2914.406-3 - Other mistakes disclosed before award.
- Standard Number: 2914.406-3
- Standard Title: Other mistakes disclosed before award.
- SubPart Number: 2914.4
- SubPart Title: Opening of Bids and Award of Contract
(a) The Director, Directorate of Procurement and Grant Management, is authorized to make the administrative determinations under FAR 14.406-3. This authority may not be redelegated except as set forth in paragraph (b) of 2914.406-3.
(b) If (1) a bidder requests permission to withdraw a bid rather than correct it, and (2) the evidence is determined convincing as to the mistake or (3) the evidence reasonably supports the existence of a mistake but is not clear and convincing, the head of the contracting office is authorized to make a written determination permitting the bidder to withdraw the bid after review, in accordance with established procedures, and concurrence by the appropriate Office of the Solicitor. Copies of all determinations made pursuant to this authority shall be promptly transmitted to the Director, Directorate of Procurement and Grant Management. If evidence of the intended bid is clear and convincing, even though the bidder has not requested permission to correct the bid, the case shall be processed in accordance with paragraph (c) of 2914.406-3.
(c) Suspected or alleged mistakes in bids shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of FAR 14.406-3(g). The contracting officer shall submit a report together with the supporting data described in FAR 14.406-3(g)(3) through the head of the contracting activity to the Director, Directorate of Procurement and Grant Management.
(d) The Director, Directorate of Procurement and Grant Management, is responsible for maintaining records of administrative determinations as required in FAR 14.406-3(h).