Office Engineer

Alabama Department of Transportation
Internet Bidding using Bid Express

Last Updated: 12/17/2018

The Alabama Department of Transportation began accepting bids over the internet using the Bid Express Service, effective with the January 13, 2006, Transportation Letting. Bid Express is the leader in providing internet bidding to state Departments of Transportation with many of the State Transportation Departments using this service.

The Bid Express option will allow you to submit your bid from your office or any remote location with internet access. You may also continue to bid in the traditional manner if you choose.

Points to Consider:

  • If you choose to use Bid Express, you will not be required to return your bid file on a CD or USD drive and a signed printout of your bid. You will, however, still be required to return your proposal (signed and checked in the appropriate places), and a properly executed bid bond/cashier’s check.
  • The proposal package and bid bond (minus the bid sheets and bid file on a CD or USB drive) may be returned prior to the submittal of your internet bid, but must be received at the location and before the time and date as specified on the cover page of the Bidding Proposal or as shown in the Notice to Contractors.
  • In the event that a traditional bid and an internet bid received for the same proposal, the internet bid will govern.
  • Bidders who are interested in internet bidding are encouraged to contact Bid Express and initiate the sign up process.
  • Please be aware that should you decide to use Bid Express, the name of the Digital ID holder submitted to Bid Express must be an exact match to the names listed on the pre-qualification form as a valid person being able to sign a bid. (Example: If the name on your Digital ID with Bid Express is "James" and the name shown on the pre-qualification form is "Jim", your request to bid with Alabama will be placed "on hold" with Bid Express until you have submitted an updated Bid Authorization form.)  See this document for more details.

If you have further questions about ALDOT procedures in regard to Bid Express, you may e-mail or call 334.242.6441, during regular business hours..

If you have further questions about Bid Express, you may access the Bid Express site, by clicking on the link (web address) shown below.