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To receive construction contractor related publications and reports through the free subscription service, please follow the instructions to subscribe. The information will be automatically emailed to the subscriber on the publish date. To subscribe to the list or report, click on “SUBSCRIBE” and send the blank email that opens (Don’t add anything to the subject line or to the body of the email). Directions for unsubscribing are included with each email notification. The following publications are currently available for subscription:

IDOT Contractor’s Packet SUBSCRIBE
PLEASE NOTE: The IDOT Contractor’s Packet automatically subscribes the requestor to all of the following publications and reports. Those not wishing to receive all of the following can subscribe to the desired publications individually.

IDOT Addendum/Revision Checklist SUBSCRIBE
A list showing Letting items that have changed as a result of a revision or an addendum. The contractors should use this checklist to ensure they have incorporated into their plans and special provisions all addenda that have been issued for each particular letting item. The checklist also identifies withdrawn and deleted items. The checklist is published regularly whenever addenda are processed.

IDOT Aeronautics Unit Price Tabulation of Bids SUBSCRIBE
A listing of all unit price bids on awarded jobs for each letting, sorted by letting item. The listing is not published until jobs are awarded. The listing identifies the actual bidders, the as-accepted bid amounts, and corrected bid amounts (if applicable) for each pay item. Typically, Unit Price Tabulation of Bids listings begin to be published 45-60 days after the letting.

IDOT As Accepted Tabulation of Bids SUBSCRIBE
A report of all bids as they were accepted at the bid opening. This report also identifies all letting items for which the as-accepted low bid was, prior to a post letting review, within a reasonable approximation of the Engineer’s estimate.

IDOT Price Indices SUBSCRIBE
A monthly posting of the average price of Bituminous, Steel and Fuel; used in determining cost adjustments on contracts containing the special provision.

IDOT Construction Contractor’s Notice of Letting/Transportation Bulletin SUBSCRIBE
This is the official publication and invitation for bids by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Office of Program Development, Office of Project Implementation, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The bulletin also contains information pertaining to pre-bid meetings, the DBE program and other current information. The bulletin will be published on the advertised publish date for each regularly scheduled letting. Special lettings will have applicable bulletins published at least 14 days prior to the bid opening on an as-needed basis.

IDOT List of Authorized Bidders SUBSCRIBE
The IDOT List of Authorized Bidders is a compilation of potential bidders who have been authorized to bid on each letting item for each letting. The list will be published one day prior to the bid opening.

IDOT List of Non Bidders SUBSCRIBE
The IDOT List of Non Bidders is a compilation of companies interested in participating in a construction project as a sub-contractor or as a supplier. The list will be published one day prior to the bid opening.

IDOT Local Roads Contractors Bulletin SUBSCRIBE
The Contractors Bulletin is a weekly publication advertising locally let and "material only bids" for local agencies throughout the state. The bulletin is in three parts: (1) previous advertisements for two weeks, (2) new advertisements with a description of the job, the date and time of letting, description of the material needed for bidding and any other information, and (3) awarded projects identifying the successful bidder and the dollar amount.

IDOT News Flash from BDE SUBSCRIBE
A News Flash is important information released by the department which all contractors should read.

IDOT Pay Item Report with Awarded Prices SUBSCRIBE
A listing of all pay items on a letting. For each pay item, the listing identifies the quantity, letting item number, contract number, county, IDOT district office and the unit of measure. This report has an added column which is the awarded unit price of each item. The Pay Item Report with Awarded Prices will be published when the first item on the letting is Executed, and will continue to be updated until all items on the letting are Executed.

IDOT Unit Price Tabulation of Bids SUBSCRIBE
A report of all unit price bids on executed jobs for the letting, sorted by letting item. Whereas the As Accepted Tabulation of Bids provides the sum total amount bid for each letting item, the Unit Price Tabulation of Bids provides the breakdown of all bids per line item unit price, and it is only provided for executed contracts. The report identifies the bidders, the low bidders, and the awarded unit prices. The report is not published until contracts are executed. Contracts administered by the Department of Natural Resources are not included in this report.


Bureau of Design and Environment Manual and Procedure Memorandum Updates


Bureau of Design and Environment Manual
The Bureau of Design and Environment Manual (BDE Manual) has been prepared to provide uniform policies and procedures for the Department and consultant personnel preparing Phase I studies and reports and contract plans for the Department. The BDE Manual presents most of the information normally required for location, design and environmental evaluation of highway construction projects on the state highway system. Download the BDE Manual.

BDE Procedure Memorandums
The BDE Procedure Memorandums are used as a means to implement changes in procedures, policies, directives, and/or criteria in the interim between issuance of updates to the BDE Manual. Designer should refer to these when using the BDE Manual until such time as they are superseded or incorporated into an updated edition of the BDE Manual. Download the BDE Procedure Memorandums

To receive updates related to the BDE Manual and BDE Procedure Memorandums through the free subscription service, click on the link below and send the blank email that pops up. (Do not add anything to the subject line or to the body of the email). Directions for unsubscribing are included with each email notification.

SUBSCRIBE to the BDE Manual and Procedure Memorandum Updates subscription list


Highway Standards


Highway Standards are drawings that show the details of various construction items and are considered part of the plans. The Highway Standards applicable to a particular contract are referenced on the cover sheet of the plans. Electronic plans may be downloaded from this site.

To receive updates related to the Highway Standards through the free subscription service, click on the link below and send the blank email that pops up. (Do not add anything to the subject line or to the body of the email). Directions for unsubscribing are included with each email notification.

SUBSCRIBE to the Highway Standards subscription list

If you have questions, call the IDOT Contracts Office at (217) 782-7806 or email DOT.DE-Contracts@Illinois.gov