Welcome & General Information

Welcome to the home page for Colorado Department of Transportation at Bid Express.

The bidder shall continue to submit the proposal (bid) in accordance with the Rules For Prequalification, Debarment, Bidding and Work on Colorado Department of Transportation Road, Highway and Bridge Public Projects  " The Rules".  Effective 11/1/06

If you have questions on bid rules or projects advertised on the Bid Express web site, please contact Shawn Yu at (303)757-9293 or Peter Avbenake (303)757-9583.

If you want to sign up for electronic bidding or have technical difficulties on the Bid Express web site, please contact Bid Express Customer Support at (352)381-4888.

Notice to E-Bidders
Bid Express allows contractors to voluntarily join a Bid Express Plan Holders List available on this site.  You can also be added to the CDOT Plan Holder List by calling 303-757-9297 and paying a nominal fee.  Contractors participating in the CDOT Plan Holders List will be sent hard copy notice of any revisions to project plans, specs or drawings via Federal Express.  The CDOT List is posted at https://www.codot.gov/business/bidding/documents/Planholderjune%204.pdf.

 
Contractors should be aware that the automatic bid withdrawal functionality in the Expedite bidding application has certain limitations when used in conjunction with Bid Express to submit electronic bids.  In rare cases, this limitation could cause a bid to be automatically withdrawn in error, or a bid to be submitted which should have been automatically withdrawn.
This problem can occur ONLY if ALL of the following are true:
          1) The bid must have been submitted electronically using Expedite and Bid Express.  
2) The bidder must have submitted bids for more than one project (call order) in a single letting.
3) The bidder must have selected the automatic withdrawal option when submitting the bid.
4) An apparent low e-bidder on a project has his/her bid rejected.
 
At bid opening time, the Expedite electronic bids for all projects (call orders) are downloaded one call order at a time.  Bid Express applies the business rules incorporated in any Expedite bid that include the automatic bid withdrawal function.  Bid Express, however, does not have the capability to distinguish between a low apparent e-bidder and a low apparent e-bidder whose bid is subsequently rejected by the agency.  Contractors should be aware that if they are the apparent low e-bidder on a project and their bid is rejected, the software will not recognize the rejection for the purposes of automatic withdrawal and the bidder's proposal on a later call order will be withdrawn.
 
There are also ramifications for a second low e-bidder who, due to the rejection of the original low bidder, becomes the new apparent low bidder.  If the newly declared apparent low e-bidder desires to automatically withdraw a proposal on a subsequent call order, Bid Express is not aware of this and the withdrawal feature will not work.  If this situation occurs, the newly declared apparent low e-bidder may submit their e-bid printout that clearly identifies the intention to withdraw a subsequent bid.  CDOT will then withdraw the bid provided such notification comes the day of the bid letting.
 
It is CDOT's intent to fully advise potential e-bidders of the automatic bid withdrawal function limitations so those contractors selecting the auto-withdraw feature do so with full knowledge
 

CDOT BidX Sponsored Accounts

Colorado certified DBE's and ESB's that are actively bidding on CDOT construction projects may apply through the Connect2DOT Program for a free BidX account sponsored by CDOT. There are a limited number of accounts that will be provided to qualifying applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must be a registered client with the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network prior to applying.

 

Click here to see if you meet the eligibility requirements and to apply online for a free account. If you do not qualify or if there are no available sponsored accounts, you may visit a Connect2DOT kiosk and use a BidX demo account to download/print CDOT project plans, conduct bid tab analysis, and use the BidX Small Business Network.

 

If you have questions, please contact the Connect2DOT Program Manager at (720) 624-6728 or email info@connect2DOT.org.

What's New?

What's New Table. What's New Table lists the last 50 activities that happened in regards to the lettings
March
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
20150416 002 - C17798 86 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
002 - C17798 6 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
002 - C17798 209 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
20150326 002 - C19015 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20150326, Contid: C19015, Bidders: 695A, 668A, 757A 03/26/2015
20150319 001 - C19140R Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20150319, Contid: C19140R, Bidders: 005A, 279A 03/26/2015
20150326 005 - C19163 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20150326, Contid: C19163, Bidders: 071A, 757A 03/26/2015
20150416 005 - C19740 105 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
005 - C19740 7 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
005 - C19740 214 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
004 - C19762 92 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
004 - C19762 7 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
004 - C19762 212 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
20150312 001 - C19942 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20150312, Contid: C19942, Bidders: 1557A, 102A, 905A, 1554A 03/26/2015
20150416 001 - C20099 219 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
001 - C20099 9 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
001 - C20099 275 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
20150326 003 - C20154 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20150326, Contid: C20154, Bidders: 672A, 110E, 621A 03/26/2015
20150416 003 - C20362S 71 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
003 - C20362S 6 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
003 - C20362S 238 Plan Sheets Added 03/26/2015
20150326 001 - C20430 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20150326, Contid: C20430, Bidders: 1489A, 870A, 672A, 055A 03/26/2015
004 - C20497 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20150326, Contid: C20497, Bidders: 360A, 010A, 854A, 954A 03/26/2015
20150416 Letting Made Available 03/25/2015
002 - C17798 New Proposal Added 03/25/2015
002 - C17798 1 New Attachment - C17798.pdf 03/25/2015
20150219 001 - C19029 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 03/25/2015
001 - C19029 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 03/25/2015
20150305 007 - C19498 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 03/25/2015
007 - C19498 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 03/25/2015
008 - C19629 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 03/25/2015
008 - C19629 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 03/25/2015
011 - C19632 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 03/25/2015
011 - C19632 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 03/25/2015
20150416 005 - C19740 New Proposal Added 03/25/2015
005 - C19740 1 New Attachment - C19740.pdf 03/25/2015
004 - C19762 New Proposal Added 03/25/2015
004 - C19762 1 New Attachment - C19762.pdf 03/25/2015
20150305 006 - C19918 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 03/25/2015
006 - C19918 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 03/25/2015
20150312 001 - C19942 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 03/25/2015
001 - C19942 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 03/25/2015
20150305 010 - C20072 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 03/25/2015
010 - C20072 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 03/25/2015
20150416 001 - C20099 New Proposal Added 03/25/2015
001 - C20099 1 New Attachment - C20099.pdf 03/25/2015
20150305 012 - C20218 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 03/25/2015
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