B-151014, JUL. 17, 1963

B-151014: Jul 17, 1963

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INCORPORATED: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM OF MARCH 11. THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE HAS REPORTED THAT YOUR BID WAS REJECTED AS BEING NONRESPONSIVE TO THE INVITATION BECAUSE OF THE FAILURE OF THE DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE SUBMITTED BY YOU TO SHOW THAT THE PRODUCT OFFERED BY YOU CONFORMED TO THE SPECIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THE INVITATION. THE QUESTION AS TO WHETHER YOUR BID WAS RESPONSIVE TO THE INVITATION. IS NO LONGER IN ISSUE SINCE THE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW ADVISED US THAT BECAUSE THE INVITATION WAS DRAWN IN A MANNER WHICH DID NOT RESULT IN THE GOVERNMENT OBTAINING THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. WE ARE CLOSING OUR FILE ON THIS CASE.

B-151014, JUL. 17, 1963

TO FORCES, INCORPORATED:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM OF MARCH 11, 1963, PROTESTING AGAINST THE MAKING OF ANY AWARD OTHER THAN TO YOUR FIRM UNDER INVITATION NO. 19-628-63-133, ISSUED BY THE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIVISION, AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND, HANSCOM FIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE HAS REPORTED THAT YOUR BID WAS REJECTED AS BEING NONRESPONSIVE TO THE INVITATION BECAUSE OF THE FAILURE OF THE DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE SUBMITTED BY YOU TO SHOW THAT THE PRODUCT OFFERED BY YOU CONFORMED TO THE SPECIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THE INVITATION. THE QUESTION AS TO WHETHER YOUR BID WAS RESPONSIVE TO THE INVITATION, HOWEVER, IS NO LONGER IN ISSUE SINCE THE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW ADVISED US THAT BECAUSE THE INVITATION WAS DRAWN IN A MANNER WHICH DID NOT RESULT IN THE GOVERNMENT OBTAINING THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES, AND BECAUSE OF OTHER ERRORS IN THE INVITATION, IT HAS INSTRUCTED THE PROCURING ACTIVITY TO CANCEL THE INVITATION AND TO READVERTISE THE PROCUREMENT. VIEW OF THE FOREGOING, WE ARE CLOSING OUR FILE ON THIS CASE.