The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has adopted a mandatory electronic bidding policy for contractors that will go into effect in Nov. 2008. Paper bids will be received and accepted by the department through the October letting, but will not be accepted after Nov. 13. To register for electronic bidding, please visit www.bidx.com. Informational brochures and an online course are available that will explain the process. To request brochures, contact Ms. Sharon Knight by phone at 225-379-1111 or at email@example.com.
The link to the online course is: http://ltrcvid.ltrc.lsu.edu/mediasite/viewer/?cid=6715dd37-1045-488b-8218-a8b1280cb06. To view the course, click on the “Contractor Electronic Bidding” link located on the left side of the page.
DOTD also implemented online registration on May 27, 2008. The transition period for online registration will end with the August letting. When the September letting is advertised on August 25, online registration will become mandatory. Paper documents may still be purchased, but companies will be required to register first then contact Sharon Knight to request the paper documents.