B-157795, NOV. 5, 1965

B-157795: Nov 5, 1965

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TO ACTECH CORPORATION: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 4. IS NOT BEING CONSIDERED. OUR OFFICE HAS BEEN ADVISED BY THE PROCUREMENT AGENCY THAT TELEPHONICS CORPORATION IS THE ONLY COMPANY FROM WHICH A PROPOSAL WAS SOLICITED FOR FURNISHING VARIOUS CORD ASSEMBLIES FOR USE WITH AN/AIC-14 AIRBORNE INTERCOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AS THERE ARE NO GOVERNMENT SPECIFICATIONS WHICH COMPLETELY DEFINE THE ITEMS AND THEY ARE MANUFACTURED SOLELY IN ACCORDANCE WITH DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE TELEPHONICS CORPORATION AGAINST WHICH THEY ARE TESTED AND INSPECTED. THE AGENCY ADVISES THAT PRESENTLY THE DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT. IT STATES THAT IT EXPECTS TO RECEIVE FROM TELEPHONICS AT AN EARLY DATE DATA WHICH WILL BE ADEQUATE FOR A FORMALLY ADVERTISED COMPETITION ON ITEM 3.

B-157795, NOV. 5, 1965

TO ACTECH CORPORATION:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 4, 1965, PROTESTING THAT YOUR QUOTATION ON ITEM 3 UNDER REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 383/705503/66 P ISSUED BY THE AVIATION SUPPLY OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, IS NOT BEING CONSIDERED.

OUR OFFICE HAS BEEN ADVISED BY THE PROCUREMENT AGENCY THAT TELEPHONICS CORPORATION IS THE ONLY COMPANY FROM WHICH A PROPOSAL WAS SOLICITED FOR FURNISHING VARIOUS CORD ASSEMBLIES FOR USE WITH AN/AIC-14 AIRBORNE INTERCOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AS THERE ARE NO GOVERNMENT SPECIFICATIONS WHICH COMPLETELY DEFINE THE ITEMS AND THEY ARE MANUFACTURED SOLELY IN ACCORDANCE WITH DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE TELEPHONICS CORPORATION AGAINST WHICH THEY ARE TESTED AND INSPECTED. MOREOVER, THE AGENCY ADVISES THAT PRESENTLY THE DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT. HOWEVER, IT STATES THAT IT EXPECTS TO RECEIVE FROM TELEPHONICS AT AN EARLY DATE DATA WHICH WILL BE ADEQUATE FOR A FORMALLY ADVERTISED COMPETITION ON ITEM 3. THEREFORE, THE CONTRACTING OFFICER HAS DECIDED TO CANCEL THE SOLICITATION FOR ITEM 3 UNDER THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AND TO ISSUE AN INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR THIS ARTICLE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT RECEIVES THE DATA. WE ARE ADVISED THAT YOUR COMPANY WILL BE SOLICITED FOR A BID WHEN THE INVITATION FOR BIDS IS ISSUED.