All Seasons Construction, Inc., B-291166.2, December 6, 2002
B-291166.2: Dec 6, 2002
DIGEST Contracting officer reasonably determined bid bond accompanied by power of attorney bearing computer printer-generated signatures unacceptable because signatures were not applied to the document after its creation and thus do not serve to authenticate its contents. The contracting officer rejected All Seasons' bid as nonresponsive based on her determination that neither the power of attorney attached to the protester's bid bond nor the accompanying certification attesting to the authenticity of the power of attorney and its continuing effectiveness was an original document. The protester contends that the document containing the power of attorney and certification was an original. That the bid should therefore have been accepted.