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Keven Barnes

From: Sent: To: Cc: Subject: Mann Eyester, Laura [laura.manneyester@sba.gov] Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:25 PM Schiavetti, Anthony F CPT USARMY HQDA OTJAG (US); 'protests@gao.gov' jordanp@gao.gov; 'keven.barnes@latvianconnectionllc.com'; Klein, John W.; Koppel, Dean Robert RE: B-407391.2 - Protest of the Small Business Administration - Request to Dismiss (UNCLASSIFIED)

TheSBAwouldagreethatthecancellationofthesolicitationmayrendertheprotest academic.IftheGAOamendsitspriordecisionanddismissestheprotestasacademic,then SBAwouldagreethatthematterisclosed.However,iftheGAOdecisiondismissingthe protestbecauseLatvianfailedtoargueorshowinitsprotestthattherewereatleasttwo smallbusinessesthatcouldperformthisrequirementstands,thenSBAbelievesthatGAOmust issueadecisiononSBA'sRequestforReconsideration.GAO'sdismissalinLatvianConnection LLC,B407391,Dec.12,2012hascreatedprecedentthatSBAbelievesiscontraryto15(j)of theSmallBusinessAct,19.5022oftheFederalAcquisitionRegulation,andGAOrulingson smallbusinesssetasides,allofwhichstatethatsmallbusinesssetasidesbelowthe simplifiedacquisitionthresholdareautomatic;inotherwords,acontractingofficermust setasidetheacquisitionforsmallbusinessunlesshe/shecandemonstratethattheagency willnotreceiveatleasttwocompetitiveoffersfromsmallbusinesses. Respectfullysubmitted, LauraEyester OriginalMessage From:Schiavetti,AnthonyFCPTUSARMYHQDAOTJAG(US) [mailto:anthony.f.schiavetti.mil@mail.mil] Sent:Wednesday,January09,20139:48AM To:'protests@gao.gov' Cc:jordanp@gao.gov;MannEyester,Laura;'keven.barnes@latvianconnectionllc.com'; Schiavetti,AnthonyFCPTUSARMYHQDAOTJAG(US) Subject:B407391.2ProtestoftheSmallBusinessAdministrationRequesttoDismiss (UNCLASSIFIED) Classification:UNCLASSIFIED Caveats:NONE Mr.Jordan: AttachedpleasefindarequesttodismisstheprotestoftheSmallBusinessAdministration, B407391.2,asthesolicitationinquestionhasbeencancelled.TheArmybelievesthe cancellationofthesolicitationrenderstheprotestacademic. Attachedtothisemailaretwodocuments:theArmy'srequest,andastatementoffactsfrom thecontractingoffice(AttachmentA).Neitherthisemailnortheattachmentcontains protectedmaterial. Pleaseletmeknowifyouhaveanyquestions. VeryRespectfully, AnthonyF.Schiavetti
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