour of opening.

Bids should be Alled out in ink, indelible penell, or typewriter.

Bidder must show total amount bid on last sheet on whleb ble la entered


Iuvitation No. 12-036-8-54-17

Date of opening:3 October 1953 SALE OF SALVAGE PROPERTY


1. Two (2) copies of this Invitation are being forwarded to you. If you are interested, mail one (1) copy of your bid completely filled out to this office; retain one (1) copy for your information. Before mailing your bid, check both copies against each other so that you are certain you have an accurate record of your bid. Additional copies will be forwarded to successful bidders for execution in accordance with the original copy.

2. Particular attention is directed to the General Sale Terms and Conditions listed in paragraphs 1 through 16 on page 2, and Special Conditions lettered “A” through "O" on pages 3 and 4. All bids submitted under this invitation must conform in all respects to the terms and conditions specified therein, and any deviation therefrom will be cause for rejection of such bid.

3. Your bid must be made in ink, indelible pencil or typed, and each bid sheet on which a bid is inserted must be signed by the bidder in ink.

4. Initial all corrections or erasures appearing on the bid before mailing to this ofice.

5. Bid section of page one (1) must be completely filled out. If the bidder is a corporation or partnership, the full name of the firm, the signature of the person authorized to sign, and his full title must be shown. The signature of the person authorized to sign must be written in ink.

6. Submit your bid on the basis of the unit specified in the invitation. If the unit column lists the unit of each submit your bid by each, and if the unit is indicated as lot, bid accordingly.

7. Make certain that the required 20% deposit is inclosed in cash, certified check, or postal money order. Make your check or money order payable to the “Treasurer of the United States." The amount of the deposit should appear in the Bid Section of page one.

8. Receipt of bids. Bids must be received in the Property Disposal Office prior to the time and date of opening as shown on page one of the Invitation to Bid. Allow ample time for mail transmittal. Bidders are urged to secure a postal cancellation stamp on envelopes containing their bids indicating the date and hour of mailing thereof. Mail scheduled through the Louisville, Kentucky, Post Office is forwarded to Jeffersonville, Indiana, twice daily.

9. All bidders will be informed of the results of their bids at the earliest possible date.

10. A sample of a properly prepared envelope for mailing your bid is shown on the reverse side of this instruction sheet. Invitations returned to the Property Disposal Officer marked “NO BID” should not be mailed in envelope prepared in accordance with this sample. All correspondence in connection with the Invitation to Bid and resultant sale should be addressed to "Property Disposal Officer, Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot, Jeffersonville, Indiana.

11. Bidders who do not respond to Invitation to Bid mailed to them within three (3) consecutive sales will bave their name automatically withdrawn from the mailing list unless they specifically request that their names be retained.

12. Bidders are requested not to remove the sheets attached hereto on which bids are not made, as an Invitation to Bid wherein one or more of the bid sheets are removed will not constitute a complete responsive bid. Address of bidder

Bidders are cautioned to insure that suf-
ficient postage has been affixed to bids
transmitted by mail. Since the Govern-
ment is without authority to pay all or
any part of the postage required for
transmission of letters, any bids offered
for delivery by the Post Office Depart-
ment on a "postage due" basis cannot be

Property Disposal Officer
U. S. Army
Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot

Jeffersonville, Indiana
Bid for Sale of Government Material
Invitation No. 12–036-5-54-17
Opening Date:

SPECIAL CONDITIONS A. Special conditions. Special provisions made by the bidder will not be acceptable and will be cause for rejection of bid.

B. Shipping arrangements. Full arrangements must be made by the successful bidder for all labor involved in the packing, handling, loading, and for transportation of all material awarded as a result of bids submitted on this Invitation. In cases where shipment of property is to be made via common carrier or is to be released to an agent other than the bidder, the bidder must furnish the Property Disposal Office written authorization to release the property to a common carrier or other agent.

C. Removal of property. All work connected with the removal of the property awarded on this invitation will be performed in an orderly manner. The bidder agrees that the Government will not be held liable for any injury to workmen

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