AASHTOWare Project: Contractors

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Bid Express Electronic Bidding

Coming to Alaska DOT&PF for all large procurement construction contracts*
advertised after July 1, 2018

Update: July 2, 2018

Bid Express Electronic Bidding

*Bid Express Electronic Bidding is now available for all projects advertised after July 1st*


Reminder:

You MUST be on the Alaska DOT&PF AWP Vendor List in order to:
• Register on Plan Holders Lists
• Submit a bid (any format)
Click here for guidance.


image of Construction Bidding menuContractor Bidding Information

Written guides and videos for creating and submitting bids are available on the Contractor Bidding Information page.

Click the link on the Procurement Site or click here.


If you have any questions, please contact the regional contracts offices.
Click here for contact info


NOTE: Further updates to this webpage will be on an as-needed basis.


Update: June 11, 2018

Bid Express Electronic Bidding Test

Would you like to practice submitting electronic bids?

**This is optional, but you must have a Bid Express account and digital ID to participate.**

There are three TEST proposals posted to the AKDOT&PF Bid Express site.
If you have an active Bid Express account, you can submit bids on the TEST proposals.

*Please bid on all three proposals even if you don’t typically work in all three regions*

1. Central Region (CR_BIDDING_TEST) will be letting a basic proposal with no addendum.

2. Southcoast Region (SR_BIDDING_TEST) will be letting a proposal that has an item change via addendum.

3. Northern Region (NR_BIDDING_TEST) will be letting a proposal that postpones the letting via addendum.

You will also be able to practice:

  • Re-submitting your bid (for bid modifications).
  • Withdrawing your bid before the letting date/time. (If you do this, please make sure to submit again.)

NOTE: Electronic Bid Bond functionality will not be available for these tests.

If you would like to participate in the Bid Express TEST,
please contact the regional contracts offices to let them know:

· CR: Sharon Smith (907) 269-0414 sharon.smith@alaska.gov

· SR: Kami Bartness (907) 465-4493 kami.bartness@alaska.gov

· NR: Barbie Tanner (907) 451-3057 barbara.tanner@alaska.gov


Contractor Bidding Information

Written guides and videos for creating and submitting bids are available on the Contractor Bidding Information page.

Click the link on the Procurement Site or click here.

image of Construction Bidding menu

Update: June 1, 2018



• Contractor Bidding Information

Information on creating and submitting bids is now available on the Contractor Bidding Information page.

Click the link on the Procurement Site or click here.

Short informational videos will be posted to this page soon.

image of Construction Bidding menu

Reminder:

  Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List

You MUST be on the Alaska DOT&PF Vendor list to do the following after July 1st, 2018:

• Register on the Plan Holders List
• Submit a bid (any format)

Get your company on the Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List now! 
If you have already registered, check to make sure you are on it.

Click Here for Instructions PDF document

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Update: May 1, 2018

  • The launch of Bid Express and AASHTOWare Project has been moved to JULY 1st, 2018
    • For projects advertised after July 1st, DOT&PF will offer electronic bidding using the Bid Express Service.

  • More Training:
    • Bid Express Web Training - Another Session Added!!!
    • Want a refresher before we go live?
      * If there is a need, short refresher sessions will be scheduled closer to launch. Let the regional contracts offices know if you would be interested.
      Refresher sessions will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

  • DOT&PF Bid Express site will be up on May 5th.

  • Contractor Bidding Information

    Written information on creating and submitting bids will be made available on June 1st on a new page linked to the Procurement Site.

    image of Construction Bidding menu


  • REMINDER: Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List
    • You MUST be on the Alaska DOT&PF Vendor list to do the following after July 1st, 2018:
       Register on the Plan Holders List
       Submit a bid (any format)
    • Get your company on the Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List now! If you have already registered, check to make sure you are on it.
    • Click Here for Instructions PDF document


Update: April 11, 2018

  • The launch of Bid Express and AASHTOWare Project has been moved to JULY 1st, 2018
    • For projects advertised after July 1st, DOT&PF will offer electronic bidding using the Bid Express Service.

  • Bid Express Web Training sessions will take place as scheduled
    • Space still available in Weds, May 1st Session. Click Here to Sign Up
      *Refresher sessions will be scheduled closer to launch.

  • Update:Alaska DOT&PF will accept bids in three formats:
    1. Created using the AWP Bids software and submitting electronically via the Bid Express service.
    2. Created using the AWP Bids software and submitting the paper printout by mail or hand delivering.
    3. Traditionally created (handwritten) paper bid and submitting by mail or hand delivering.

  • REMINDER: Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List
    • You MUST be on the Alaska DOT&PF Vendor list to do the following after July 1st, 2018:
       Register on the Plan Holders List
       Submit a bid (either electronic or by mail)
    • Get your company on the Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List now! If you have already registered, check to make sure you are on it.
    • Click Here for Instructions PDF document


April 1, 2018

  • REMINDER: Bid Express Web Training - Another Session Added!
    • Weds, May 2nd @ 9:00am
    • Space still available in Thurs, Apr 26th Session
    • Click Here to Sign Up
    • Training session space is limited. If the scheduled sessions fill up, additional sessions will be scheduled.

  • REMINDER: Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List
    • You MUST be on the Alaska DOT&PF Vendor list to do the following after May 14th, 2018:
       Register on the Plan Holders List
       Submit a bid (either electronic or by mail)
    • Get your company on the Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List now! If you have already registered, check to make sure you are on it.
    • Click Here for Instructions PDF document


March 21, 2018

  • Additional Bid Express Web Training
    Due to the amount of people signing up for Bid Express web training, we've added an additional session

    Thursday, April 26th at 2:00 pm Alaska Time

    Training session space is limited. If all three scheduled sessions fill up, additional sessions will be added. Click Here to Sign Up



March 12, 2018

  • Bid Express Web Training Sign-up is OPEN!!
    A Bid Express service subscription gives you the ability to submit your bid securely via the internet. Simply create your bid using the AASHTOWare Project Bids software component and click submit!

    In the training session you will:
    1. Learn how to subscribe to the Bid Express service
    2. Download the bidding software
    3. Apply for an InfoTech Digital ID
    4. Download bid information, and
    5. Submit a bid online

    Training session space is limited. If all three scheduled sessions fill up, additional sessions will be added. Click Here to Sign Up

March 1, 2018

  • REMINDER: Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List
    You MUST be on the Alaska DOT&PF Vendor list to do the following after May 14th, 2018:
    • Register on the Plan Holders List
    • Submit a bid (either electronic or by mail)

      Get your company on the Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List now!
      If you have already registered, check to make sure you are on it.
      Click Here for Instructions PDF document

  • REMINDER: Bid Express Web Training
    • Dates & Times in the Feb. 1st update below.

      *Sign-up for Bid Express Web Trainings will open March 12th, 2018.

    • Training session space is limited. If all three scheduled sessions fill up, additional sessions will be scheduled.

Feb. 1, 2018

  • Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List
    Contractors submitting a bid (either via Bid Express or mail) for a contract advertised after May 14, 2018, must be on the Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List.

    Get your company on the Alaska DOT&PF AASHTOWare Vendor List now! Click Here for Instructions PDF document

  • Bid Express Web Training
    Training For contractors provided by the Bid Express team will be held:
    • Tuesday, April 17th @ 2:00pm
    • Thursday, April 19th @ 9:00am
    • Tuesday, April 24th @ 9:00am

    *Sign up for Bid Express Web Trainings will open March 12th, 2018. Web training sessions will last approx. 2 hours.


  • Electronic Bid Bonds
    Through participating surety agencies, the Bid Express service is able to offer online bid bond verification. This service ensures that bidding can truly be paperless.
    If your company is interested in online bid bond verification through one of the participating surety agencies, please click the link below to find out more.

    Electronic Bid Bond Info

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More information will be posted March 1st. Please subscribe to this website for email notifications when new content has been added


Jan. 5, 2018

Although electronic bid submission via the BidExpress service will not be mandatory at this time, Alaska DOT&PF strongly encourages contractors to use BidExpress.

All contractors, even those continuing to submit paper bids, will be required to create their bid using the free Bids software provided by the department on its BidExpress site. Those submitting paper bids will print the completed Bids file and also include a USB drive containing the completed Bids file with their bid submission.

Please view the videos at the links below for a quick introduction to BidExpress:

*Web training for contractors provided by the BidExpress team will be scheduled for mid/late April. Exact dates and times TBD. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Please subscribe to this website for email notifications when new information has been added.

To learn more, visit the BidExpress website: www.bidx.com

*except CMGC, Design-Build, and Reverse Bid