B-124817, AUG. 1, 1955

B-124817: Aug 1, 1955

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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JULY 21. CONTAINS ITS SWORN STATEMENT THAT ITS BID PRICE OF $3.65 PER BARREL IS ITS PRICE FOR TYPE I OR II CEMENT DELIVERED IN BULK. ACTUALLY IS $4.05 PER BARREL. SATISFACTORILY ESTABLISHES THAT A BONA FIDE ERROR WAS MADE IN ITS BID AS ALLEGED. ARE RETURNED.

B-124817, AUG. 1, 1955

TO MR. O. W. LINDGREN, CONTRACTING OFFICER, BUREAU OF RECLAMATION:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JULY 21, 1955, WITH ENCLOSURES, REQUESTING A DECISION AS TO WHETHER A BID DATED JUNE 24, 1955, SUBMITTED BY SUPERIOR PORTLAND CEMENT, INC., MAY BE DISREGARDED IN VIEW OF THE BIDDER'S ALLEGATION OF ERROR.

THE CORPORATION'S LETTER OF JULY 6, 1955, CONFIRMING ITS PRIOR TELEPHONE CONVERSATION AND REQUESTING THAT IT BE PERMITTED TO WITHDRAW ITS BID IN VIEW OF AN ALLEGED ERROR, CONTAINS ITS SWORN STATEMENT THAT ITS BID PRICE OF $3.65 PER BARREL IS ITS PRICE FOR TYPE I OR II CEMENT DELIVERED IN BULK, NOT IN PAPER BAGS AS HERE REQUIRED, AND THAT ITS PRICE FOR TYPE I OR II, LOW ALKALI CEMENT, THE PRODUCT CALLED FOR, PACKED IN PAPER BAGS, ACTUALLY IS $4.05 PER BARREL. THE CORPORATION'S PUBLISHED PRICE LIST DATED MAY 26, 1955, FORWARDED WITH THE LETTER, SATISFACTORILY ESTABLISHES THAT A BONA FIDE ERROR WAS MADE IN ITS BID AS ALLEGED.

ACCORDINGLY, THE BID OF SUPERIOR PORTLAND CEMENT, INC., SHOULD BE DISREGARDED.

THE PAPERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CORPORATION'S PRICE LIST, ARE RETURNED.