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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.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Workers

On August 13, 2021, Governor Brown signed Executive Order 21-29.  This Executive Order requires all state employees, and those who work alongside them in state government, to become vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021. This requirement applies to many of you, our valued Workers, who perform services or provide goods in person to ODOT. 

The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to assist in understanding if these requirements apply to your contracts as well as templates and forms for you to use in implementing the requirements of the Executive Order.  All of these documents are accessible on the DAS COVID-19 vaccination requirements for state contractors website. 

Questions from Workers as defined in Executive Order 21-29 are being accepted via e-mail for a future response.

Thank you for your patience as we work together in implementing these new requirements.

OregonBuys eProcurement System

ODOT Procurement Office uses the OregonBuys eProcurement System for public advertisement of contracting opportunities (except for Highway and Bridge Construction projects, which are advertised on the eBids system). OregonBuys is also used by other state agencies and some local agencies in Oregon. Current and closed solicitations may be searched using OregonBuys.

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

Registration and Vendor Support
Live Teams support for ODOT-related Questions or by phone 1-971-277-1965, ID# 46033112# | Available Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1-3 pm (PST) 

OregonBuys Registration Assistance
Download this Quick Registration Guide with information and links. Or, call our developer, Periscope Holdings Inc (PHI) for assistance - 1-855-800-5046.
Support Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 am - 6 pm (PST)

Procurement Categories

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.

ODOT Procurement Office uses the OregonBuys eProcurement System for public advertisement of contracting opportunities of goods, services and equipment (except for projects described under the heading Highway and Bridge Construction). 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. 

Preliminary Engineering-Construction Engineering Outsourced Reports

ODOT has created a Preliminary Engineering-Construction Engineering (PE-CE) report (one for each region) that identifies upcoming Statewide Transportation Improvement Program projects that are planned to be outsourced for design and/or construction engineering.  The report is updated daily and lists both state and local projects that will need consultant services for PE or PE+CE and are estimated to start within the next twelve months of the kick-off meeting date and will stay on the report for three months after the kick-off meeting date shown next to each project.  For projects needing CE services only, they will show up on the report approximately nine months in advance of the bid let date and get removed 30 days after the bid let date.  For questions about an individual project, please contact the respective region.

(Note - How to Access Region Reports Linked Below: The reports are located on an FTP server, which can be accessed only after changing browser settings in Edge or Chrome as follows: 
1.In Edge type "edge://flags" in the address bar; In Chrome type "chrome://flags" in the address bar.
2. Once in the flags area, type “enable-ftp” in the  “Search flags” field. 
3. When you see the “Enable support for FTP URLs” option tap where it says “Default”. 
4. Tap “Enable” option. 
5. Hit “Relaunch” or “Restart” button at the bottom of the page.)
6. In Edge the reports will now download/open properly. In Chrome, right click on the report link and select “Save link as” and, if a warning pops up, click “keep it” to download the file.

• Region 1     
• Region 2
• Region 3
• Region 4
• Region 5

PE-CE Outsourced Report – Data Dictionary: This document provides information on how to read the Preliminary Engineering-Construction Engineering Outsourced Report.


Region 2 State Funded Local Projects (SFLP) Report
This report identifies upcoming Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) projects in Region 2 that have been approved as State Funded Local Projects.  SFLP is a process that allows for state funds to be used for federal projects selected under ODOT or Transportation Management Area (TMA) funding programs.  The local agencies in receipt of these projects can either deliver the projects themselves or hire a consultant as needed.  
The report is updated daily and lists projects that are estimated to start and will stay on the report for three months after the start date listed for 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.  If a local agency decides to obtain consultant services, 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 “Applicant” for more information.
SFLP Report - Data Dictionary:  This document provides information on how to read the Region 2 SFLP Report.
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)


To report problems or broken links, please send email to Kim Rice, Technical Development Coordinator.

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