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Exhibit 9 ( Commercial Website 19 SEP 2012 )

Exhibit 9 ( Commercial Website 19 SEP 2012 )

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Latvian Connection LLC asserts that the cancellation decision lacked credibility and was a "pretext" to avoid having to make award to Latvian Connection and to "avoid resolution of the protest." Cycad Corp., B-255870, Apr. 12, 1994, 94-1 CPD para. 253 at 5. When a procuring agency takes corrective action in response to a protest, the GAO may recommend reimbursement of protest costs if, based on the circumstances of the case, and it is clear that the agency unduly delayed taking corrective action in the face of a clearly meritorious protest. 4 C.F.R. sect. 21.8(e) (2009); AAR Aircraft Servs.--Costs, B-291670.6, May 12, 2003, 2003 CPD para. 100 at 6. A protest is clearly meritorious where a reasonable agency inquiry into the protest allegations would have shown facts disclosing the absence of a defensible legal position. Core Tech Int'l Corp.--Costs, B 400047.2, Mar. 11, 2009, 2009 CPD para. 59 at 6. The Agency could not defend the conduct of the contracting officer or her commander on solicitation W912D1-13-R-0003. Camp Arifjan Contracting Officer and it's contracting Commander, LTC Michael Scuteri, cancelled the solicitation as a pretext to avoid resolution of a protest.(197) 197/ Gonzales-McCaulley Inv. Group, Inc.,Comp. Gen. Dec. B-299936.2, 2007 CPD ¶ 192, 49 GC ¶ 451. That cancellation was made within 28 hours of the GAO's request for a Report from the Agency. LTC Colonel Scuteri acted in bad faith against Veteran Owned Business, Latvian Connection LLC for filing a protest about a solicitation, so poorly written, administered, and posted, that the only way the solicitation was going to be corrected after unresponsiveness of his contracting officers and Legal Team, was by the filing of a GAO Level Protest to illicit some professional contracting actions that resembled what is expected under the Federal Acquisition Regulations. This solicitation is an example of the level of Procurement Professionalism originating in 2013 from the 408th Contracting under the leadership of LTC Scuteri and BG Theodore C. Harrison’s that, unlike what BG Harrison states in http://www.army.mil/ecc/, The 408th located at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait are continuing to deliver substandard solicitations and this is just another in a series of unprofessional solicitations that are more designed to mislead, that to comply with FAR Part 5. However, with the continued biased assistance of the GAO, and attorneys like Mr. Crosby, Veteran Owned businesses like Latvian Connection LLC will be prejudiced and mislead by the ongoing contracting irregularities that was identified in both the Gansler report and a report on Camp Arifjan called the Fraud Triangle, by Army MAJ Amanda Flint in what is described as a case study into Procurement Integrity in Contingency Operations. This solicitation demonstrates that the fundamentals of conducting a simple solicitation still have not been achieved 4 years after the creation of the Army Contracting Command, even with that paid assistance of Contractor CACI working in the Camp Arifjan’s contracting office. On Pg 4 of the Congressional Hearing in 2011, Dr. Gansler stated: “ Writing requirements and issuing contracts, clearly these are inherently governmental functions; to acquire services is more difficult and requires high-quality, experienced government contracting and program-management personnel. “ Dr. Gansler also said “Investigation and conviction rates indicate that Army CCOs are involved in the commission of fraud by a significantly higher percentage in comparison to contracting officers in the other Services, despite being the minority of contracting personnel in theater (Gansler et al., 2007). Yet, GAO Protest of W912D1-13-R-0003; a disorganized solicitation where, the wrong solicitation was posted, SF30 Forms were not utilized for amendments and a charade of a site visit was staged only to cancel the solicitation in bad faith, shows that the A

Latvian Connection LLC asserts that the cancellation decision lacked credibility and was a "pretext" to avoid having to make award to Latvian Connection and to "avoid resolution of the protest." Cycad Corp., B-255870, Apr. 12, 1994, 94-1 CPD para. 253 at 5. When a procuring agency takes corrective action in response to a protest, the GAO may recommend reimbursement of protest costs if, based on the circumstances of the case, and it is clear that the agency unduly delayed taking corrective action in the face of a clearly meritorious protest. 4 C.F.R. sect. 21.8(e) (2009); AAR Aircraft Servs.--Costs, B-291670.6, May 12, 2003, 2003 CPD para. 100 at 6. A protest is clearly meritorious where a reasonable agency inquiry into the protest allegations would have shown facts disclosing the absence of a defensible legal position. Core Tech Int'l Corp.--Costs, B 400047.2, Mar. 11, 2009, 2009 CPD para. 59 at 6. The Agency could not defend the conduct of the contracting officer or her commander on solicitation W912D1-13-R-0003. Camp Arifjan Contracting Officer and it's contracting Commander, LTC Michael Scuteri, cancelled the solicitation as a pretext to avoid resolution of a protest.(197) 197/ Gonzales-McCaulley Inv. Group, Inc.,Comp. Gen. Dec. B-299936.2, 2007 CPD ¶ 192, 49 GC ¶ 451. That cancellation was made within 28 hours of the GAO's request for a Report from the Agency. LTC Colonel Scuteri acted in bad faith against Veteran Owned Business, Latvian Connection LLC for filing a protest about a solicitation, so poorly written, administered, and posted, that the only way the solicitation was going to be corrected after unresponsiveness of his contracting officers and Legal Team, was by the filing of a GAO Level Protest to illicit some professional contracting actions that resembled what is expected under the Federal Acquisition Regulations. This solicitation is an example of the level of Procurement Professionalism originating in 2013 from the 408th Contracting under the leadership of LTC Scuteri and BG Theodore C. Harrison’s that, unlike what BG Harrison states in http://www.army.mil/ecc/, The 408th located at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait are continuing to deliver substandard solicitations and this is just another in a series of unprofessional solicitations that are more designed to mislead, that to comply with FAR Part 5. However, with the continued biased assistance of the GAO, and attorneys like Mr. Crosby, Veteran Owned businesses like Latvian Connection LLC will be prejudiced and mislead by the ongoing contracting irregularities that was identified in both the Gansler report and a report on Camp Arifjan called the Fraud Triangle, by Army MAJ Amanda Flint in what is described as a case study into Procurement Integrity in Contingency Operations. This solicitation demonstrates that the fundamentals of conducting a simple solicitation still have not been achieved 4 years after the creation of the Army Contracting Command, even with that paid assistance of Contractor CACI working in the Camp Arifjan’s contracting office. On Pg 4 of the Congressional Hearing in 2011, Dr. Gansler stated: “ Writing requirements and issuing contracts, clearly these are inherently governmental functions; to acquire services is more difficult and requires high-quality, experienced government contracting and program-management personnel. “ Dr. Gansler also said “Investigation and conviction rates indicate that Army CCOs are involved in the commission of fraud by a significantly higher percentage in comparison to contracting officers in the other Services, despite being the minority of contracting personnel in theater (Gansler et al., 2007). Yet, GAO Protest of W912D1-13-R-0003; a disorganized solicitation where, the wrong solicitation was posted, SF30 Forms were not utilized for amendments and a charade of a site visit was staged only to cancel the solicitation in bad faith, shows that the A

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Kuwaithttp://www.usmilitarycontracting.com/Kuwait.html[9/19/2012 5:39:59 PM]
HOME PAGE QATAR KUWAIT SAUDI ARABIAPAKISTAN OMAN  ABU DHABI CAGE / DUNS FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGS FAQS 
CAMP ARIFJAN OPEN SOLICITATION
 
 J & A for IRAQPosted: 16 September 2012Solicitation: W912D1-12-T-1001
 Title: Yellowjacket AnalyzerIssueDate: 16 July 2012
Closing Date: 28 July 2012 12:00PM
Solicitation:W912D1-12-T-0059*Amendment003
 Title: Load BankIssueDate: 16 July 2012
Closing Date: 09 August 2012 3:00 PM
Solicitation:W912D1-12-T-0058*Amendment 002
 Title: TonerIssueDate: 16 July 2012
Closing Date: 30 July 2012 12:00 PM
Solicitation: W912D1-12-T-0056
 Title: Recycling BinIssueDate: 23 July 2012
Closing Date: 29 July 2012 10:00AM
Solicitation: W912D1-12-T-0040*Amendment 006
 Title: Power VillageGazeboIssueDate: 10 June2012
Closing Date: 26 July 2012 3:00PM
Solicitation: W912D1-12-T-0060*Amendment 004
Title: Post Office Trailer 
 
CLOSED
Solicitations
PRINT SCREEN OF SITE19 SEPTEMBER 2012
 
Kuwaithttp://www.usmilitarycontracting.com/Kuwait.html[9/19/2012 5:39:59 PM]
IssueDate: 30 July 2012
Closing Date: 13 August 2012 4:00PM
Solicitation: W912D1-12-T-0029*Amendment 002
 Title: Split A/C UnitIssueDate: 06 August 2012
Closing Date: 16 August 2012 4:00PM
**CANCELLED**Solicitation: W912D1-12-T-0017*Amendment 001
 Title: ZoneVI Cleaning ServicesIssueDate: 19 August 2012
Closing Date: 05 September 2012 11:00AM
 
Solicitation:W912D1-12-T-0061*Amendment 002 Title: Relocate/RenovateAOAP LabIssueDate: 28 August 2012Closing Date: 13 September 2012 4:00PMPOC:Brenna K. Loseke
Solicitaon:
W912D1-12-T-0062
Title: Fluke Network TesterIssue Date: 28 August 2012
Closing Date: 06 September 2012 3:00PM
Noce of Intent to Sole SourceResponses due by 04 September 2012 9:00AMPOC:Rachele Wharton
Solicitation: W912D1-12-T-0064*Amendment 002
Title: Office Furniture
IssueDate: 12 September 2012
Closing Date: 25 September 2012 10:00AM
Q and A Session closes: 17 September 2012 12:00PM
 Solicitation: W912D1-12-T-0075*Amendment 001
 Title: Steel Security Doors and Security SystemIssueDate: 12 September 2012
Closing Date: 22 September 2012 9:00AM
Solicitation: W912D1-12-T-0012
 Title: ConcreteBarriersIssueDate: 17 September 2012
Closing Date: 23 September 2012 11:00AM

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