B-125755, OCT. 20, 1955

B-125755: Oct 20, 1955

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TO HONORABLE RAYMOND BLATTENBERGER: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 13. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE CORPORATION MADE A BONA FIDE MISTAKE BY OMITTING THE COST OF THE PAPER. SINCE THE CONTRACTING OFFICER BELIEVED THE BID WAS ERRONEOUS AND SINCE SUCH BELIEF WAS CONFIRMED AND THE ERROR WAS EXPLAINED SATISFACTORILY BY THE CORPORATION PRIOR TO AWARD. ARE RETURNED.

B-125755, OCT. 20, 1955

TO HONORABLE RAYMOND BLATTENBERGER:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 13, 1955, WITH ENCLOSURES, REQUESTING A DECISION AS TO WHETHER A BID DATED OCTOBER 3, 1955, SUBMITTED BY PRACTICAL OFFSET SERVICE, INC., ON JACKET 358036 MAY BE DISREGARDED IN VIEW OF THE BIDDER'S ALLEGATION OF ERROR.

ON THE BASIS OF THE STATEMENTS OF FACT IN YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 13, 1955, AND THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FURNISHED, INCLUDING THE CORPORATION'S ORIGINAL WORKSHEET, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE CORPORATION MADE A BONA FIDE MISTAKE BY OMITTING THE COST OF THE PAPER, AS IT PROMPTLY ALLEGED UPON BEING REQUESTED TO VERIFY THE BID.

ACCORDINGLY, SINCE THE CONTRACTING OFFICER BELIEVED THE BID WAS ERRONEOUS AND SINCE SUCH BELIEF WAS CONFIRMED AND THE ERROR WAS EXPLAINED SATISFACTORILY BY THE CORPORATION PRIOR TO AWARD, THE BID OF PRACTICAL OFFSET SERVICE, INC. SHOULD BE DISREGARDED.

THE PAPERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CORPORATION'S ORIGINAL WORKSHEET AND ITS LETTER OF OCTOBER 6, 1955, ARE RETURNED.