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PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS

BIDDING INFORMATION FOR PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS

Please Note: All Bids MUST be received by 1:00 P.M. on the noted Received Date to be considered for bidding. All Bids will be OPENED at 1:30 P.M. on the noted OPEN DATE.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS USING INTERNET EXPLORER 11

Bid Express is currently working on a fix to make this browser compatable with Bid Express.

To temporarily downgrade your version of IE so you may participate in electronic bidding with the City of Madison, simply do the following:

1. Open Control Panel>Programs and Features>Programs

2. Click on View installed updates, select Internet Explorer 11 and click Uninstall button

3. Click Yes to Uninstall an update warning and wait for Internet Explorer to get uninstalled.

4. To complete the uninstall process, restart your computer when Windows prompts.

5. Windows makes requested changes to your computer, after system restart, Internet Explorer previous version will be restored.

If you do not feel comfortable completing this temporary downgrade, please call us at (608)266-4620.  We will be able to provide further guidance in regards to submitting a bid alternatively.

CONTRACTS OPEN FOR BID

Contractors can be notified by email of Public Works Contracts as they are let for bid by signing up for the Ad for  Bid Email notification at https://my.cityofmadison.com/. 

 

Plans and Specifications for contracts are posted at Bid Express (bidexpress.com).  Clicking on Bid Express will take you to that web site. 

 

First time users will be prompted to register with Bid Express.  Please follow the prompts.  Registering with Bid Express is required if you are interested in viewing plans and specifications. There is no cost to view plans or specifications. There is a fee if your company submits a bid online.

 

If your company intends to bid on-line, you must complete the steps of obtaining a Digital ID


PLAN HOLDERS LISTS

To register as a Plan Holder, find and open the contract you are interested in on Bid Express.  You will find a tab that is called Plan Holders Registration.  By opening the document in that tab, you will be automatically added to the Plan Holders list.

 

Plan Holder lists are posted within Bid Express on the City of Madison's general information page. To access this page on Bid Express, click on the link in the Plan Holder's List tab.  The general information page will open in a new window.  Scroll down to the Standard Documents tab.  Open the plan holder list document.

 

Note:  Plan holders lists do not automatically update.  Your company contact information will appear the next time City Engineering staff updates (uploads) the plan holders list to the web site.  This is typically done once a day or every other day.