One at One: Bid Opening Requirements During COVID-19

Posted April 20, 2020

  • One at One: Bid Opening Requirements During COVID-19

Today’s Issue:

Are there any changes to bid opening requirements?


Bid openings are required to be public. Openings must be done in a location/manner that enables social distancing. The DLGS directs Boards to offer an online streaming service, in addition to the physical opening, not as a substitute. If the Board offers streaming, there’s no need to have a witness present. You should record/save it for OPRA purposes. You must give notice of the online live streaming.


N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-21
See LFN 2020-06 at:

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