B-176404(2), JUN 26, 1973

B-176404(2): Jun 26, 1973

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SECRETARY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTERS DATED JULY 31. WE HAVE DENIED THE PROTESTS. WE RECOMMEND THAT APPROPRIATE STEPS BE TAKEN TO INSURE THAT FUTURE SOLICITATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS SUBJECT TO STATUTORY COST LIMITATIONS CLEARLY ADVISE BIDDERS OF THE BASES THAT WILL BE USED IN DETERMINING COMPLIANCE WITH THE PARTICULAR COST LIMITATION INVOLVED.

B-176404(2), JUN 26, 1973

RECOMMENDATIONS TO SECRETARY REGARDING PROTESTS OF HENRY J. KNOTT, INC., URBAN SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, AND STAUFFER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY UNDER IFB NO. DACA31-72-B-0108, ISSUED BY THE BALTIMORE DISTRICT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTERS DATED JULY 31, SEPTEMBER 15, AND DECEMBER 12, 1972, AND LETTER DATED MARCH 9, 1973, FROM THE OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL FOR THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, REPORTING ON THE PROTEST OF HENRY J. KNOTT, INC., UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. DACA31-72-B-0074, AND ON THE PROTESTS OF THE URBAN SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND STAUFFER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. DACA31- 72-B-0108, ISSUED BY THE BALTIMORE DISTRICT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.

ALTHOUGH BY DECISIONS OF TODAY TO THE VARIOUS PROTESTANTS, COPIES ENCLOSED, WE HAVE DENIED THE PROTESTS, WE RECOMMEND THAT APPROPRIATE STEPS BE TAKEN TO INSURE THAT FUTURE SOLICITATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS SUBJECT TO STATUTORY COST LIMITATIONS CLEARLY ADVISE BIDDERS OF THE BASES THAT WILL BE USED IN DETERMINING COMPLIANCE WITH THE PARTICULAR COST LIMITATION INVOLVED.

PLEASE ADVISE US OF THE ACTION TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO OUR RECOMMENDATION.