Q Does the absence of a signature and/or corporate seal on the bid form void a bid for public construction?

A Provided that the municipality has determined: (1) the bid, while not signed, constitutes a binding bid; (2) the act of waiving the signature requirement would not result in a violation of mandatory statutory provisions; (3) such waiver does not in any way destroy the competitive character of the bid; and (4) the act of waiving the signature requirement has no effect as to the amount of the bid and does not give one bidder an advantage or benefit over the other bidders, it may waive the absence of the bidder’s signature and/or corporate seal as bidding irregularities. Waiving the signature and/or corporate seal requirement allows for the lawful acceptance of the bid. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Murdock, October 31, 2016)