B-156955, NOV. 4, 1965

B-156955: Nov 4, 1965

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BIG JOE MANUFACTURING COMPANY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTERS OF JUNE 14 AND 28. PROTESTING THAT THE BID SUBMITTED BY YOUR COMPANY UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS MD-05-015 -65-35 IS NOT NONRESPONSIVE AND SHOULD NOT BE REJECTED. OUR OFFICE HAS RECEIVED A REPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY INDICATING THAT AFTER A COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE MATTER IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE "OR EQUAL" PURCHASE DESCRIPTION WHICH WAS UTILIZED IN THE INVITATION FOR BIDS DID NOT ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE THE GOVERNMENT'S REQUIREMENTS. THE DEPARTMENT THEREFORE PROPOSES TO CANCEL THE INVITATION AND TO PREPARE A NEW INVITATION WITH A DETAILED FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION IN PLACE OF THE "OR EQUAL" PURCHASE DESCRIPTION WHICH WAS EMPLOYED ORIGINALLY.

B-156955, NOV. 4, 1965

TO MR. J. J. BRODERICK, GOVERNMENT SALES, BIG JOE MANUFACTURING COMPANY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTERS OF JUNE 14 AND 28, 1965, PROTESTING THAT THE BID SUBMITTED BY YOUR COMPANY UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS MD-05-015 -65-35 IS NOT NONRESPONSIVE AND SHOULD NOT BE REJECTED.

OUR OFFICE HAS RECEIVED A REPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY INDICATING THAT AFTER A COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE MATTER IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE "OR EQUAL" PURCHASE DESCRIPTION WHICH WAS UTILIZED IN THE INVITATION FOR BIDS DID NOT ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE THE GOVERNMENT'S REQUIREMENTS. THE DEPARTMENT THEREFORE PROPOSES TO CANCEL THE INVITATION AND TO PREPARE A NEW INVITATION WITH A DETAILED FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION IN PLACE OF THE "OR EQUAL" PURCHASE DESCRIPTION WHICH WAS EMPLOYED ORIGINALLY.

IN VIEW OF THE REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT, OUR OFFICE WOULD HAVE NO OBJECTION IF THE INVITATION WERE CANCELED AND READVERTISED ON A NEW SPECIFICATION. SINCE SUCH RESULT RENDERS YOUR PROTEST MOOT, IT IS NOT NECESSARY THAT IT BE CONSIDERED BY OUR OFFICE.