Q: Does Senate Bill 2923 amend Section 31-7-13(c)(i)(3) to require a specific publication method for all American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects in excess of $25,000.00?

A: Yes. For any project in excess of $25,000.00 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, publication shall be made one (1) time and the bid opening for construction projects shall not be less than ten (10) working days after the date of the published notice. Also, publication notices required to be submitted to the Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program under the Mississippi Development Authority for projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act shall be posted within 24 hours of receipt by the Mississippi Development Authority and the bid opening shall not occur until the submission has been posted for ten (10) consecutive days on the Mississippi Development Authority Web page.