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Extraneous Documents Included With Bid Are Part Of The Bid

Tuesday, June 05, 2012 03:01 am


Denied: Bid Documents

Matter of: 4Granite Inc., 2012 U.S. Comp. Gen. B-406459 (April 2, 2012)

A bidder provided more information than was called for and put itself out of the running thanks to confusion over commercial versus construction FAR compliance topics.

4Granite Inc. (4Granite) bid on an Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) project to repair a channel along the Red Lake River near Crookston, Minnesota. The Corps rejected the bid as nonresponsive because of a document included with the bid--though not required by the solicitation--that addressed 4Granite's Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) compliance. The Corps contended that the document introduced ambiguity regarding the terms and conditions the bidder was agreeing to.

The project solicitation referred to several FAR clauses applicable to construction contracts, including those pertaining to warranty of construction [...]

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