B-143547, SEP. 7, 1960

B-143547: Sep 7, 1960

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TO HARRIS-SEYBOLD COMPANY: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JULY 11. YOU CONTEND THAT THE APPARENT SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR IS OFFERING A PAPER CUTTING MACHINE WHICH DOES NOT MEET THE DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS IN MANY MATERIAL RESPECTS. WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY THAT IT WAS UNABLE TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEMS WHICH AROSE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROCUREMENT IN SUFFICIENT TIME TO PERMIT AN AWARD TO BE MADE PRIOR TO THE END OF THE 1960 FISCAL YEAR ON JUNE 30. THE FUNDS WHICH HAD BEEN ALLOTTED FOR THIS PROCUREMENT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR OBLIGATION AND THE PROCUREMENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. A NEW PROCUREMENT ACTION WILL BE INITIATED TO EFFECT ITS PURCHASE. YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THERE IS NO ACTION WHICH OUR OFFICE MAY TAKE IN THE MATTER.

B-143547, SEP. 7, 1960

TO HARRIS-SEYBOLD COMPANY:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JULY 11, 1960, WITH ENCLOSURES, PROTESTING AGAINST A PROPOSED AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO AN OFFEROR OTHER THAN YOUR COMPANY UNDER REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. 60 LYN/PR- 11163. YOU CONTEND THAT THE APPARENT SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR IS OFFERING A PAPER CUTTING MACHINE WHICH DOES NOT MEET THE DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS IN MANY MATERIAL RESPECTS.

WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY THAT IT WAS UNABLE TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEMS WHICH AROSE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROCUREMENT IN SUFFICIENT TIME TO PERMIT AN AWARD TO BE MADE PRIOR TO THE END OF THE 1960 FISCAL YEAR ON JUNE 30, 1960. CONSEQUENTLY, THE FUNDS WHICH HAD BEEN ALLOTTED FOR THIS PROCUREMENT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR OBLIGATION AND THE PROCUREMENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. THE DEPARTMENT HAS FURTHER ADVISED THAT IF THE USING AGENCY ESTABLISHES A REQUIREMENT FOR THE ITEM DURING THE CURRENT 1961 FISCAL YEAR, A NEW PROCUREMENT ACTION WILL BE INITIATED TO EFFECT ITS PURCHASE.

ACCORDINGLY, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THERE IS NO ACTION WHICH OUR OFFICE MAY TAKE IN THE MATTER.