B-172723(2), JUN 16, 1971

B-172723(2): Jun 16, 1971

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TO GENERAL HEDLUND: REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER DATED MAY 19. ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY DENYING THE PROTEST. ALSO RECOMMEND THAT GREATER CARE BE UTILIZED BY THE PROCUREMENT ACTIVITY IN SUBSEQUENT PROCUREMENTS SO THAT PROPOSED AWARD DATES ARE NOT INSERTED WHERE THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE EFFECTIVE.

B-172723(2), JUN 16, 1971

TO GENERAL HEDLUND:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER DATED MAY 19, 1971, FROM THE ASSISTANT GENERAL, DEFENSE SUPPLY AGENCY, FURNISHING A REPORT IN RESPONSE TO THE PROTEST OF ACCU-MED DIVISION OF THE WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY AGAINST THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO ANOTHER FIRM UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) NO. DSA-120-71-B-2098, ISSUED BY THE DEFENSE PERSONNEL SUPPORT CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY DENYING THE PROTEST.

WE AGREE WITH THE RECOMMENDATION OF YOUR ASSISTANT COUNSEL IN REGARD TO THE COMPLEXITY OF THE DELIVERY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THE SUBJECT IFB. ALSO RECOMMEND THAT GREATER CARE BE UTILIZED BY THE PROCUREMENT ACTIVITY IN SUBSEQUENT PROCUREMENTS SO THAT PROPOSED AWARD DATES ARE NOT INSERTED WHERE THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE EFFECTIVE.