B-151014, B-151539, JUL. 17, 1963

B-151014,B-151539: Jul 17, 1963

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Edda Emmanuelli Perez
(202) 512-2853
EmmanuelliPerezE@gao.gov

 

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

TO ANTHONY COMPANY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM OF MAY 14 AND LETTER DATED JULY 6. THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE HAS REPORTED THAT YOUR BID WAS DETERMINED TO BE NONRESPONSIVE TO THE INVITATION BECAUSE YOU HAD QUOTED ONE UNIT PRICE FOR THE MINIMUM QUANTITY AND A DIFFERENT UNIT PRICE FOR THE MAXIMUM QUANTITY RATHER THAN ONE UNIT PRICE FOR ALL QUANTITIES. THE QUESTION AS TO WHETHER YOUR BID WAS NONRESPONSIVE 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, B-151539, JUL. 17, 1963

TO ANTHONY COMPANY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM OF MAY 14 AND LETTER DATED JULY 6, 1963, PROTESTING AGAINST THE PROPOSED AWARD OF ITEMS L, LA, 2 AND 2A TO ANOTHER BIDDER 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 DETERMINED TO BE NONRESPONSIVE TO THE INVITATION BECAUSE YOU HAD QUOTED ONE UNIT PRICE FOR THE MINIMUM QUANTITY AND A DIFFERENT UNIT PRICE FOR THE MAXIMUM QUANTITY RATHER THAN ONE UNIT PRICE FOR ALL QUANTITIES, AS REQUIRED BY THE INVITATION. YOU ALSO FAILED TO INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE TAXES IN YOUR BID PRICE. THE QUESTION AS TO WHETHER YOUR BID WAS NONRESPONSIVE 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 READVERTISE THE PROCUREMENT. VIEW OF THE FOREGOING, WE ARE CLOSING OUR FILE ON THIS CASE.