New  New Updates. Feb 17, 2021  New

Surety 2000 is currently experiencing additional issues with bid bond verification. They are working to find a permanent solution. In the meantime, Surety 2000 does have a workaround for any bidder not able to successfully verify their bond. They estimate it will take about 15 minutes to resolve each customer issue. However, Surety 2000 advised they may not be able to quickly assist every user depending on how many bidders are affected. If contractors are having issues verifying your bond, please have your contractors contact Surety by phone 1-800-660-3263 or email

July 9, 2020

Requests for DES-OE records are available through the California Public Records Act (CPRA). The request should be specific and focused. The request should sufficiently describe records so that identification, location, and retrieval of the records can be achieved. Submit requests to the Public Records Center.

April 2nd, 2020
Caltrans Construction Operations During COVID-19 Memo Dated April 1st, 2020

Contractor’s Corner


Caltrans electronic bidding provides flexibility to you. In case of an emergency due to natural circumstances causing electrical shut off or if you are simply away from your machine for any reason and need to submit your bid, the Digital ID for Project Bids can be distributed across several machines. You will be able to submit your project bids from the location of your choosing. Additionally, all projects are advertised for three to seven weeks and bids can be submitted and resubmitted at anytime prior to bid opening.
To submit your bids from any of these machines at any time, the Digital ID for Project Bids would need be imported into the AASHTOWare Project Bids Bid software by following below steps:
  • Open AASHTOWare Project Bids Bid
  • Navigate to Tools > Manage Digital IDs
  • Click the green + sign on the righthand side
  • Find the digital ID.cer file on the machine
  • Enter the Digital ID and password
  • The Digital ID should now be successfully imported
  • Check the Digital ID under Tools> Manage Digital IDs where it should be listed

Click Internet Bidding Set Up link for additional set up details.

For 2010 & 2015 Construction Contract Standards contact the Division of Design webmaster at the following email address:

Click on the link below to order hardcopies of the 2018 Standard Specifications and Standard Plans.
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Contract Awards will no longer post the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise(DVBE) or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) post bid submittals in their entirety. Instead, Contract Awards will only post the bidders DVBE Participation form or DBE Commitment forms/Written Confirmation. The Good Faith Effort submittal will be sent directly to the Office of Civil Rights for evaluation.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Construction Contract Awards at 916-227-6299.

First time bidders click here