[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.

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