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3/17/2020:  In response to the COVID-19 emergency, all CDOT Procurement staff will be working remotely.  In order to ensure continuity of operations, public bid openings will be held via phone conference on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 pm immediately following the closing of a bid.  Attendees to the conference call may dial-in at 1-860-800-9248 using PIN 164 625#. 
 
As per the Colorado statute, all bid responses will be reviewed to ensure they meet the bid requirements, and the response is both responsive and responsible prior to being awarded. As always, the staff will continue to handle bid responses with the utmost integrity and fairness.  

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Looking for bid history or bid results? View our Bid Log to find the status of all procurement bids (tabulations are linked to the RFx number on the spreadsheet) or NEW for our most recent bids, view bid status on BidNet Direct.  Contact the Purchasing Agent Contact the Purchasing Agent listed for more information regarding a specific procurement. 

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View & Respond to Bids

BID PORTAL TRANSITION - What you need to know.

All new bids are being published and received at BidNet Direct/Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing.  After Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 all bids will need to be submitted electronically via this site.
Help Desk 800-835-4603 Option 2, [email protected]

Limited bids are still being received in CDOT's SuSS Portal and the last bid scheduled to close on this Portal is Tuesday, February 9th, 2021.  Until then, read each bid document carefully and respond as indicated.  SuSS Portal Help Desk 303-757-9848, SuSS Portal Help Documents

Looking for bridge and highway construction bids?
Visit the Bid Express website.


How We Buy

Purchases of goods and personal services (janitorial and office supplies, heavy tow service, variable message signs, parts, and maintenance, etc.) must comply with the Procurement Code in the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) and Procurement Rules. Certain professional services such as; architecture, engineering, professional land surveying, landscape architecture, industrial hygiene (C.R.S. 24-101-105, C.R.S. 24-30-1402)  are excluded from the Procurement Code.  Some services are procured through both CDOT Procurement and Contracts and Engineering (highway and bridge construction).  Visit Connec2DOT's website to see an example of how certain items are purchased.

CDOT strongly encourages the utilization of small businesses, including businesses owned by minorities, women, and veterans when purchasing goods and services with lower dollar values (discretionary purchases).  Procurement seeks to provide all businesses regardless of size or ownership opportunity to compete for CDOT contracts.  

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB) certifications are recognized in bridge and highway construction and generally are not considered in procurement. Contact the Civil Rights Office for more information on these certifications.

The Procurement Code sets a goal for Colorado-based Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) certified through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.   

Suppliers wanting to business with CDOT can review each tab below to understand how CDOT buys goods and services, and learn about various resources available.

When goods or services are needed, regardless of dollar amount, CDOT first considers State Price Agreements (managed by the State Purchasing & Contracts Office) and other cooperative agreements (CDOT Cooperative Purchasing Agreements, The Governors' Office of Information Technology Enterprise Agreements, MAPO Cooperative Agreements).  Suppliers may contact the managers of agreements to understand contract terms and future bid opportunities. 

The decision or choice of supplier for discretionary purchases (goods and services less than $25,000) is primarily through CDOT employees who end users of goods, materials, and equipment, and/or the program managers responsible for the goods or services being purchased.  

It can be challenging to find who these individuals are within CDOT, and a variety of marketing and networking approaches may be needed to make your business known to the right buyers.  Consider attending the Day at the DOT to meet potential customers.    

When no cooperative agreements are available, and when the anticipated cost is greater than $25,000 for goods or services, CDOT publishes competitive bids.  All new goods and services bids are published on BidNet Direct's Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing site.  However, during the transition to BidNet Direct, suppliers should also look for opportunities on CDOT's Supplier Self Service (SuSS) Portal. Suppliers can look for opportunities by viewing open and awarded bids. 

Suppliers interested in submitting bid responses must register immediately to ensure their bid is responsive and should validate their registration no later than 48 hours before bid closing. 

CDOT only accepts electronic bid submissions.  All suppliers must submit bid responses as indicated in the bid document.  Special attention should be given as we transition from the SuSS Portal to BidNet Direct.

Bid Types
Type Basis for Award
Documented Quote (DQ) Lowest Bid OR Qualifications then Lowest Bid
Information for Bid (IFB) Lowest Bid
2-Step Information for Bid Qualifications then Lowest Bid
Request for Proposal (RFP) Best Solution and Most Advantageous to CDOT

Assistance for Suppliers

Bid Status & Awards


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