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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

Standard Specifications for Highway Construction (also known as the SpecBook)

Current Version:

Previous Versions:

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

For application forms go to ITD Form Finder and then search for “EncroachmentUtility Permits Video

Encroachment Application Office Locations & Contacts

Regional LocationOffice HoursEmailCounties & Contact Information
North Idaho - District 1
600 West Prairie Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific TimeEmail: Stacy.Simkins@itd.idaho.govCounties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone - Stacy Simkins, 208-772-1297
North-Central Idaho - District 2
2600 Frontage Rd
Lewiston, ID 83501
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific TimeEmail: Shane.Niemela@itd.idaho.govCounties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce - Shane Niemela, 208-799-4239
Southwest Idaho - District 3
8150 Chinden Boulevard
Boise, ID 83714
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Payments are not accepted after 3:00 p.m.
Payment Phone Line:
Email: ITDD3Permits@itd.idaho.govCounties: Ada, Elmore, Gem, Boise, Valley - Shona Tonkin, 208-334-8341

Counties: Canyon, Adams, Owyhee, Payette, Washington - Tyson McCoy, 208-338-8335
South-Central Idaho - District 4
216 South Date Street
Shoshone, ID 83352
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: Deb.Pierson@itd.idaho.govCounties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls - Deb Pierson, 208-886-7839
Southeast Idaho - District 5
5151 S. 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204-2202
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: D5EncroachmentPermits@itd.idaho.govCounties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power - Robert Erdman, 208-239-3323
East Idaho - District 6
206 North Yellowstone
Rigby, ID 83442
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: Troy.Despain@itd.idaho.govCounties: Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Teton, Madison - Troy Despain, 208-745-5644
Idaho Transportation Department Headquarters - Boise, IDUtility Permits

Sign Permits
Barbara Waite, 208-334-8522

Justin Pond, 208-334-8832

Roadway Sign Request Contacts

Construction Information and Links

ITD-Controlled Material Resources

Design Resources

Other Solicitations

Bid Information

This page contains a listing of projects advertised for bid by the ITD Business and Support Management, Facility Management Section, which consists of: building construction, maintenance, repair, and yard improvements.

All projects advertised on this page are bid in accordance with §67-5711 Idaho Code.

Contact: Justin Muhlhauser | 208-772-1270 |

Solicitation Terms and Conditions July 2015

Policy Compliance December 2015

Current & Awarded Solicitations

19-101Sheep Creek Salt Shed (Containment Foundation)

19-101 Sheep Creek Salt Shed Specs

19-101 Sheep Creek Salt Shed Drawings

3:30 PM PT
New Close Date
3:35 PM PT
New Open Date
Addendum 1

19-303Manufactured Homes, District 3 Lowman

3:30 PM PT
New Closing Date
3:35 PM PT
New Opening Date
Attachment A Revised Bid Schedule

19-301District 3 Paving Project, Hwy 55

Project has been canceled
Addendum 1

E000225D5 US 91 Bingham County Line Road to York Road

5:00 PM MT

10:30 AM MT
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
A000180D1 Mill and Inlay, Summer 2018

2:00 PM PT

2:05 PM PT
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
18-205D2 Mill and Inlay, US 12

4:00 PM PT

10:30 PM PT
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
18-108Sheep Creek Brine Facility Project Manual Specs

Sheep Creek Brine Facility Drawings

3:30 PM MT
New Closing Date
3:35 PM MT
Addendum 1

Addendum 2
Record of Public Bid Opening
18-409Heyburn Bridge Repair D000136

2:00 PM MT
2:30 PM MT
Record of Public Bid Opening
18-305District 3 Shop Renovation Exterior Restoration 18-305

D3 Shop Repairs Permit Set

MTI Hazardous Material Survey

1953 Archive Original Shop Drawings (Ref Only)

Bid Package 1 Due 5/24/2018 2:00 PM MT

Bid Package 2,3,4,5,6 & 7 Due 5/31/2018 (See Project Manual) for Times.

Bid Package #2 Closing on June 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM MT.
Bid Package 1 5/24/2018 2:00 PM MT

Bid Package 2,3,4,5,6 & 7 Opening (See Project Manual) for Times.
Addendum 1

Maintenance Building Add 1 Revised Drawings

Revised Table of Contents

Section 075100 Built-up-Bituminous Roofing

Addendum 2 ITD District 3 Shops

Bid Package 2

Record of Public Bid Opening
18-307Project Manual Garden City

Structural Calculations

Garden City Permit Set

1:30 PM MT
New Closing Date
Addendum 1

Addendum 2
Record of Public Bid Opening
18-306Project Manual Banks Maintenance Shed

Structural Calculations Banks Maintenance Shed

Approved Drawings Banks Maintenance Shed

2:00 PM MT
New Closing Date
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
18-104Coeur d'Alene District 1 HQ Main Generator Project Manual

Coeur d'Alene District 1 HQ Main Generator Design Set

Coeur d'Alene District 1 HQ Main Generator Electrical Set

Coeur d'Alene District 1 HQ Main Generator Mechanical Plan

9:00 AM MT
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
18-402Carey Maintenance Building Project Manual

Carey Maintenance Building Architects Details

Carey Maintenance Building Architects Pre Drawings

Carey Maintenance Building Electrical Review

Carey Maintenance Building Architectural

Carey Maintenance Building Electrical

Carey Maintenance Building Mechanical Plumbing

Carey Maintenance Building Plumbing 05 Drawings

Carey Maintenance Building Plumbing 1.0 Drawings

Carey Maintenance Building PD 1.0 Details

Carey Maintenance Building PD 2.0 Details

Carey Maintenance Building Structural Details

3:30 PM MT
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
18-315Nampa Sand Storage Shed Project Manual

Nampa Sand Storage Shed Drawings

Project has been canceled.

We will bid at a later date.
Addendum 1
18-401Bliss Salt Storage Shed District 4 Specifications

Bliss Salt Storage Shed District 4 Review Drawings

3:00 PM MT
New Closing Date
Addendum 1

Addendum 2

Addendum 3
Record of Public Bid Opening
18-406Shoshone Brine Making Facility Project Manual

Shoshone Brine Making Facility Drawings

2:00 PM MT
New Closing Date
Addendum 1

Addendum 2
Record of Public Bid Opening
18-501Downey Brine Making Facility Project Manual

Downey Brine Making Facility Drawings

3:00 PM MT
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
18-100Coeur d'Alene Equipment Shed ReRoof Project Manual

Coeur d'Alene Equipment Shed ReRoof Permit Set Drawings

3:00 PM MT
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
18-101Spirit Lake Maintenance Shed ReRoof Project Manual

Spirit Lake Maintenance Shed ReRoof Permit Set Drawings

2:00 PM MT
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
18-502D-5 CFRP Girder Repair E000214

2:00 PM MT
2:05 PM MT
Addendum 1

Addendum 2

Record of Public Bid Opening
18-203District 2 Preventative Rockfall Scaling B000203

2:00 PM MT
2:05 PM MT
Record of Public Bid Opening
18-202Stites Culvert Project B000198

2:00 PM MT
2:05 PM MT
Addendum 1Record of Public Bid Opening
18-102Athol Maintenance Building A405070

2:00 PM MT
2:05 PM MT
Addendum 1

Addendum 2

Addendum 3

Addendum 4

Pre Bid Conference Sign In Sheet
Record of Public Bid Opening
18-304Geotechnical Drilling Services C000412

5:00 PM MT
10:30 AM MT
Record of Public Bid Opening
18-310 Traffic Light Signal Services with Traffic Control D-3 C000400

5:00 PM MT
10:00 AM MT
Record of Public Bid Opening
18-103 Bonner's Ferry Fuel Site Equipment Project

5:00 PM MT
10:00 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

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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

Project Development Services
District Three
Posted Date: September 12, 2018
Due Date: October 3, 2018

I-15, ROSE ROAD IC, Key No. 14002
Construction Testing and Inspection Services
District Five
Posted Date: September 6, 2018
Due Date: September 24, 2018

  • K14002, Final Contract
  • K14002, Plans

    US-20, WILLOW CREEK BRIDGE, Camas Co, Key No. 18742
    US-20, ROCK CREEK CULVERT, Blaine Co, Key No. 19699
    Construction Engineering, Inspection and Materials Testing Services
    District 4
    Posted Date: August 30, 2018
    Due: September 26, 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 FY19 – Information about lodging, meals, and mileage reimbursement.
    Federal Per Diem Rates for FY18 – 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 (04-18)
    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 (04-18)
    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
    (04-18) 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 (1-18)
    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.


    Accessibility | Title VI | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

    The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.

    TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System