Bids are publicly opened on the date and time specified on the bid notice. The Purchasing Director or other designated individual will preside over the bid opening. At least one Purchasing Assistant or other designated individual will also attend the bid opening. Bidders are welcome to attend the bid opening although their presence is not mandatory. There also may be other people present at the bid opening such as architects and department heads. Bids will be opened individually announcing the name of the company submitting the bid. Bid documentation will be reviewed to check that all forms are completed. Bid security, addenda acknowledgment and pricing for the bid will be read aloud at this time. Once all bids are opened and pricing, bid security and addenda acknowledgment is announced for each, the bid opening is concluded.