B-150910, MAY 31, 1963

B-150910: May 31, 1963

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION: REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTER DATED APRIL 26. WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF A LETTER DATED MAY 21. IS QUALIFIED TO PERFORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INVITATION. IF IT IS STILL OUTSTANDING. SINCE WE HAVE BEEN INFORMALLY ADVISED THAT THE INVOLVED LOAN WAS 90 PERCENT GUARANTEED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AND THAT ALL COLLECTIONS ARE PRORATED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE LENDING BANK.

B-150910, MAY 31, 1963

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTER DATED APRIL 26, 1963, WITH ENCLOSURES, FROM THE DIRECTOR, PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY, REPORTING ON THE PROTEST OF ADVANCED MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS, INC., AGAINST A PROPOSED AWARD TO NEW LONDON INSTRUMENT COMPANY, INC., UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS S-2024, ISSUED BY GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER.

WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF A LETTER DATED MAY 21, 1963, FROM PEABODY, BROWN, ROWLEY AND STOREY, BOSTON, FORWARDING A LETTER DATED MAY 17, 1963, FROM ADVANCED MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS, INC., COPIES ENCLOSED, WITHDRAWING THE PROTEST. ACCORDINGLY, AND SINCE THE PREAWARD SURVEY INDICATES THAT NEW LONDON INSTRUMENT COMPANY, INC., IS QUALIFIED TO PERFORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INVITATION, AWARD MAY BE MADE TO THAT COMPANY.

HOWEVER, BEFORE RELEASE OF THE FINAL 10 PERCENT OF THE CONTRACT PRICE, INFORMATION SHOULD BE SECURED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AS TO THE STATUS OF THE CONTRACTOR'S REPORTED INDEBTEDNESS, AND IF IT IS STILL OUTSTANDING, THE AMOUNT WITHHELD SHOULD BE SET OFF AGAINST SAME. SINCE WE HAVE BEEN INFORMALLY ADVISED THAT THE INVOLVED LOAN WAS 90 PERCENT GUARANTEED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AND THAT ALL COLLECTIONS ARE PRORATED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE LENDING BANK, THE EXACT DISPOSITION OF THE AMOUNT COLLECTED SHOULD BE CLEARED WITH BOTH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND THE OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE ARMY.