B-143368, JUL. 11, 1960

B-143368: Jul 11, 1960

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VETERANS ADMINISTRATION SUPPLY DEPOT: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED JUNE 28. ONE OTHER BID OF $0.65 A POUND WAS RECEIVED FOR ITEM NO. 1 AND TWO OTHER QUOTATIONS OF $0.683 AND $0.70 A POUND WERE RECEIVED FOR ITEM NO. 2. IS OUT OF LINE WITH THE OTHER BIDS RECEIVED FOR THESE ITEMS. THE CORPORATION ADVISED THAT A MISTAKE HAD BEEN MADE IN THAT THE BID WAS COMPUTED ON THE OLD SPECIFICATION.

B-143368, JUL. 11, 1960

TO MR. T. HEARL, PROCUREMENT AGENT, MARKETING DIVISION FOR SUBSISTENCE, VETERANS ADMINISTRATION SUPPLY DEPOT:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED JUNE 28, 1960, WITH ENCLOSURES, FILE 7018/134M, REQUESTING OUR DECISION AS TO WHETHER THE BID OF THE EMPIRE DEHYDRATED PRODUCTS, INC., UNDER INVITATION NO. M4 36-61, MAY BE DISREGARDED IN VIEW OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES REPORTED.

THE RECORD SHOWS THAT THE EMPIRE DEHYDRATED PRODUCTS, INC., SUBMITTED A BID OF $0.289 AND $0.309 A POUND FOR FURNISHING THE VEGETABLE BOUILLON SPECIFIED UNDER ITEMS NOS. 1 AND 2, RESPECTIVELY, OF THE INVITATION. ONE OTHER BID OF $0.65 A POUND WAS RECEIVED FOR ITEM NO. 1 AND TWO OTHER QUOTATIONS OF $0.683 AND $0.70 A POUND WERE RECEIVED FOR ITEM NO. 2. HENCE, THE BID OF THE EMPIRE DEHYDRATED PRODUCTS, INC., IS OUT OF LINE WITH THE OTHER BIDS RECEIVED FOR THESE ITEMS. MOREOVER, UPON BEING REQUESTED TO VERIFY ITS BID ON THE BASIS OF THE REVISED SPECIFICATION, THE CORPORATION ADVISED THAT A MISTAKE HAD BEEN MADE IN THAT THE BID WAS COMPUTED ON THE OLD SPECIFICATION. THE CORPORATION STATES THAT SINCE IT HAD BEEN FURNISHING THIS PRODUCT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IT HAD OVERLOOKED THE FACT THAT A NEW SPECIFICATION--- REQUIRING AUTOLYZED YEAST AND HYDROLIZED PROTEIN--- HAD SUPERSEDED THE OLD AND THE FOREGOING BID COMPARISON WOULD APPEAR TO CONFIRM THIS EXPLANATION.

ACCORDINGLY, THE BID OF THE EMPIRE DEHYDRATED PRODUCTS, INC., MAY BE DISREGARDED.

THE PAPERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICER'S STATEMENT DATED JUNE 28, 1960, ARE ..END :