I started my response before the due time; however, the time officially submitted elapsed. Will my response be rejected?

The DocuSign "Certificate of Completion" signed timestamp is the official and legal time submitted. If the signed date and time is after the given due date and time, the proposal will be rejected.  This includes beginning the Docusign process prior to the bid close, however signing and lapsing the official due time.

You will receive an email from the contract manager if your bid was rejected due to late submission.