Correction of Minor Error in Bid Price

B-189949: Nov 15, 1977

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The low bidder requested an increase in its contract pursuant to a mistake in the bid alleged before award. The uncertainty as to the intended bid did not bar bid correction since the uncertain amount was relatively small compared to the difference between the corrected bid and the next low bid and was within a relatively narrow range so as to not be inconsistent with clear and convincing evidence of what the bid would have been.