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Bid Bond Did Not Validate Unsigned Bid Bids-responsiveness; Bonds-bid

Monday, June 02, 2003 02:58 pm

 
Bid Bond Did Not Validate Unsigned Bid Bids-responsiveness; Bonds-bid

A Pennsylvania court has ruled that an unsigned bid was not a valid, binding bid. A signed bid bond did not cure the defect.

The Pennsylvania Department of General Services issued an invitation for bids for the general construction work on a new chemistry building on the Pennsylvania State University campus in State College. The only two bids were submitted by Alexander Constructors, Inc. and Leonard S. Fiore, Inc.

The Department issued a notice of award of the contract to Alexander, the low bidder. Fiore asked to examine Alexander's bid. The Department refused. Alexander signed a contract and the Department issued a no [...]

 
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