B-170504(2), MAY 26, 1971

B-170504(2): May 26, 1971

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THE PROCUREMENT APPEARS TO HAVE TAKEN AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME. SECRETARY: ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY TO GRAPHICS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS. WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF A REPORT DATED MAY 5. ALTHOUGH WE HAVE DENIED THE PROTEST. WE WISH TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THIS PROCUREMENT APPEARS TO HAVE TAKEN AN INORDINATE PERIOD OF TIME. SINCE THE PROTRACTED PERIOD OF TIME INVOLVED COULD HAVE ADVERSELY AFFECTED THE GOVERNMENT.

B-170504(2), MAY 26, 1971

BID PROTEST - AWARDS PENDING - LENGTH OF TIME ADVISING THAT WHILE PROTEST OF GRAPHICS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. HAS BEEN DENIED, THE PROCUREMENT APPEARS TO HAVE TAKEN AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY TO GRAPHICS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, CONCERNING ITS PROTEST UNDER REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. N00600-70-R-5296, ISSUED BY THE NAVY PURCHASING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C., WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF A REPORT DATED MAY 5, 1971, FROM THE NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND.

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE DENIED THE PROTEST, WE WISH TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THIS PROCUREMENT APPEARS TO HAVE TAKEN AN INORDINATE PERIOD OF TIME. SINCE THE PROTRACTED PERIOD OF TIME INVOLVED COULD HAVE ADVERSELY AFFECTED THE GOVERNMENT, WE BELIEVE EVERY EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO ACCOMPLISH FUTURE PROCUREMENTS WITHIN A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME.

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