22.1 Preparing and issuing an IFB

22.1.7 Reporting, inspection and testing requirements

The IFB should clearly state requirements for reporting, inspection, testing, examination, etc.; for example, "all items are subject to inspection and testing." Items that do not meet specifications or requirements will be rejected. Failure to reject upon receipt, however, does not relieve the bidder of liability. When subsequent tests are conducted after receipt and reveal failure to meet the specifications, the purchasing body may seek damages regardless of whether a part or all of the items have been consumed.