B-170635(2), DEC. 16, 1970

B-170635(2): Dec 16, 1970

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THERE IS ENCLOSED FOR YOUR INFORMATION A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY TO AMERICAN WASTE.

B-170635(2), DEC. 16, 1970

BID MODIFICATION - AMBIGUITY LETTER CONCERNING AMERICAN WASTE AND WIPER COMPANY REQUEST TO RECONSIDER PRIOR DECISION. THE TELEGRAPHIC BID MODIFICATION FOUND TO BE AMBIGUOUS BY OUR DECISION OF OCTOBER 19, 1970, CAN NOT BE USED IN DETERMINING THE HIGH BIDDER AND PROTESTANT HAS BEEN SO INFORMED.

TO GREENSTEIN AND SOLOTKE:

IN REPLY TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 17, 1970, INQUIRING, ON BEHALF OF LANG AND EPSTEIN, AS TO THE STATUS OF THE REQUEST OF THE AMERICAN WASTE & WIPER COMPANY FOR RECONSIDERATION OF OUR DECISION OF OCTOBER 19, 1970, 50 COMP. GEN.---, TO THE ADMINISTRATOR OF GENERAL SERVICES, THERE IS ENCLOSED FOR YOUR INFORMATION A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY TO AMERICAN WASTE, AFFIRMING OUR PRIOR DECISION OF OCTOBER 19, 1970, WHEREIN WE HELD THAT A TELETYPE MODIFICATION TO A BID SUBMITTED BY AMERICAN WASTE IN RESPONSE TO SALES INVITATION NO. 5DPS-71-4, ISSUED BY THE SALES BRANCH, PERSONAL PROPERTY DIVISION, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, SHOULD BE DISREGARDED BY THE SALES ACTIVITY IN DETERMINING THE HIGHEST BIDDER ON ITEM 13 OF THE SUBJECT SALES INVITATION.