B-156134, B-156151, B-156174, B-156762, JUN. 18, 1965

B-156134,B-156174,B-156762,B-156151: Jun 18, 1965

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THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF A LETTER DATED JUNE 14. REQUESTING OUR CONCURRENCE IN PROPOSED AWARD ACTIONS UNDER SOLICITATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN THE SUBJECT OF PROTESTS BY RADIO ENGINEERING PRODUCTS LTD. WE UNDERSTAND THAT CONSIDERABLE TIME WILL ELAPSE BEFORE OUR OFFICE IS FURNISHED RESPONSIVE REPORTS ON THE PROTESTS BECAUSE OF THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS INVOLVED. OUR CONCURRENCE IN THE PROPOSED ACTIONS IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS CONSTITUTING ANY DETERMINATION BY OUR OFFICE IN RESPECT TO THE MERITS OF THE PROTESTS.

B-156134, B-156151, B-156174, B-156762, JUN. 18, 1965

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF A LETTER DATED JUNE 14, 1965, FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT AND PRODUCTION, HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES ARMY MATERIAL COMMAND, REQUESTING OUR CONCURRENCE IN PROPOSED AWARD ACTIONS UNDER SOLICITATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN THE SUBJECT OF PROTESTS BY RADIO ENGINEERING PRODUCTS LTD. BECAUSE OF THE ALLEGED MISUSE OF PROPRIETARY DATA.

IN VIEW OF THE REPORTED URGENCY OF THE PROCUREMENTS INVOLVED IN THESE PROTESTS AND SINCE ALL FURTHER ACTION ON THEM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNDER AN INFORMAL MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING PENDING RECEIPT OF ADDITIONAL COMMENTS FROM THE CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION, WE WOULD NOT BE JUSTIFIED IN OBJECTING TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE DETERMINATION TO MAKE IMMEDIATE AWARDS UNDER THE PROTESTED SOLICITATIONS. IN THIS CONNECTION, WE UNDERSTAND THAT CONSIDERABLE TIME WILL ELAPSE BEFORE OUR OFFICE IS FURNISHED RESPONSIVE REPORTS ON THE PROTESTS BECAUSE OF THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS INVOLVED. COURSE, OUR CONCURRENCE IN THE PROPOSED ACTIONS IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS CONSTITUTING ANY DETERMINATION BY OUR OFFICE IN RESPECT TO THE MERITS OF THE PROTESTS.