Electronic Bidding Update
Caltrans is pleased to announce that implementation of electronic bidding on highway construction contracts has begun. Caltrans has chosen the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Trns*port Expedite Bid software as its electronic bidding solution. Expedite is integrated with Info Tech's Bid Express Internet Bidding Service (Bidx) for the submittal of electronic bids through the Internet.
More information regarding Expedite Bid can be found at the Expedite product website at https://www.infotechfl.com/products/expedite.php. More information regarding Bidx can be found at the Bidx website at https://www.bidx.com. For more information regarding Caltrans electronic bidding please contact Chris Rice, at (916)227-6235 or Chris.Rice@dot.ca.gov.Electronic Bidding Guide available here.
The Department of Transportation has implemented new DVBE goal setting procedures on its non-federal aid construction contracts over $250,000.
Effective March 21, 2011, state funded contracts advertised will have the following DVBE goals:
- $1 million and under 5% DVBE goals.
- $1 million and $5 million 3% DVBE goals.
- Over $5 million No goals. DVBE incentive provisions apply.
Bidders are cautioned to use certified DVBE firms performing commercially-useful functions on the contract in order to receive credit towards the DVBE goals or incentives.
Each contract advertisement, Notice to Bidders and Special Provisions contain the DVBE requirements.
If you have any questions about the DVBE goals, please submit a bidder's inquiry.
Attention contractors:If you'd like to pull back your submitted bid to make corrections, make sure you fill out the latest signature card and fax it in to the bidder's exchange. We also have a new release of bid documents form to keep with your bid runner in the event that you need to revise a bid. Both files are available on our Contractor Info Table, under the Bid Opening column.
Enter this site to view the Department's draft documents for the Design-Build Demonstration Program. Please submit your comments and questions.
If you need help with bonding, check out the Small Business Administration's Technical Assistance Bonding programs at www.sba.govNew! We now have an XML file, along with an agcXML file of all advertised project information for those that want the raw data used in creating our advertised project lists.
Advertised Projects (Projects for Bid)
New! Our first e-bid project advertised on November 5, 2012. See our electronic bidding guide.New to bidding Caltrans projects? Check out our Bidder's Exchange page for a quick rundown of our bidding resources.
- All Advertised Projects
- Pre-advertisement Project Preview New!
- Upcoming Projects
- Calendar of Upcoming Bid Openings
- Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects (1 project)
- Emergency Informal, and Toll Bridge Projects
- Week of 12/02/2013 (Attachment A)
- Prior to Week of 12/02/2013 (Attachment B)
- Prior to Week of 12/02/2013 with Postponed Bid Opening Dates (Attachment C)
- Week of 12/09/2013 to 12/13/2013 Tentative List (Attachment D)
- Week after 12/13/2013 Tentative List (Attachment E)
- Addendum Information
- Minor B Projects (under $250,000) - Administered by Division of Procurement and Contracts
- Design-build projects
- 12 Month Tentative List (from Nov 11 - Oct 12) for Projects over $1,000,000 (MS Excel)(PDF)
- Look Ahead Projects Database
- Current and previously advertised project documents by district
Pre-Qualified Products Lists (Authorized Materials List)
Vendors that want to get products or materials approved should go here, as well as bidders that would like to see a list of materials that have already been approved for use on our contracts.
Select to view a brief description of how Bid Opening will be conducted in the event of a power outage.
Project Document Distribution Site
Enter this site to search for and locate Project Documents in Advertised and Active status by District and Contract number.
Bidding and Publications Information
General bidding information with links to related sites.
Bid Opening Locations
Addresses for Sacramento and Irvine offices.
Contract Document Information Hotline
1999 Standard Specifications and Standard Plans ordering information; and the Plans Counter phone and fax numbers.
of Plan Holders on Projects Out To Bid
Construction Contractors, Local Governments, Engineering Design Consultants, contract specification writers, and construction material suppliers.
Advertised Projects Special Provisions and Addenda
Projects are stored in separate folders named by their district number. Project folders include the Special Provisions for Caltrans construction projects, and the Project Plans. The Special Provisions are available in Microsoft Word (doc) or Adobe portable document format (pdf). The Project Plans are in TIFF file format. (more info)
Future Projects (STIP and SHOPP Programs)