Do I need to be prequalified? Am I a Sub Contractor or a Prime Contractor?
Prime Contractor: The contractor that is awarded a contract
by the FDOT and is responsible for ensuring the work is completed on
time and is in compliance with all aspects of the contract. If
a Prime Contractor is interested in bidding on construction jobs over $250,000, then prequalification
per Rule Chapter 14-22 F.A.C. is required.
Sub Contractor: The contractor(s) hired by the
Prime Contractor for the purpose of completing specific parts
of the contract. A Sub Contractor does not bid directly
to the FDOT and does not need to be prequalified.
What if I'm a Prime Contractor who wants to bid on a job that's less
You do not need to be prequalified if your bid will be less than
I want to bid as a Prime Contractor but I am not prequalified and the estimated amount
than $250,000, but my bid will be less than $250,000, can I bid?
For any project that requires prequalification
a Prime Contractor would need to be prequalified in order to bid.
This applies to Construction and Design-Build projects.
How do I register with My Florida Marketplace? Why do I need
to do this?
All companies who wish to do business with the State of Florida must
register with My Florida Marketplace. If you're ordering Plans and
Specifications or Bid Documents for the first time, you need to go to the
following link and register:
It takes about 3 days to obtain an active vendor number. My
Florida Marketplace is in a separate agency. For any questions,
please visit the
My Florida Marketplace FAQ,
email the Vendor Help Desk at
(866) FLAEPRO (352-3776) 8:00 am - 5:30 pm EST, Monday through
How do I get Plans, Specifications, or Bid Documents for an
upcoming FDOT job?
Please access the
Online Ordering Information under Quick Links.
How do I find out about advertised projects?
Projects advertised for bids are listed in the "Bid Solicitation
Notice". You can view the Bid Solicitation Notice on the
Contracts Administration Website at:
www.dot.state.fl.us/cc-admin or subscribe to an
email notification. The email notification will alert
you of projects advertised in Tallahassee (Central Office) and
in the District Offices throughout the State of Florida.
I need a Bidder's List for an advertised project.
We have both the Proposal Holder's and
Plan Specifications Holder's Lists on our Contract's
Administration Website at
Select the Letting Date via the drop down menu and the desired list
from the Important Letting Documents menu on the next page.
Please note that the list is removed per Florida Statute two working
days prior to the deadline to receive a bid document, which is three
business days before the bid opening.
I'm new to bidding FDOT projects. How do I complete my bid?
If you are a proposal holder and you are
preparing your bid, please be sure to read the
Bidder's Checklist. For any other questions please call our office at
How do I obtain the FDOT Standard Specification for Road
and Bridge Construction?
The FDOT Standard Specifications are available online at the
Specifications Office Website or you may visit the
Maps and Publications Office website to order a copy online or call
When are bid tabulations available on the website?
Bid tabulations are available on the day the
Department posts the Intent to Award for that project.
When does posting happen?
Each letting has two distinct
known as First Posting and Second Posting. If a project does not
make the first posting date, it is usually placed on the second
How long does it take before letting results are posted on the
The letting results are available in real time, and will be
updated until the last bid is received. It is usually posted within
an hour after the letting.
Our company has never
applied for prequalification, can we apply anytime during the
must be submitted with audited financial statements that reflect
the financial position of the applicant no more than 4 months
from the fiscal year end of the company. For example, if your company
has a December 31st year end, you will need to apply
by April 30th. If you miss this deadline, you will
need interim audited financial statements. This applies to
companies applying the first time as well as those submitting
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