Electronic Bidding

  • Electronic Bid Opening webcast

    Electronic Bid Opening webcast

    The public opening of electronically bid projects is available via public webcast and teleconference. Please see the following webpage for further information:

  • First time bidding electronically?

    You will not be able to submit your bid until you complete the steps listed in the Electronic Bidding Guide.

    Follow the steps listed in the guide to prepare yourself for electronic bidding. It can take 7 days or longer to be completely ready for electronic bidding, start the process as quickly as possible.


  • Bid Express Help Desk

    Bid Express Help Desk

    The Bid Express Help Desk can be reached at 1-888-352-2439

    Electronic bidding training materials are available on the Electronic Bidding Training Materials Website

    F.A.Q.'s Have a question about electronic bidding? It may have already been answered at the Electronic Bidding F.A.Q. page.

  • Electronic Bid Bonds

    Electronic Bid Bonds

    Electronic bid bonds can now be submitted with your electronic bid. For more information, have your surety agent contact either SurePath or Surety 2000 for more information.

  • Energy Crisis Information

    Energy Crisis Information

    It is possible that a power outage may occur during a Bid Opening. The following is a brief description of how the Bid Opening will be conducted in the event of a power outage. Please allot an appropriate amount of time for power related delays when submitting your bids. In the event of a power outage prior to Bid Opening (12:30 PM or later):

    • Bids will be accepted until the specified bid opening date and time
    • No additional time will be allowed for submitting Bids
    • The public reading of the bids will be postponed until 4:00 PM on the date of bid opening
    • If power has not been restored by 4:00 PM on the date of Bid Opening, the Department will reschedule the opening of bids for the following day
    • Bid results will be made available on the Office Engineer website, as soon as possible, after power has been restored.

    In the event of a power outage during a Bid Opening:

    • The last project downloaded will be read, by flashlight if necessary
    • The public will be escorted out of the building by Building Security
    • Any projects remaining to be downloaded, will not be downloaded until power is restored
    • Bid opening will resume at 4:00 PM, if power has been restored
    • If power has not been restored by 4:00 PM on the date of Bid Opening, the Department will reschedule the opening of bids for the following day
  • Electronic Bidding update

    Electronic Bidding update

    Bidders need the BIDS software to view contract information for these projects. Bidders need the BIDS software, Digital ID and request to bid with Caltrans approved before submitting bids.
    Click here for Instructions

  • Bidding forms

    Bidding forms

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