B-176634(2), FEB 6, 1973

B-176634(2): Feb 6, 1973

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IS CONCERNED OVER THE AGENCY'S FAILURE TO FURNISH SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RESPONSIVE TO POINTS RAISED ON BEHALF OF PROTESTANT DESPITE INFORMAL ASSURANCES THAT A REPLY WAS BEING PREPARED. SECRETARY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE SEPTEMBER 20. WE ARE ENCLOSING A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY TO COUNSEL FOR COLLINS DENYING THE PROTEST. WE ARE CONCERNED THAT WE NEVER RECEIVED A SUBSTANTIVE REPLY TO OUR INFORMAL REQUEST THAT FAA FURNISH SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RESPONSIVE TO POINTS RAISED BY COUNSEL FOR THE PROTESTER IN ITS LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 21. DESPITE INFORMAL ASSURANCES TO BOTH OUR OFFICE AND TO THE PROTESTER THAT A REPLY WAS BEING PREPARED. WILL BE HANDLED AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE.

B-176634(2), FEB 6, 1973

BID PROTEST - ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS - AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY LETTER REGARDING THE PROTEST OF COLLINS RADIO COMPANY AGAINST THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT UNDER AN RFP ISSUED BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION. ALTHOUGH THE PROTEST HAS BEEN DENIED, THE COMP. GEN. IS CONCERNED OVER THE AGENCY'S FAILURE TO FURNISH SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RESPONSIVE TO POINTS RAISED ON BEHALF OF PROTESTANT DESPITE INFORMAL ASSURANCES THAT A REPLY WAS BEING PREPARED.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE SEPTEMBER 20, 1972, LETTER OF THE ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR ADMINISTRATION, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, REGARDING THE PROTEST OF COLLINS RADIO COMPANY AGAINST AWARD OF A CONTRACT UNDER REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) NO. WA5M-1-7312.

WE ARE ENCLOSING A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY TO COUNSEL FOR COLLINS DENYING THE PROTEST. HOWEVER, WE ARE CONCERNED THAT WE NEVER RECEIVED A SUBSTANTIVE REPLY TO OUR INFORMAL REQUEST THAT FAA FURNISH SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RESPONSIVE TO POINTS RAISED BY COUNSEL FOR THE PROTESTER IN ITS LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 21, 1972, DESPITE INFORMAL ASSURANCES TO BOTH OUR OFFICE AND TO THE PROTESTER THAT A REPLY WAS BEING PREPARED.

WE SOLICIT YOUR COOPERATION IN ENSURING THAT FUTURE BID PROTEST MATTERS, INCLUDING THE FURNISHING OF REQUESTED INFORMATION, WILL BE HANDLED AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE.