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Contracting with ODOT


Welcome to ODOT's revised contracting portal.  This page is designed to provide links to the most

commonly needed contracting information for current and potential contractors.  It is a work in progress and we welcome your feedback on how we can improve the page.


Please note: this page may not contain all information needed by contractors to do business with ODOT.  If you cannot find what you need, please try the ODOT Subject Index.
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Highway Construction Contracting Opportunities

NEW! Schedule of Upcoming Construction Projects
View by six-month, 12-month, 90-day or 30-day outlook; updated monthly

eBIDS - Electronic Bidding Information Distribution System

The Electronic Bidding Information Distribution System (eBIDS) is an online tool that enables contractors, suppliers and other interested parties to locate, view and download bid-related documents for design-bid-build highway and bridge construction projects that ODOT currently has advertised to bid. ODOT eBIDS provides free downloading of bid booklets, addenda, clarification letters, plans, specifications and bid reference documents. ODOT vendors may also self-register as prime or informational plan holders on these projects. 

Click on this link to access: https://ecm.odot.state.or.us/cf/EBIDS/
Search Schedule of Upcoming Construction Projects
Sort by anticipated let date, county, contract value, etc. 
OTIA III Bridge Program
Contracting and sub-contracting opportunities
Opportunities Open for Bid
Notice to Contractors
Maintenance and Public Works Contracting Opportunities
ORPIN - Oregon Procurement Information Network 
Subscribe - Click to receive upcoming highway construction contracting information in a monthly e-mail
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Workforce and Small Business Programs

Small Contracting Program for Professional and Technical Services
Program aimed at creating opportunities for small firms to serve as prime consultants for ODOT contracts valued at $74,990 or less. Allows architectural, engineering and related services consultants to pre-qualify to participate in the program.

Small Contracting Program for Construction
Creates opportunities for small companies to serve as prime contractors for ODOT construction contracts valued at $100,000 or less. Allows construction contractors to pre-qualify to participate in the program.
External Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Ensures equal employment opportunities for individuals seeking employment on ODOT projects.
On-The-Job Training (OJT)
Provides on-the-job training opportunities in highway construction trades.
Labor Compliance
Ensures that all construction trade workers on highway construction projects receive the appropriate prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
Provides contracting opportunities for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses on all federally funded contracts.
Emerging Small Businesses
Provides contracting opportunities for small businesses on highway construction and maintenance projects.
Workforce Development Program (WDP)
Designed to expand diversity in employment, increase apprenticeship participation and increase training resources and opportunities for highway construction jobs throughout the state.
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General Contracting Information

Important Notice for CAD Requirements

Starting in October, 2012, ODOT Technical Services upgraded the applications used by the department for CAD and road design. The current version of the Bentley Applications, as of February 1, 2013, will be:

MicroStation V8i SS3 ver. 08.11.09
InRoads V8i SS2 ver. 08.11.07
Descartes SS3 ver. 08.11.09
All new contracts containing CAD work after that date will require the use of the above versions. Use of these new versions on any existing contracts should be examined for benefit to the agency, and where benefit is shown, use of these versions can be accommodated at no additional cost to the agency.

Internally, as an office is being upgraded to the new versions of the Bentley applications, projects are being migrated. 

Any questions concerning the current version of our CAD Products can be directed to Gary Holeman (503) 986-3758, the Automation Engineer.
This section contains links to general information about contracting with ODOT.
Prequalification for Prime Contractors - Application and Instructions
Bid and Award Information
Advertisements, addenda, plan holder lists, preliminary bid results, awarded contracts, notice of intent to award
Electronic Bidding
Information on electronic bidding for highway construction contracts
ORPIN - Oregon Procurement Information Network; contains open contracting opportunities, with the exception of major Highway and Bridge Construction Contracting.
ORPIN HELP: Help Desk: (503) 378-4642; website:http://www.Oregon.gov/DAS/SSD/SPO/eprocurement.shtml
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Technical Resources

Construction and Materials

Construction Section and Materials Lab

Construction Forms - A comprehensive list of all forms that could be used during the construction of ODOT projects
Cost Estimating
Qualified Products
Specifications and Standards
Specifications and Standards
Other Resources, Manuals, Policies, and Guidelines
Technical Guidance - Technical Directives, Bulletins and Advisories 
Technical Manuals - Commonly sought standards and manuals
Operational Notices - Project management directives/guidance
The Project Delivery System - General overview of project lifecycle
ODOT Consultant Portal - for A&E and related service consultants
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Procurement Office
Help Line: 503-986-2710 

Office of Civil Rights
Small business programs, contractor workforce programs
Help Line: 503-986-4350
Toll-free workforce information line: 877-972-5700
Technical Services
Design standards, materials, quality, technical guidance, discipline specific information, etc.
Project Delivery Unit
Operational notices, project delivery information and process guidance
Major Projects Branch
Design-build, OTIA III Bridge Program, major projects
Local Government Program
Local Agency procedures, guidelines and information
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Training opportunities - for partners, contractors, consultants, local agencies and ODOT employees

Statewide Programs Unit - Training information for local governments.
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