B-173576(2), B-173579, NOV 22, 1971

B-173576(2),B-173579: Nov 22, 1971

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ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR LETTER OF TODAY TO THE ATTORNEYS FOR ABC AFFIRMING OUR PRIOR DECISION. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT ALL PURCHASING ACTIVITIES BE ADVISED OF THE NECESSITY FOR CLOSE ADHERENCE TO THE TERMS OF THE SOLICITATIONS CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMPETITIVE RANGE.

B-173576(2), B-173579, NOV 22, 1971

BID PROTEST - MESS ATTENDANT SERVICES - COMPETITIVE RANGE AFFIRMING DECISION OF OCTOBER 12, 1971, DENYING PROTEST OF ABC MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. ADVISING THAT BECAUSE OF NUMBER OF PROTESTS IN MESS ATTENDANT SERVICE SOLICITATIONS, PURCHASING ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE WARNED OF THE NECESSITY FOR CLOSE ADHERENCE TO THE TERMS OF THE SOLICITATIONS CONCERNING ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMPETITIVE RANGE.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

BY LETTER DATED OCTOBER 21, 1971, COPY ENCLOSED, COUNSEL FOR ABC MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. (ABC) REQUESTED RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF OUR DECISION DATED OCTOBER 12, 1971, DENYING THE PROTESTS OF ABC UNDER THE SOLICITATIONS REFERENCED THEREIN.

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR LETTER OF TODAY TO THE ATTORNEYS FOR ABC AFFIRMING OUR PRIOR DECISION.

BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF PROTESTS IN MESS ATTENDANT SERVICE SOLICITATIONS WHICH RAISE THE ISSUES PRESENT HERE, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT ALL PURCHASING ACTIVITIES BE ADVISED OF THE NECESSITY FOR CLOSE ADHERENCE TO THE TERMS OF THE SOLICITATIONS CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMPETITIVE RANGE.