B-176333, DEC 19, 1972

B-176333: Dec 19, 1972

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SINCE IMPERIAL APPARENTLY IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS. SINCE A BID WAS RECEIVED FROM A RESPONSIVE. PASCUAL DE LEON: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 22. INASMUCH AS THE BID WAS NOT ACCOMPANIED BY A PROPER BID BOND AS REQUIRED BY THE INVITATION. WE ARE SATISFIED THAT THE BID WAS PROPERLY REJECTED. AN EXTENSION OF THE BID OPENING DATE WAS REQUESTED BY YOU PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF BIDS. YOU HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT ADEQUATE TIME WAS NOT AFFORDED YOU TO OBTAIN A BID BOND WHICH WAS DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF YOUR STATUS AS A MINORITY SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTOR AND THE NECESSITY TO OBTAIN A GUARANTEE ON THE BOND FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. SINCE WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT IMPERIAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE APPARENTLY IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS.

B-176333, DEC 19, 1972

BID PROTEST - OUT OF BUSINESS PROTESTANT DENIAL OF PROTEST ON BEHALF OF IMPERIAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE, AGAINST THE REJECTION OF THE BID SUBMITTED UNDER AN IFB ISSUED BY THE NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND. SINCE IMPERIAL APPARENTLY IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS, AND SINCE A BID WAS RECEIVED FROM A RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER TO WHOM AWARD HAS BEEN MADE, THE AWARD NEED NOT BE DISTURBED.

TO MR. PASCUAL DE LEON:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 22, 1972, ON BEHALF OF IMPERIAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE, PROTESTING AGAINST THE REJECTION OF THE BID YOU SUBMITTED UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS N62467-72-B-1730, ISSUED BY THE NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND.

INASMUCH AS THE BID WAS NOT ACCOMPANIED BY A PROPER BID BOND AS REQUIRED BY THE INVITATION, WE ARE SATISFIED THAT THE BID WAS PROPERLY REJECTED. HOWEVER, AN EXTENSION OF THE BID OPENING DATE WAS REQUESTED BY YOU PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF BIDS. ALSO, YOU HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT ADEQUATE TIME WAS NOT AFFORDED YOU TO OBTAIN A BID BOND WHICH WAS DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF YOUR STATUS AS A MINORITY SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTOR AND THE NECESSITY TO OBTAIN A GUARANTEE ON THE BOND FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.

SINCE WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT IMPERIAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE APPARENTLY IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS, AND SINCE A BID WAS RECEIVED FROM A RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER TO WHOM AWARD HAS BEEN MADE, WE ARE ADVISING THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY THAT THE AWARD NEED NOT BE DISTURBED.

Nov 22, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

  • A-P-T Research, Inc.
    We deny the protest in part and dismiss the protest in part.
    B-414825,B-414825.2

Nov 20, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

  • HBI-GF, JV
    We deny the protest.
    B-415036
  • Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest because it raises a matter of contract administration over which we do not exercise jurisdiction.
    B-414410.4

Nov 15, 2017

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