[Request for Correction of Low Bid Price and Protest of Army Corps of Engineers Contract Award]

B-274859.2,B-274859.3: Jan 22, 1997

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A firm requested correction of the low bid price upon which it was awarded an Army Corps of Engineers construction contract, contending that it made two clerical errors in computing its price based on erroneous quotations received from subcontractors. Another firm protested the contract award, contending that the awardee's bid should be rejected, since the bid was based on uncorrected bid prices. GAO held that: (1) the awardee was not entitled to bid correction due to judgmental errors in using an inappropriate subcontractor quotation; (2) the awardee should have relied on its own estimate instead of a supplier quote for certain materials; and (3) since it was determined that the awardee could not correct its bid, award to that bidder was proper. Accordingly, the request for bid correction and the protest were denied.

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.

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