Requesting Entity: Allied Trade Resources
Issues Concern: Submitted vs. Calculated Bid Prices
Whether the Contract Price Award should be based on the Calculated Bid Price, or the Submitted Bid Price of the bidder.
A reading of [Sec. 37.1 of IRR-A], taken together with Sec. 37 of RA 9184, leads us to the conclusion that the contract should be awarded to the bidder with the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid at the amount determined by the BAC to e whichever is lower between the actual submitted bid price, and the evaluated, calculated bid price. Hence, in case of discrepancy between the two amounts, the lower shall prevail.