Estimating tools

Bid ExpressTM

  • Access
    • Region staff
      • Request region logon and password from hcci.dtid@dot.wi.gov. Include your name, email address, and phone number in your request. Regions requesting access for multiple users should submit one spreadsheet with requested information to the HCCI mailbox.
  • Consultants
    • Purchase subscription to Bid Express directly from Bid Express.
  • Bid Express User Guide

AASHTOWare ProjectTM Estimator

Quantities 2 Plans (Q2P)

Assists the user in creating miscellaneous quantities plan sheets

Asphalt estimating tool

  • Asphalt - Provides bid history for asphalt where the HMA pavement and asphaltic material prices are combined. (April 19, 2019)
    • Combined asphalt price utility - An optional utility that calculates the combined asphalt price and formats the chart into a printable document for the estimate documentation.

Similar projects tool

  •  Similar projects tool - The similar projects tool uses bid history that can be filtered by a variety of criteria. The results include mobilization percentages, traffic control costs, item class percentages for allowance items, and project information. This tool replaces the historical mobilization calculator. Instructions for using the similar projects tool is found within the similar project tool Excel file. (April 19, 2019)
  •  Historical mobilization calculator - This tool is being replaced by the similar projects tool and will be removed after the May 1, 2019 PS&E. The historical mobilization calculator uses bid history that can be filtered by a variety of criteria such as region, county, work type, and total bid amount. (April 19, 2019)
    • Mobilization - Mobilization percentages by work classifications

Major projects estimating tool

Cost estimating tool to assist in preparing accurate total project cost estimates from planning to 30% complete for major projects.

Project estimating tool

​An example of a cost estimating tool to assist in preparing accurate total project cost estimates from 30% to 60% complete. 

Backbone estimating tool

Cost estimating tool to assist in preparing accurate total project cost estimates for backbone projects.