Roy Anderson Corporation, B-292555, B-292555.2, October 10, 2003
B-292555,B-292555.2: Oct 10, 2003
Even where the exact amount of the intended bid is not certain. Determination to allow correction is reasonable where intended bid falls within a narrow range of uncertainty and would remain low after correction. The IFB was issued on April 28. Bid opening was held on June 12. Roy Anderson's next low bid was $40. The government estimate for the project was $40. Emerson was asked to verify its bid. Since it was substantially lower than the other bids received and the government estimate. Emerson reported that it failed to include in its subtotal calculation the last in the series of item prices that were to constitute the subtotal price. The subtotal price was to be recorded at cell number D160 of Emerson's computerized worksheet and was supposed to include cell numbers D16 through D159.