APC recently requested, and the Department agreed, that bid tabs must remain confidential both within the Department and publicly until contract award. The concern is that when the Department rejects all bids and rebids the project, it is in everyone’s best interest that unit prices remain confidential.

On January 10, 2019, ECMS was updated to limit the access of the bid tab information during the pre-award process. The bid tabs are publicly available as soon as the contract is executed with low bidder.