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Bid Form and Bid Bond Informalities

The table below is a partial listing of informalities that may result in a bid being disqualified. This listing is not comprehensive and there are other informalities which may occur causing disqualification; however, many of the common types of informalities encountered are listed. If an informality in the bid occurs, the appropriate code will appear next to the bid on the Bid Results with an explanation of the code below. Bid disqualifications are final.

Informality List
Informality Code:Description(IBS = Improper Bid Security):
AIBS - Incomplete Form, No Contractor Acknowledgment
AABID DISQUALIFIED - No Contractor Signature on Bid Bond
ABBID DISQUALIFIED - No Surety Signature on Bid Bond
ACBID DISQUALIFIED - Surety Not Licensed in New York State
ADBID DISQUALIFIED - Bid Form, No Original Signature
AEBID DISQUALIFIED - Bid Bond, No Original Signature
AGBID DISQUALIFIED - No Amount Stated on Bid Bond
AHBID DISQUALIFIED - No Bid Security
AIBID DISQUALIFIED - No Non-Collusion Certification
AJNO BID SUBMITTED
AKBID DISQUALIFIED - Other - Non-Responsive
ALBID DISQUALIFIED - No Contractor Signature on Bid
AOBID DISQUALIFIED - Note Added to Bid (Material)
APBID DISQUALIFIED - Wrong Bid Form
AQBID DISQUALIFIED - No Subcontractor List
ARBID DISQUALIFIED - No Signature or Subcontractor's Name or Agreed-Upon Amount on Subcontractor List
BIBS - Incomplete Form, No Surety Acknowledgment
CIBS - Improper Corporate Acknowledgment
DIBS - Improper Surety Acknowledgment
EIBS - Incomplete Form, No Financial Statement of Surety
FIBS - Outdated Financial Statement of Surety
GIBS - Incomplete Form, No Certification on Power-of-Attorney
HIBS - Outdated Certification on Power-of-Attorney
IIBS - Incomplete Form, No Power-of-Attorney
JIBS - Power-of-Attorney not listed on P/A Form
KIBS - Bid Bond Made Out in the Incorrect Amount
LIBS - Personal / Company Check
MIBS - Note Added to Bid Bond
NIBS - Rider Attached to Bid Bond
OINFORMALITY - Note Added to Bid (Immaterial)
PINFORMALITY - Addendum Not Acknowledged on Bid Form
RINFORMALITY - Bid Amount Modified Prior to Bid Opening
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TINFORMALITY - Words and Figures Differ
UINFORMALITY - Words Omitted from Bid Amount
VINFORMALITY - Figures Omitted from Bid Amount
WIBS - Bid Bond Not On OGS Form