Highway Construction Contract Information

​​General notices to contractors​

Welcome. Within this website you will be able to view all the information and documents needed relating to the WisDOT Highway Construction Contract Information (HCCI).

Bidding contract information

Bidding for highway construction projects is conducted under the authority provided in Wisconsin Statutes 84.06(2)(a) Bids, Contracts. Contracts shall be awarded to the lowest competent and responsible bidder as determined by the department.

Contractor tips

2021

  • I43 North South Freeway Project
  • Opening Plans and Proposals on the FTP site (December 11, 2020)
    • An issue has been identified concerning opening the plans and proposal located on the FTP site when using the recent update of Google Chrome. The files will open when using earlier versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer or Edge. We are currently working to resolve the issue. Please use one of the alternate programs if you experience difficulties opening the files.
    • An issue has been discovered, if you receive a login screen while trying to open the proposals and plans from Internet Explorer, click "Log on anonymously" to view the files, in the bottom left of the log on window. This is a temporary fix, however, WisDOT is giving this their highest priority to resolve the issue as soon as possible. (March 4, 2021)
  • 30% Prime Contractor Participation (March 30, 2021)
    • A few months back WisDOT had changed the process of how contractors retrieve the voucher_details.csv file. Our IT department has updated the CCPVS application to allow contractors to create the files again. If you have any difficulties with this process please contact the DOTws1081@dot.wi.gov mailbox.
  • ASP-3 Update (December 21, 2020)
    • Electronic bidding Instructions - DBE attachment documentation (September 8, 2020)
    • Contracting with DBE  NEW: eSubmit option for DBE supplemental documentation (March 31, 2021)
    • Extension of ASP-3 soft launch – DBE documentation at bid (December 21, 2020)
        • Bidders are expected to submit documentation according to this timeline, however, bids will NOT be found non-responsive in January, February, March, and April in relation to errors with documentation submission.
        • DT1506 (Commitment to Subcontract to DBE) and Attachments A OR DBE quotes for DBEs included on the commitment are submitted as attachments with the bid on Tuesday of the letting
        • DT1202 (Documentation of Good Faith Effort) is submitted with the bid on Tuesday of the letting if the DBE goal has not been met
        • Attachments A (if not submitted with the bid) and DT1202 Supplemental Materials are submitted to the DBE_Alert@dot.wi.gov mailbox by Wednesday 11​ a.m. following the let
        • Email subject line naming conventions: Company, proposal number, Attachment A or DT1202 supplemental
          • During the soft launch extension for the DBE document submittal, the other components of ASP-3 are in effect. Review the provision to ensure you are aware of the requirements. Focus particular attention on:
            • Good Faith Effort evaluation and use of the rubric
            • DBE Commitment Modification Policy
        • Please contact Madalena Maestri, madalena.maestri@dot.wi.gov, with questions.
      • Current timeframe: Complete bids, including attachments, must be submitted by the close of the letting at 11:00:00 am of day of letting (Tuesday). Bids will be posted beginning at 12:00 pm on the day (Wednesday) following the close of the letting

    2020

    • COVID-19 Reporting Requirements (Update: September 23, 2020; Original posting March 24, 2020) Contractors/Consultants should continue to follow any guidance they receive from their employing agency related to quarantine protocols. In addition, contractors/consultants should follow the medical advice they receive from their medical providers if they have tested positive, have been exposed or have symptoms. The department expects that contractors/consultants will not be physically present on work sites while they are under a quarantine order/recommendation.
    • To ensure the health and safety of State employees and members of the general public who are served by State government, contractors shall report any potential exposure to COVID-19 to WisDOT. Please review the attached memos and reporting form for more information on the process.
    • Distractions in Work Zones (July 24, 2020)
      • With the 2020 election upcoming, we are being reminded that Wisconsin law prohibits political advertisements in the public right of way. We respect all contractors’ freedom of speech and desire to support candidates, but would ask to refrain from any signage, banners or flags for candidates and campaigns within public right of way or closely adjacent to traffic. Safety of the traveling public is a primary consideration, as the materials can be distracting. In cases where personal vehicles have flags or large bumper stickers, site leaders are asked to use their best judgment​​. We will stress the department is not suggesting or asking that any worker make any alterations to the appearance of their personal vehicle. We do however want any political images, regardless of candidate, party or message, to be moved away from the right of way and generally out of the vision of highway users.
    • Announcing upcoming updates to ASP-4 (July 21, 2020)
      • Effective with projects in the December 2020 letting, the department will no longer be withholding routine retainage, previously defined as 5% of each estimate that exceeds 75% of the original contract value.
        • Standard spec 109.6.3.3 is revised to eliminate the language referencing retainage of 5% of estimates exceeding 75% of the project cost.
        • The department will continue to withhold retainage for the other reasons defined in 109.6.3.3.
        • ASP-4 is revised to not allow the prime contractor to withhold retainage from subcontractors.
        • The department and contractors will be allowed to withhold payment for work not acceptably completed or work subject to an unresolved contract dispute. Contractors cannot withhold more than the department is withholding without just cause.
      • Contractors are reminded to review their contracts with regards to retainage requirements
    • WisDOT Staff, Consultants, and Contractors (July 13, 2020):
        • Consistent with statewide direction provided by the Department of Administration, individuals working inside state facilities will be required to wear face masks beginning on Monday July 13. This will include field offices and laboratories being utilized by WisDOT staff or consultants for the administration of construction projects.
        • ​If a contractor or member of the public wants to meet inside at a state facility, we strongly encourage them to wear a mask but if they choose not to, we will find a place that is outside or not a state building/facility.
    • ELIGIBLE BIDDERS on Proposals with a DBE Goal: Contractors must make every effort to attain the DBE goal assigned to the proposal they will be submitting a bid for. Per CFR 49 Part 26.53, Good Faith Effort will be evaluated based solely on the information contained within the initial submittal of the DT1202 and supporting documentation. (July 6, 2020)

    Previous posts

    • MASH16 Temporary Crash Cushion Implementation Date
        • AASHTO/FHWA Joint Implementation Agreement for Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH), indicates that temporary work zone devices (i.e. crash cushion), manufactured before December 31, 2019, and are NCHRP-350 compliant can be used for their normal service life.
          In the Clarifications on Implementing the AASHTO Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware dated May 9, 2018, normal service life is to be defined by the "owner-agency".
          Wisconsin Department of Transportation will require all projects using temporary crash cushions LET after December 1, 2023, to be MASH 2016 compliant.
          If there are any questions, please contact Erik Emerson at: Erik.Emerson@dot.wi.gov (May 23, 2019)
    • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - Statewide Native Seed and Woody Vegetation Installation and Restoration Management due January 12, 2018, 4 p.m. CT.
        • Questions and Answers should be sent to the RFQ mailbox prequalification@dot.wi.gov. (December 5, 2017)
        • Statewide Native Seed and Woody Vegetation Installation and Restoration Management Pre-certified contractors. The precertification requirement will apply to select projects only. The pre-certified lists will not be required for all WisDOT projects to perform plantings. (February 16, 2018
    • WisDOT is implementing Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques with the following goals: safer projects, shorter and less disruptive impacts to the traveling public, higher quality, and potential cost savings. View the use of Precast Concrete Piers on the I-39/90 Expansion Project. (February 3, 2015)
    • U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office - Scam
    • Information relating to Wisconsin's Emerald Ash Borer (October 7, 2008)
    • Emergency Rule Notification updated October 24, 2007, to include any waters of the State of Wisconsin

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