B-153168, MAR. 16, 1964

B-153168: Mar 16, 1964

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TO STANDARD DAYTON CORPORATION: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM OF DECEMBER 30. WE HAVE RECEIVED A FULL REPORT ON THE MATTER FROM THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AND WE ARE HAPPY TO REPORT THAT THE FEDERAL SUPPLY SERVICE HAS DETERMINED THAT THE INVITATION FOR DISPLAY SHELVING WAS INDEED UNDULY RESTRICTIVE. THE INVITATION WILL BE CANCELLED AND THE REQUIREMENTS READVERTISED UNDER REVISED SPECIFICATIONS. "IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT APPROPRIATE SPECIFICATIONS CAN BE DEVELOPED AND THE INVITATION REISSUED BY JULY 1. THE STANDARD DAYTON CORPORATION WILL. BE FURNISHED A COPY OF THE READVERTISEMENT WHEN IT IS ISSUED.'. WE TRUST THAT THIS RESOLUTION OF THE PROTEST WILL MEET WITH YOUR APPROVAL.

B-153168, MAR. 16, 1964

TO STANDARD DAYTON CORPORATION:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM OF DECEMBER 30, 1963, PROTESTING THE ALLEGED NATURE OF THE SPECIFICATIONS ISSUED BY THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION IN CONNECTION WITH INVITATION NO. KCL F-22852.

WE HAVE RECEIVED A FULL REPORT ON THE MATTER FROM THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AND WE ARE HAPPY TO REPORT THAT THE FEDERAL SUPPLY SERVICE HAS DETERMINED THAT THE INVITATION FOR DISPLAY SHELVING WAS INDEED UNDULY RESTRICTIVE. WE QUOTE FROM THE REPORT:

"A COMPARISON OF THE SIZE RANGES OF ITEMS IN THE INVITATION WITH

THOSE LISTED IN THE GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS IN THE AIR FORCE COMMISSARY STORE EQUIPMENT AND OPERATING SUPPLIES MANUAL SHOWS THAT THE SIZE RANGES SPECIFIED EXCEEDED THOSE LISTED IN THE MANUAL. IN ADDITION, THE INVITATION RESTRICTED THE DIMENSIONAL TOLERANCES PERMITTED IN THE MANUAL TO THE POINT WHERE ONLY ONE MANUFACTURER COULD BID IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INVITATION REQUIREMENTS. ACCORDINGLY, THE INVITATION WILL BE CANCELLED AND THE REQUIREMENTS READVERTISED UNDER REVISED SPECIFICATIONS.

"IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT APPROPRIATE SPECIFICATIONS CAN BE DEVELOPED AND THE INVITATION REISSUED BY JULY 1, 1964. THE STANDARD DAYTON CORPORATION WILL, OF COURSE, BE FURNISHED A COPY OF THE READVERTISEMENT WHEN IT IS ISSUED.'

WE TRUST THAT THIS RESOLUTION OF THE PROTEST WILL MEET WITH YOUR APPROVAL.