B-148040, MAR. 21, 1962

B-148040: Mar 21, 1962

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THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HAS ADVISED US THAT THE ABOVE INVITATION FOR BIDS WAS CANCELED PURSUANT TO ASPR 2-404.1 (B) (I). WHICH PROVIDES FOR CANCELLATION WHEN IT IS DETERMINED THAT INADEQUATE OR AMBIGUOUS SPECIFICATIONS WERE CITED IN THE INVITATION. WE ARE ALSO ADVISED THAT THE PROCUREMENT IS EXPECTED TO BE READVERTISED WHEN THE SPECIFICATIONS ARE CORRECTED. THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT AN AWARD COULD HAVE BEEN MADE TO INTERCONTINENTAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY. IT MAY BE POINTED OUT THAT IN CASES WHERE THE USE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY IS CONTEMPLATED. THE METHOD OF EVALUATION OF BIDS AS URGED BY YOU IS NOT PROVIDED FOR BY THE ARMED SERVICES PROCUREMENT REGULATION.

B-148040, MAR. 21, 1962

TO THE HICKS CORPORATION:

YOUR TELEGRAM OF JANUARY 25, 1962, PROTESTS THE PROPOSED AWARD OF A CONTRACT UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. IFB-IDP-X-ORD-01-021-62-10278 BY U.S. ARMY ORDNANCE MISSILE COMMAND, REDSTONE ARSENAL, ALABAMA, TO INTERCONTINENTAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.

THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HAS ADVISED US THAT THE ABOVE INVITATION FOR BIDS WAS CANCELED PURSUANT TO ASPR 2-404.1 (B) (I), WHICH PROVIDES FOR CANCELLATION WHEN IT IS DETERMINED THAT INADEQUATE OR AMBIGUOUS SPECIFICATIONS WERE CITED IN THE INVITATION. TO OUR KNOWLEDGE, NO ONE HAS PROTESTED THIS CANCELLATION. WE ARE ALSO ADVISED THAT THE PROCUREMENT IS EXPECTED TO BE READVERTISED WHEN THE SPECIFICATIONS ARE CORRECTED.

SINCE THE ABOVE INVITATION FOR BIDS HAS BEEN CANCELED, THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT AN AWARD COULD HAVE BEEN MADE TO INTERCONTINENTAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC., UNDER SUBJECT INVITATION FOR BIDS, NEED NOT BE DECIDED. HOWEVER, IT MAY BE POINTED OUT THAT IN CASES WHERE THE USE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY IS CONTEMPLATED, THE METHOD OF EVALUATION OF BIDS AS URGED BY YOU IS NOT PROVIDED FOR BY THE ARMED SERVICES PROCUREMENT REGULATION.