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Welcome to the MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Contractors Information Center (CIC) Web Site. MDOT 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 cic@sha.state.md.usPlease call 410-545-8840 or email us at MdotSHABidX@sha.state.md.us for questions regarding MDOT’s implementation of the Bid Express system.  If you require assistance related to other topics, please consult Contact Us for the appropriate contact email addresses.

 

CONTRACTOR NEWS

CONTRACTORS....Update your company's vendor information for MDOT SHA'S Engineer's Estimate and Construction Contract System AASHTO'S TRNS*PORT!

 

IMPORTANT NEWS!

E-Bid Update (December 08, 2017): There are three situations when a bidder MUST re-attach ALL the attachment files when resubmitting a bid:

  • MDOT SHA postpones a proposal to a different letting date;
  • MDOT SHA postpones a proposal and then re-uploads the proposal to the same letting where it was originally uploaded; or
  • MDOT SHA withdraws a proposal and then reposts that proposal to the same letting where it was originally uploaded.
Re-attaching attachments means navigating to EVERY attachment location in the ".ebsx file" and re-selecting the attachment using the 'Browse' button, prior to re-submission.


E-Bid Update (August 29, 2017): For all highway improvement and highway maintenance projects advertised henceforth the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration will accept only electronic bids. The bid needs to be submitted at https://www.bidx.com/maryland/main. Paper bids will not be accepted. Instructions on electronic bidding are available here.



Standard Specification for Construction and Materials

The 2017 Edition of the Standard Specification for Construction and Materials is now available. This edition is available exclusively in an online MediaWiki format, a physical copy is not available for sale. The Standard Specification and Supplemental documents may be found on the MDOT SHA web site under the Business Standards - Business Standards and Specifications section, or at the following link:

Standard and Supplemental Specifications For Construction and Materials

Please direct any questions regarding the standard specification to specifications@sha.state.md.us.


eMaryland Marketplace

Since August 4, 2015, MDOT 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 MDOT 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.

MDOT 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 MDOT 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 go to eMARYLAND MARKETPLACE  

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

 

For additional information on Contract Number (AA1075229R) Click here

Contractor's Inquiry Responses

Contract No.AA1075229R

Inq. 13Post Date:   7/29/2015Inquiry Date:   7/29/2015
 Q. We were given 2 IFB books for this project. Do we have to turn in BOTH book or just one on bid day?
 A. One book is marked Office Copy - this is your Copy to keep, the second copy, with the label on the first page of the Proposal Form Packet is the copy to be submitted with your bid along with copies of all Addenda attached to the front of the IFB.
Inq. 12Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. Are Contractors permitted to use the restroom within the Bay, or are we to provide additional restrooms?
 A. Please refer to Special Provisions Section 01 10 00, Paragraph 1.7.
Inq. 11Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. Where are Contractors permitted to park during construction?
 A. Please refer to Inq. 8.
Inq. 10Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. Will we be permitted to place a dumpster in front of the Bay doors? If not, where will we be permitted to place a dumpster during construction?
 A. Please refer to Special Provisions Section 01 10 00, Paragraph 1.6, and Inq. 8.
Inq. 9Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. Are Contractors permitted to store material and equipment within the Bays while they are under construction?
 A. Please refer to Special Provisions Section 01 10 00, Paragraph 1.7.
Inq. 8Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. Will there be any parking for worker vehicles and anywhere to store materials close to the Shop?
 A. An area directly north of Vehicle Bays 105 and 106, adjacent to the existing fence and measuring approximately 40 feet by 55 feet, has been designated for both parking and material/equipment storage for this project. Final boundaries of this area shall be coordinated with, and approved by, SHA after Award.
Inq. 7Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. Will SHA move existing waste oil tank prior to construction?
 A. The existing 360 gallon storage tank between Vehicle Bays 105 and 106 will be moved by SHA.
Inq. 6Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. Drawing E3.0 says to work with SHA Fire Alarm maintenance service contractor. Please provide Fire Alarm contractors information?
 A. The Administration will provide the contact information for the Administration's fire alarm service contractor on board, at the time of Award.
Inq. 5Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. Drawing E3.0 Note 2 says 2-#10 and 1-#10GR throughout entire circuit. Please advise
 A. Please refer to the Addendum No. 2.
Inq. 4Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. ED1.2 Note 7 and ED1.3 Note 1 both say existing exterior lighting conduit and wire to remain. Drawing shows dashed lines for demo. Please advise?
 A. The dashed lines contain an EX within it, the legend states for this existing conduit and wire to remain.
Inq. 3Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. The drawing ED1.2 shows all security to be removed. No drawings show re-installing new security system. Please advise?
 A. No, new security system shall be installed.
Inq. 2Post Date:   7/28/2015Inquiry Date:   7/22/2015
 Q. Drawing ED1.0 Note #6 says load side conduit and wire to remain. Conduit with wire from first disconnect to all other disconnects have a note saying that conduit and wire to remain but the lines on drawing are dashed lines. The Electrical Legend shows a dashed line to be removed. Please advise?
 A. The dashed lines contain an EX within it, the legend states for this existing conduit and wire to remain
Inq. 1Post Date:   7/16/2015Inquiry Date:   7/16/2015
 Q. Drawing E3.1 Note 1 states we will re-program and test all fire alarm devices in shop when work is completed. Additionally, the drawing states we are to coordinate all fire alarm work with the SHA fire alarm maintenance service contractor. Who is the fire alarm service contractor?
 A. The Administration will provide the contact information for the Administration's fire alarm service contractor on board, at the time of Award.
 
 

 

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