B-172888(1), JUL 27, 1971

B-172888(1): Jul 27, 1971

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LTD.: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JULY 8. ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF JULY 15. TO STERILE WHICH CONCLUDES THAT WE ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO ACCEDE TO ITS REQUEST. SINCE WE FIND NOTHING IN YOUR CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE CONTRACTING OFFICER TO SUGGEST THAT ANY DIFFERENT CONCLUSION SHOULD HAVE BEEN REACHED BY OUR OFFICE OR BY THE PROCURING ACTIVITY. WE BELIEVE YOU WILL FIND THE ENCLOSURE RESPONSIVE TO YOUR REQUEST. NO FURTHER ACTION THEREON IS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS OFFICE.

B-172888(1), JUL 27, 1971

BID PROTEST - SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE DECISION DENYING REQUEST BY SERVRITE INTERNATIONAL, LTD. THAT AN RFP ISSUED BY DEPT. OF AIR FORCE FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS DELIVERABLE IN TURKEY AND GREECE BE SET-ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS. AS NO NEW EVIDENCE HAS BEEN PRODUCED BY SERVRITE TO WARRANT REVERSAL OF DECISION, DATED JULY 15, 1971, DENYING SAME REQUEST MADE BY STERILE FOOD PRODUCTS, INC., THIS REQUEST MUST ALSO BE DENIED.

TO SERVRITE INTERNATIONAL, LTD.:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JULY 8, 1971, SUPPORTING THE PROTEST OF STERILE FOOD PRODUCTS, INC. (STERILE), WHEREIN THAT COMPANY HAD REQUESTED CONSIDERATION BE GIVEN TO SETTING ASIDE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. F61355-71-R-0073 FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS.

AS YOU REQUESTED, ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF JULY 15, 1971, TO STERILE WHICH CONCLUDES THAT WE ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO ACCEDE TO ITS REQUEST, OR TO SUGGEST THAT SUCH ACTION BE CONSIDERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE. SINCE WE FIND NOTHING IN YOUR CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE CONTRACTING OFFICER TO SUGGEST THAT ANY DIFFERENT CONCLUSION SHOULD HAVE BEEN REACHED BY OUR OFFICE OR BY THE PROCURING ACTIVITY, WE BELIEVE YOU WILL FIND THE ENCLOSURE RESPONSIVE TO YOUR REQUEST, AND NO FURTHER ACTION THEREON IS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS OFFICE.