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In general, the California Public Records Act (CPRA) would permit disclosure of the bid info, unless the bidder entered into a nondisclosure agreement with the government agency before bidding. THe CPRA has 35 different exemptions which permits the government to refrain from disclosure, however they are all "permissive," which means that the government has discretion as to whether or not to disclose. So, in fact if the government wants to release information, then it is almost competely free to do so, except where case law, contractual agreement, or other statutory provisions provid otherwise.
Short answe: disclosure is permitted, unless the agency agreed otherwise.
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