(1) At the time specified for the close of tenders, the appropriate person must open the tenders in the presence of:(a) at least 2 persons designated by the general manager for the purpose, and(b) such tenderers and members of the public as wish to attend the opening.
(2) A member of the public who attends the opening of tenders for a proposed contract is entitled, on request, to be informed as to whether the council has received a particular tender and the number of tenders received.
(3) As soon as practicable after the tenders for a proposed contract have been opened, the appropriate person:(a) must record the names of the tenderers and the amounts that appear to have been tendered for the contract, and(b) must prepare a tender list specifying the names of the tenderers in alphabetical order.
(4) Immediately after preparing a tender list, the appropriate person must display the list in a place where it can be readily seen by members of the public. That person may add to the list such information as he or she considers appropriate.