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CONTRACTOR PUBLICATIONS ELECTRONIC SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE

To receive construction contractor related publications and reports through the free subscription service, please follow the instructions to subscribe. The information will be automatically emailed to the subscriber on the publish date. The following publications and reports are currently available for subscription:

To subscribe to the list, click on “SUBSCRIBE” and send the blank email that opens (Don’t add anything to the subject line or to the body of the email). Directions for unsubscribing are included with each email notification.

IDOT Contractor’s Packet SUBSCRIBE
PLEASE NOTE: The IDOT Contractor’s Packet automatically subscribes the requestor to all of the following publications and reports. Those not wishing to receive all of the following lists can subscribe to the desired lists individually

IDOT Addendum/Revision Checklist SUBSCRIBE
A list showing Letting items that have changed as a result of a revision or an addendum. The contractors should use this checklist to ensure they have incorporated into their plans and proposals all addenda that have been issued for each particular letting item. The checklist also identifies withdrawn and deleted items. The checklist is published regularly whenever addenda are processed.

IDOT Aeronautics Unit Price Tabulation of Bids SUBSCRIBE
A listing of all unit price bids on awarded jobs for the letting, sorted by letting item. The listing identifies the actual bidders, the as-read bid amounts, the corrected bid amounts (if applicable) and the low bidders. The listing is not published until jobs are awarded. Typically, Unit Price Tabulation of Bids listings begin to be published four to eight weeks after the letting, excluding the federal discretionary seeking projects placed on the March and August lettings. These may take several months before funds are secured and the projects awarded.

IDOT As Read Tabulation of Bids SUBSCRIBE
A listing of all bids as they were read at the bid opening. The bid amounts are not checked at the time this listing is produced. This listing also includes a page which identifies all letting items for which the as read low bid was, prior to a post letting review, within a reasonable approximation of the Engineer’s estimate. The listing is usually published by 4:30 p.m. of the day of the letting.

IDOT Price Indices SUBSCRIBE
A monthly posting of the average price of Bituminous, Steel and Fuel; used in determining cost adjustments on contracts containing the special provision.

IDOT CBID Files SUBSCRIBE
The CBID files contain the pay items and quantities for a contract, as well as macros to prepare and print a bid. These files are in Microsoft Excel format (xls). CBID files are put on the Website as they become available. It is your responsibility to determine which, if any, addenda pertains to any project you may be bidding. Failure to incorporate all relevant addenda may cause your bid to be declared unacceptable. Note that the CBID filename is the same as the IDOT Contract Number. Please refer to the Transportation Bulletin – Notice of Letting for the correct contract number.

IDOT Construction Contractor’s Transportation Bulletin – Notice of Letting SUBSCRIBE
This is the official publication and invitation for construction bids by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways, IDOT Division of Aeronautics and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The bulletin also contains information pertaining to pre-bid meetings, the DBE program and other current information. The bulletin will be published on the advertised publish date for each regularly scheduled letting. Special lettings will have applicable bulletins published at least 14 days prior to the letting on an as-needed basis.


IDOT Corrected Tabulation of Bids SUBSCRIBE
A report that lists of all bids for the letting, sorted by letting item. All bids have been recalculated and checked before this listing is produced. The report identifies the eligible bidders, the actual bidders, the as-read bid amounts, the corrected bid amounts (if applicable) and the low bidders for the letting. The listing is usually published within 14 days after the letting.

IDOT Federal Wage Rates Listing SUBSCRIBE
Identifies the current federal wage rates to be used by contractors for preparing bids whenever the construction activities are federally participating. The federal wage rates will be published 10 days prior to the letting date.

IDOT For Bid List of Bidders SUBSCRIBE
The IDOT For Bid List of Bidders is a compilation of all potential bidders who have been authorized to bid on each letting item for each letting. A separate list is compiled for each letting and the list is sorted by letting item. The list will be published several times with the last time being one day prior to the letting.

IDOT Local Roads Contractors Bulletin SUBSCRIBE
The Contractors Bulletin is a weekly publication advertising locally let and "material only, bids" for local agencies, counties, cities/villages, and road districts throughout the state. The bulletin is in three parts: (1) previous advertisements for two weeks, (2) new advertisements with a description of the job, the date and time of letting, description of the material needed for bidding and any other information, and (3) awarded projects identifying the successful bidder and the dollar amount.

IDOT News Flash from BDE SUBSCRIBE
A News Flash is important information released by the IDOT Bureau of Design and Environment which all contractors should read. This is information that becomes available after publication of the Notice of Letting Bulletin.

IDOT Not For Bid List of Bidders SUBSCRIBE
A compilation of companies interested in participating in a construction project as a sub-contractor or as a supplier. A separate list is compiled for each letting and the list is sorted by letting item. The list will be published several times prior to the Letting and a final list will be published the day before the Letting.

IDOT Pay Item Report SUBSCRIBE
A report showing all the pay items on the letting. For each pay item, the listing identifies the quantity, letting item number, contract number, county, IDOT district office and the unit of measure. The Pay Item Report will be published after all proposals have been posted to the Web Site.

IDOT Pay Item Report with Awarded Prices SUBSCRIBE
A listing of all pay items on a letting. For each pay item, the listing identifies the quantity, letting item number, contract number, county, IDOT district office and the unit of measure. This report has an added column which is the awarded unit price of each item. The Pay Item Report with Awarded Prices will be published after the last item on the letting is awarded.

IDOT Unit Price Tabulation of Bids SUBSCRIBE
A listing of all unit price bids on awarded jobs for the letting, sorted by letting item. Whereas the As Read Tabulation of Bids and the Corrected Tabulation of Bids provide the sum total amount bid for each letting item, the Unit Price Tabulation of Bids provides the break down of all bids per line item unit price, and it is only provided for awarded jobs. The listing identifies the actual bidders, the as-read bid amounts, the corrected bid amounts (if applicable) and the low bidders. The listing is not published until jobs are awarded. Typically, Unit Price Tabulation of Bids listings begin to be published within three weeks after the letting and may continue for up to 60 days. Jobs through the Division of Aeronautics and the Department of Natural Resources are not included.

IDOT Transportation Procurement Bulletin SUBSCRIBE
The Transportation Procurement Bulletin Web Page features procurement information for the construction and consulting industry, and the general public. Postings include Invitations to Bid and Request for Proposals from a variety of Bureaus within the Department of Transportation. The site also features important procurement information and links to contract award notices including sole source procurements, emergency purchases, change orders which exceed $30,000, and renewal notices. Subscribers will receive notification when new procurement opportunities are posted to the Web page.


If you have questions, contact Tim Garman at (217)524-1642 or Timothy.Garman@illinois.gov

 

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