October 22, 2019 02:10 PM CDT


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.

I-80/I-380 PROJECT UPDATE MEETING

May 9, 2019

Doors open at 12:30.

Meeting Start - 1:00 PM.
DOT Materials Conference Rooms 

800 Lincoln Way, Ames


Questions/comments from the informational meeting can be sent to linda.narigon@iowadot.gov through Tuesday 5/14/2019.


Link to draft agenda and additional information: https://iowadot.gov/contracts/19-05-09%20AGC%20pre-mtg%20Files.zip.
Post Meeting Files


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
November
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
19/12/17 Letting Made Available 11/19/2019
1 New Attachment - 191217NoticeToBidders.pdf 11/19/2019
1 New Attachment - PREDETERMINED WAGE RATE IA19-81.0.pdf 11/19/2019
1 New Attachment - Wage Rate Scott County IA19-1.7.pdf 11/19/2019
19/11/19 351 - 00-000T-097 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
351 - 00-000T-097 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 00-000T-097, Bidders: VO080, A.017, MC069, K.100, CO105 11/19/2019
001 - 04-C004-106 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
001 - 04-C004-106 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 04-C004-106, Bidders: MC201, IO081, PE320, KE089 11/19/2019
151 - 05-C005-072 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
151 - 05-C005-072 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 05-C005-072, Bidders: HE400, WE540, O.050 11/19/2019
201 - 06-2186-707 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
201 - 06-2186-707 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 06-2186-707, Bidders: AM154, MI295, AS215, IL080, FA041, SC490 11/19/2019
002 - 07-C007-154 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
002 - 07-C007-154 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 07-C007-154, Bidders: PE320, IO081, TA060 11/19/2019
301 - 10-1503-072 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
301 - 10-1503-072 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 10-1503-072, Bidders: TO105, BO330, HO340, VI035, RE300, PE320, TS020 11/19/2019
003 - 10-C010-111 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
003 - 10-C010-111 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 10-C010-111, Bidders: BO413, SC320, TA060, IO081, PE320, K.140 11/19/2019
152 - 17-0182-502 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
152 - 17-0182-502 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 17-0182-502, Bidders: HE020 11/19/2019
005 - 19-0187-064 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
005 - 19-0187-064 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 19-0187-064, Bidders: WI040, JA250, CR120, BO413, PC015 11/19/2019
006 - 20-C020-114 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
006 - 20-C020-114 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 20-C020-114, Bidders: MC201, GU100, KE089 11/19/2019
007 - 22-0523-036 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
007 - 22-0523-036 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 22-0523-036, Bidders: TA060, SC320, CR120 11/19/2019
009 - 31-0616-529 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
009 - 31-0616-529 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 31-0616-529, Bidders: PC015, MI919, JA250, BR101, CR120 11/19/2019
008 - 31-C031-103 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
010 - 33-C033-077 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
010 - 33-C033-077 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 33-C033-077, Bidders: TA060, PE320, IO081, BR160, IC051 11/19/2019
011 - 38-1759-021 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
011 - 38-1759-021 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 38-1759-021, Bidders: JA250, BO413, HA760, PC015, CU081, CR120 11/19/2019
012 - 50-1632-056 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
012 - 50-1632-056 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 50-1632-056, Bidders: JA250, CR120 11/19/2019
302 - 53-0386-500 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
302 - 53-0386-500 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 53-0386-500, Bidders: TR434, HO340, CO085, EA057, BO330, PE320, VI035, LO083, CO455, TS020 11/19/2019
101 - 57-1187-780-A Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
101 - 57-1187-780-A Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 57-1187-780-A, Bidders: SC200, VI035, BO330, TS020, PI045, EA057, HO340 11/19/2019
102 - 57-1187-797 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
102 - 57-1187-797 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 57-1187-797, Bidders: EA057, PE320, SC200, PI045, BO330, VI035, TS020, MI296, HO340 11/19/2019
103 - 64-0145-081 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
103 - 64-0145-081 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 64-0145-081, Bidders: CE099, MA225, CR333, FL120 11/19/2019
202 - 65-7060-017 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
202 - 65-7060-017 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 65-7060-017, Bidders: MI295, IO127 11/19/2019
303 - 67-1412-056 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
303 - 67-1412-056 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 67-1412-056, Bidders: PE320, MO480 11/19/2019
013 - 67-C067-087 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
013 - 67-C067-087 Apparent Bids Updated; Letting: 19/11/19, Contid: 67-C067-087, Bidders: CO040, GO020, GR100, MU120, DI360, CH320 11/19/2019
104 - 70-C070-062 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 11/19/2019
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