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Public Notice

Electronic Bidding Update
Caltrans is pleased to announce that implementation of electronic bidding on highway construction contracts has begun. Caltrans has chosen the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Trns*port Expedite Bid software as its electronic bidding solution. Expedite is integrated with Info Tech's Bid Express Internet Bidding Service (Bidx) for the submittal of electronic bids through the Internet.

More information regarding Expedite Bid can be found at the Expedite product website at More information regarding Bidx can be found at the Bidx website at For more information regarding Caltrans electronic bidding please contact Chris Rice, at (916)227-6235 or

Electronic Bidding Guide available here.

DVBE Requirements
The Department of Transportation has implemented new DVBE goal setting procedures on its non-federal aid construction contracts over $250,000.
Effective March 21, 2011, state funded contracts advertised will have the following DVBE goals:

  • $1 million and under 5% DVBE goals.
  • $1 million and $5 million 3% DVBE goals.
  • Over $5 million No goals. DVBE incentive provisions apply.
Bidders are reminded that good faith efforts do not apply to these contracts.
Bidders are cautioned to use certified DVBE firms performing commercially-useful functions on the contract in order to receive credit towards the DVBE goals or incentives.
Each contract advertisement, Notice to Bidders and Special Provisions contain the DVBE requirements.
If you have any questions about the DVBE goals, please submit a bidder's inquiry.

Attention contractors:

If you'd like to pull back your submitted bid to make corrections, make sure you fill out the latest signature card and fax it in to the bidder's exchange. We also have a new release of bid documents form to keep with your bid runner in the event that you need to revise a bid. Both files are available on our Contractor Info Table, under the Bid Opening column.

Enter this site to view the Department's draft documents for the Design-Build Demonstration Program. Please submit your comments and questions.

If you need help with bonding, check out the Small Business Administration's Technical Assistance Bonding programs at

New! We now have an XML file of all advertised project information for those that want the raw data used in creating our advertised project lists.

Project License Search

Welcome to our contractor license search. Currently, this tool only searches advertised projects, not upcoming projects.

Choose specialty license to search:
ASB - Asbestos Certification
HAZ - Hazardous Substance Removal Certification
HIC - Home Improvement Certification
C-2 - Insulation and Acoustical
C-4 - Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting
C-5 - Carpentry, Cabinet and Mill Work
C-7 - Low Voltage Systems
C-8 - Concrete
C-9 - Drywall
C-10 - Electrical (General)
C-11 - Elevator
C-12 - Earthwork and Paving
C-13 - Fencing
C-15 - Flooring and Floor Covering
C-16 - Fire Protection
C-17 - Glazing
C-20 - Warm Air Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
C-21 - Building Moving/Demolition
C-23 - Ornamental Metal
C-26 - Lathing
C-27 - Landscaping
C-28 - Lock and Security Equipment
C-29 - Masonry
C-31 - Construction Zone Traffic Control
C-32 - Parking and Highway Improvement
C-33 - Painting and Decorating
C-34 - Pipeline
C-35 - Lathing and Plastering
C-36 - Plumbing
C-38 - Refrigeration
C-39 - Roofing
C-42 - Sanitation System
C-43 - Sheet Metal
C-45 - Electrical Sign
C-46 - Solar
C-47 - Manufactured Housing
C-50 - Reinforced Steel
C-51 - Structural Steel
C-53 - Swimming Pool
C-54 - Ceramic and Mosaic Tile
C-55 - Water Conditioning
C-57 - Water Well Drilling
C-60 - Welding
C-61 - Limited Specialty