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    Ambrose; Chief Advisor, Wifcon.com LLC

    Bob ... I'm so sorry. I didn't know Ambrose, but I do know the connection one can get with their "pets" - I put that term in quotes because there should be something better to describe dogs. I had a golden retriever for 18 years, and I too had to have her put down. I cried for days. To this day when I see a golden I absolutely have to stop and pet him/her. Be happy with the great memories you have. and I agree with PM63A4 above, I'm sure Ambrose gave you everything he had, and the giving was probably mutual.
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    Bid Guarantee

    Don A. has a good point. I'm afraid I assumed the solicitation period was over with. If not, then the offeror should formally request the requirement be, at a minimum - clarifiied, or removed. I guess there are other factors to consider here too - is this federally funded and needs to follow the FAR? If not, you can request any of the documentation be provided in a certain format in an RFP and consider it a material defect if it's not submitted in that format. In a previous agency I worked for, if they did not use the language in the supplied sample bid bond, their bids were rejected. (federal funds, non-FAR). Vern is correct - I don't read that sentence the way he does, but if there are two ways to read anything, an ambiguity arises and it should be clarified. Also, I understand that some agencies have stopped accepting cashier's checks because they have received fraudulent ones. Those offerors obviously are taking no risk. Perhaps that is why the Agency in Italy will not accept them. They are good - if they are "good". But until you go to cash one, you may not know whether it's a real one or not. This conversation may not be helpful to the originator, but it certainly has exercised MY mind!
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    Bid Guarantee

    I don't think a protest would win - the language in the document in very clear as to the form of the bid guarantee. You are correct that a cashier's check provides the same guarantee, but they have precluded a cashier's check by their language. The protest would have to be on the language in the solicitation - not that they won't accept the check at this point - and I believe a protest at this date would be considered not timely. Always worth a try though.
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    Bid Guarantee

    Your answer is in the language you set forth. "IN THE FORM OF A FIRM COMMITMENT SUPPORTED BY A REGISTERED BANK USING THE FORMAT PROVIDED AS ENCLOSURE #8? If this is not what the offeror intended to do, a request to have that language modified should have been submitted during the solicitation period. Agencies do not like cashier's checks for a number of reasons (ever lost one?) - but may accept it if allowed by the language of the solicitation - here, it would not be allowed because of the limitation in the above sentence.