B-173428(2), AUG 16, 1971

B-173428(2): Aug 16, 1971

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ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY DENYING THE PROTEST. THAT WHILE INVITATIONS WERE SENT TO SIX FIRMS IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA AND THE PROCUREMENT WAS ADVERTISED BY POSTING NOTICE THEREOF IN FOUR GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS IN PHILADELPHIA. THE PROCUREMENT WAS NOT SYNOPSIZED IN THE COMMERCE BUSINESS DAILY AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 1 -1.1003 OF THE FEDERAL PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS (FPR). WE BELIEVE THAT APPROPRIATE STEPS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO INSURE THAT THE REQUIREMENTS OF FPR SEC. 1-1.1003 ARE IMPLEMENTED IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS.

B-173428(2), AUG 16, 1971

BID PROTEST - NEEDS OF THE GOVERNMENT - DETERMINATION LETTER TO THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION ADVISING OF THE DENIAL OF PROTEST BY RADIO BROADCASTING CO.

TO MR. JOHNSON:

WE REFER TO THE LETTERS 134G DATED JULY 8 AND 15, 1971, FROM THE DIRECTOR, SUPPLY SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY, FORWARDING THE ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT ON THE PROTEST BY THE RADIO BROADCASTING CO. AGAINST AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO MOTOROLA, INC., UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. 71-19, ISSUED BY THE SUPPLY DIVISION, VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, PHILADELPHIA.

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY DENYING THE PROTEST. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT WHILE INVITATIONS WERE SENT TO SIX FIRMS IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA AND THE PROCUREMENT WAS ADVERTISED BY POSTING NOTICE THEREOF IN FOUR GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS IN PHILADELPHIA, THE PROCUREMENT WAS NOT SYNOPSIZED IN THE COMMERCE BUSINESS DAILY AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 1 -1.1003 OF THE FEDERAL PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS (FPR). WE BELIEVE THAT APPROPRIATE STEPS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO INSURE THAT THE REQUIREMENTS OF FPR SEC. 1-1.1003 ARE IMPLEMENTED IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS.