Release of Unauthorized Advice to Bidder

B-176301(2): Oct 12, 1972

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WHILE THE PROTEST IS DENIED. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT UNAUTHORIZED ADVICE WAS APPARENTLY GIVEN THE COMPANY REGARDING THE SUBMISSION OF A BID WITH A TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE. IT IS THEREFORE RECOMMENDED THAT APPROPRIATE ACTION BE TAKEN TO PREVENT THE RELEASE OF UNAUTHORIZED ADVICE IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS. SECRETARY: ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT UNAUTHORIZED ADVICE WAS APPARENTLY GIVEN THE COMPANY REGARDING THE SUBMISSION OF A BID WITH A TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE. THE PROTEST WAS THE SUBJECT OF A REPORT DATED SEPTEMBER 1. THE FILE FORWARDED WITH THAT REPORT IS RETURNED.

B-176301(2), OCT 12, 1972

BID PROTEST - UNAUTHORIZED ADVICE CONCERNING DENIAL OF THE PROTEST OF COULTER ELECTRONICS, INC., AGAINST REJECTION OF ITS BID UNDER AN IFB ISSUED BY THE U.S. BUREAU OF MINES. WHILE THE PROTEST IS DENIED, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT UNAUTHORIZED ADVICE WAS APPARENTLY GIVEN THE COMPANY REGARDING THE SUBMISSION OF A BID WITH A TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE. IT IS THEREFORE RECOMMENDED THAT APPROPRIATE ACTION BE TAKEN TO PREVENT THE RELEASE OF UNAUTHORIZED ADVICE IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY, DENYING THE PROTEST OF COULTER ELECTRONICS, INC., UNDER IFB S4221291.

WHILE WE DENIED THE PROTEST, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT UNAUTHORIZED ADVICE WAS APPARENTLY GIVEN THE COMPANY REGARDING THE SUBMISSION OF A BID WITH A TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE. WE THEREFORE RECOMMEND THAT APPROPRIATE ACTION BE TAKEN TO PREVENT THE RELEASE OF UNAUTHORIZED ADVICE IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS.

THE PROTEST WAS THE SUBJECT OF A REPORT DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 1972, FROM THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF SURVEY & REVIEW. THE FILE FORWARDED WITH THAT REPORT IS RETURNED.

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