(a)  All projects shall be advertised in daily newspapers throughout the state prior to the bid opening.

(b)  On the date of advertisement, an invitation to bid shall be made available to interested parties on the Department's web site.

(c)  The invitation to bid shall indicate the contract identification number and description of the projects to be let, a general summary of the items and approximate quantities of work to be performed, and the time and place for the public opening and reading of the bids received.  Information concerning the cost and the availability of bid documents shall also be provided in the invitation to bid.

(d)  Prospective bidders who desire to bid on projects identified in the invitation to bid shall purchase the project specific bid documents from the Department containing information necessary to submit the bid.  Other interested parties may also purchase project specific bid documents from the Department.  Documents may be purchased at cost from the Department.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136‑28.1; 143‑129;

Eff. April 3, 1981;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2008; December 1, 1993; November 1, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.