Q: Do the state purchase laws bar an airport commission from requesting a bidder extend his bid price to a date later than the date set by the bid specifications for the awarding of the contract?

A: A public entity may request and agree to an extension of a bid to a date exceeding the stated award date in the bid specifications, provided that such does not result in an alteration of the amount of the bid. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Dulaney dated May 1, 2009)