As long as the government has had competitive procurement, one rule has stood firm. If a bid comes in late, tough luck for that bidder. But the rule got harder to interpret when email replaced hand-delivered envelopes or faxes. What if a server crashed? What if a bid got stopped by a spam filter? Now a new case has muddied the rule. For the details, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with Zach Prince, Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney.