B-176734(2), DEC 5, 1972

B-176734(2): Dec 5, 1972

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ALTHOUGH THE FAILURE TO SOLICIT FROM ADDITIONAL SOURCES WAS ERRONEOUS. SINCE IT APPEARS FROM THE RECORD THAT REMEDIAL WAS TAKEN TO PRECLUDE A RECURRENCE OF THE MATTER INVOLVED IN THIS PROTEST NO FURTHER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN BY GAO. SECRETARY: THERE IS ENCLOSED A COPY OF OUR LETTER OF TODAY TO SCITRAN WITH RESPECT TO THEIR PROTEST AGAINST A SOLE-SOURCE PROCUREMENT OF LANGUAGE TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING SERVICES BY THE HEALTH SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF A REPORT DATED SEPTEMBER 19. SINCE IT APPEARS FROM THE RECORD THAT YOUR DEPARTMENT HAS TAKEN REMEDIAL ACTION TO PRECLUDE A RECURRENCE OF THE MATTER INVOLVED IN THIS PROTEST NO FURTHER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN BY THIS OFFICE.

B-176734(2), DEC 5, 1972

SOLE-SOURCE PROCUREMENT PROTEST - FAILURE TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL SOURCES CONCERNING THE PROTEST OF SCITRAN, AGAINST A SOLE-SOURCE PROCUREMENT OF LANGUAGE TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING SERVICES BY THE HEALTH SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE. ALTHOUGH THE FAILURE TO SOLICIT FROM ADDITIONAL SOURCES WAS ERRONEOUS, SINCE IT APPEARS FROM THE RECORD THAT REMEDIAL WAS TAKEN TO PRECLUDE A RECURRENCE OF THE MATTER INVOLVED IN THIS PROTEST NO FURTHER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN BY GAO.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

THERE IS ENCLOSED A COPY OF OUR LETTER OF TODAY TO SCITRAN WITH RESPECT TO THEIR PROTEST AGAINST A SOLE-SOURCE PROCUREMENT OF LANGUAGE TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING SERVICES BY THE HEALTH SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF A REPORT DATED SEPTEMBER 19, 1972, FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT AND MATERIAL MANAGEMENT, OASAM.

SINCE IT APPEARS FROM THE RECORD THAT YOUR DEPARTMENT HAS TAKEN REMEDIAL ACTION TO PRECLUDE A RECURRENCE OF THE MATTER INVOLVED IN THIS PROTEST NO FURTHER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN BY THIS OFFICE.