§ 35.15  PROTECTION OF OFFERS; STATUS OF DOCUMENTS AS PUBLIC RECORDS.
   (A)   Protection of offers prior to opening. The Clerk-Treasurer of the city, as purchasing agent under the Act, shall retain all offers received in a secure location prior to the date and time at which offers will be opened in order to prevent disclosure of the contents prior to the opening of the offers.
   (B)   Unobstructed evaluation of offers. After offers have been opened, the purchasing agent shall be responsible for maintaining the offers in such a manner as to permit, evaluation of the offers by the persons responsible for evaluating the offers.
   (C)   Public records status of bids. Bids submitted in response to an invitation for bids must be made available for public inspection and copying after the time of the bid opening, unless the bid opening is delayed, as authorized in this subchapter or any other statute or ordinance.
   (D)   Register of proposals. The purchasing agent shall prepare a register of proposals for each request for proposals issued which shall contain information concerning the proposals available for public inspection and copying. Proposals may not be disclosed.
(Ord. 605, passed 6-22-1998)