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Pre-Auction Security


Is it possible to increase the amount of our pre-auction letter of credit for the BGS-RSCP Auction instead of providing a letter of reference?

A bidder always has the option, instead of providing a... Read Answer



Is cash an acceptable form of pre-auction security?

Cash is not acceptable as pre-auction security. Each... Read Answer



Which email address should we use in Paragraph 12 of the Pre-Auction Letters of Credit?

The BGS Auction Manager’s email,... Read Answer



We are relying on the financial standing of a foreign Guarantor for the BGS Auctions. We understand that should we win tranches in the Auction we will be required to submit additional documentation upon execution of the BGS-CIEP or BGS-RSCP Supplier Master Agreement (“SMA”) as a condition of being granted credit limits as applicable under the SMAs. Can we use the same set of the additional documentation for multiple EDCs or does each EDC require a separate set of additional documents?

Should a bidder win tranches with more than one of the... Read Answer



If we present financial information for a Guarantor in the Part 1 Application and we are qualified on that basis, can we change the entity upon whose financial standing we are relying at a later time?

No.  The Auction Manager provides to each Qualified... Read Answer



We proposed modifications to the Pre-Auction and Post-Auction Letters of Credit in a prior BGS Auction.  Do we need to resubmit these modifications for consideration during the current process? 

If the modifications that you previously proposed appear in... Read Answer


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