Sealed Bids

Q. Does FTA require the grantee/owner to attend the bid opening of a prime contractor that is opening bids from subcontractors on a Design-Build project?

A. FTA policies do not require the grantee/owner to be present at the bid opening of a prime contractor's subcontract bids. It would be good public policy for the bid opening to be conducted in public with all bids documented in a public record. (Posted: March, 2013)

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Does FTA require that an owner representative be present at a bid opening when the owner has contracted with a CM for the management of bids?

A. FTA does not require the owner to be present at the bid opening. (Posted: August, 2013)