25.3 Acceptance of an offer

25.3.1 Acceptance by silence

Silence may not constitute an acceptance except where, based on prior dealings between the parties, it is reasonable that the agency should notify the supplier if it does not intend to accept. Also, where the supplier has given the agency reason to understand that agency's acceptance may be manifested by silence or inaction, and the agency remains silent, that is tantamount to acceptance of supplier's offer.