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Idaho Transportation Department Standard Specifications for Highway Construction102.13 Licensing of Bidders. For projects that do not involve federal funding, bidders shall possess the appropriate license in accordance with 107.03 before submitting a proposal. For projects that involve federal-aid funding, bidders and subcontractors that are required to be listed in the proposal shall possess the appropriate license in accordance with 107.03 before the Department awards the contract. If the proposal forms for projects that do not involve federal-aid funding require bidders to list subcontractors, the subcontractor shall possess the appropriate license in accordance with 107.03 and as stated above before the bidder submits a bid proposal.

107.03 Licensing of Contractors. The Contractor, and any subcontractors, must possess the appropriate public works contractor license in accordance with Title 54, Chapter 19, Idaho Code, as amended.

The Contractor, and any subcontractors required to be listed in the bid proposal, must posssess the license in accordance with the following:

  1. On projects that require federal-aid funding, at the time the Department executes the contract.
  2. On projects that do not involve federal-aid funding, by the date and time of bid opening.

Public works contractor licensing does not apply to Professional Service providers. The Department requires Professional Service providers to have an appropriate professional license or certification in the State for the work performed on the project.

Link to the Idaho Public Works Contractors License Board:

Contractor Information
The intent of this page is to provide a central location for information concerning highway construction and maintenance projects that are currently advertised, recently advertised, or contemplated for advertisement by the Idaho Transportation Department. The pages currently include a list of projects expected to be advertised within the next 90 days, a list of projects currently advertised for a bid, a list of recent bid results and bid abstracts, a list of recently awarded contracts, a description of the resources available through ITD’s DBE Supportive Services office and a list of useful telephone numbers for contacting us.

Contractors are required to access Plans and Proposals for project bidding through QUEST CDN. To create an account with QUEST CDN please visit To browse projects & view plan holders, click on the Browse Projects link on the left.

In accordance with Subsection 102.10 of the Department’s 2017 Standard Specifications for Highway Construction, bids submitted on proposal forms not purchased through the Department’s website will be considered irregular by the Department.

Access Online plans

Online Resources

Useful Telephone Numbers and Links


Quarterly Bidding

The intent of this page is to provide the public and the contracting community a listing of highway construction projects that are expected (but not guaranteed) to be advertised by the Idaho Transportation Department during the next quarter. This report is intended as a planning tool only and will normally be updated the first week of each quarter. Actual advertisement dates may vary from those shown and are subject to change without notice.

View 90-Day Bidding Forecast

For scheduling or project-related questions, please contact our District Offices:
Dist. 1 (Coeur d’Alene) 208-772-1200
Dist. 2 (Lewiston) 208-799-5090
Dist. 3 (Boise) 208-334-8300
Dist. 4 (Shoshone) 208-886-7800
Dist. 5 (Pocatello) 208-239-3300
Dist. 6 (Rigby) 208-745-7781

Construction Resources

Manuals and Forms for Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Procedures

Quality Assurance (QA) Manual

Laboratory Operations (LabOps) Manual

  • Lab Ops 100 – Laboratory Operations
    • 100 Laboratory Operations
    • 120 Materials Samples
    • 130 Laboratory Test Reports
    • 140 Testing Requirements for Aggregate Material Sources
    • 150 Test Methods and Test Manuals
    • 160 AMRL & CCRL Proficiency Samples
  • Lab Ops 200 – ITD Laboratory Qualification Program
    • 200 ITD Laboratory Qualification Program
    • 210 Quality Control Laboratories
    • 215 Quality Assurance Laboratories
    • 220 Dispute Resolution Laboratories
    • 225 Concrete and Asphalt Mix Design Laboratories
    • 230 Laboratory Qualification Process
    • 240 Conflict of Interest
    • 250 Qualification Requirements for Personnel Who Perform Sampling and Testing
    • 260 Calibration, Standardization and Check Requirements for Testing Equipment
    • 270 Laboratory Disqualification
    • 260 Mix Designs
  • Lab Ops 290 – Appendix A
    • Test Methods & Equipment
    • Equipment, Calibration, Standardization, or Check Procedures & Frequency
    • Procedure Checklist AASHTO R-18 Quality Systems Manual
    • Forms
  • Lab Ops 290 – Appendix B
    • Calibration, Standardization, and Check Procedures & Worksheets
  • Lab Ops 300 – ITD Central Laboratory
    • 300 ITD Central Laboratory
    • 310 Aggregate & Asphalt Mix Laboratories
    • 320 Soil Laboratory
    • 330 Geotechnical Laboratory
    • 340 Chemistry Laboratory
    • 350 Asphalt Binder Laboratory
    • 360 Structures & Cement Laboratory
  • Lab Ops 400 – ITD Nuclear Gauge Program
    • 400 ITD Nuclear Gauge Program
    • 410 ITD HQ Central Laboratory
    • 420 ITD District Materials Laboratories
    • 430 ITD District Residencies
    • 440 Required Training
    • 450 Required Forms
  • Lab Ops 500 – Standard Methods and Practices
  • LabOps Summary of Changes
  • Searchable LabOps Manual

Construction Information and Links

ITD-Controlled Material Resources

  • For the Approach Permit Application (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit Approaches or Public Streets) – Search for “2109” or “Encroachment” at the ITD Form Finder
  • For the Utility Permit Application (Right of Way Encroachment Application And Permit For Utilities) – Search “2110” or “Encroachment” at the ITD Form Finder
  • For the Application for “Other”—i.e. signs, banners, etc. (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit Other Encroachments) – Search for “2111” or “Encroachment” at the ITD Form Finder
  • Encroachment Permit ITD Contacts
  • Access Management – Informational Brochure


Design Resources

Solicitations - Non-Highway Projects

Bid Information

This page contains a listing of projects advertised for bid by the ITD Business and Support Management, Purchasing Section, which consists of: building construction, maintenance and repair; facility and yard improvements; highway maintenance and repair; site clearing and demolition.

All projects advertised on this page are bid in accordance with §67-5711 Idaho Code. For bids pertaining to commodities and services, please visit:

Contact: Todd Sorensen | 208-334-8093 |

Solicitation Terms and Conditions July 2015

Policy Compliance December 2015

Current & Awarded Solicitations

18-303 Mesh Installation and Traffic Control

5:00 PM MT
10:00 AM MT
18-400 D-4 Mill and Inlay Project 18-400

5:00 PM MT
10:30 AM MT
18-03 Fuel Site Equipment Project 18-03

5:00 PM MT
10:00 AM MT
Addendum 1
18-02 Construction Management Hiring Roster, Request For Statement Of Qualifications 18-02

2:00 PM MT
2:15 PM MT
18-201 D2 Guardrail Repair and Installation

5:00 PM MT
10:30 AM MT
Addendum 1
C000388 D3 Roadside Herbicide Spraying

5:00 PM MT
10:00 AM MT
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
F000187 St. Anthony Maintenance Building Water and Sewer Lift Station

5:00 PM MT
10:30 AM MT
Addendum 1

Attachment B Special Provisions

Addendum 2
Record of Public Bid Opening

Pre-Bid Conference Walkthrough Sign In Sheet
18-01 Building Facility Architectural / Engineering Services Hiring Roster, Request For Statement Of Qualifications 18-01

2:00 PM MT
2:15 PM MT
Addendum 1Hiring Roster Building Facility Architectural/Engineering Services 18-01
B000183 D2 Aht'Wy Plaza West Approach

4:00 PM PT
9:30 AM PT
Record of Public Bid Opening
A000164 D1 Coeur D' Alene ITD Compound Security System

3:00 PM PT
9:30 AM PT
Addendum 1

Addendum 2

Addendum 3
Record of Public Bid Opening
B000189Bald Mountain Mag Chloride Building

4:00 PM PT
10:30 AM PT
Addendum 1

Addendum 2
Record of Public Bid Opening
A000163District 1 Shop and Supply Roof Repair

3:00 PM PT
9:30 AM PT
Addendum 1
B000187Powell Equipment Storage Building

4:00 PM PT
9:30 AM PT
Addendum Part A

Addendum Part B
Record of Public Bid Opening
F000182Asphalt Mill and Overlay District 6

5:00 PM MT
10:30 AM MT
Record of Public Bid Opening

Innovative Contracting

Innovative Contracting incorporates new practices to supplement traditional low-bid, design-bid-build contracting. Innovative contracting can decrease project delivery time, reduce construction time, improve safety, incorporate innovation, and reduce costs. Currently, the Department has authority to utilize design-build and Construction Manager/General Contractor as contracting tools.

Design-Build Procurement Process – Design-build procurements are accomplished through a two-step process. The first step is the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) where the Department seeks statements of qualifications (SOQ) from interested design-build firms. The firms that submit SOQs will be evaluated by the Department and the Department will short-list the top 2 – 5 proposers. Only the short-listed proposers will be invited to continue on to the second step of the procurement process, the Request for Proposals (RFP). In the RFP phase, the short-listed proposers will be invited to develop and submit technical and price proposals to be later evaluated by the Department.

CMGC Procurement Process – Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) involves procuring a contractor through a qualifications-based solicitation which also has a price component. The selected contractor assists the department with constructability and value engineering during design and then has an opportunity to construct the work through negotiations for specific phases or packages.

Active Project Solicitation – The procurement documentation for the active projects below will be posted through the Department’s QuestCDN eBidDoc system located at:


  • No active Design-Build solicitations at this time


  • No active CMGC solicitations at this time

OPIS Bulk Fuel

Consultant Agreements

**New Information**

Consultant Services

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) uses consultant engineering services as an integral part in accomplishing the department’s goals to provide a safe and efficient transportation system in Idaho. The consultant work force is considered an extension of the Highway Division performing the same tasks and procedures as ITD personnel.

It is the responsibility of the Consultant Services Section to provide assurance of compliance by monitoring transactions and procedures relating to consultants performing professional engineering services. All professional services agreements for project development and highway improvements connected to a highway project must be processed through the Consultant Services Section.

Consultants are utilized by selection from the pre-approved list of consultants (See “Term Agreement Qualifications & Information” below), or through individual project solicitation (See “Open Project Solications” below).

All currently scheduled highway projects are listed on the Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP).

Open Project Solicitations

Construction Engineering, Inspection, Materials Testing, and Project Close-out
District One
Posted Date: February 14, 2018
Due Date: March 6, 2018

Public Involvement Services
District Three
Posted Date: February 13, 2018
Due Date: March 6, 2018

Various District One Projects
Posted date: February 7, 2018
Due date: February 23, 2018

All consultants must establish an overhead rate for use on professional services agreements, or, at the discretion of the Department, establish a billing rate if they are a small firm. Once an overhead rate has been established, it must be updated on a yearly basis. For additional information regarding requirements on establishing overhead rates, please refer to the Overhead Rate Policy located in Consultant Services Policies.

A current certified hourly wage rate schedule must be maintained on file with the Department, and has to meet the reasonableness and fairness criteria. Certified Hourly Wage Rates should follow the approved format (located in Consultant Services Forms and Documents), and must be provided in .pdf file format by e-mail to The file name shall be the company name followed by the month and year (ConsultantName02/05). It is recommended that a copy of the certified wage rate schedule be included with all cost estimates submitted for each negotiated contract.

The Consultant Services Section has developed a Cost Estimate Summary Form which will be required for all agreements. It should be submitted along with the negotiated man-hour estimate and scope of work by both the prime consultant and each subconsultant. That form is located in Consultant Services Forms and Documents.

Direct expenses will be reimbursed at actual cost. No markup is allowed.

The Department has a Travel Expense and Per Diem Policy. This policy applies to all consultant agreements. Please check this site for updates to all policies throughout the year. This policy is located in Consultant Services Policies.

In order to work as a subconsultant on a Work Task under the Term Agreement, the subconsultant must be on the Term Agreement for the category of service they will be providing as a subconsultant.

Refer to the CADD Manual for a complete set of the CADD Specifications.

The Idaho Transportation Department has adopted the AASHTOWare Project EstimatorTM Highway Construction Cost Estimation software package as the standard for developing all highway construction cost estimates. All consulting engineers who perform work for the Department and prepare PS&E packages (Plans, Specifications and Estimate) for submittal to the Department on highway construction projects are required to use Estimator.

For more information about Estimator, or to purchase a copy of the software, contact the AASHTOWareTM contractor and specify you are purchasing a license for Idaho. Contractor information is as follows:

5700 SW 34th Street, Suite 1235
Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone: (352) 381-4400
Fax: (352) 381-4444

New Customers:

Existing Customers:

The following specifications apply for all estimates prepared and delivered to the Idaho Transportation Department on highway construction projects:

  • File Format and Delivery
    The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has adopted the AASHTOWare Project EstimatorTM Highway Construction Cost Estimation software package as the standard for developing all future highway construction cost estimates.
    Estimates shall be delivered to the ITD in two formats. A hard copy of the Final Estimate (generated from EstimatorTM ) and an electronic EstimatorTM file on a CD or DVD. Files shall be developed using the EstimatorTM software, Version 2.12a or higher.
  • File Naming
    Electronic files shall be named using the project’s Key Number with the file extension .EST (Estimator). The EstimatorTM program will automatically generate the .EST file extension when the file is saved. The extension .EST defines the file type to the computer software. An example of a file name is 04782.EST.

The Professional Service Agreement Procedures (PSAP) Manual. Find out about procedures for consultant services.

Travel Expense – Information on Travel Expenses.
Federal Per Diem Rates for FY18 – Information about lodging, meals, and mileage reimbursement.
Federal Per Diem Rates for FY17 – Information about lodging, meals, and mileage reimbursement.
Overhead Rate Policy – Guidelines on overhead rate submittals.

ITD-771 (Professional Agreement Invoice and Progress Report)
Microsoft Word format
Professional Agreement Invoice and Progress Report form. Consultants are required to fill out this form every month and submit it to the Agreement Administrator with their invoice.

Bidder’s Registration (Online Application Form)
From DBE Forms & Publications
DBE Regulations (49 CFR 26.11(c)) require the Idaho Transportation Department to maintain a comprehensive bidders list consisting of all firms who seek to work or are bidding on prime contracts on federally-funded transportation projects. All consultants must fill out this form prior to working for the Department.

Certification of Indebtedness (8-13)
Microsoft Word format
This is the certification of indebtedness that is required to be signed by the consultant prior to final payment being made on an agreement.

Cost Estimate Summary format (7-15)
Excel Worksheet
This form is required for all agreements. It is the summary of the cost estimate, and should be submitted along with the negotiated man-hour estimate.

This worksheet is a tool for use in negotiating the fixed fee. It is to be completed as part of the independent estimate.

This is the format that is required to be used for certified hourly wage rates. The certified hourly wage rates, in pdf format, should be e-mailed to

This is one of the forms required for Overhead Rate Submittals.

This is the National Compensation Matrix, instructions, and FAQs to aid consulants when performing their compensation policy.

This is a blank form developed for consultants to use when submitting compensation information. It is required for Overhead Rate Submittals.

Professional Agreement (10-08)
pdf format
This is a sample of a Professional Services Agreement used by the Department.

Attachment No. 1 Consultant Agreement Specifications (08-17)
pdf format
(edition changes)
These are the Consultant Agreement Specifications which apply professional agreements on state and federally funded projects, with the exception of CE&I agreements and local project agreements

Attachment No. 1L Consultant Agreement Specifications for local projects (08-17)
pdf format
(edition changes)
These are the Consultant Agreement Specifications which apply to all local project agreements, with the exception of CE&I agreements.

Attachment No. 1A Consultant Agreement Specifications/ CE&I
(08-17) pdf format
(edition changes)
These are the Consultant Agreement Specifications which apply to professional agreements for construction engineering and inspection (CE&I).

Administration Of Agreements (Administration Information) (2013)
pdf format
This is an informational document relating to the administration of consultant agreements.

Term Agreement Sample (12-15)
pdf format
This is the form that will be used when Term Agreements are issued.

This form is used to identify, assess, and manage actual or potential conflicts of interest that may arise when consultants, sub-consultants, contractors and subcontractors perform work for the Department relating to a potential project.

These are guidelines for use of the Proposer Conflict of Interest form.

This form is required to be submitted by the district, along with the general scope of work, when initiating an RFP (Request for Proposals). This form will be used to determine the DBE goal for the RFP.

ITD-2398 Consultant DBE Commitment (8-17)
Microsoft Word File
This form will be used by the proposer to document their DBE commitment when submitting a proposal.

This form is required from all consultants who are submitting a proposal for an open solicitation, and also when submitting qualifications for the Term Agreement.

Please send comments, questions and suggestions to Holly McClure at

Or write to:
Idaho Transportation Department
Contracting Services
P.O. Box 7129
Boise, Idaho 83707-1129

DBE Requirements

U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program requirements must be met on Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) federally-funded design and construction projects.

Below are links to assist prime contractors or consultants for soliciting DBE firms, and for DBE firms or firms wishing to become DBE-certified.

DBE Directory
Search by key word, NAICS Code, availability by ITD District, etc.

Invitations to Bid to DBEs
Fill out the pdf form and email directly to the Office of Civil Rights for online posting.

Invitations to Bid for DBEs
See which prime contractors are seeking subcontractor/supplier bids from ITD-certified DBE firms.

ITD DBE Program Web Page
More on the DBE Program, including ITD’s DBE Program Plan, information on becoming certified as a DBE in the State of Idaho, and more.


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