October 01, 2019 08:12 AM EDT

Action Required: AASHTOWare Project Bids 3.0.3.0 Release

A new version of the AASHTOWare Project Bids Bid component has been released. Please open the component to ensure that it updates correctly. An outdated version could cause errors when you submit your bid. To verify that you have the latest version downloaded, please open the application and bid file, then navigate to Help at the top of the window. Choose About AASHTOWare Project Bids Bid. The release should be 3.0.3.0. If you have a different version installed, please contact Support by calling (888) 352-2439 option #1, or by emailing customer.support@bidx.com. We are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern time

The Department is currently in the process of transitioning from the Expedite Bid 5.11a software to the new AASHTOWare Project Bids software.  The current implementation target date to advertise bids (proposals - aka EBSX files) with the new Bid component is April 17, 2019, with a Letting date of May 15, 2019. These dates are subject to change. Contractors will no longer be able to submit bids using the Expedite Bid software for the May 15, 2019 letting date and beyond.

Contractors bidding on CTDOT construction projects will be required to complete the following prior to bidding on future projects that will require the Project Bids component:

  • Download the new AASHTOWare Project Bids software available on the CTDOT Bid Express Home page.
  • Create a new Digital ID for the Project Bids component with Bid Express.
  • Once Bid Express has activated your Digital ID, you must submit the request to bid with CTDOT, through your bidx.com account.

Bidders must continue to use the Expedite Bid software to submit bids on proposals that are prior to the May 15, 2019 letting date.  The last Expedite Bid Letting date will be May 8, 2019. (subject to change)

Please make sure the name of the Digital ID holder and the name of the authorized individual on your prequalification Certificate of Authority (page 13 of the prequalification application) match exactly. Example, middle initial vs full middle name, James vs Jim, etc.  If the names do not match exactly, your request to bid with CTDOT will be placed on hold with Bid Express, until the Department receives a new Certificate of Authority with the correct name that matches the Digital ID name.


Effective September 1, 2012 the Department will no longer accept "paper" bids.  All bids for construction contracts must be submitted electronically through Bid Express.

The Department will begin to post scheduled lettings (bid opening dates) and proposals as of February 1, 2012.  As of February 1, 2012, bidders that have been approved/validated to bid on a specific project will be required to download the Bid Proposal Form (aka EBS file) and associated amendment files (.00#) if applicable, from this website.  The Department will no longer issue "paper" bid proposal forms.

LINK TO IMPORTANT BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=2288&Q=490422&PM=1

Bidders must submit the "Bid Proposal Request Form" (Part C) to the Department, in order to be eligible to submit bids on specific projects. Bidders that submit a Bid Proposal Request Form to bid on a specific project, will receive an email response from the Department acknowledging that the bidder has been approved/validated to bid on that specific project. Bids will not be accepted from bidders that have not been approved/validated by the Department to bid on a specific project.

CONTRACTORS MUST DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION OF EXPEDITE  BID 5.11A.  The Expedite Bid software will allow the bidder to download the Bid Proposal form (aka EBS file and any amendment files), prepare and submit their bid through the Bid Express website. 

In order to participate in secure electronic internet submission of Bid Proposals, the bidding entity must: 

  • Be subscribed to the Bid Express (R) Internet Bidding service;
  • Have an approved Bid Express (R) Digital ID ("Digital ID") on file with Info Tech, Inc. that is enabled with sufficient time, in accordance to Bid Express (R)  policy, prior to the letting date; and
  • Designate an authorized individual to sign all documents contained within the Bid Proposal and to submit the Bid Proposal on behalf of the bidding entity. That individual must be authorized, pursuant to the effective legal documents of the bidding entity, to sign and submit binding legal documents on behalf of the bidding entity.  The effective legal documents designating the authorized individual must be on file with the Department of Transportation as part of the bidders Prequalification Statement.
  • The authorized individual must:
    • in completing documents that require signature, type his/her name on the signature line on each document indicating his/her intent to sign the document; and
    • upon submitting the Bid Proposal via the Bid Express (R) Internet Bidding service, digitally sign the Bid Proposal with the bidding entity's Digital ID.

Digitally signing the Bid Proposal with the Bid Express (R) Digital ID is the legal equivalent of having placed a handwritten signature on the Bid Proposal and its constituent documents, effectively certifying as to the accuracy of the information contained in the Bid Proposal and agreeing to be bound by it.  Effectively, each of the documents contained within the Bid Proposal will be deemed digitally signed and certified by the authorized individual on behalf of the bidding entity.

LINK TO STATE CONTRACTING PORTAL: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/scp_search/BidResults.aspx?groupid=64

LINK TO DOT WEBSITE:  http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=2288&Q=300688

LINK TO DBE DIRECTORY: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/dot_dbe/dbesearch.aspx

LINK TO SBE DIRECTORY: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SupplierDiversity/SDSearch.aspx


What's New?

What's New Table. What's New Table lists the last 50 activities that happened in regards to the lettings
January
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
20200129 002 - 0044-0154 Amendment Loaded 01/24/2020
20200205 001 - 0058-0336 Proposal Postponed 01/23/2020
001 - 0058-0336 Amendment Loaded 01/23/2020
20200122 004 - 0028-0202 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200122, Contid: 0028-0202 01/22/2020
001 - 0092-0676 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200122, Contid: 0092-0676 01/22/2020
20200219 003 - 0096-0201 New Proposal Added 01/22/2020
20200122 005 - 0163-0196 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200122, Contid: 0163-0196 01/22/2020
20200318 Letting Made Available 01/17/2020
003 - 0105-0215 Proposal Postponed 01/17/2020
20200115 003 - 0134-0147 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200115, Contid: 0134-0147 01/17/2020
20200129 002 - 0044-0154 Proposal Postponed 01/16/2020
002 - 0044-0154 Amendment Loaded 01/16/2020
005 - 0163-0196 Proposal Deleted 01/16/2020
20200219 Letting Made Available 01/15/2020
20200115 003 - 0134-0147 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200115, Contid: 0134-0147 01/15/2020
20191211 008 - 0155-0171 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20191211, Contid: 0155-0171 01/14/2020
20200122 002 - 0044-0154 Amendment Loaded 01/13/2020
002 - 0028-0202 Proposal Postponed 01/10/2020
004 - 0028-0202 Amendment Loaded 01/10/2020
20200129 001 - 0163-0196 Proposal Postponed 01/10/2020
002 - 0163-0196 Amendment Loaded 01/10/2020
20200122 002 - 0163-0196 Proposal Postponed 01/10/2020
005 - 0163-0196 Amendment Loaded 01/10/2020
20200205 Letting Made Available 01/08/2020
20200108 003 - 0047-0119 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200108, Contid: 0047-0119 01/08/2020
005 - 0055-0141 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200108, Contid: 0055-0141 01/08/2020
008 - 0164-0241 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200108, Contid: 0164-0241 01/08/2020
009 - 0171-0429 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200108, Contid: 0171-0429 01/08/2020
010 - 0172-0466 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200108, Contid: 0172-0466 01/08/2020
002 - 0172-0480 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200108, Contid: 0172-0480 01/08/2020
006 - 0301-0510 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 20200108, Contid: 0301-0510 01/08/2020
20200115 003 - 0134-0147 Amendment Loaded 01/07/2020
20200108 005 - 0055-0141 Amendment Loaded 01/03/2020
20200129 012 - 0058-0336 Proposal Postponed 01/03/2020
001 - 0058-0336 Amendment Loaded 01/03/2020
20200115 007 - 0028-0202 Proposal Postponed 01/02/2020
002 - 0028-0202 Amendment Loaded 01/02/2020
011 - 0134-0147 Proposal Postponed 01/02/2020
003 - 0134-0147 Amendment Loaded 01/02/2020
20200129 Letting Made Available 01/01/2020
(40 Activities)
What's New Table. What's New Table lists the last 50 activities that happened in regards to the lettings
December
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
20200122 004 - 0105-0215 Proposal Postponed 12/31/2019
003 - 0105-0215 Amendment Loaded 12/31/2019
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