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Corrected Bid Price Comes Awfully Close To Next Lowest, But Not So Close As To Disallow Correction

Friday, February 12, 2010 03:11 am


Bid Correction

Matter of: IAP-Leopardo Construction, Inc

Post-bid corrections to bid amounts must reveal the original, intended bid price. The closer the corrected amount is to the next low bid, the more scrutiny applied. IAP-Leopardo Construction, Inc. (IAP) and Trillacorpe Construction, Inc. (Trillacorpe) both submitted bids for a Department of the Army (Army) construction project at the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) in Columbus, Ohio. Trillacorpe's bid was the lowest at $17,529,000; IAP's was the second lowest at $19,518,930.

The day after the bid opening, Trillacorpe notified the Army of a clerical error in its bid, stated it could provide clear evidence of the mistake, and requested permission to correct it. The Army allowed the correction, which raised Trillacorpe's bid to $19,074,4 [...]

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