B-145653, JUN. 29, 1961

B-145653: Jun 29, 1961

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TO THE FORD PRODUCTS COMPANY: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM DATED APRIL 19. THE VIEW BEING EXPRESSED THEREIN THAT THE INDICATED SPECIFICATIONS ARE SO ARBITRARY. NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN BY OUR OFFICE IN CONNECTION WITH THE MATTER OF YOUR PROTEST.

B-145653, JUN. 29, 1961

TO THE FORD PRODUCTS COMPANY:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM DATED APRIL 19, 1961, PROTESTING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO OTHER THAN YOUR COMPANY PURSUANT TO INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR CONTRACT NO. NBY-34504 TO PROVIDE COMBINATION WINDOWS AND DOORS FOR JUNIOR MARRIED OFFICERS' QUARTERS AND FOR DWELLINGS IN THE KIEFER PARK HOUSING PROJECT AT THE U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION, QUONSET POINT, RHODE ISLAND. ALSO, THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF MAY 8, 1961, SETTING FORTH CERTAIN CRITICISMS OF THE SPECIFICATIONS INVOLVED, AND THE VIEW BEING EXPRESSED THEREIN THAT THE INDICATED SPECIFICATIONS ARE SO ARBITRARY, RESTRICTIVE, AND DEFECTIVE AS TO PREVENT RESPONSIBLE BIDDERS FROM PROVIDING PRODUCTS WHICH COULD EXCEED THE SPECIFICATIONS AND IMPROVE UPON THE PERFORMANCE DESIRED.

UNDER DATE OF MAY 29, 1961, THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY TRANSMITTED TO OUR OFFICE A COPY OF A TELEGRAM TO THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF CONSTRUCTION ADVISING HIM TO REJECT ALL BIDS RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE CITED INVITATION AND TO UTILIZE THE FUNDS INVOLVED FOR OTHER PRIORITY WORK; ALSO, THAT YOUR COMPANY AND OTHER BIDDERS SHOULD BE NOTIFIED OF SUCH DETERMINATION. UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN BY OUR OFFICE IN CONNECTION WITH THE MATTER OF YOUR PROTEST.