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Welcome to the MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Contractors Information Center (CIC) Web Site. MDOT SHA advertises and awards construction and maintenance contracts for the state highway system. This web site is designed to provide contractors with information on highway construction projects, it is not to be used as a substitute for the current bidding process. If you would like to find out more about the bidding process see the How to Bid section of the site. If you require additional information related to advertised contracts, bids or proposals please contact us at call 410-545-8840 or email us at for questions regarding MDOT’s implementation of the Bid Express system.  If you require assistance related to other topics, please consult Contact Us for the appropriate contact email addresses.



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E-Bid Update (December 29, 2017): In accordance with the joint agreement between American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) about the implementation of the AASHTO Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH), the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has revised few standards listed in the Book of Standards for Highway and Incidental Structures. The following standards are revised: MD 605.23, MD 605.26, MD 605.27, MD 605.28, MD 605.28-01, MD 605.31 and MD 605.32. These revised standards pertain to w-beam traffic barriers and are available online. These standards apply to all projects that are let (i.e., bid open) after December 31, 2017. Prospective bidders are to take notice of this revision.

E-Bid Update (December 08, 2017): There are three situations when a bidder MUST re-attach ALL the attachment files when resubmitting a bid:

  • MDOT SHA postpones a proposal to a different letting date;
  • MDOT SHA postpones a proposal and then re-uploads the proposal to the same letting where it was originally uploaded; or
  • MDOT SHA withdraws a proposal and then reposts that proposal to the same letting where it was originally uploaded.
Re-attaching attachments means navigating to EVERY attachment location in the ".ebsx file" and re-selecting the attachment using the 'Browse' button, prior to re-submission.

E-Bid Update (August 29, 2017): For all highway improvement and highway maintenance projects advertised henceforth the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration will accept only electronic bids. The bid needs to be submitted at Paper bids will not be accepted. Instructions on electronic bidding are available here.

Standard Specification for Construction and Materials

The 2017 Edition of the Standard Specification for Construction and Materials is now available. This edition is available exclusively in an online MediaWiki format, a physical copy is not available for sale. The Standard Specification and Supplemental documents may be found on the MDOT SHA web site under the Business Standards - Business Standards and Specifications section, or at the following link:

Standard and Supplemental Specifications For Construction and Materials

Please direct any questions regarding the standard specification to

eMaryland Marketplace

Since August 4, 2015, MDOT SHA has been posting project links for eMaryland Marketplace (eMM) on the Contractors Information Center (CIC) project page. This option makes it easier for contractors to find the project information on eMM. As of March 15, 2016 MDOT SHA will not post the actual pre-bid documents for the advertisements, addenda and project quantities on the CIC. These documents along with the “qty.z” file will be found on eMM for each project link provided. The last addendum with revised quantities will have the all-inclusive list of items in the contract, if applicable.

All post-bid documents such as bid results, bid tabulations and final Plan purchasers’ list will continue to be posted on the CIC.

MDOT State Highway Administration has a new process for administering Construction Documents through eMaryland Marketplace (eMM).  Bidders must register, login, and verify amendments in order to receive a Contract Award. Registration is free and there is no cost for the Contract Documents.

Refer to the "Notice to the Contractor" in "Invitations for Bid Book" for additional instructions.

With the implementation of eMaryland Marketplace processes, please note that MDOT SHA’s Cashier’s Office at 211 East Madison Street will be CLOSED effective August 28, 2015. Bidders will no longer be required to purchase Contract Documents. All Contract Documents will be available on eMaryland Marketplace and can be downloaded at no cost.

The 2008 Standard Specification for Construction and Materials book, which was previously available for purchase at the Cashier’s Office, is no longer being sold. You may obtain an electronic version from the Standard Specification for Construction and Materials site.   


Click to view eMM - MDOT SHA Contracts and Bids' Plan Holders List (log in required)


For additional information on Contract Number (KE2755129R) Click here

Contractor's Inquiry Responses

Contract No.KE2755129R

Inq. 7Post Date:   8/17/2015Inquiry Date:   8/5/2015
 Q. Is the NICET Level III technician required to be on the site for this contract while fire alarm work is being performed?
 A. Please refer to Page 95 -E0.0 Cover Sheet, the last paragraph of "SUPERVISION AND CERTIFICATION"
Inq. 6Post Date:   8/17/2015Inquiry Date:   8/5/2015
 Q. Is the requirement for the NICET Level III technician (Inq.7) the reason that the previous bid was rejected?
 A. No, this requirement was included in the previous IFB also. The previous advertisement resulted in a single bid, the Administration, has chosen to re-advertise this contract in an effort to generate more competition.
Inq. 5Post Date:   6/30/2015Inquiry Date:   6/30/2015
 Q. Is the project still bids on August 20 at 12:00 PM?
 A. With reference to Page 108 of the Invitation for Bids (IFB) book, the IFB will be received until 12:00 o'clock noon on Thursday, August 20 2015, unless revised by an Addendum.
Inq. 4Post Date:   6/30/2015Inquiry Date:   6/30/2015
 Q. I have here a pre bid meeting scheduled on July 7 at 10:00, is this still accurate?
 A. The pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday July 07, 2015. The location is at 615 Morgnec Road, Chestertown, MD 21620.
Inq. 3Post Date:   6/30/2015Inquiry Date:   6/30/2015
 Q. I see that this project is already on re-bid, will you use a new set of Plans and Specification? If yes, what is the best way to acquire them?
 A. Yes, you are required to use a new set of plans and specifications for this contract. The new set of the IFB book including plans and specifications is available and may be purchased from the SHA Casher's office, 211 E. Madison Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (Tel. 410 545 8490).
Inq. 2Post Date:   6/30/2015Inquiry Date:   6/30/2015
 Q. Have there been any addenda issued to date?
 A. No. Please note that all Addenda will be posted on the SHA Web Site at
Inq. 1Post Date:   6/30/2015Inquiry Date:   6/30/2015
 Q. I would like to get a list of the plan holders for this project via email. If possible, I would also get the addenda if there is.
 A. The list of plan purchasers can be found on the SHA website at: Once you are in, please click on "Business Center" then on "Contracts, Bids, & Proposals". Click "Search by Contract Number, Contract Date" and scroll down to contract number KE2755129R and click on "Search". The link of the list of Plan Purchasers will appear if there are any plan purchasers. The addenda link will also appear if Addenda have been issued. In addition, the SHA will send the addenda to all of the plan purchasers.


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