Original Subject:

The 14 Oct. 1997 Commerce Business Daily (CBD) on page 27 advertises the sole-source purchase of computers at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for 140 desktop computers to Applied Computer Technology. These computers are the same that hundreds of businesses across the United States manufacture on a daily basis. This wholesale procurement by a government agency to their favorite computer maker, without competition, must stop.

Dec 1st, 1997

Non-Completive buying of computers at the US Military Academyat West Point

The 14 Oct. 1997 Commerce Business Daily (CBD) on page 27 advertises the sole-source purchase of computers at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for 140 desktop computers to Applied Computer Technology. These computers are the same that hundreds of businesses across the United States manufacture on a daily basis. This wholesale procurement by a government agency to their favorite computer maker, without competition, must stop.

The Academy is not the only one doing this. If you look in the CBD there has been a growing non-competitive purchase of computers by the government without the benefit of open competition.

I would like the industry reporters to look at this case in particular because of the arrogant attitude the Academy has on these purchases. The contract specialist at the Academy is Tracy Fetchik tel 914-938-5858.

Eugene D. Rossel

vice president, marketing

Unitek Technology Inc.

Ontario, Calif.

Tel 909-930-5700

Fax 909-930-5710

More in Communications