B-173137(2), SEP 8, 1971

B-173137(2): Sep 8, 1971

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LATE PROPOSALS ARE TO BE OPENED AND EXAMINED FOR POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION UNDER THE "EXTREME IMPORTANCE" EXCEPTION. SECRETARY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER DATED JUNE 25. UNDER THE SAME RFP WILL BE DETERMINED IN A DECISION TO FOLLOW. ALTHOUGH WE HAVE DENIED THE PROTEST BY LETTER OF TODAY TO WACO. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT UNDER ASPR 3-506(C) LATE PROPOSALS ARE TO BE OPENED AND EXAMINED FOR POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION UNDER THE "EXTREME IMPORTANCE" EXCEPTION.

B-173137(2), SEP 8, 1971

BID PROTEST - LATE BID ADVISING OF THE DENIAL OF A PROTEST BY A JOINT VENTURE MADE UP OF WACO ENGINEERS AND ASSOCIATES AND POONG CHUN PRODUCTS COMPANY, LIMITED AGAINST THE REJECTION OF ITS PROPOSAL UNDER AN RFP ISSUED BY THE U.S. ARMY KOREA PROCUREMENT AGENCY. ALTHOUGH THE PROTEST HAS BEEN DENIED, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT UNDER ASPR 3-506(C), LATE PROPOSALS ARE TO BE OPENED AND EXAMINED FOR POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION UNDER THE "EXTREME IMPORTANCE" EXCEPTION.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER DATED JUNE 25, 1971, FROM THE ACTING ASSISTANT DEPUTY FOR PROCUREMENT, OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROTEST BY A JOINT VENTURE MADE UP OF WACO ENGINEERS AND ASSOCIATES AND POONG CHUN PRODUCTS COMPANY, LIMITED (WACO) AGAINST THE REJECTION OF ITS PROPOSAL IN RESPONSE TO RFP NO. DAJB03-71-R-6128, ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY KOREA PROCUREMENT AGENCY.

THE PROTEST FILED ON JUNE 29, 1971, BY ASSOCIATED AMERICAN ENGINEERS AND NAM HAN ENTERPRISES (A JOINT VENTURE), UNDER THE SAME RFP WILL BE DETERMINED IN A DECISION TO FOLLOW.

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE DENIED THE PROTEST BY LETTER OF TODAY TO WACO, COPY ENCLOSED, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT UNDER ASPR 3-506(C) LATE PROPOSALS ARE TO BE OPENED AND EXAMINED FOR POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION UNDER THE "EXTREME IMPORTANCE" EXCEPTION.