B-169530 (2), JUL. 27, 1970

B-169530 (2): Jul 27, 1970

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SECRETARY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER OF MAY 12. ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY TO UNIROYAL DENYING ITS PROTEST. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS BE SET OUT ON THE PRICING SHEET OF THE IFB TO THE EFFECT THAT BID ENTRIES ARE TO BE MADE FOR EACH ITEM ON THE SCHEDULE. THE FILE FURNISHED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MATTER IS RETURNED.

B-169530 (2), JUL. 27, 1970

TO MR. SECRETARY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER OF MAY 12, 1970, SUP 0232A, FROM THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMANDER, PURCHASING, NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND, FURNISHING OUR OFFICE A REPORT IN RESPONSE TO THE PROTEST OF UNIROYAL, INC., UNDER IFB NO. N00104-70-B-1315.

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY TO UNIROYAL DENYING ITS PROTEST. WHILE FOR THE REASONS STATED THEREIN WE DID NOT SUSTAIN ITS POSITION, IN ORDER TO AVOID A REOCCURRENCE OF BIDS OF THE TYPE RECEIVED IN BOTH THIS PROCUREMENT AND UNDER IFB NO. N00104-69-B-2466, IN FUTURE PROCUREMENTS OF THESE AND SIMILAR ITEMS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS BE SET OUT ON THE PRICING SHEET OF THE IFB TO THE EFFECT THAT BID ENTRIES ARE TO BE MADE FOR EACH ITEM ON THE SCHEDULE, AND THAT FAILURE TO EITHER INSERT A PRICE ON EACH ITEM OR TO OTHERWISE INDICATE AN INTENT TO FURNISH SUCH ITEMS WITHOUT CHARGE, MAY CAUSE THE BID TO BE REJECTED AS NONRESPONSIVE.

THE FILE FURNISHED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MATTER IS RETURNED.