The responses to bidder's inquiries, unless incorporated into a formal addendem to the contract, are not a part of the contract and are provided for the bidder's convenience only. In some instances, the question and answer may represent a summary of the matters discussed rather than a word-for-word recitation. The availability or use of information provided in the responses to bidder's inquiries is not to be construed in any way as a waiver of the provisions of Section 2-1.03 of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, the plans, Standard Specifications or Special Provisions, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with those contract requirements. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may affect or vary a response previously given.
Q1) The Notice to Contractors specifies May 30 for bid opening which falls on a Friday. The time listed is 10 am. Is the State really opening bids on a Friday at 10 am or was this a mistake?
A1) The bid opening date and time are correct. The bids will be opened on Friday, May 30 at 10 am.