McGhee Construction, Inc., B-293239, February 5, 2004
B-293239, Feb 5, 2004
Where the bid included a bid guarantee that stated that the penal sum amount was limited to 20 percent of the "Attached Bid" and the bid to which the bid guarantee was attached did not include prices for any line item. The bid guarantee was ambiguous concerning the amount of the bid guarantee. Was therefore nonresponsive. Bid opening was scheduled for 3 p.m. Facsimile bids were not authorized but facsimile bid modifications were. Bidders were informed that the evaluated bid price would be the sum of the bidder's price for the base bid. All Options will render the bid non-responsive.". McGhee included a completed bid guarantee which provided a penal sum amount of 20 percent of the bid price but which also stated that the penal sum of the bond was an amount not to exceed "20% of Attached Bid.".