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DVBE NOTICE

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If a bidder submits their DVBE information using certified mail and it is sent no later than the 3rd day after bid opening, will the bidder be considered responsive if Caltrans receives the DVBE packet after 4 P.M. on the 4th day?No. Section 2-1.02B, "SUBMISSION OF DVBE INFORMATION," of the contract special provisions, states in part, "If the DVBE information is not submitted with the bid, the apparent successful bidder (low bidder), the second low bidder and the third low bidder shall submit the DVBE information to the Department of Transportation, 1120 N Street, Room 0200, MS #26, Sacramento, California 95814 so the information is received by the Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on the fourth day, not including Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, following bid opening. Failure to submit the required DVBE information by the time specified will be grounds for finding the bid or proposal nonresponsive."