PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS
BIDDING INFORMATION FOR PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS
Please Note: All Bids MUST be received by 2:00 P.M. on the noted Received Date to be considered for bidding. All Bids will be OPENED at 2:30 P.M. on the noted OPEN DATE.
The Technology Team of Bid Express is constantly researching and preparing to allow for the use of browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. The browsers themselves do not currently allow for the encryption technology required for Digital ID generation and secure electronic bid submission. Until those browsers have this capability, Bid Express is only able to develop the site and have customers use the service in Internet Explorer 9 or higher. As soon as the other browsers meet security standards, the use of these additional browsers will be allowed.
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 list.
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.