Contractor Bid Errors

What are some key differences between a contractor clerical error and an error in judgement when submitting their bid? Seeing how the architect seems to be the one to distinguish between the two when deciding if the contractor must forfeit their bid security or not.


@coachchrishopstock perhaps you can best answer this question?


I would say that a clerical error would be listing the price as ‘$350,00’ (note the comma placement) when they actually meant $350,000. Another example could be submitting a bid with 10 or so line items, but those line items do not add up to the total listed at the bottom of the sheet.
An error in judgement is anything that’s not a clerical error.

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