B-143093, DEC. 9, 1960

B-143093: Dec 9, 1960

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TO THE JAMES LEFFEL COMPANY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 3. SINCE YOU ULTIMATELY WERE AWARDED A CONTRACT TO FURNISH THE EQUIPMENT. EVEN THOUGH YOU WERE NOT THE LOW BIDDER. IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION TAKEN SATISFACTORILY DISPOSES OF THE MATTERS WHICH PROMPTED YOUR PROTEST.

B-143093, DEC. 9, 1960

TO THE JAMES LEFFEL COMPANY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 3, 1960, AND SUBSEQUENT CORRESPONDENCE, PROTESTING AGAINST THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO A FOREIGN CONCERN BY THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. DS 5263, COVERING THREE HYDRAULIC TURBINES TO BE INSTALLED IN THE FLAMING GORGE POWERPLANT.

SINCE YOU ULTIMATELY WERE AWARDED A CONTRACT TO FURNISH THE EQUIPMENT, EVEN THOUGH YOU WERE NOT THE LOW BIDDER, AND SINCE WE DO NOT FEEL THAT IT WOULD NOW BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE GOVERNMENT TO QUESTION THE VALIDITY OF THAT AWARD, IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION TAKEN SATISFACTORILY DISPOSES OF THE MATTERS WHICH PROMPTED YOUR PROTEST.