Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bid Express

All certified Iowa DOT DBEs should get registered on the Bid Express website https://www.bidx.com/ia/main.  It is the only place where you can find:

  • Planholders and eligible bidders on each project
  • Questions and answers on upcoming lettings
  • Wage rate decisions
  • Addendums
  • Bids as read
  • Award Summary
  • DBE Commitments
  • Bid Tabulations
If you are a certified DBE you are eligible for a free Bid Express account.  Fill out the form at: https://www.bidx.com/ia/sbn_registration.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Iowa DOT App

Back in the day every superintendent in the field needed to carry the Supplemental Specifications (Bible) along with 3 ring binders for the Construction Manual and the Standard Road Plans.

Since the start of the Electronic Reference Library (ERL) about 15 years ago all these documents are available online.  The ERL link http://www.iowadot.gov/erl/index.html

Recently the Iowa DOT has added the ERL to the myIowaDOT app for both apple and android devices.  Check it out at http://www.iowadot.gov/stayingconnected.html#/apps.

Pretty neat!