AASHTOWare Project: Contractors

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Bid Express Electronic Bidding

Coming to Alaska DOT&PF for all large procurement construction contracts*
advertised after May 14, 2018

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:

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*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

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*except CMGC, Design-Build, and Reverse Bid