B-191368, MAY 30, 1978

B-191368: May 30, 1978

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COMPLIANCE WITH CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND IS NOT FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER GAO BID PROTEST PROCEDURES. HILTRONICS ALLEGES THAT ASTROCOM HAS NO INTENTION OF FURNISHING CORD ASSEMBLIES OF THE TYPE REQUIRED BY THE SPECIFICATIONS AND THAT ASTROCOM WILL SEEK A WAIVER OF THIS REQUIREMENT SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE CORDAGE OF INFERIOR QUALITY. WHETHER A CONTRACTOR COMPLIES WITH CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES (4 C.F.R. BY LETTER OF THIS DATE WE ARE ADVISING THE PROCURING AGENCY OF THE ALLEGATIONS. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

B-191368, MAY 30, 1978

COMPLIANCE WITH CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND IS NOT FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER GAO BID PROTEST PROCEDURES.

HILTRONICS CORPORATION:

HILTRONICS CORPORATION (HILTRONICS) HAS PROTESTED AWARD OF CONTRACTS COVERING THE PROCUREMENT OF CORD ASSEMBLIES TO ASTROCOM ELECTRONICS, INC. (ASTROCOM), PURSUANT TO SOLICITATION NOS. DLA400-78-C-1672 AND DLA400-78-C -1673 ISSUED BY THE DEFENSE GENERAL SUPPLY CENTER, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. HILTRONICS ALLEGES THAT ASTROCOM HAS NO INTENTION OF FURNISHING CORD ASSEMBLIES OF THE TYPE REQUIRED BY THE SPECIFICATIONS AND THAT ASTROCOM WILL SEEK A WAIVER OF THIS REQUIREMENT SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE CORDAGE OF INFERIOR QUALITY.

WHETHER A CONTRACTOR COMPLIES WITH CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES (4 C.F.R. SEC. 20.0 ET SEQ.). KEY SECURITY, INC., B-190253, NOVEMBER 22, 1977, 77-2 CPD 392. THEREFORE, BY LETTER OF THIS DATE WE ARE ADVISING THE PROCURING AGENCY OF THE ALLEGATIONS.

ACCORDINGLY, THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.