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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:
- On projects that require federal-aid funding, at the time the Department executes the contract.
- 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: http://dbs.idaho.gov/programs/publicworks/index.html
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 www.questcdn.com. 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 2012 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
- Instructions for Viewing and Downloading Plans
- Instructions for Quest Membership
- Browse Projects & View Planholders
- Bid Express Highway Contract Internet Bidding
- Bid Information – LHTAC Projects – Non ITD
- DBE Supportive Services Assistance
- Project EBidDoc# Reference Sheet
Useful Telephone Numbers and Links
- 208-332-2090…..Bid Modifications Fax
- 208-334-8152…..Civil Rights/DBE
- 208-334-8433 and 8493…..Bidding Procedures, Bonding/Insurance Requirements
- (800) 358-6895 Toll Free….. Contractor Licensing (Public Works Contractors License Board)
- 360-619-7520….. Western Federal Lands
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.
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
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.
- Project Delivery Methods
- Alternative Project Delivery Workshop Presentation
- Design-Build Manual
- Innovative Contracting Webinar
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: http://qap.questcdn.com/qap/projects/prj_browse/ipp_prj_browse.html?group=1950787&provider=1950787
- (13383 & 13384) SH-3, St Joe River and St Maries Railroad Bridges
- (20280 & 20283) District 1 & District 2 (7) Bridges
- (20278 & 20309) District 6, District 5 & District 4 (17) Bridges
Manuals and Forms for Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Procedures
- Manuals, Guidance and Specifications – Complete List
- 2017 Standard Specifications for Highway Construction
- Form Finder Index – ITD Forms
- Contract Administration Flow Chart
Quality Assurance (QA) Manual
- QA 100 – Quality Assurance Program
- QA 200 – Acceptance Program
- 200 Acceptance Program
- 210 Inspection and Testing Responsibility
- 215 Materials or Work Failing Specifications
- 220 Sampling Procedures
- 225 Testing Qualifications
- 230 Acceptance of Materials by Manufacturer’s or Fabricator’s Certification
- 240 Pre-Tested and Pre-Qualified Materials
- 250 Acceptance of Material on the Basis of the Resident Engineer’s Letter of Inspection (ITD-854)
- 255 Performance-Graded Binder Quality Assurance Plan
- 256 Asphalt Emulsions Quality Assurance Plan
- 260 Mix Designs
- 265 Qualified Aggregate Material Suppliers
- QA 270 – MTR Table of Contents to Intro
- QA 270 – MTR Tables
- QA 275 – Miscellaneous
- QA 300 – Independent Assurance Program
- QA 400 – Project Materials Certification
- 400 Project Materials Certification
- 410 Reports and Documentation
- 420 Materials Summary Report
- 425 Completing the MSR
- 430 Resident Engineer’s Letter of Inspection (ITD-854)
- 440 Independent Assurance Test Log (ITD-860)
- 450 Materials Certification Checklist (ITD-852)
- 460 District Audit of Materials Summary Report
- 470 Materials Certification Letter
- QA 500 – Standard Methods and Practices
- Test Methods
- QA Summary of Changes
- Searchable QA Manual
Contract Administration (CA) Manual
- CA 102 – Bidding Requirements and Conditions
- CA 103 – Award and Execution of Contract
- CA 104 – Scope of Work
- CA 105 – Control of Work
- CA 106 – Control of Material
- CA 107 – Legal Relations and Responsibility to the Public
- CA 108 – Prosecution, Progress, and Termination
- CA 109 – Measurement and Payment
- CA 110 – Civil Rights
- CA 111 – Final Reports
- CA 112 – Labor Compliance
- CA 113 – Records
- CA 114 – Sampler-Tester and Inspector Qualification
- CA 115 – FHWA Oversight
- CA 200 – Earthwork
- CA 300 – Bases
- CA 400 – Surface Courses and Pavement
- CA 500 to 502 – Structures and Concrete
- CA 503 – Metal Reinforcement
- CA 504 – Structural Metals
- CA 505 – Piling
- CA 506 – Pre-stressing Concrete
- CA 507 – Bearing Pads and Plates
- CA 508 – Corrugated Plate Pipe
- CA 512 – Gabion Structure
- CA 600 to 634 – Ancillary Construction
- CA 640 – Construction Geotextiles
- CA 656 – Traffic Signal Installation
- CA Searchable
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
- 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
- Davis-Bacon Wage Decisions – US Dept. of Labor
- Inspector & Sampler Tester Qualifications / Certifications
- Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP)
- IPlan – Mapping Resource
- Milepoint Log
- Qualified Products List
- Dispute Review Board (DRB)
- Chip Seal Coat Warranty Guide
- Site: Construction Bulletin Board Posters
- Stormwater Compliance Guidance
- 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
Solicitations - Non-Highway Projects
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: http://purchasing.idaho.gov/ipro.html
Contact: Todd Sorensen | 208-334-8093 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Current & Awarded Solicitations
OPIS Bulk Fuel
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
There are no open solicitations at this time.
OVERHEAD RATE POLICY
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.
CERTIFIED HOURLY WAGE RATE REQUIREMENTS
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 email@example.com. 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.
COST ESTIMATE SUMMARY
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.
TRAVEL EXPENSE AND PER DIEM POLICY
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.
ESTIMATOR PURCHASE INFORMATION
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
Existing Customers: https://www.infotechfl.com/
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 FY17 – Information about lodging, meals, and mileage reimbursement.
Federal Per Diem Rates for FY16 – Information about lodging, meals, and mileage reimbursement.
Overhead Rate Policy – Guidelines on overhead rate submittals.
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