WSDOT conducts electronic bidding using AASHTOWare Project Bids and BidX.com. The bid file will be uploaded to the Washington State Department of Transportation page on BidX.com. The electronic bid file can be exported to the bidders computer using the Project software, imported into the bidders estimating software for entering bid prices. Using the bidder's private key (digital ID) the completed bid can then be fully encrypted and securely submitted via the BidX.com site to WSDOT. After the time set for receipt of bids WSDOT will log onto the BidX.com site and using a public key down-load the fully encrypted bid to the WSDOT bid room for the public bid opening.
This optional method for bid submittal is in addition to the current paper copy submittal process. The bidder can upload their bid as early as desired and upload revisions to the bid up until the time set for receipt of bids. The last uploaded bid file will overwrite the previous version of the bid file.Bidders are encouraged to log on to BidX.com to sign up for an account and create their digital Id for bid submittal.
Currently Surety2000.com and InsureVision.com are the two firms approved to provide electronic bid bonds for WSDOT projects. Contact information for both firms follows:
Surety 2000 Corp Tele: 800-660-3263, https://surety2000.com
InSure Vision Technologies Tele: 818-783-3460 http://web.insurevision.com/
Bidders interested in providing bid bonds in electronic format as an option to the current paper copy are encouraged to contact the two listed firms for more information on their process.
Caution: In accordance with RCW 47.28.070 Prequalification is required before any Prime bidder is eligible to submit a bid for a WSDOT Construction contract. Any entity that has an account with BidX.com for WSDOT will have the ability to export the bid file or download plans and specifications from BidX.com. However, only those firms that are prequalified by WSDOT and have been placed on the Eligible (prequalified) Bidders list for the specific project can submit a bid. You must visit: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/biz/contaa/OrderPlans/default.htm to request the Bid proposal, plans and specifications before you can be placed on the eligible bidders list and submit a bid.
For contracts with a Condition of Award Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal or a Condition of Award Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal, the applicable bid forms must be completed independently of the bid and submitted to: DBEDoc@wsdot.wa.gov. The applicable bid forms may be downloaded at: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/forms/. Please refer to Section 1-02.9 in your Contract Provisions for a list of applicable DBE/UDBE forms, deadlines and submittal instructions.
If you have additional questions, please contact us directly at (360) 705-7835 or CAA@wsdot.wa.gov.
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