May 09, 2016 11:22 AM MDT

CDOT has replaced AASHTOWare Expedite with the AASHTOWare Project BIDS software.  If you have not downloaded AASHTOWare Project BIDS, you will need to do so.

 

To bid with the AASHTOWare Project Bids bid component, please ensure you have done the following at least five (5) day prior to bidding:

 

   1.  Download the AASHTOWare Project Bids bid component.

   2.  Create a user profile for the Bid component.

   3.  Create a new Digital ID certificate for the Bid component.

   4.  Request to bid with CDOT AFTER the Digital ID certificate has been approved and enabled by the Bid Express customer support team. 

Detailed instructions are available in the right hand navigation area.  In addition, you may call or email the Bid Express Customer Support Team for assistance at 888-352-BIDX (2439) or customer.support@bidx.com.

Welcome & General Information

The Rules Governing Construction Bidding for CDOT Public Projects ('the Rules") 2 CCR 601-10, amended April 2014 governs all bids. If you have questions on bid rules or projects advertised on the Bid Express web site, please contact Marci Gray at 303-757-9297. 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, 888-352-BIDX (2439) or customer.support@bidx.com.

Notice to E-Bidders

Bid Express allows contractors to voluntarily join a Bid Express Plan Holders List available on this site. CDOT's Plan Holder List may be joined by calling 303-757-9313 and that list is maintained 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 In rare cases, this limitation could cause a bid to be automatically withdrawn in error, or a bid to be submitted which should have been automatically withdrawn.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.

Due to these automatic bid withdrawal function limitations, contractors selecting the auto-withdraw feature must do so with full knowledge of potential issues.

Colorado certified DBE's and ESB's that are actively bidding on CDOT construction projects may apply through the Connect2DOT Program for a free Bid Express 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 Bid Express demo account to download/print CDOT project plans, conduct bid tab analysis, and use the Bid Express Small Business Network. If you have questions, please contact the Connect2DOT Program Manager at (720) 624-6728 or email info@connect2DOT.org.

Thank you for your interest in our projects. We look forward to working with you in our effort to become the best department of transportation in the country.



What's New?

What's New Table. What's New Table lists the last 50 activities that happened in regards to the lettings
May
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
20160602 001 - C19643 1 New Attachment - 19643 Rev. 2.pdf 05/27/2016
001 - C19643 22 Plan Sheets Added 05/27/2016
002 - C20929 Amendment Loaded 05/27/2016
002 - C20929 1 New Attachment - 20929 REV. 1.pdf 05/27/2016
002 - C20929 5 Plan Sheets Added 05/27/2016
002 - C20929 7 Plan Sheets Added 05/27/2016
002 - C20929 20 Plan Sheets Added 05/27/2016
20160616 Letting Made Available 05/26/2016
20160526 003 - C20404 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20160526, Contid: C20404, Bidders: 1282A, S3082, 866A, 279A 05/26/2016
003 - C20404 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 05/26/2016
003 - C20404 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 05/26/2016
001 - C20777 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20160526, Contid: C20777, Bidders: 05/26/2016
001 - C20777 Proposal Alert Updated 05/26/2016
20160616 003 - C20779 131 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
003 - C20779 6 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
003 - C20779 68 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
003 - C20779 281 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
002 - C20788 125 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
002 - C20788 6 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
002 - C20788 42 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
002 - C20788 256 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
20160526 002 - C20794 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20160526, Contid: C20794, Bidders: 1231A, 697A, 503F 05/26/2016
002 - C20794 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 05/26/2016
002 - C20794 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 05/26/2016
20160616 001 - C20797 210 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
001 - C20797 6 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
001 - C20797 82 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
001 - C20797 294 Plan Sheets Added 05/26/2016
20160609 Letting Made Available 05/19/2016
001 - C19134 250 Plan Sheets Added 05/19/2016
001 - C19134 15 Plan Sheets Added 05/19/2016
001 - C19134 436 Plan Sheets Added 05/19/2016
20160602 001 - C19643 1 New Attachment - 19643 Rev. 1.pdf 05/19/2016
001 - C19643 3 Plan Sheets Added 05/19/2016
20160512 002 - C20783 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 05/19/2016
002 - C20783 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 05/19/2016
20160609 002 - C20791 82 Plan Sheets Added 05/19/2016
002 - C20791 7 Plan Sheets Added 05/19/2016
002 - C20791 285 Plan Sheets Added 05/19/2016
20160526 002 - C20794 1 New Attachment - 20794 Rev. 2.doc 05/19/2016
002 - C20794 Amendment Loaded 05/19/2016
002 - C20794 8 Plan Sheets Added 05/19/2016
002 - C20794 3 Plan Sheets Added 05/19/2016
20160512 003 - C21145 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 05/19/2016
003 - C21145 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 05/19/2016
20160609 003 - C21365 105 Plan Sheets Added 05/19/2016
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