Brickwood Contractors, Inc., B-292171, June 3, 2003
B-292171: Jun 3, 2003
DIGEST Agency reasonably concluded it had a compelling reason to cancel invitation for bids after bid opening where the solicitation's language was ambiguous concerning certain certification requirements associated with the application and removal of paint from the steel structures of a bridge. The principal purpose of this solicitation was to obtain the services of a firm to clean and paint all of the bridge's exposed steel surfaces. Two of the solicitation's line items were for "surface preparation and painting. I. Among the IFB's Special Contract Requirements were two provisions associated with certification requirements established by the Society for Protective Coatings. Brickwood was the apparent low bidder with a price of $834.