B-132224, JUL. 29, 1957

B-132224: Jul 29, 1957

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THE TRANSVOX CORPORATION: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 14. WE ARE NOW IN RECEIPT OF A REPORT DATED JULY 19. IN WHICH IT IS STATED: "THE PROCUREMENT OFFICIALS AT MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE. AN ADDENDUM TO THE INVITATION FOR BIDS WAS ISSUED CHANGING THE ORIGINAL OPENING TIME FROM 9:00 A.M. "THESE PROCUREMENT OFFICIALS HAVE ALSO SCREENED THEIR FILES CONTAINING REQUESTS TO BE PLACED ON THE BIDDERS' LIST. THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND SUCH A REQUEST FROM TRANSVOX CORPORATION. THE COMPANY HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE BIDDERS' LIST FOR THE TYPE EQUIPMENT IT IS QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE. "THE INVITATION FOR BIDS IN QUESTION WAS CANCELLED ON 21 JUNE 1957 FOR FISCAL REASONS. AT SUCH TIME AS A NEW INVITATION FOR BIDS IS ISSUED.

B-132224, JUL. 29, 1957

TO MR. FRANCIS H. LEHMAN, PRESIDENT, THE TRANSVOX CORPORATION:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 14, 1957, PROTESTING THE ALLEGED OMISSION OF YOUR FIRM'S NAME FROM THE LIST OF BIDDERS FOR FURNISHING DOCTORS' PAGING EQUIPMENT AND HAVING PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO INVITATION NO. 24-604-57-78, ISSUED BY THE MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE.

WE ARE NOW IN RECEIPT OF A REPORT DATED JULY 19, 1957, FROM THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE, IN WHICH IT IS STATED:

"THE PROCUREMENT OFFICIALS AT MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, UPON RECEIPT OF A LETTER FROM TRANSVOX DATED 14 JUNE 1957, AIR MAILED A COPY OF THE INVITATION FOR BIDS TO THE CORPORATION. IN ADDITION, AN ADDENDUM TO THE INVITATION FOR BIDS WAS ISSUED CHANGING THE ORIGINAL OPENING TIME FROM 9:00 A.M., MST, 19 JUNE 1957 TO 9:00 A.M., MST, 26 JUNE 1957, TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT TIME FOR THE TRANSVOX CORPORATION TO SUBMIT A BID.

"THESE PROCUREMENT OFFICIALS HAVE ALSO SCREENED THEIR FILES CONTAINING REQUESTS TO BE PLACED ON THE BIDDERS' LIST. THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND SUCH A REQUEST FROM TRANSVOX CORPORATION. HOWEVER, SINCE THE RECEIPT OF THE 14 JUNE LETTER, THE COMPANY HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE BIDDERS' LIST FOR THE TYPE EQUIPMENT IT IS QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE.

"THE INVITATION FOR BIDS IN QUESTION WAS CANCELLED ON 21 JUNE 1957 FOR FISCAL REASONS. AT SUCH TIME AS A NEW INVITATION FOR BIDS IS ISSUED, THE TRANSVOX CORPORATION WILL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE.'

IT THUS APPEARS THAT THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF YOUR LETTER HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED AND THAT NO FURTHER ACTION BY OUR OFFICE IS REQUIRED.