B-176802(2), FEB 16, 1973

B-176802(2): Feb 16, 1973

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SECRETARY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTER LGPM DATED SEPTEMBER 21. YOUR ATTENTION IS INVITED TO THE DEFICIENCIES IN THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS NOTED IN THE ENCLOSED COPY OF OUR DECISION OF THIS DATE. YOUR ADVICE IN THIS REGARD WILL BE APPRECIATED.

B-176802(2), FEB 16, 1973

PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES - DEFICIENCIES CONCERNING THE PROTEST OF ELECTRONIC SPACE SYSTEMS CORPORATION AGAINST AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO SELCO-U.S., INC., UNDER AN RFP ISSUED BY NORTON AFB, CALIF. GAO RECOMMENDS APPROPRIATE MEASURES BE TAKEN TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE OF THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS DEFICIENCIES THAT OCCURRED UNDER THIS RFP.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTER LGPM DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 1972, FROM THE CHIEF, CONTRACT MANAGEMENT DIVISION, DIRECTORATE OF PROCUREMENT POLICY, DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS, AND SUBSEQUENT CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTING ON THE PROTEST OF THE ELECTRONIC SPACE SYSTEMS CORPORATION AGAINST AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO SELCO-U.S., INC., UNDER REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. F04607-72-R-0312, ISSUED BY THE NORTON AIR FORCE BASE PROCUREMENT OFFICE, CALIFORNIA.

YOUR ATTENTION IS INVITED TO THE DEFICIENCIES IN THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS NOTED IN THE ENCLOSED COPY OF OUR DECISION OF THIS DATE. WE RECOMMEND APPROPRIATE MEASURES BE TAKEN TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE OF THE DEFICIENCIES NOTED. YOUR ADVICE IN THIS REGARD WILL BE APPRECIATED.