B-135562, MAR. 27, 1958

B-135562: Mar 27, 1958

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VETERANS ADMINISTRATION SUPPLY DEPOT: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED MARCH 17. THE BID WAS BELIEVED TO BE ERRONEOUS BECAUSE IT WAS OUT OF LINE WITH THE OTHER BID RECEIVED IN THE AMOUNT OF $4.54 AND WITH THE PREVIOUS PRICE PAID FOR THESE SYRINGES. THE BELIEF THAT THE BID WAS ERRONEOUS WAS CONFIRMED.

B-135562, MAR. 27, 1958

TO MR. ADAM E. SHUMAN, CHIEF, MARKETING DIVISION, VETERANS ADMINISTRATION SUPPLY DEPOT:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED MARCH 17, 1958, WITH ENCLOSURES, REQUESTING A DECISION WHETHER EAST RUTHERFORD SYRINGES, INCORPORATED, EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY, SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO WITHDRAW ITS BID BECAUSE OF AN ERROR IT ALLEGED UPON REQUEST FOR VERIFICATION.

IN RESPONSE TO INVITATION NO. M1-195, EAST RUTHERFORD SYRINGES, INCORPORATED, BID $2.25 EACH TO FURNISH 10CC GLASS SYRINGES REQUIRED UNDER ITEMS 38 THROUGH 40. THE BID WAS BELIEVED TO BE ERRONEOUS BECAUSE IT WAS OUT OF LINE WITH THE OTHER BID RECEIVED IN THE AMOUNT OF $4.54 AND WITH THE PREVIOUS PRICE PAID FOR THESE SYRINGES. IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST TO VERIFY THE BID PRICE, THE BIDDER REPLIED THAT IN PREPARING ITS BID IT OVERLOOKED THE SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENT THAT THE SYRINGES BE EQUIPPED WITH A CRH PLUNGER, WHICH IT DOES NOT MANUFACTURE.

SINCE, UPON REQUEST FOR VERIFICATION, THE BELIEF THAT THE BID WAS ERRONEOUS WAS CONFIRMED, THE BID SHOULD BE DISREGARDED.