B-153668, MAY 22, 1964

B-153668: May 22, 1964

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TO THE BENDIX CORPORATION: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 5. WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT AFTER AN EXTENSIVE REVIEW OF THE SUBJECT PROCUREMENT AT AIR FORCE SECRETARIAL AND HEADQUARTERS STAFF LEVEL. INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED TO THE AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIVISION TO CANCEL THE SUBJECT PROCUREMENT AND RESOLICIT PROPOSALS USING A MORE DEFINITIZED WORK STATEMENT AND A DIFFERENT CONTRACT TYPE BASIS THAT WILL ALLOW THE PRIME CONTRACTOR. THERE IS NO BASIS FOR FURTHER ACTION BY THIS OFFICE IN THE MATTER.

B-153668, MAY 22, 1964

TO THE BENDIX CORPORATION:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 5, 1964, PROTESTING THE REJECTION OF YOUR PROPOSAL TO GENERAL DYNAMICS, FORT WORTH, TEXAS, TO MANUFACTURE A REVISED STABILITY AUGMENTATION YAW DAMPER SYSTEM FOR THE B- 58 FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM.

WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT AFTER AN EXTENSIVE REVIEW OF THE SUBJECT PROCUREMENT AT AIR FORCE SECRETARIAL AND HEADQUARTERS STAFF LEVEL, INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED TO THE AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIVISION TO CANCEL THE SUBJECT PROCUREMENT AND RESOLICIT PROPOSALS USING A MORE DEFINITIZED WORK STATEMENT AND A DIFFERENT CONTRACT TYPE BASIS THAT WILL ALLOW THE PRIME CONTRACTOR, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE AIR FORCE, TO EXERCISE OPTIONS AT VARIOUS STEPS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION CYCLE OF THE CONTRACT.

SINCE IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE PROCUREMENT INVOLVED SHOULD BE CANCELLED AND NEW PROPOSALS SOLICITED ON CLEARER REQUIREMENTS, THERE IS NO BASIS FOR FURTHER ACTION BY THIS OFFICE IN THE MATTER.