B-179876(2), AUG 15, 1974

B-179876(2): Aug 15, 1974

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ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY. WHILE THE PROTESTS HAVE BEEN DENIED.

B-179876(2), AUG 15, 1974

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THE HONORABLE ARTHUR F. SAMPSON:

WE REFER TO LETTER DATED FEBRUARY 15, 1974, WITH ENCLOSURES, AND PRIOR CORRESPONDENCE, FROM YOUR GENERAL COUNSEL, CONCERNING THE PROTESTS FILED BY PAGE AIRWAYS, INC. (PAGE), SPACE A.G.E. INC., B.B. SAXON COMPANY, INC., AND ALCO TOOL & MFG. COMPANY (ALCO) UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. GS-07-DP -(P)-45903.

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY. WHILE THE PROTESTS HAVE BEEN DENIED, WE WISH TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THE PORTION OF THE DECISION DEALING WITH THE REJECTION OF THE PAGE AND ALCO BIDS FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE SOLICITATION'S MINIMUM ORDER PROVISION. FOR THE REASONS INDICATED IN THE DECISION, WE BELIEVE YOU SHOULD GIVE CONSIDERATION TO REVISING THIS PROVISION TO ACHIEVE GREATER CLARITY. AT A MINIMUM, WE THINK IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO INCLUDE IN THE PROVISION A CAUTIONARY NOTE WARNING BIDDERS THAT THE INSERTION OF AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN $50 IN THE "SPECIFIC MINIMUM" BLANK MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF THE BID AS NONRESPONSIVE.

PLEASE ADVISE US OF THE ACTION TAKEN ON THIS RECOMMENDATION.