ELECTRONIC PLANS AND PROPOSALS
In addition to the paper Plans and Proposals the Department
already offers, starting with the March 5, 2004 Letting the
Department will be offering Plans and Proposals
electronically. Plans and/or Proposals may be downloaded
from the Department's web site at no cost.
Plans & Proposals may also be purchased on CD-ROM for $35
per letting set
(letting set = all plans & proposals pertaining to specific
Firms wishing to bid directly to the Department
MUST request Authorization to Bid (BDE 124).
Prospective bidders must also submit an Affidavit of
Availability (BC 57).
Firms downloading Plans and/or Proposals that do not wish
to bid directly to the Department will not be placed on the
Not For Bid list unless they request to be added to the
list. Such requests shall be made by submitting a Request
for Authorization to Bid/or Not For Bid Status form. (BDE
At some future time the Department will offer electronic
Plans and Proposals ONLY.
It is the contractor's responsibility to determine which,
if any, addenda pertains to any project they may be bidding.
Failure to incorporate all relevant addenda may cause the
bid to be declared unacceptable. When the Department
implements electronic ONLY Plans and
Proposals it will not send addenda to individual plan
Each addendum will be placed with the electronic Plan
and/or Proposal. Addenda will also be placed on the Addendum
Checklist and each subscription service subscriber will be
notified by e-mail of each addendum issued.
The Internet is the Department's primary way of doing
business. The subscription server e-mails are an added
courtesy the Department provides. It is suggested that
bidders check IDOT's website
www.dot.il.gov before submitting final bid information.
IDOT is not responsible for any e-mail related
Questions may be directed to Jim Duncan at 217-782-7806 or