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Public Reading of the Bid Results has been Discontinued

Notice from the Office of Contracts
Re: Public Reading of the Bid Results has been Discontinued
September 20, 2006

Due to technological advances, the Department has opted to eliminate the public reading portion of our bid letting process. The contracting industry has indicated to us that they are not listening to the bid letting broadcast since the results are available on-line before the bids can be read aloud. The Department believes the Bid Express process to be as secure as and more efficient than our previous process. For these reasons, beginning with the October 4, 2006 letting, the Department will no longer read bids aloud.