B-178158(2), MAY 23, 1973

B-178158(2): May 23, 1973

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MCCORMICK: ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF THIS DATE IN REGARD TO THE PROTEST OF ROGED INCORPORATED AGAINST THE SPECIFICATIONS SET FORTH IN SOLICITATION NO. 14533 WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF THE REPORT OF MARCH 29. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SPECIFICATIONS FOR FUTURE PROCUREMENTS OF THIS TYPE (1) EMPHASIZE THE TRUCK BODY LENGTH AS THE CRITICAL LENGTH DIMENSION INSTEAD OF LEAVING BIDDERS TO DEDUCE THAT FACT FROM OTHER DIMENSIONS SUPPLIED AND (2) STATE THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT DIMENSION REQUIREMENT IN TERMS OF A COMPARTMENT WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE A 24-VOLT.

B-178158(2), MAY 23, 1973

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TO MR. THOMAS F. MCCORMICK:

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF THIS DATE IN REGARD TO THE PROTEST OF ROGED INCORPORATED AGAINST THE SPECIFICATIONS SET FORTH IN SOLICITATION NO. 14533 WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF THE REPORT OF MARCH 29, 1973, FROM YOUR GENERAL COUNSEL.

THE PROTEST HAS BEEN DENIED FOR THE REASONS SET FORTH IN OUR DECISION. HOWEVER, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SPECIFICATIONS FOR FUTURE PROCUREMENTS OF THIS TYPE (1) EMPHASIZE THE TRUCK BODY LENGTH AS THE CRITICAL LENGTH DIMENSION INSTEAD OF LEAVING BIDDERS TO DEDUCE THAT FACT FROM OTHER DIMENSIONS SUPPLIED AND (2) STATE THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT DIMENSION REQUIREMENT IN TERMS OF A COMPARTMENT WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE A 24-VOLT, 850 -AMPERE-HOUR BATTERY, INSTEAD OF A PARTICULAR BRAND NAME OR EQUAL.

WE WOULD APPRECIATE BEING ADVISED OF ANY ACTION TAKEN IN REGARD TO OUR RECOMMENDATIONS.