B-125989, NOV. 15, 1955

B-125989: Nov 15, 1955

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PUBLIC PRINTER: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 7. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE COMPANY MADE A BONA FIDE MISTAKE IN COMPUTING ITS BID PRICE. SINCE THE CONTRACTING OFFICER BELIEVED THE BID WAS ERRONEOUS AND SINCE SUCH BELIEF WAS CONFIRMED BY THE COMPANY'S EXPLANATION PRIOR TO AWARD. ARE RETURNED.

B-125989, NOV. 15, 1955

TO HONORABLE RAYMOND BLATTENBERGER, PUBLIC PRINTER:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 7, 1955, WITH ENCLOSURES, REQUESTING A DECISION AS TO WHETHER A BID DATED OCTOBER 25, 1955, BRANDAU CRAIG DICKERSON CO. ON JACKET NO. 362885 MAY BE DISREGARDED IN VIEW OF THE BIDDER'S ALLEGATION OF ERROR.

ON THE BASIS OF STATEMENTS OF FACT IN YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 7, 1955, AND THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FURNISHED, INCLUDING THE COMPANY'S WORKSHEET AND EXPLANATORY LETTER OF NOVEMBER 1, 1955, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE COMPANY MADE A BONA FIDE MISTAKE IN COMPUTING ITS BID PRICE, 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 BY THE COMPANY'S EXPLANATION PRIOR TO AWARD, THE BID OF BRANDAU CRAIG DICKERSON CO. SHOULD BE DISREGARDED.

THE PAPERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE BIDDER'S WORKSHEET AND ITS LETTER OF NOVEMBER 1, 1955, ARE RETURNED.