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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: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/contractor_info/ElectronicBidOpeningInstructions.pdf
First time bidding electronically?
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.
LINK TO ELECTRONIC BIDDING GUIDE
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 can now be submitted with your electronic bid. For more information, have your surety agent contact either SurePathor Surety 2000 for more 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):
In the event of a power outage during a Bid Opening:
Electronic Bidding update
Caltrans is in the process of upgrading its bidding software from Expedite Bid (Expedite) to Project Bids (BIDS). Beginning December 1, 2018, bidders can download the BIDS software, create a new Digital ID, and submit a request to bid with Caltrans through Bidx.com.
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Beginning December 31, 2018, Caltrans could possibly have the first projects advertised with the new software. Bidders will need the BIDS software to view contract information for these projects.
Beginning February 18, 2019, all bidders will need the BIDS software, Digital ID and request to bid with Caltrans approved before submitting bids.
Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges. See where the money is going at www.rebuildingca.ca.gov
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