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IF A BID IS RECEIVED BY THE EXECUTIVE AGENCY FROM AN AUCTIONEER WHOSE NAME IS NOT ON THE LIST. OBVIOUSLY WILL ARISE WHEN AN AWARD IS NOT MADE TO A LOW BIDDER FOR THE SOLE REASON THAT HE WAS NOT QUALIFIED BY THE ADMINISTRATION WITHIN THE TIME AVAILABLE PRIOR TO AWARD OR WHERE AN AWARD IS MADE TO A NONQUALIFIED LOW BIDDER CONTRARY TO THE REGULATIONS. SOME OF THESE PROBLEMS MIGHT BE PRECLUDED IF THE REGULATIONS INCLUDED A FURTHER PROVISION REQUIRING THAT INVITATIONS TO BID FOR SUCH AUCTIONEERING SERVICES REFER TO THIS PROCEDURE IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO CLEARLY PUT PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS ON NOTICE THAT AWARD CANNOT BE MADE TO AUCTIONEERS WHO ARE NOT ON THE GSA LIST OF QUALIFIED AUCTIONEERS. IT IS TO BE UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS CONCURRENCE IN THE ISSUANCE OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION IS WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO ANY RIGHTS OF OUR OFFICE TO TAKE ACTION OR RAISE QUESTIONS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTERS WHICH MAY ARISE FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION OR ADMINISTRATION THEREOF.

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