The bidding process will remain as a low bidder award, based on bids from the contractors that are pre-qualified. If a non pre-qualified contractor submits a bid, the bid will be returned to the bidder unopened. If a non pre-qualified contractor submits a bid and that bid is inadvertently opened, it will be resealed and returned to the bidder. If there is some confusion to the bidder's status, we will error on the side of caution and not open the bid. If we later determine that a bidder was pre-qualified at the time of bidding, his bid will be opened and recorded.