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Message of May 5, 2021

Re: NSDPW 2021 Standard Specification Update

The Nova Scotia Department of Public Works (NSDPW) wishes to advise all Contractors, who bid on Department tenders, that the Department's Standard Specification - Highway Construction and Maintenance has been updated. Free download of the updated Standard Specification is available at the following links:

NSDPW BidX page https://bidx.com/ns/main
NSDPW Publications page
 https://novascotia.ca/tran/publications/standard.pdf

Any questions regarding the review process and content or revisions of the Standard Specifications can be directed to any one of the team leaders given in the Enquiries section of the Standard Specifications.

Any questions regarding interpretation of the Standard Specifications for a particular contract should be directed to the Engineer in charge of administering the contract.

Thank you,

Charles Hooper, P. Eng
Construction Manager - Highway Construction Services
902-956-1762
Charles.Hooper@novascotia.ca


Message of January 20, 2020

Re: NSDPW Standard Specification Update

The Nova Scotia Department of Public Works (NSDPW) wishes to advise all Contractors, who bid on Department tenders, that the Department's Standard Specification - Highway Construction and Maintenance has been updated. Free download of the updated Standard Specification is available at the following links:

NSDPW BidX page https://bidx.com/ns/main
NSDPW Publications page
https://novascotia.ca/tran/publications/standard.pdf

Any questions regarding the review process and content or revisions of the Standard Specifications can be directed to any one of the team leaders given in the Enquiries section of the Standard Specifications.

Any questions regarding interpretation of the Standard Specifications for a particular contract should be directed to the Engineer in charge of administering the contract.

Thank you,

Highway Construction Services, NSDPW


Message of Feb 4, 2019 2:10 PM AST

On February 1st, 2019, the Bid Express Service and Nova Scotia Department of Public Works (NSDPW)  began the process of switching from Expedite Bids to Project Bids - Bid preparation software to submit bid responses for Highway Construction Services tenders via Bid Express.

Lettings that close up to and including March 1st will still use the Expedite process. Lettings that close on March 6th and beyond will use the Project Bids - Bid process.

Bid Express is leading this process. NSDPW encourages all vendors to work with the Bid Express Customer Service Team to facilitate this transition until complete.

To submit a bid for the March 6, 2019 letting and beyond, vendors will be required to create a new Digital ID for the AASHTOWare Project Bids - Bid component once, and then use that same Digital ID to bid on all future NSDPW proposals.

You will not be able to bid on NSDPW proposals, on or after March 6, 2019, unless your organization switches to Project Bids - Bid.

If you currently have an active Info Tech Digital ID for NSDPW, Bid Express will reimburse your organization for the cost of creating the new Digital ID. You will also be required to submit a request to bid to NSDPW. This request will be presented to you when creating the new Digital ID.

Project Bids - Bid files will have either a .ebsx extension for the original bid file and .###x extension for amended ebsx files.

Bid Express suggests that all vendors install Project Bids - Bid, conduct tests, and train staff, as soon as possible, to assist in a smooth transition.

Questions with regards to this initiative should be directed to Bid Express Customer Support at customersupport@bidx.com or by calling 1-888-352-2439.

Thank you,

Highway Construction Services, NSTIR



 

 

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
14DEC22 Letting Made Available 11/29/2022
Letting Made Available 11/29/2022
1 - 2022-176 3 Plan Sheets Added 11/28/2022
1 - 2022-176 1 Plan Sheet Added 11/28/2022
1 - 2022-176 1 Plan Sheet Added 11/28/2022
1 - 2022-176 1 Plan Sheet Added 11/28/2022
1 - 2022-176 User deleted 1 Plan Sheet for letting 14DEC22 and proposal 2022-176 11/28/2022
1 - 2022-176 1 Plan Sheet Added 11/28/2022
25NOV22 1 - 2022-170 1 New Attachment - 2022-170specprovR1.pdf 11/22/2022
1 - 2022-170 1 New Attachment - 2022-170 Addend #1.pdf 11/22/2022
05DEC22 Letting Made Available 11/18/2022
23NOV22 1 - 2022-160 Proposal Postponed 11/17/2022
2 - 2022-160 Amendment Loaded 11/17/2022
2 - 2022-160 1 New Attachment - 2022-160 Addend#3.pdf 11/17/2022
2 - 2022-160 1 New Attachment - 2022-160 Special ProvisionsR3.pdf 11/17/2022
1 - 2022-174 1 New Attachment - 2022-174-1 - MacKay Road - Cross Culvert List.pdf 11/17/2022
1 - 2022-174 1 New Attachment - 2022-174-1 - MacKay Road - Driveway Culvert List.pdf 11/17/2022
1 - 2022-174 1 New Attachment - 2022-174-2 - Murphy Road - Cross Culvert List.pdf 11/17/2022
1 - 2022-174 1 New Attachment - 2022-174-2 - Murphy Road - Driveway Culvert List.pdf 11/17/2022
1 - 2022-174 1 New Attachment - 2022-174 Addend #1.pdf 11/17/2022
18NOV22 1 - 2022-160 7 Plan Sheets Added 11/15/2022
25NOV22 Letting Made Available 11/10/2022
18NOV22 1 - 2022-160 Amendment Loaded 11/10/2022
1 - 2022-160 1 New Attachment - 2022-160 Addend#2.pdf 11/10/2022
1 - 2022-160 1 New Attachment - 2022-160 Special ProvisionsR2.pdf 11/10/2022
25NOV22 1 - 2022-170 1 Plan Sheet Added 11/09/2022
1 - 2022-170 1 Plan Sheet Added 11/09/2022
22NOV22 1 - RC22HANB 1 New Attachment - WS1013104309 (RC22HANB) - Addendum 1 .pdf 11/09/2022
23NOV22 Letting Made Available 11/08/2022
18NOV22 1 - 2022-160 1 New Attachment - 2022-160 Addend#1.pdf 11/08/2022
1 - 2022-160 1 New Attachment - 2022-160 Special ProvisionsR1.pdf 11/08/2022
1 - 2022-160 2 Plan Sheets Added 11/08/2022
1 - 2022-160 3 Plan Sheets Added 11/08/2022
22NOV22 New Letting Created 11/07/2022
1 - RC22HANB New Proposal Added 11/07/2022
1 - RC22HANB 1 New Attachment - RC22HANBSPECIALPROVISIONS.pdf 11/07/2022
1 - RC22HANB 1 New Attachment - RC22HANBSPECIALPROVISIONS.pdf 11/07/2022
1 - RC22HANB 1 New Attachment - BIDX SECTION 3 AGREEMENT.pdf 11/07/2022
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