B-179406(2), FEB 14, 1974

B-179406(2): Feb 14, 1974

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SAMPSON: ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY. WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF LETTER OF NOVEMBER 9. WE HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT ONEIDA'S BID BE CORRECTED AS REQUESTED AND AWARD BE MADE TO ONEIDA AT THE CORRECTED PRICE. IF IT IS DETERMINED TO BE A RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. IF AWARD IS MADE TO ONEIDA. YOUR ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TO SECTION 236 OF THE ACT. THE STATEMENTS ARE TO BE SENT TO THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS NOT LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS DECISION TO THE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE FIRST REQUEST FOR APPROPRIATIONS MADE BY YOUR AGENCY MORE THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS LETTER. WE WOULD APPRECIATE ADVICE OF WHATEVER ACTION IS TAKEN ON OUR RECOMMENDATION.

B-179406(2), FEB 14, 1974

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TO ARTHUR F. SAMPSON:

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY, B-179406, RELATIVE TO THE REQUEST FOR CORRECTION BY THE ONEIDA CHEMICAL COMPANY INC., OF THEIR BID SUBMITTED IN RESPONSE TO INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. 2PB0-MB-894, FOR JANITORIAL SERVICES AT THE U.S. CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION STATION IN CHAMPLAIN, NEW YORK, WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF LETTER OF NOVEMBER 9, 1973, FROM THE ACTING ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL, PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION, AND PRIOR CORRESPONDENCE FROM YOUR GENERAL COUNSEL.

WE HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT ONEIDA'S BID BE CORRECTED AS REQUESTED AND AWARD BE MADE TO ONEIDA AT THE CORRECTED PRICE, IF IT IS DETERMINED TO BE A RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. WE RECOMMENDED FURTHER THAT, IF AWARD IS MADE TO ONEIDA, THE CONTRACT WITH THE O'BRIAN CLEANING COMPANY SHOULD BE TERMINATED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT.

AS THIS DECISION CONTAINS A RECOMMENDATION FOR CORRECTIVE ACTION TO BE TAKEN, IT HAS BEEN TRANSMITTED BY LETTERS OF TODAY TO THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES NAMED IN SECTION 232 OF THE LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1970, PUBLIC LAW 91-510, 31 U.S.C. 1172. IN VIEW THEREOF, YOUR ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TO SECTION 236 OF THE ACT, 31 U.S.C. 1176, WHICH REQUIRES THAT YOU SUBMIT WRITTEN STATEMENTS OF THE ACTION TO BE TAKEN WITH RESPECT TO THE RECOMMENDATION. THE STATEMENTS ARE TO BE SENT TO THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS NOT LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS DECISION TO THE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE FIRST REQUEST FOR APPROPRIATIONS MADE BY YOUR AGENCY MORE THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS LETTER.

WE WOULD APPRECIATE ADVICE OF WHATEVER ACTION IS TAKEN ON OUR RECOMMENDATION.