AASHTOWare Project Bids™ & Bid Express™ Electronic Bidding

Electronic Bidding with MDT

MDT’s electronic bidding utilizes both the AASHTOWare Project Bids™ software and the Bid Express™ Secure Internet Bidding.

The Bid component of the AASHTOWare Project Bids™ software is used to prepare your electronic bid. The Bid Express service is used by an agency and its contracting community to communicate with each other. You download the proposal files from the Bid Express service, then use the AASHTOWare Project Bids™ Bid component to enter your bid information and submit your bid.

AASHTOWare Project Bids™

AASHTOWare Project Bids™ Electronic Bidding System is a application designed to work with AASHTOWare Project Preconstruction™, PES® and LAS®, or any similar proposal preparation and bid letting management system. AASHTOWare Project Bids™ effectively streamlines the bidding process, providing transportation agencies with control over the bid letting process while facilitating bid submittal for contractors. In use in over 14 state transportation agencies, it allows bidders to receive proposal item schedules and submit and withdraw item bids in a secure, electronic environment. AASHTOWare Project Bids™ also tracks Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) commitments and automates calculations, applying amendments and other tasks.

Bid Express™ Secure Internet Bidding

The Bid Express service is an online information service for bidding provided by Infotech, Inc. The Bid Express service is available on the Internet at www.bidx.com. It is a two-way service, publishing bid-related information from agencies to the bidding community, and allowing online, secure bid submission from the bidding community to the agency. The Bid Express service also enables electronic bid bond verification, provides automatic email notification of projects, and, where available, provides online access to plan sheets and to bid tab data.

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Terms and Conditions

AASHTOWare Project Bids™ contains underlying program code that incorporates strong encryption technology and is therefore subject to export restrictions. Its distribution may be regulated by 15 CFR Parts 730-774, published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Export Administration, as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other laws and regulations.

Except for export to Canada for use in Canada by Canadian citizens or lawful permanent residents, Project Bids™ and any underlying technology may not be exported outside the United States or to any foreign entity or "foreign person" as defined by U.S. government regulations, including without limitation, anyone who is not a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.

Project Bids™ is available within the U.S. It may not be exported outside the U.S. Be aware that if you export this software outside the U.S., you may be in violation of U.S. laws.

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Project Bids™ Installation Instructions

Need Help?

The Construction Contracting Bureau can be reached at 406-444-6212 or 406-444-6215.