B-128002, MAY 25, 1956

B-128002: May 25, 1956

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PUBLIC PRINTER: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MAY 21. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT A BONA FIDE ERROR WAS MADE BY THE CORPORATION. SINCE IT WAS BELIEVED THAT THE BID WAS ERRONEOUS AND SUCH BELIEF WAS CONFIRMED AND THE ERROR WAS EXPLAINED SATISFACTORILY BY PERRY CARBON FORMS. ARE RETURNED.

B-128002, MAY 25, 1956

TO HONORABLE RAYMOND BLATTENBERGER, PUBLIC PRINTER:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MAY 21, 1956, WITH ENCLOSURES, REQUESTING A DECISION AS TO WHETHER A BID DATED MAY 4, 1956, SUBMITTED BY PERRY CARBON FORMS, INC., MAY BE DISREGARDED IN VIEW OF THE BIDDER'S ALLEGATION OF ERROR.

ON THE BASIS OF THE REPORTED FACTS AND THE EVIDENCE OF RECORD IN THIS CASE, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT A BONA FIDE ERROR WAS MADE BY THE CORPORATION, AS ALLEGED. ACCORDINGLY, SINCE IT WAS BELIEVED THAT THE BID WAS ERRONEOUS AND SUCH BELIEF WAS CONFIRMED AND THE ERROR WAS EXPLAINED SATISFACTORILY BY PERRY CARBON FORMS, INC., PRIOR TO AWARD, THE CORPORATION'S BID MAY BE DISREGARDED IN MAKING THE AWARD.

THE PAPERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CORPORATION'S LETTER OF MAY 15, 1956, AND ITS BID ESTIMATE SHEET, ARE RETURNED, AS REQUESTED.