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  In rare cases, this limitation could cause a bid to be automatically withdrawn in error, or a bid to be submitted which should have been automatically withdrawn.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
July
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
20150716 001 - C20351 1 New Attachment - 20351rv1.pdf 07/07/2015
20150723 001 - C19653 214 Plan Sheets Added 07/06/2015
001 - C19653 8 Plan Sheets Added 07/06/2015
001 - C19653 226 Plan Sheets Added 07/06/2015
002 - C20515 45 Plan Sheets Added 07/06/2015
002 - C20515 2 Plan Sheets Added 07/06/2015
002 - C20515 132 Plan Sheets Added 07/06/2015
002 - C20515 41 Plan Sheets Added 07/06/2015
002 - C20515 135 Plan Sheets Added 07/06/2015
002 - C20515 59 Plan Sheets Added 07/06/2015
002 - C20515 86 Plan Sheets Added 07/06/2015
20150702 001 - C17268 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20150702, Contid: C17268, Bidders: 276A, 010A, 360A 07/02/2015
20150723 New Letting Created 07/01/2015
001 - C19653 New Proposal Added 07/01/2015
001 - C19653 1 New Attachment - C19653.pdf 07/01/2015
002 - C20515 New Proposal Added 07/01/2015
002 - C20515 1 New Attachment - C20515.pdf 07/01/2015
(17 Activities)
What's New Table. What's New Table lists the last 50 activities that happened in regards to the lettings
June
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
20150709 001 - C19911 1 New Attachment - 19911rv3.pdf 06/26/2015
20150716 001 - C20351 106 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
001 - C20351 7 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
001 - C20351 239 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
003 - C20560 76 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
003 - C20560 5 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
003 - C20560 239 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
002 - C20700 81 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
002 - C20700 5 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
002 - C20700 214 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
20150709 007 - C21018 41 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
007 - C21018 2 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
007 - C21018 73 Plan Sheets Added 06/26/2015
20150625 002 - C19740R Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20150625, Contid: C19740R, Bidders: 055A, 672A, 1489A 06/25/2015
001 - C19762R Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20150625, Contid: C19762R, Bidders: 055A, 1489A, 672A 06/25/2015
20150716 Letting Made Available 06/24/2015
20150709 001 - C19911 1 New Attachment - 19911rv2.pdf 06/24/2015
001 - C19911 12 Plan Sheets Added 06/24/2015
001 - C19911 4 Plan Sheets Added 06/24/2015
20150716 001 - C20351 New Proposal Added 06/24/2015
001 - C20351 1 New Attachment - C20351.pdf 06/24/2015
003 - C20560 New Proposal Added 06/24/2015
003 - C20560 1 New Attachment - C20560.pdf 06/24/2015
20150709 006 - C20650 1 New Attachment - 20650rv1.pdf 06/24/2015
006 - C20650 1 Plan Sheet Added 06/24/2015
20150716 002 - C20700 New Proposal Added 06/24/2015
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