B-124813, JUL. 29, 1955

B-124813: Jul 29, 1955

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PUBLIC PRINTER: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JULY 25. ON THE BASIS OF THE FACTS OF RECORD THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT A BONA FIDE ERROR WAS MADE BY THE COMPANY IN ITS BID. SINCE THE CONTRACTING OFFICER BELIEVED THE BID WAS ERRONEOUS AND SINCE HIS BELIEF WAS CONFIRMED AND THE ERROR WAS EXPLAINED AND ESTABLISHED SATISFACTORILY BY EVIDENCE FURNISHED PRIOR TO AWARD.

B-124813, JUL. 29, 1955

TO HONORABLE RAYMOND BLATTENBERGER, PUBLIC PRINTER:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JULY 25, 1955, WITH ENCLOSURES, REQUESTING A DECISION AS TO WHETHER A BID DATED JULY 14, 1955, SUBMITTED BY THE BALTIMORE SALESBOOK COMPANY ON JACKET NO. 349103 MAY BE DISREGARDED IN VIEW OF THE BIDDER'S ALLEGATION OF ERROR.

ON THE BASIS OF THE FACTS OF RECORD THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT A BONA FIDE ERROR WAS MADE BY THE COMPANY IN ITS BID, AS ALLEGED. ACCORDINGLY, SINCE THE CONTRACTING OFFICER BELIEVED THE BID WAS ERRONEOUS AND SINCE HIS BELIEF WAS CONFIRMED AND THE ERROR WAS EXPLAINED AND ESTABLISHED SATISFACTORILY BY EVIDENCE FURNISHED PRIOR TO AWARD, THE BID OF THE BALTIMORE SALESBOOK COMPANY SHOULD BE DISREGARDED IN MAKING THE AWARD.