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September 29, 2021 04:38 PM CDT

September 16, 2021 12:07 PM CDT


SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING ANNUAL BID BONDS

Contractors:

It has been noted that the bid bond verification process during bid submittal is not alerting contractors of use of expired bond IDs for annual bids bonds.  We are working to correct the issue, but in the interim, please ensure that you are using the current bond ID for your annual bid bonds.  Bids submitted with expired bond IDs will be rejected, as there is not a valid bond associated with the bid and you may not alter your bid after bid opening.  This issue only applies to those using the annual bid bonds, not individual bonds.  You should receive a new bond ID every year, upon renewal of the bond.  Please verify that you have the current ID before submitting your bids.  If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact the Contracts and Specifications Bureau, DOT.Contracts@iowadot.us or 515-239-1414.


SURETY 2000 2.0 UPDATE

Surety 2000 has recently notified customers of a pending update that requires users to verify profile information and may require you to provide your credentials when verifying your bond.  There have been some inquiries on whether the email received is legitimate.  Surety 2000 has verified it is legitimate.  Please do not disregard this notice.  If you have any questions, please contact Surety 2000 customer support (info@surety2000.com).  


AASHTOWARE PROJECT BIDS 3.2.6

Please ensure you have the latest version of the AASHTOWare Project Bids Bid component (3.2.6) to resolve electronic bid bond verification issues that were occurring in previous versions.

Please direct questions to DOT.Contracts@iowadot.us.


ONLINE SUBMITTAL OF THE CONTRACTOR'S FINANCIAL-EXPERIENCE-EQUIPMANT STATEMENT

The Iowa DOT is now requiring online submittal of the Contractor's Financial-Experience-Equipment Statement (Form 650004). The Form 650004 must be completed and submitted online from a computer, tablet or mobile device. You will be able to upload attachments and submit them with the form. Any other submittal format is not accepted.

To be prequalified to bid as a prime contractor on most work types, a contractor must submit via online a Contractor's Financial-Experience-Equipment Statement (Form 650004) for review by the Department at least five calendar days prior to the scheduled letting date. Previously approved statements expire 18 calendar months from your financial year-end listed on the statement.

A current version of the Contractor's Financial-Experience-Equipment Statement can be found by doing a search for Form 650004 at the following link https://iowadot.seamlessgov.com/.

Please direct questions to DOT.Contracts@iowadot.us.

 

CHANGES TO CONTRACTOR'S FINANCIAL-EXPERIENCE-EQUIPMENT STATEMENT (FORM 650004)

Effective with the January 20, 2021 project letting, some changes have been made to the Contractor's Financial-Experience-Equipment Statement (Form 650004).
-For a Compiled/Individually Prepared Statement, the maximum prequalification amount has increased from $200,000 to $400,000.
-For a CPA Reviewed Statement, the maximum prequalification limit for an individual proposal has increased from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000.
-The Authorization To Loan limit has increased from $500,000 to $1,000,000.



CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING PROGRAM

There were changes made to Iowa DOTs Construction Industry (CIT) Program in September, 2018, including the requirement of pre-approval of all trainings by the Civil Rights Team.  Please find the revised program at https://iowadot.gov/civilrights/documents/TrainingFundProgram.pdf.  Also, please contact Danny Wagener at 515-239-1422 or danny.wagener@iowadot.us with any questions or for pre-approval of reimbursable trainings.



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.


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
21/11/16 016 - 62-0927-052 1 New Attachment - ADDENDUM16NOV016A01.pdf 10/27/2021
016 - 62-0927-052 Amendment Loaded 10/27/2021
207 - 92-0925-709 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
019 - 71-C071-088 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
981 - 97-0293-725 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
504 - 77-0803-308 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
158 - 79-0212-027 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
012 - 53-1362-035 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
015 - 62-0925-502 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
007 - 22-93 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
028 - 98-C098-083 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
024 - 92-C092-115 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
304 - 95-C095-081 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
101 - 31-0252-604 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
005 - 18-C018-081 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
014 - 59-C059-064 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
302 - 94-1696-092 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
502 - 50-0805-383 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
017 - 65-0294-501 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
008 - 25-0804-510 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
303 - 94-C094-128 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
153 - 31-0618-156 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
202 - 36-0291-118 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
027 - 98-0096-079 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
102 - 57-1187-792 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
020 - 77-C077-234 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
501 - 40-0355-133 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
016 - 62-0927-052 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
159 - 86-0635-066 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
156 - 58-C058-062 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
151 - 07-C007-165 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
201 - 23-C023-127 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
351 - 77-1945-855 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
011 - 50-0064-175 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
022 - 79-C079-062 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
154 - 48-C048-091 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
301 - 81-C081-080 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
004 - 17-1221-022 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
001 - 07-0202-505 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
013 - 54-0781-020 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
003 - 12-1881-021 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
006 - 22-0182-501 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
008 - 25-0804-510 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
101 - 31-0252-604 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
351 - 77-1945-855 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
502 - 50-0805-383 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
151 - 07-C007-165 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
304 - 95-C095-081 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
001 - 07-0202-505 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
012 - 53-1362-035 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 10/27/2021
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