B-132148, JUL. 1, 1957

B-132148: Jul 1, 1957

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TO INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 7. WE ARE ADVISED THAT THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE INVITATION FOR BIDS DATED MAY 10. WERE FOUND TO BE TOO RESTRICTIVE FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING. THAT ALL BIDS WERE REJECTED AND THAT A NEW INVITATION FOR BIDS BASED UPON REVISED SPECIFICATIONS WAS ISSUED ON JUNE 14. NO FURTHER ACTION IN REGARD TO YOUR PROTEST APPEARS TO BE REQUIRED BY OUR OFFICE AND THE MATTER WILL BE CONSIDERED AS CLOSED.

B-132148, JUL. 1, 1957

TO INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 7, 1957, WITH ENCLOSURES, RELATIVE TO YOUR PROTEST AGAINST THE MAKING OF AN AWARD OF A CONTRACT OTHER THAN TO YOUR COMPANY PURSUANT TO AN INVITATION FOR BIDS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK FOR PROCUREMENT OF AN AIR COMPRESSOR.

IN A LETTER DATED JUNE 24, 1957, FROM THE NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, WE ARE ADVISED THAT THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE INVITATION FOR BIDS DATED MAY 10, 1957, WERE FOUND TO BE TOO RESTRICTIVE FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING, THAT ALL BIDS WERE REJECTED AND THAT A NEW INVITATION FOR BIDS BASED UPON REVISED SPECIFICATIONS WAS ISSUED ON JUNE 14, 1957.

IN VIEW OF SUCH REPORT, NO FURTHER ACTION IN REGARD TO YOUR PROTEST APPEARS TO BE REQUIRED BY OUR OFFICE AND THE MATTER WILL BE CONSIDERED AS CLOSED.