The following questions
have been raised regarding the Invitation For Bids on DOT-OPS-ITS2010-01
(Intelligent Transportation System Maintenance Services). Included are the IDOT
responses to those questions
Questions Regarding Specific Sections of the Contract
Section 3.1.4 – Pricing
Question: It does not specifically indicate that bidding each District is
allowed for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Maintenance Contract Bid.
Will we be allowed, for instance, to just submit a quote for District #6 work
Answer: The Contract states, “The vendor may submit bid for any number of
districts from one through five (Districts: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6).” Therefore,
submitting a bid for just one district is acceptable.
Section 1.5 – Security Bid Bond
We have noticed that a Bid Bond is required this time for the ITS Maintenance Bid. Since a form or format to use is not present in the Bid Package could you let us know what is needed?
Answer: The Proposal Bid Bond form (BDE 356B) is on the IDOT website at
The Performance Bond form will be provided after the award.
Question: Our Bonding Company has not yet mailed us the Bond required
for the ITS Bid due tomorrow. Rather than chancing a late overnight delivery
would an Electronic Copy suffice until we receive the original?
Answer: Yes, an Electronic Copy will suffice for the bid opening tomorrow.
However, the original shall be submitted on or before Friday, June 4, 2010.
Question: The Bid Bond document “BDE 356B” lists the penal sum
of 5 % of the bid total. The Bid package calls out for a 10% Bid Bond. The
bonding company went into the form, after downloading and changed the
percentage to match the 10% that was requested. Is this acceptable or do you
want the unaltered 5% document included in the bid package?
Answer: The IFB requires 10% Bid Bond so the bond amount should be 10%.