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Contractors Information Center

Welcome to the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) Contractors Information Center (CIC) Web Site. The SHA advertises and awards construction and maintenance contracts for the state highway system. This web site is designed to provide contractors with information on highway construction projects, it is not to be used as a substitute for the current bidding process. If you would like to find out more about the bidding process see the How to Bid section of the site. If you require additional information related to advertised contracts, bids or proposals please contact us at If you require assistance related to other topics, please consult Contact Us for the appropriate contact email addresses.



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COMING SOON… REVISED Internet-based Electronic Bidding:

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) continues to update internal processes and develop COMAR-compliant electronic proposal packages to complete our transition from paper/hardcopy bidding to electronic bidding. All highway construction and maintenance projects will be moved to the electronic bidding platform by the end of the summer. At that time, paper bids or bids on CDs will no longer be accepted for projects.

Contract documents will be made available through eMaryland Marketplace and will continue to be offered at no charge on this site. Registration and a paid subscription are required to submit bids through the internet-based Bid Express system. Potential bidders are informed that the registration process takes up to 7 business days. In addition, SHA will be letting pilot projects in advance of the September changeover, with the first projects advertised as early as July 2017. A bid extension will not be granted for delays in registration and/or errors in submission of electronic bids. For more information about Bid Express registration and subscription, please visit Presently bidders are unable to sign up or register to bid as MDOT SHA is still working through aforementioned updates. An update will be posted once the site is opened for registration to bid. Additionally, web-based training is available for bidders and the offered sessions are as follows:

  • Session 1: May 23, 2017 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Session 2: May 23, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Session 3: May 24, 2017 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Session 4: May 24, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This training can be completed by the contractors either from their own offices or at a SHA facility. The web-based training will be available at the following MDOT SHA facilities:

  • Office of Maintenance; 7491 Connelley Drive, Hanover, MD 21076.
  • District 1 Office; 660 West Road, Salisbury, MD 21801.
  • District 6 Office; 1251 Vocke Road, LaVale, MD 21502.

In order to attend the training at the aforementioned SHA facilities, send an email to: or call 410-582-5550, with session number, preferred location, your company name and the names of attendees.

The web-based training may also be completed from any other location and may be signed up using the following link: A maximum of 30 web-connections will be allowed per training session. The availability is on a first come first serve basis.

Please call 410-545-8840 or email us at for questions regarding MDOT’s implementation of the Bid Express system.

eMaryland Marketplace

Since August 4, 2015, SHA has been posting project links for eMaryland Marketplace (eMM) on the Contractors Information Center (CIC) project page. This option makes it easier for contractors to find the project information on eMM. As of March 15, 2016 SHA will not post the actual pre-bid documents for the advertisements, addenda and project quantities on the CIC. These documents along with the “qty.z” file will be found on eMM for each project link provided. The last addendum with revised quantities will have the all-inclusive list of items in the contract, if applicable.

All post-bid documents such as bid results, bid tabulations and final Plan purchasers’ list will continue to be posted on the CIC.

The State Highway Administration has a new process for administering Construction Documents through eMaryland Marketplace (eMM).  Bidders must register, login, and verify amendments in order to receive a Contract Award. Registration is free and there is no cost for the Contract Documents.

Refer to the "Notice to the Contractor" in "Invitations for Bid Book" for additional instructions.

With the implementation of eMaryland Marketplace processes, please note that SHA’s Cashier’s Office at 211 East Madison Street will be CLOSED effective August 28, 2015. Bidders will no longer be required to purchase Contract Documents. All Contract Documents will be available on eMaryland Marketplace and can be downloaded at no cost.

The 2008 Standard Specification for Construction and Materials book, which was previously available for purchase at the Cashier’s Office, is no longer being sold. You may obtain an electronic version from the Standard Specification for Construction and Materials site.   


Click to view eMM - SHA Contracts and Bids' Plan Holders List (log in required)

Please call 410-545-8840 or email us at for questions regarding MDOT’s implementation of the Bid Express system.


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