B-179282(2), NOV 15, 1973

B-179282(2): Nov 15, 1973

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NOTES THAT AWARD WAS MADE PRIOR TO OUR DECISION ON THIS PROTEST. WHICH IS IN VIOLATION OF ARMY PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVES. SINCE THE PROTEST WAS HELD TO BE WITHOUT MERIT. THERE IS NO NEED FOR FURTHER COMMENT ON THE MAKING OF THE AWARD OTHER THAN TO CONCUR WITH THE ADVICE GIVEN THE PROCURING AUTHORITY TO OBSERVE GOVERNING DIRECTIVES IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS. SECRETARY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 10. ENCLOSED HEREWITH IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY DENYING SAID PROTEST. WE NOTE IN THE REFERENCED LETTER THAT AWARD WAS MADE PRIOR TO OUR DECISION ON THIS PROTEST IN VIOLATION OF ARMY PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVES. SINCE THE PROTEST WAS HELD TO BE WITHOUT MERIT. THERE IS NO NEED TO COMMENT FURTHER ON THE MAKING OF THE AWARD OTHER THAN TO CONCUR WITH THE ADVICE GIVEN THE PROCURING ACTIVITY TO OBSERVE GOVERNING DIRECTIVES IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS.

B-179282(2), NOV 15, 1973

LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 10, 1973, FROM THE ASSISTANT DEPUTY FOR MATERIEL ACQUISITION, OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY IN REPLY TO OUR REQUEST FOR A REPORT CONCERNING THE PROTEST OF NEW YORK FUNERAL SERVICE COMPANY, INC., AGAINST AWARD OF A CONTRACT UNDER IFB DABB08-73-B-0095, NOTES THAT AWARD WAS MADE PRIOR TO OUR DECISION ON THIS PROTEST, WHICH IS IN VIOLATION OF ARMY PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVES. SINCE THE PROTEST WAS HELD TO BE WITHOUT MERIT, THERE IS NO NEED FOR FURTHER COMMENT ON THE MAKING OF THE AWARD OTHER THAN TO CONCUR WITH THE ADVICE GIVEN THE PROCURING AUTHORITY TO OBSERVE GOVERNING DIRECTIVES IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 10, 1973, FROM THE ASSISTANT DEPUTY FOR MATERIEL ACQUISITION, OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, IN REPLY TO OUR REQUEST FOR A REPORT CONCERNING THE PROTEST OF NEW YORK FUNERAL SERVICE COMPANY, INCORPORATED, AGAINST AWARD OF A CONTRACT UNDER IFB DABB08-73-B-0095. ENCLOSED HEREWITH IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY DENYING SAID PROTEST.

WE NOTE IN THE REFERENCED LETTER THAT AWARD WAS MADE PRIOR TO OUR DECISION ON THIS PROTEST IN VIOLATION OF ARMY PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVES. SINCE THE PROTEST WAS HELD TO BE WITHOUT MERIT, THERE IS NO NEED TO COMMENT FURTHER ON THE MAKING OF THE AWARD OTHER THAN TO CONCUR WITH THE ADVICE GIVEN THE PROCURING ACTIVITY TO OBSERVE GOVERNING DIRECTIVES IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS.