October 04, 2018 08:52 AM CDT

Iowa State University/AGC of Iowa/Iowa DOT Mock Bid Letting Fall 2018

The Iowa State University Construction Engineering Program will be conducting the 20th Annual Mock Bid Letting to coincide with the Iowa Department of Transportation October 16, 2018 letting. Student groups will be working on:

Bid Order #009  Grundy County; Proposal ID 38-1759-018; BRIDGE REPLACEMENT CCS
Bid Order #011  Johnson County;  Proposal ID 52-0015-106; BRIDGE REPLACEMENT  CCS

Three groups of three or four students varying in classification from sophomore to senior will develop mock bids for the projects with some assistance from AGC of Iowa member companies acting as mentors. Responsive bids will be posted on Bidx by the Iowa DOT Office of Contracts, making the only difference between the student bids and the contractor bids is that the student is not required to build the project upon being awarded.

In addition, another group of students will offer to issue mock sub quotes for the concrete paving and pipe items for the above bid orders. Prime contractors who would be willing to review a mock sub quote are encouraged to contact Chuck Jahren as shown below.  It is proposed that the students would submit the mock sub quote at 10:10 AM on the day of the bid to avoid confusion with actual sub quotes.

As in the past, students will be collecting sub quotes and supplier quotes specific to their projects. Participation is voluntary but is greatly appreciated as it is this participation that has made this class one of the leading hands-on learning activities in the construction education arena.

Quotes may be faxed to (515) 294-3845 or emailed to Chuck Jahren, cjahren@iastate.edu.

Thanks to Info Tech, the developer of Bidx , the Iowa DOT Office of Contracts and the AGC of Iowa for their parts in facilitating this activity.  Also, thank you for your time and participation.



October 01, 2018 12:18 PM CDT

ACTION REQUIRED FOR BIDDING WITH IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) is moving to the new AASHTOWare Project Bids TM software starting with the letting of November 20, 2018. This transition will require vendors to create a new Info Tech Digital ID for use with the Bid Express (R) service at www.bidx.com. The new Digital ID is approved using a paperless process and the cost will be refunded for any existing Digital ID holders who are recreating their active Expedite Digital ID. After the ID is created, you must send a request within the Bid Express service to bid to Iowa DOT.
 
The process to create the ID and request to bid can take up to a week. As a bidder for Iowa DOT, you should immediately download the new software (located in the DOWNLOADS box to the right) and create your new Digital ID. If this process is not completed before the transition, you will be unable to bid. Having the new ID will not impact your ability to bid any lettings prior to the November 20, 2018 letting. A detailed announcement, including directions for creating your new digital ID are in the Also Available box at the right of this page (Project Bids Digital ID Instructions).
 
The Info Tech Customer Support Team is available to assist by phone at 888-352-BIDX (2439) or email (customer.support@bidx.com). The www.bidx.com training center also includes new training materials for the AASHTOWare Project Bids software.


NOTICE OF DIGITAL CONTRACT SIGNATURES
Beginning with the October 16, 2018 letting all contracts will be electronically distributed and digitally signed using Doc Express. Please familiarize yourself with the contract signing instructions on page 40 of the Doc Express Instruction Guide for Contractors and Suppliers. The link is: https://iowadot.gov/Construction_Materials/ContractorSupplier-DocExpressGuide.pdf


ALL QUESTIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH BIDX Q&A
If a prospective bidder, for a proposal for which the Department is accepting bids, is in doubt as to the true meaning of any part of the contract documents, the bidder may submit to the Contracts Engineer a request for additional information, explanations, or interpretations. The request shall be submitted to the Q&A forum at the letting website used by the Department. Questions should be submitted as early as possible so answers can be researched and posted. Questions submitted within two business days of the letting will likely not be answered. Interpretations may be in the form of an addendum to the contract documents. The Contracting Authority will not be responsible for any information, explanation, or interpretation from any other source.


OBTAINING YOUR RAILROAD CROSSING INFORMATION
A power point presentation with narration is available using the link in the Also Available box on the right hand side of this page.


CONTRACTOR POSTERS
The 8in1 poster is available on the Civil Rights website. The link is: https://iowadot.gov/civilrights/documents-forms-and-reports
E-mail questions and comments to dot.civilrights@dot.iowa.gov


PAYMENTS TO CONTRACTORS
Information on payments to contractors can now be found on the Civil Rights website. The link is: https://iowadot.gov/civilrights/documents-forms-and-reports
E-mail questions and comments to dot.civilrights@dot.iowa.gov

What's New?

What's New Table. What's New Table lists the last 50 activities that happened in regards to the lettings
October
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
18/10/16 351 - 00-000S-751 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
351 - 00-000S-751 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
352 - 00-000T-022 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
352 - 00-000T-022 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/11/20 351 - 00-000T-023 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/10/16 353 - 00-000T-050 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
353 - 00-000T-050 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
001 - 03-0511-014 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
001 - 03-0511-014 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
201 - 03-0762-708 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
201 - 03-0762-708 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/11/20 001 - 05-C005-071 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/10/16 101 - 07-0206-071 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
101 - 07-0206-071 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/11/20 002 - 08-C008-074 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/10/16 151 - 11-0032-072 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
151 - 11-0032-072 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
002 - 12-0147-037 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
002 - 12-0147-037 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/11/20 003 - 13-0043-033 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/10/16 202 - 17-0652-713 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
202 - 17-0652-713 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/11/20 005 - 17-0658-055 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
004 - 17-C017-080 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
006 - 18-C018-069 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/10/16 981 - 20-0355-710 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
981 - 20-0355-710 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
982 - 20-0355-711 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
982 - 20-0355-711 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
152 - 25-0803-193 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
152 - 25-0803-193 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/11/20 401 - 31-0209-260 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/10/16 005 - 31-0321-053 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
005 - 31-0321-053 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
006 - 31-0321-054 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
006 - 31-0321-054 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
983 - 31-0526-721 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
983 - 31-0526-721 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
008 - 32-0046-029-B Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
008 - 32-0046-029-B Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/11/20 007 - 32-0154-018 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/10/16 009 - 38-1759-018 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
009 - 38-1759-018 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/11/20 151 - 42-1758-037 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/10/16 984 - 49-0526-712 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
984 - 49-0526-712 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/11/20 201 - 49-0646-711 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/10/16 011 - 52-0015-106 Bid Tabulations Uploaded 10/19/2018
011 - 52-0015-106 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
18/11/20 501 - 56-0611-186 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/19/2018
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