B-143047, JUN. 10, 1960

B-143047: Jun 10, 1960

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INC.: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED MAY 28. FOR THE REASON THAT THE BID WAS NOT ACCOMPANIED BY THE DATA REQUIRED BY THE INVITATION. SINCE IT IS DISCLOSED BY THE CORRESPONDENCE ENCLOSED WITH YOUR LETTER THAT YOU FAILED TO FURNISH DESCRIPTIVE DATA WITH YOUR BID. WHICH WAS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT OF THE SUBJECT INVITATION. SINCE IT WAS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED THAT FAILURE TO FURNISH SUCH DATA WOULD RESULT IN REJECTION OF THE BID. THE ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CORRECT. WHEREIN WE HELD THAT YOUR BID PROPERLY WAS REJECTED BY REASON OF YOUR FAILURE TO FURNISH THE DESCRIPTIVE DATA REQUIRED BY THE INVITATION.

B-143047, JUN. 10, 1960

TO THE MANHATTAN LIGHTING EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED MAY 28, 1960, WITH ENCLOSURES, PROTESTING THE ACTION TAKEN BY THE PHILADELPHIA NAVAL AIR MATERIAL CENTER IN REJECTING YOUR BID, UNDER INVITATION NO. 156-339 60, FOR FURNISHING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR, FOR THE REASON THAT THE BID WAS NOT ACCOMPANIED BY THE DATA REQUIRED BY THE INVITATION.

SINCE IT IS DISCLOSED BY THE CORRESPONDENCE ENCLOSED WITH YOUR LETTER THAT YOU FAILED TO FURNISH DESCRIPTIVE DATA WITH YOUR BID, WHICH WAS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT OF THE SUBJECT INVITATION, AND SINCE IT WAS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED THAT FAILURE TO FURNISH SUCH DATA WOULD RESULT IN REJECTION OF THE BID, THE ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CORRECT. THE FACTS IN THE INSTANT CASE DO NOT APPEAR TO DIFFER IN ANY MATERIAL RESPECT FROM THOSE INVOLVED IN OUR DECISION TO YOU DATED APRIL 29, 1960, B-142171, (FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION INVITATION NO. 1-60- 17582), WHEREIN WE HELD THAT YOUR BID PROPERLY WAS REJECTED BY REASON OF YOUR FAILURE TO FURNISH THE DESCRIPTIVE DATA REQUIRED BY THE INVITATION.