Request for Decision concerning Acceptance of Expired Bid

B-191019: Jan 23, 1978

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The Veterans Administration requested a decision on award of a contract for a hospital addition in which a mistake in the bid was alleged, the original bid was affirmed and then lapsed before acceptance, and a request for an extension by the agency was denied by the bidder. A protest by the low bidder was apparently filed to seek GAO sanction for cancellation of the bid and resolicitation after the other bids were exposed. However, the original bid was restated more than a week after the extension was denied. The bid cannot be accepted unless the bidder waives its mistake; there is no compelling reason to cancel and resolicit.

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