Excess Property Operations of Agency for International Development in Belgium: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninetieth Congress, Second Session. February 21. 1968
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Special Subcommittee on Donable Property
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968 - Surplus government property, American - 62 pages
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Page 3 - We have sent our fifes on this matter to the Department of Justice for appropriate action. The Department of Justice has in turn referred the matter to the US district attorney.
Page 48 - INFORMATION The Agency for International Development (AID) is carrying out a program of utilizing US-owned excess property pursuant to authority contained in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. Section 608 of that act authorizes AID to : (a) Acquire excess property in advance of known needs...
Page 12 - We will be el ad to submit detailed records. Mr. MONAGAN. I don't want to have them submitted. Mr. LEE. All right, sir. Mr. MONAGAN. I want to have them given to Mr. St Germain. But rather than go back and forth and let each one contribute, let somebody get the figures, and then you can give them to him. Continuing on this table, when you get below Woll, then you get into regional arrangements? Is that right ? Mr.
Page 17 - ... claims. During the course of our investigation, four AID employees resigned when confronted by the Agency with facts which seemed to us to indicate improper behavior on their part. All four of them assert they were guilty of no wrongdoing or improper conduct. We have sent our flies on this entire matter to the Department of Justice for such action, if any, as it deems appropriate.
Page 55 - Hansa-Oamerman shop is well equipped to handle the contract work and is located near the dock area. All diesel motorized equipment has been repaired at this shop since inception of the contract, and the shopworkers have developed an efficiency and skill on this type of equipment which would be difficult to duplicate elsewhere. Thus, we do not question the necessity for performing required repair and rehabilitation needs of the marshaling site by Hansa-Camerman. Recommendation 2fo. 8 The contracting...
Page 59 - AID invoices are prepared and maintained at the contractor's office, doctiments supporting some of the involved costs are kept at the Hansa-Camerman office. The records and documents applicable to contract costs are primarily the responsibility of the contractor and should be maintained and stored in one central location.
Page 16 - Is on flic with the subcommittee. The document bears a date of issue of Mar. 1, 1968. It consists of a schedule and multiple appendixes, exhibits, and attachments setting forth in detail specifications, procedures, and standards to be followed for work and services in connection with rehabilitation of overseas Government excess property. Exhibits A through V Itemize the type of Inspections to be required on common Items of excess property such as trucks, sedans, generators, etc., and give probable...
Page 7 - Antwerp. Mr. MONAGAN. Antwerp, Rota Mr. GAUD. Rota. Mr. MONAGAN. And Leghorn. Mr. GAUD. Leghorn. Yes, sir. Mr. MONAGAN. And what is the status of those now ? Mr. GAUD. I have mentioned that we are closing out the one in Korea. The one in Tokyo is still going on. And, as I have said, we are preparing an invitation for bids to get a new contract there. The same is true of Okinawa.
Page 54 - EPROFrankfurt does request that excess property be transported from the military holding depot to the marshaling site. The contractor, upon instruction from the marshaling site superintendent, sends out bid invitations for transportation services, and bid responses are submitted to the superintendent for review and award. We found that transportation contract awards were being made in general accordance with the contract provisions. Our review did indicate, however, that the bid award flies should...
Page 18 - We take seriously the shortcomings which they point out to us, and do our best to correct them. The fact that they have found shortcomings in our operations — the fact that our own investigators and auditors also find shortcomings in our operations — is almost inevitable in an Agency of over 10,000 employees, half of whom are stationed In some 60 countries around the world, which has the responsibility of administering a program as complicated, diverse, and farflung as ours.