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FAQ’s 

 
What types of bulletins are available and what contracts are covered by each of these bulletins?

The Notices of Contract Awards Transportation Bulletin at http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/transprocbulletin.html contains notices of awards for all procurements advertised in the various Transportation Bulletins. All awards are located in this location to make it simpler for interested individuals to find them.

The Bureau of Local Roads Contractors Transportation Bulletin at http://www.dot.il.gov/blr/blrbulletin.html contains advertisements of procurement opportunities for local agency highway construction contracts.

The Construction Contractors Transportation Bulletin-Notice of Letting at http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/delett.html contains advertisements of procurement opportunities for IDOT highway construction contracts as well as some contracts for the Division of Water Resources at the Department of Natural Resources.

The Consultants Professional Transportation Bulletin at http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/ptb.html contains advertisements of procurement opportunities for Engineering and Surveying professional services contracts.

The Transportation Procurement Bulletin Web Page at http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/transprocbulletin.html features procurement information for the construction and consulting industry, and the general public.  Postings include Invitations to Bid and Request for Proposals from a variety of Bureaus within the Department of Transportation.  The site also features important procurement information and links to contract award notices including sole source procurements, emergency purchases, change orders which exceed $30,000, and renewal notices. 

 How can I find out when these Bulletins are published?

The Proposed Transportation Bulletin Schedules link gives you a link to a calendar of planned publication dates. The Notice of Contract Awards and Transportation Procurement Bulletin Web Pages are updated as needed. This could be several times a day

 Can I subscribe to these bulletins so I get them automatically?

There is no subscription service available for the Notice of Contract Awards, for the other Bulletins go to http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/subsc.html in order to subscribe.

Who can I contact if I need technical assistance in downloading these files?

You can contact Tim Garman at 217-524-1642 or e-mail him at Timothy.Garman@illinois.gov.

Who do I contact regarding doing business with the Division of Aeronautics?

Visit the Division of Aeronautics website at http://www.dot.il.gov/aero/index.html.  If unable to access the website contact the Division of Aeronautics at 217-785-8500.

Who do I contact to get prequalified to do business with IDOT?

If you are a consultant, please visit the Consultant Prequalification page at http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/preqcons.html

If you are a contractor, please visit  the Prime Contractor page at http://www.dot.il.gov/const/prequalapp.html

If you are unable to access the Consultant Prequalification website, please contact the Bureau of Design and Environment at 217-782-7526.

If you are unable to access the Prime Contractor website, please contact the Bureau of Construction at 217-782-413.

Who should I contact if I am interested in providing materials or services for non-transportation procurements?

Please visit the Illinois Procurement Bulletin at http://www.purchase.state.il.us

Who should I contact if I am interested in doing business with the  State of Illinois?


Please visit the Sell to Illinois website at http://sell2.illinois.gov/

Where can I find Tollway  Information?


For roadways under the jurisdiction of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) please call (630)241-6800 or contact the ISTHA at http://www.illinoistollway.com.

How do I get a product approved  for use in Illinois?


The Illinois Highway Development Council (IHDC) evaluates new product proposals submitted to IDOT.  For a product to be evaluated by the IHDC, the product must meet an IDOT need, must be cost effective, must be off-the-shelf, must have no negative side effects, must have other options if proprietary, and must not be covered by an existing specification.

What is the Illinois Highway  Development Council (IHDC) and the Products Evaluation Circular?

Information on the Illinois Highway Development Council (IHDC) and the Products Evaluation Circular can be found at: http://www.dot.il.gov/materials/research/circular.html
Note: The Circular is not an approved list.

How do I find out if a product meets a current IDOT specification?


View and download current IDOT specifications at: http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/hwyspecs.html

If a product meets a current IDOT specification, who do I contact  for approval?


The contact for materials that meet current IDOT specifications is located on the index for the “Approved Lists for Materials” at: http://www.dot.il.gov/materials/materialslist.html.

My product does not meet a current IDOT specification. How do I  submit it to the Illinois Highway Development Council (IHDC)?


To submit a new product proposal to the IHDC, please fill out a Preliminary Information for Product Evaluation (PIPE) form and return it the Engineer of Products Evaluation at http://www.dot.il.gov/materials/research/circular.html.  The PIPE form link is located at the bottom of the webpage.

How do I  file a protest?


Title 44, Section 6.420 of the Administrative Code at http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/044/044006600F04200R.html outlines procedure on how to file a protest.  If you have further questions please email Jim.Layden@illinois.gov for clarification.

How do I apply for IDOT DBE certification?


You must complete and submit an Illinois Certification Program “Uniform Certification Application,” plus all required/requested information. The application is available on IDOT’s web site http://www.dot.il.gov/ucp/ucp.html or by contacting IDOT’s Bureau of Small Business Enterprises at 217/782-5490