The Economic Law was adopted to allow “the use of materials, stocks, facilities and personnel of a department by another service or an independent body, unable to provide the materials, works or services to itself and providing for a uniform procedure, insofar as this is practicable for all services”. B-289380, 31 July 2002; 57 Komp. Gen. 674, 67880 (1978). An order or an agreement made under the economic law requires the appropriation of the ordering agency (here AFOSR). 31 U.S.C 1535 (d). Payment by the ordering agency can be made in advance or after receipt of the goods and services. 31 U.S.C 1535 (b). The exporting agency (here DOE) can only recover the actual costs of the goods and services provided. Id….
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