Request for Advance Decision Regarding Acceptance of Apparent Low Bid

B-186964: Aug 12, 1976

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The agency requested an advance decision as to whether it could accept the apparent low bid because the bidder had failed to sign the certification submitted with the bid to show its commitment to specific affirmative action requirements. The bidder's failure to sign the certification rendered the bid nonresponsive, and the bidder's compliance with certification requirements in other solicitations did not suffice to obtain a commitment for this procurement.