ZEC-4: Paragraph III.6.3 states that a Bid Form must be received between 10 AM and 12 PM (noon) on the Bid Date of January 10, 2018. Why is there a set time to submit the Bid Form and can Bidders have additional time if there are deficiencies related to the Bid Form?

A Bid Window of 10 AM and 12 PM (noon) has been set in advance in order to allow individuals representing the Bidder to plan to be available when the Procurement Administrator calls to acknowledge and assess the Bid Form. Once the Bid Form has been received, the Procurement Administrator will acknowledge the receipt of the Bid Form by phone within 15 minutes and provide the assessment of the Bid Form. Bidders are encouraged to submit early in the Bid Window to have time to address any deficiencies. The Procurement Administrator will provide written instructions regarding submission of the Bid Form when the Bid Form is sent to each Bidder.

No late Bid Forms will be accepted and additional time will not be provided.