Expedite™ Electronic Bidding System
AASHTOWare Project Expedite™ Electronic Bidding System is a Windows application designed to work with AASHTOWare Project Preconstruction™, PES® and LAS®, or any similar proposal preparation and bid letting management system. AASHTOWare Project Expedite effectively streamlines the bidding process, providing transportation agencies with control over the bid letting process while facilitating bid submittal for contractors. In use in over 30 state transportation agencies, it allows bidders to receive proposal item schedules and submit and withdraw item bids in a secure, electronic environment. AASHTOWare Project Expedite also tracks Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) commitments and automates calculations, applying amendments and other tasks. Electronic bidding greatly reduces the time and expenses associated with data entry, bid revisions, bid tabulations and finalization.
Bid Express™ Secure Internet Bidding
Many contractors who work with MDT already use Expedite to produce a bid with an electronic bid file. When your bid is prepared using Expedite, you can use the Bid Express™ Secure Internet Bidding service to submit it over the internet. This convenient service means that you no longer need to travel to submit bids—no more time away from the office, miles of travel, or expensive hotel stays just to deliver bids. Stay home and let the internet safely and securely deliver the bid for you.
Although Bid Express is not mandatory at this time, MDT strongly encourages that you give this service a try.
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Are you a new vendor?
If you are buying out an existing company or are establishing a new business, you must contact Contract Plans to be assigned a Contractor Identification number. If you are establishing a Bid Express account for Internet bidding please let Contract Plans know so they can insure Bid Express has the latest list of valid bidder ids.