B-124472, FEB. 23, 1956

B-124472: Feb 23, 1956

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TO GENERAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 3. IN WHICH YOU WERE ADVISED THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HAD INFORMED US THAT. IN YOUR LETTER YOU STATE THAT YOU WERE NOT AWARE THAT THE PROPOSED PROCUREMENT HAD BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL RECEIPT OF OUR LETTER OF AUGUST 24. WHICH WAS BASED UPON A REPORT FROM THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY. SINCE THE REPORTED CANCELLATION OF THE PROCUREMENT WAS WITHIN THE DISCRETION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU ADDRESS YOUR INQUIRIES TO THE ORDNANCE TANK AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND.

B-124472, FEB. 23, 1956

TO GENERAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 3, 1955, RELATIVE TO OUR LETTER OF AUGUST 24, 1955, IN WHICH YOU WERE ADVISED THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HAD INFORMED US THAT, FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REASONS AND FOR INABILITY TO OBLIGATE FISCAL YEAR 1955 FUNDS, THE PROPOSED PROCUREMENT PURSUANT TO INVITATION NO. ORD-20-113-55-1072, ISSUED ON MAY 9, 1955, HAD BEEN CANCELLED ON JUNE 28, 1955.

IN YOUR LETTER YOU STATE THAT YOU WERE NOT AWARE THAT THE PROPOSED PROCUREMENT HAD BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL RECEIPT OF OUR LETTER OF AUGUST 24, 1955, AND YOU REFER TO CORRESPONDENCE, MEETINGS AND SURVEYS REGARDING THE PROCUREMENT WHICH EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 27, 1955.

OUR OFFICE HAS NO INFORMATION REGARDING THE SUBJECT INVITATION EXCEPT THAT SET FORTH IN OUR PREVIOUS LETTER, WHICH WAS BASED UPON A REPORT FROM THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY. SINCE THE REPORTED CANCELLATION OF THE PROCUREMENT WAS WITHIN THE DISCRETION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS, THE FACTS REPORTED BY YOU FURNISH NO BASIS FOR ANY ACTION BY OUR OFFICE, AND IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU ADDRESS YOUR INQUIRIES TO THE ORDNANCE TANK AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND, 1501 BEARD, DETROIT 9, MICHIGAN, WHICH ISSUED THE INVITATION.