Navigating the Tollway Bid Process
A series of educational videos are available for contractors who want to learn more about how to do business with the Tollway. Businesses involved in the heavy-highway construction industry, including general contractors and specialty subcontractors are invited to view the educational videos and learn how to navigate the construction contract bid process. Topics covered include:
- Getting started with construction contracts
- Accessing required documents
- Understanding bid process and contract documents
- Submitting your bid
Navigating the Tollway Bid Process has been divided into six short modules. Each module covers a separate topic, all six of which are important to the overall bid submittal process.
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How to do business with the Tollway
This module provides firms that have never done business with the Tollway, with an overview of the requirements they must meet in order to bid on a Tollway construction contract.
This module discusses contract surety bond and insurance requirements for Tollway construction contracts.
Diversity and Strategic Development
This module includes the various diversity requirements and compliance on Tollway contracts.
Starting the Bid Process
It is important to understand all bid documents. This module covers the submittal of certifications, financial disclosures, prequalifications as well as bid disqualifiers.
This module discusses the bidder’s offer to perform the work identified in the contract documents. Bids must be in the form prescribed by the Tollway.
Invoice Training Video
An invoice training video has been created based on invoice training sessions the Illinois Tollway hosted, topics include:
- Setting up payroll
- Monthly invoice packaging
- How to incorporate sub documents
Accelerated Bridge Construction Workshop
The Illinois Tollway implemented accelerated bridge construction (ABC) into design plans and construction projects via Design Bulletin 16-03, which was released to the industry in December 2016. A seminar was held in March 2017 to provide an overview of the Tollway’s new ABC policy, a national and statewide outlook on ABC from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and a discussion on ABC technologies and resources from the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC). Materials from the ABC workshop and relative to the new procedure are available.
Construction Contract Insurance Requirements and Submittals
The Illinois Tollway's Construction Insurance Analyst Mark R. Thomas, CRIS, discusses the Tollway's requirements for construction contract insurance and submittals as part of the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association's (IRTBA) Road Builder University webinar series.
WebEx or an ARF player is required to view this webinar.