If a bidder receives a preliminary bid evaluation notification that a bid surety bond is missing for a competitive bidding area (CBA), can it acquire a bond now and upload the bond in Connexion? What if it had the bid surety bond but forgot to upload the bond in Connexion before the bid window closed?
Bid surety bonds cannot be obtained after the close of the bid window and uploaded in Connexion as part of a bid. If a bid surety bond was obtained prior to the close of the bid window, but not uploaded in Connexion during the bid window (e.g., the bidder forgot to upload a copy of the bond into Connexion), it cannot be accepted, and the bid for that CBA will be disqualified. We encourage bidders to ensure all required documentation is uploaded in Connexion when submitting a bid(s).