B-174774, JAN 13, 1972

B-174774: Jan 13, 1972

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WHICH WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT UNDER THE IFB. IS MOOT. INC.: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 6. THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL ADVISED OUR OFFICE THAT HE HAS DETERMINED THAT IT WILL BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE GOVERNMENT TO CANCEL IFB 7220 AND READVERTISE FOR THIS PROCUREMENT. SINCE THE SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POWER SCRUBBER REQUIRED BY THE GOVERNMENT ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY DETAILED TO INSURE PROCUREMENT OF THE TYPE OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED. ALL BIDDERS ARE BEING ADVISED THAT THE INVITATION HAS BEEN CANCELED AND THAT A NEW INVITATION WILL BE ISSUED SHORTLY. WE ARE CLOSING OUR FILE IN THE MATTER WITHOUT FURTHER ACTION.

B-174774, JAN 13, 1972

BID PROTEST - CANCELLATION AND RESOLICITATION SINCE THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL HAS DETERMINED THAT IT WOULD BE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE GOVERNMENT TO CANCEL THE SUBJECT IFB AND READVERTISE THE PROCUREMENT, THE ISSUE RAISED BY RSB EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC., WHICH WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT UNDER THE IFB, IS MOOT.

TO RSB EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 6, 1972, CONCERNING AN AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO YOUR FIRM UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) NO. 7220, ISSUED BY THE ACTING ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL, WASHINGTON, D.C.

BY LETTER DATED JANUARY 6, 1972, THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL ADVISED OUR OFFICE THAT HE HAS DETERMINED THAT IT WILL BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE GOVERNMENT TO CANCEL IFB 7220 AND READVERTISE FOR THIS PROCUREMENT, SINCE THE SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POWER SCRUBBER REQUIRED BY THE GOVERNMENT ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY DETAILED TO INSURE PROCUREMENT OF THE TYPE OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED. ALL BIDDERS ARE BEING ADVISED THAT THE INVITATION HAS BEEN CANCELED AND THAT A NEW INVITATION WILL BE ISSUED SHORTLY.

SINCE THIS INFORMATION RENDERS ACADEMIC THE ISSUE RAISED IN YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 6, 1972, WE ARE CLOSING OUR FILE IN THE MATTER WITHOUT FURTHER ACTION.