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December 22, 2021 08:05 PM CST


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
January
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
22/01/19 024 - 90-0347-145 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
155 - 12-C012-121 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
010 - 33-C033-145 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
109 - 68-0052-047 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
179 - 85-0695-126 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
451 - 22-0526-501 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
009 - 25-C025-119 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
606 - 82-0741-262 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
206 - 80-C080-079 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
301 - 24-0595-054 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
007 - 22-C022-094 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
501 - 57-0131-070 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
602 - 31-0209-240 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
202 - 48-0806-727 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
020 - 77-1945-848 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
176 - 83-1732-005 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
013 - 56-2697-634 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
305 - 99-C099-100 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
204 - 73-C073-143 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
016 - 60-C060-123-A Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
171 - 63-C063-141 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
354 - 77-C077-236 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
017 - 74-C074-110 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
353 - 77-C077-235 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
151 - 05-C005-074 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
004 - 18-83 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
156 - 12-1882-500 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
201 - 18-0597-049 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
604 - 69-0344-504 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
166 - 42-C042-109 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
158 - 18-0597-051 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
605 - 78-0294-513 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
021 - 82-4252-603 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
174 - 78-0921-077 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
018 - 76-C076-073 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
153 - 07-3802-710 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
027 - 96-0525-045 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
162 - 39-C039-098 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
170 - 53-0383-061 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
001 - 04-0027-052 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
111 - 79-0805-359 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
108 - 52-3715-669 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
177 - 85-C085-164 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
203 - 57-1516-739 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
157 - 16-C016-112 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
163 - 39-0444-047 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
105 - 22-0761-016 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
355 - 78-0801-530 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
181 - 97-0121-043 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
006 - 19-C019-107 Plan Holder and Eligible Bidder Lists Uploaded 01/18/2022
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