B-172261(2), SEP 13, 1971

B-172261(2): Sep 13, 1971

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ATTENTION WAS DIRECTED TO DEFICIENCIES IN THE RFQ AND IN THE EVALUATION OF THE OFFERS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ACTION BE TAKEN TO PRECLUDE RECURRENCE OF SUCH DEFICIENCIES IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS. SECRETARY: ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY TO SPECTRON. THE PROCUREMENT SOLICITATION WAS REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ) N00033 71 R 0001. THE MATTER WAS THE SUBJECT OF LETTERS DATED APRIL 16 AND JUNE 14. THE TWO FILES WHICH WERE FORWARDED BY MSC ARE RETURNED.

B-172261(2), SEP 13, 1971

PROCUREMENT PRACTICES - CORRECTION OF DEFICIENCIES ENCLOSING COPY OF DECISION DENYING PROTEST OF SPECTRON, INC. AGAINST THE AWARD BY THE MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND OF A CONTRACT TO ANALYSTS, INC., FOR OIL ANALYSIS SERVICES. WHILE THE COMP. GEN. DID NOT DIRECT CANCELLATION OR TERMINATION OF THE CONTRACT, ATTENTION WAS DIRECTED TO DEFICIENCIES IN THE RFQ AND IN THE EVALUATION OF THE OFFERS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ACTION BE TAKEN TO PRECLUDE RECURRENCE OF SUCH DEFICIENCIES IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY TO SPECTRON, INC., DENYING ITS PROTEST AGAINST THE AWARD BY THE MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND (MSC) OF CONTRACT N00033 71 D 0004 TO ANALYSTS, INC., FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF OIL ANALYSIS SERVICES FOR THE PERIOD DECEMBER 1, 1970 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1972. THE PROCUREMENT SOLICITATION WAS REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ) N00033 71 R 0001, DATED AUGUST 10, 1970.

WHILE WE DID NOT DIRECT CANCELLATION OR TERMINATION OF THE CONTRACT, WE DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO THOSE PORTIONS OF OUR DECISION WHICH RELATE TO THE DEFICIENCIES IN THE RFQ AND IN THE EVALUATION OF THE OFFERS IN A COMPETITIVE RANGE. WE SUGGEST THAT ACTION BE INITIATED TO PRECLUDE RECURRENCE OF SUCH DEFICIENCIES IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS.

THE MATTER WAS THE SUBJECT OF LETTERS DATED APRIL 16 AND JUNE 14, 1971, SER 276M7 AND 429M7, FROM COUNSEL, MSC. THE TWO FILES WHICH WERE FORWARDED BY MSC ARE RETURNED.