While Prince William County is in a declared state of emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (https://emergency.pwcgov.org/), bidders are strongly discouraged from attending bid openings in person. Bid openings will be live streamed using teleconference software. Details for accessing the teleconference for specific solicitations will be included in the solicitation or posted as an amendment to the solicitation. Bidders planning to attend a bid opening in person shall email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours prior to the bid due date and time to confirm the scheduled date and time of the public bid opening so that appropriate precautions can be taken in accordance with local authorities and directives. The use of streaming video for bid openings is provided as a convenience for bidders. Should the streaming link access be unavailable or fail during a bid opening, it does not nullify the validity of the process or results.