June 19, 2020 06:21 PM CDT


*** Pre-Bid Meeting for Polk County project NHSX-069-4(68)--3H-77 ***


The Iowa Department of Transportation has scheduled a pre-bid meeting on June 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for Polk County project NHSX-069-4(68)--3H-77. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the contractors the opportunity to understand the complexity of the project, interactions with utilities and to ask questions to assist in their bidding.


Due to COVID-19 Virus restrictions the meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams and by telephone at the address/numbers below.


Cut and paste the following into your browser:


https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MzdmZmQ0YzYtMDU5MS00YTcyLTk2NzgtYmM4NjZiZDU2OTVi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22a1e65fcc-32fa-4fdd-8692-0cc2eb06676e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22532c80b3-c88c-4ac9-9e36-645091b81acb%22%7d


To call in to the meeting dial 515-817-6093 (United States, Iowa Toll call) Enter the Conference ID: 808 353 553#


April 23, 2020 11:27 AM CDT

Schedule change for the I-80/380 interchange FY21 letting package

Iowa DOT is rescheduling the letting date for the I-80/380 interchange FY21 letting package from July 15, 2020 to December 8, 2020.  We are also planning to adjust the substantial and final completion dates by one year each, moving them back to Dec 31, 2023 and Dec 31, 2024, respectively.

This change does not reflect a shift in Iowa DOT’s commitment to move forward with construction projects this year.  To-date, impacts to contractor operations in Iowa have been limited, and we hope that will remain the case.  However, given the uncertainties COVID-19 impacts, delaying the letting for this project until later in the fiscal year will allow the Iowa DOT to react and adjust more effectively.  This will also enable contractors to have a fuller understanding of the impacts of the pandemic before submitting bids and should help reduce risk.


Proposal guaranty/bid bond

With very few exceptions, a company must submit a proposal guaranty/bid bond with each bid as per Article 1102.11 of the Standard Specifications. The required amount of the proposal guaranty/bid bond is shown on the first page of each estimating proposal.


Bidders have TWO options to meet the proposal guaranty/bid bond requirements;

[Option 1]

Obtain an electronic bond using the electronic bid bond verification feature authorized by the department. The authorized vendors for this feature are listed below;

Surety Wave (F/K/A Insure Vision):   Email:  support@suretywave.com
                                                                Phone: (818) 783-3460

Surety 2000:                                          Email: help@surety2000.com
                                                                Phone: (800) 660-3263


The Office of Contracts no longer reviews Bid Bonds. FORM 6500043(Contractor's Annual Bid Bond) and FORM 518003(Proposal Guarantee/Bid Bond) is no longer required by The Office of Contracts.

Contractor's Annual Bid Bonds (Form 6500043) received prior to January 16, 2019 will be honored until the expiration date of bond. If you have submitted an Annual Bid Bond (FORM 6500043) prior to January 16, 2019 that hasn't expired, you should select the following box;

Once bidders are registered with one of the authorized vendors, a bond number will be issued from Surety 2000 or Surety Wave (i.e. SIxxxxx/XXXX-XXXX). Bidders will then select the following box;

AND enter Select the Bond Verification Agency and enter the number in the box labeled "BOND ID"and click VERIFY. Once you've clicked VERIFY, you should receive a green checkmark for that section;

If your Bond does not verify, you should contact your surety company or Surety Wave/Surety 2000. Bidders will have to do this for every contract they decide to bid that requires a proposal Guarantee/Bid Bond. Bidders will NOT receive any bond verification from the Office of Contracts;

[Option 2]

Other options as provided in Article 1102.11 of The Standard Specifications, or as provided elsewhere in the contract documents. A bidder may submit a certified check or credit union certified share draft, cashier's check, money order, or bank draft drawn on a solvent bank or credit union, TSB Bond Waiver. When using this option, you shall select the following box;


AND make sure the Office of Contracts has received your Proposal Guaranty/Bid Bond PRIOR to letting.

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.


ANNUAL BID BONDS

As of January 16, 2019, The Office of Contracts will no longer accept paper copies of the Contractor's Annual Bid Bond (Form 6500043). This form must be submitted using the electronic bid bond verification feature authorized by the department. The authorized vendors for this feature are listed below;

Surety Wave (F/K/A Insure Vision):              Email:  support@suretywave.com    Phone: (818) 783-3460
Surety 2000:                                              Email: help@surety2000.com          Phone: (800) 660-3263

All Contractor's Annual Bid Bonds (Form 6500043) received prior to January 16, 2019 will be honored until the expiration date of bond. Bidders will continue to have two other options to submit a proposal guaranty to the Office of Contracts prior to the time advertised for opening of bids as referenced in 1102.11 of the Standard Specifications For Highway and Bridge Construction;

1. A certified check or credit union certified share draft, cashier's check, money order, or bank draft drawn on a solvent bank or credit union.
2. A Proposal Guaranty/Bid Bond (Form 518003) submitted using the electronic bid bond verification feature authorized by the department.


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 42 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
July
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
20/07/21 207 - 77-1411-703 1 New Attachment - ADDENDUM21JUL207A02.pdf 07/13/2020
207 - 77-1411-703 Amendment Loaded 07/13/2020
155 - 77-4151-071 1 New Attachment - ADDENDUM21JUL155A01.pdf 07/13/2020
155 - 77-4151-071 Amendment Loaded 07/13/2020
009 - 81-C081-074 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
001 - 15-C015-065 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
307 - 64-0145-083 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
309 - 94-0203-178 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
101 - 10-C010-113 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
005 - 65-0341-111 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
303 - 34-0186-107 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
106 - 90-5825-648 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
204 - 30-0713-716 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
013 - 92-C092-112 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
501 - 85-0355-128 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
304 - 40-0204-057 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
004 - 36-0021-135 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
006 - 65-0341-114 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
308 - 78-0293-266 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
202 - 18-0593-705 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
002 - 25-0803-295 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
010 - 82-0741-200 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
007 - 69-0344-505-A Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
205 - 63-C063-133 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
003 - 25-0804-511 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
008 - 78-0294-512 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
206 - 63-0925-703 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
301 - 27-C027-064 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
207 - 77-1411-703 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
155 - 77-4151-071 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
356 - 78-0293-204 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
358 - 96-0242-020 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
104 - 77-0351-505 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
355 - 77-6102-614 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
305 - 40-1757-022 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
203 - 23-C023-120 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
102 - 56-2697-632 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
201 - 11-0713-706 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
011 - 85-6597-604 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
154 - 75-0752-113 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
352 - 00-000T-141 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
302 - 31-0209-266 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
151 - 03-C003-064 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
359 - 97-0201-183 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
153 - 73-C073-138 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
353 - 43-0294-129 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
152 - 61-C061-117 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
012 - 88-C088-061 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
105 - 77-0694-068 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
103 - 77-0132-620 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 07/13/2020
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