ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Allentown has extended the deadline for bids to be submitted for the concession/lease of the city's water and sewer utility system.

The new deadline is now noon on Friday.

The one-day extension was done to allow bidders additional time to complete their financial due diligence, officials said. 

If the bidding process triggers a "best and final offer" process, that will be completed next Tuesday, officials said.