B-132378, AUG. 13, 1957

B-132378: Aug 13, 1957

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TO BYRON MOTION PICTURES: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 26. IT IS STATED BY THE DEPARTMENT THAT IT HAS REQUESTED THE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CENTER AT ATLANTA TO RESOLICIT BIDS AFTER ELIMINATING FROM THE INVITATION THE REFERRED-TO PROVISIONS AS TO THE EVALUATION OF BIDS. THE CORRESPONDENCE TRANSMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER IS RETURNED HEREWITH.

B-132378, AUG. 13, 1957

TO BYRON MOTION PICTURES:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 26, 1957, ACKNOWLEDGED JULY 3, RELATIVE TO THE REJECTION OF YOUR BID FOR FURNISHING COLOR RELEASE PRINTS SUBMITTED IN RESPONSE TO INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. 110-57, ISSUED MAY 27, 1957, BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE, AT ATLANTA, GEORGIA. YOU PROTESTED AGAINST THE INCLUSION IN THE INVITATION OF A PROVISION THAT IN THE EVALUATION OF BIDS $500 WOULD BE ADDED TO ALL BIDS EXCEPTING THAT OF THE CURRENT CONTRACTOR IN ORDER TO OFFSET THE ADDITIONAL EXPENSE TO THE GOVERNMENT CAUSED BY CHANGING CONTRACTORS.

IN RESPONSE TO OUR REQUEST FOR A REPORT, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE HAS FURNISHED INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THE MATTER. IT IS STATED BY THE DEPARTMENT THAT IT HAS REQUESTED THE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CENTER AT ATLANTA TO RESOLICIT BIDS AFTER ELIMINATING FROM THE INVITATION THE REFERRED-TO PROVISIONS AS TO THE EVALUATION OF BIDS.

PURSUANT TO YOUR REQUEST, THE CORRESPONDENCE TRANSMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER IS RETURNED HEREWITH.