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Contracting with ODOT


The Oregon Department of Transportation contracts for a wide variety of goods, equipment, trade services, personal services, highway maintenance, public improvements, architectural and engineering and Related Services, and highway/bridge construction projects.

If you are interested in exploring contacting opportunities with ODOT, please review the items below.

OPO Procurement Timelines Graphic  

Procurement Categories

The Construction Contracts Unit contracts approximately 100 to 150 highway and bridge construction projects per year.
These construction projects advertised each week in the Daily Journal of Commerce, the Construction Market Data, and posted to our Notice to Contractors page. 

You may obtain a calendar of scheduled bid opening dates from our Letting Schedules page. 

Do I need to become prequalified to bid on projects? 

  • Are you a Prime Contractor, Subcontractor, or supplier?
    • ODOT only requires prime contractors to become prequalified to bid on highway and bridge projects. subcontractors and suppliers do not need to become prequalified.
  • If the solicitation documents are on Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN):
    • No, public improvement projects let through ORPIN are procured through the ODOT - Region team. Contractors intending to bid on these projects are required to submit project experience for three similar size and scope projects, prequalification is not necessary.
  • If the solicitation documents are on Electronic Bidding Information Distribution System (eBIDS):
    • Yes, ODOT requires that prime contractors become pre-qualified at least ten days prior to the bid date they intend to bid. The Class of Work is specified for each project advertisement, and bidders must be pre-qualified in that class of work to be eligible to bid.

For more information regarding prequalification can be obtained from the Prime Contractor Prequalification section on our Bid and Award Information page.

Statewide Construction Project Tracking Map (projects currently in design of construction phase)

The ODOT Procurement Office uses the ORPIN system for public advertisement of contracting opportunities (except for projects described under Highway and Bridge Construction above). This generally includes:

  • Procurements of goods;
  • Equipment;
  • Trade services;
  • Personal and professional consultant services;
  • Regional facilities/building construction;
  • Highway maintenance;
  • Smaller highway public improvement projects.

ORPIN is also used by other state agencies and some local agencies in Oregon. Current and closed solicitations may be searched using ORPIN.

Suppliers must be registered in ORPIN to bid or propose on advertised contracting opportunities. Supplier registration, FAQs and other information about ORPIN is available at the link above.

For ORPIN assistance, contact (503) 378-4642 or email

This report identifies upcoming Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) projects in Region 2 that are planned to be outsourced for design.  The report is updated daily and lists both state and local projects that are estimated to start within the next six months and will stay on the report for three months after the start date shown next to each project.  The “PE/PL Estimated Cost” column represents the cost that comes from the STIP and could change whenever the STIP is updated.  In addition, the “Total Project Est Cost” column signifies the total STIP cost for each project.  The anticipated contract value could include PE, Right of Way, CA/CEI, and other costs and won’t be determined until contract consultant solicitation.  Contact the “PE Lead” for more information.  
For questions about an individual project, please contact the PE Lead (or region).  The "Data Dictionary" provides information on how to read the Region 2 Preliminary Engineering Outsourced Report.
Region and District Office Purchases
Purchases under $100,000 for goods, highway maintenance and various services (except personal services/consultant contracting which must be conducted by the ODOT Procurement Office) may be conducted by region or district offices throughout the state. These smaller procurements are typically not advertised on the ORPIN system and are conducted using informal solicitation/quote process or direct appointment as allowable under applicable procurement laws. 

ODOT's Office of Civil Rights administers various programs and provides information regarding potential contracting opportunities for ​construction, architectural & engineering and other personal services and trade services. This includes:

  • Small Business Resources;
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program;
  • Emerging Small Business Program;
  • Mentor-Protégé Program;
  • Workforce Development Program.

COBID (Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity) ​is the sole certification authority for the state of Oregon and provides a "one-stop" certification process.


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