B-157217, JUN. 15, 1966

B-157217: Jun 15, 1966

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TO INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS CORPORATION: WE HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 1. YOU THEREFORE CONCLUDE THAT ASTRONAUTICS IS STILL TECHNICALLY IN VIOLATION OF ITS SET-ASIDE CONTRACT. NO ACTION WITH RESPECT THERETO WILL BE TAKEN BY OUR OFFICE. YOUR COMPLAINT HAS REFERENCE TO THE MANNER IN WHICH ASTRONAUTICS IS PERFORMING ITS CONTRACT. WE HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO OVERSEE THE PERFORMANCE OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. THE COGNIZABLE PROCUREMENT AGENCY IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ADMINISTERING ITS CONTRACTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IT IS THEREFORE SUGGESTED THAT YOU COMMUNICATE YOUR COMPLAINT TO THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.

B-157217, JUN. 15, 1966

TO INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS CORPORATION:

WE HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 1, 1966, WITH FURTHER REFERENCE TO THE PERFORMANCE OF LABOR SURPLUS AREA SET-ASIDE CONTRACT NO. N600/19/64199 BY THE ASTRONAUTICS CORPORATION OF AMERICA. YOU ALLEGE THAT ALTHOUGH ASTRONAUTICS HAS ISSUED PURCHASE ORDERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $93,257 TO THE ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS CORP., HURLEY, WISCONSIN, A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF THIS WORK HAS BEEN SUBCONTRACTED OUT OF THE HURLEY LABOR SURPLUS AREA TO OTHER SUPPLIERS. YOU THEREFORE CONCLUDE THAT ASTRONAUTICS IS STILL TECHNICALLY IN VIOLATION OF ITS SET-ASIDE CONTRACT.

IN THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE WHICH WOULD SUBSTANTIATE YOUR ALLEGATIONS, NO ACTION WITH RESPECT THERETO WILL BE TAKEN BY OUR OFFICE. IN ANY EVENT, YOUR COMPLAINT HAS REFERENCE TO THE MANNER IN WHICH ASTRONAUTICS IS PERFORMING ITS CONTRACT. WE HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO OVERSEE THE PERFORMANCE OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; RATHER, THE COGNIZABLE PROCUREMENT AGENCY IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ADMINISTERING ITS CONTRACTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IT IS THEREFORE SUGGESTED THAT YOU COMMUNICATE YOUR COMPLAINT TO THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.

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