B-173475(2), OCT 22, 1971

B-173475(2): Oct 22, 1971

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WHILE WE HAVE AGREED NOT TO TAKE ANY ACTION AGAINST THE INSTANT CONTRACT. SECRETARY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER DATED JULY 13. ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF THIS DATE TO THE PROTESTOR. WHILE WE HAVE AGREED NOT TO TAKE ANY ACTION AGAINST THE INSTANT CONTRACT.

B-173475(2), OCT 22, 1971

BID PROTEST - UNSIGNED BID BOND DENIAL OF PROTEST OF LANDIS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INCORPORATED, AGAINST AWARD OF A CONTRACT BY THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE. WHILE WE HAVE AGREED NOT TO TAKE ANY ACTION AGAINST THE INSTANT CONTRACT, THE PROPER RULE SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF YOUR CONTRACTING OFFICERS TO AVOID A RECURRENCE OF THIS KIND OF A SITUATION.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER DATED JULY 13, 1971, FROM THE ACTING DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PLANT AND OPERATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, CONCERNING THE PROTEST OF LANDIS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INCORPORATED, AGAINST AWARD OF A CONTRACT BY THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. ARS-109-B-71. ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF THIS DATE TO THE PROTESTOR. WHILE WE HAVE AGREED NOT TO TAKE ANY ACTION AGAINST THE INSTANT CONTRACT, THE PROPER RULE SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF YOUR CONTRACTING OFFICERS TO AVOID A RECURRENCE OF THIS KIND OF A SITUATION.