(pronounced bid OH-peh-ning)
In the construction project bidding process, the bid opening is just that – where the owner, developer or agent acting on behalf of the owner or developer actually opens and reviews the bids prepared by the general contractors who have bid on the job. If the Bid Opening is “closed,” then only those who the owner, developer or agent designates to be present are allowed to attend. If the Big Opening is “open,” then the bidding parties are also allowed to attend. The former tends to be more common than the latter.