(1) Except as stated in (4), a person must submit a transportation construction bid to the department using an electronic bid and the electronic bid submission process established by the department.
(2) The bid must be submitted to the department by the date and time specified in the notice of bid or other similar document.
(3) Technical difficulties in accessing or posting to the department's bid service do not excuse late electronic bid submission.
(4) The department may accept a non-electronic bid submission for specific projects as designated in the notice of bid or contract special provisions. The bidder is solely responsible for ensuring a non-electronic bid submission is received by the department by the due date and time.