48 CFR § 36.213-3 - Invitations for bids.
(a) Invitations for bids for construction shall allow sufficient time for bid preparation (i.e., the period of time between the date invitations are distributed and the date set for opening of bids) (but see 5.203 and 14.202-1) to allow bidders an adequate opportunity to prepare and submit their bids, giving due regard to the construction season and the time necessary for bidders to inspect the site, obtain subcontract bids, examine data concerning the work, and prepare estimates based on plans and specifications.
(b) Invitations for bids shall be prepared in accordance with subpart 14.2 and this section using the forms prescribed in part 53.
(c) Contracting officers should assure that each invitation for bids includes the following information, when applicable:
(1) The appropriate wage determination of the Secretary of Labor (see subpart 22.4), or, if the invitation for bids must be issued before the wage determination is received, a notice that the schedule of minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract will be issued as an amendment to the invitation for bids before the opening date for bids (see 14.208 and 22.404-3(b)).
(3) The magnitude of the proposed construction project (see 36.204).
(4) The period of performance (see subpart 11.4).
(5) Arrangements made for bidders to inspect the site and examine the data concerning performance of the work (see 36.210).
(6) Information concerning any facilities, such as utilities, office space, and warehouse space, to be furnished during construction.
(7) Information concerning the prebid conference (see 14.207).
(8) Any special qualifications or experience requirements that will be considered in determining the responsibility of bidders (see subpart 9.1).
(9) Any special instructions concerning bids, alternate bids, and award.
(10) Any instructions concerning reporting requirements.
(d) The contracting officer shall send invitations for bids to prospective bidders who requested them in response to the presolicitation notice, and should send them to other prospective bidders upon their specific request (see 5.102(a)).