(a) Examination of bids by interested persons shall be permitted during business hours if it does not unduly interfere with the conduct of government business.

(b) Before making an award, the sales contract officer (the deputy division of property or his designee) shall carefully examine the highest bid received to assure that:

(1) the bid is accompanied by the full amount of the required deposit, individual bid deposit bond, or reference to an annual bid deposit bond number;

(2) there are no qualifications which would compromise the position of the government; and

(3) the bid represents a fair price to the government and is commensurate with the market value of the property offered, but in no case less than the scrap value.

History: Rule 3-78, eff 17 Apr 78, 300 GASM § 10.5.