18A:64A-25.14 Advertisements for bids; bids; general requirements; notice of revisions.
14. a. All advertisements for bids shall be published in a legal newspaper sufficiently in advance of the date fixed for receiving the bids to promote competitive bidding but in no event less than 10 days prior to such date. The advertisement shall designate the manner of submitting and of receiving the bids and the time and place at which the bids will be received. If the published specifications provide for receipt of bids by mail, those bids which are mailed to the county college shall be sealed and shall be opened only at such time and place as all bids received are unsealed and announced. At such time and place, the contracting agent of the county college shall publicly receive the bids and thereupon immediately proceed to unseal them and publicly announce the contents, which announcement shall be made in the presence of any parties bidding or their agents who are then and there present. A proper record of the prices and terms shall be made. No bids shall be received after the time designated in the advertisement.
b.Notice of revisions or addenda to advertisements or bid documents relating to bids shall be published in a legal newspaper no later than seven days, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excepted, prior to the bid due date. The notice shall be provided to any person who has submitted a bid or who has received a bid package, in one of the following ways: (a) in writing by certified mail or (b) by certified facsimile transmission, meaning that the sender's facsimile machine produces a receipt showing date and time of transmission and that the transmission was successful or (c) by a delivery service that provides certification of delivery to the sender. Failure to advertise or provide proper notification of revisions or addenda to advertisements or bid documents related to bids as prescribed by this section shall prevent the acceptance of bids and require the readvertisement for bids. Failure to obtain a receipt when good faith notice is sent or delivered to the address or telephone facsimile number on file with the county college shall not be considered failure by the county college to provide notice.
L.1982,c.189,s.14; amended 2005, c.191, s.3.
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