Question 1:  Where can I find historical bid information? Where can I find trend reports?

We have recently made modifications to our navigation bar. You can now find the historical bid information and trend reports by navigating to the bottom of the blue navigation bar on the left side of the screen; click on either Preliminary estimates or you can go straight to the pages by clicking the Historical Cost or Trend Reports link. See image below for a visual view of the navigational bar.

 

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Question 2:  Where can I find historical bid data for market areas and counties?

Market area bid data for the past 12-months can be found on the Historical Cost page shown in the image above. Market areas averages and county averages for other time periods will be provided upon request.


Question 3:  Where can I find the Estimates Cut-Off dates?

The estimates cut-off dates are located on the department's Construction website and can be reached via the link shown: http://www.fdot.gov/construction/CONSTADM/EstimatesCutOff.shtm

Question 4:  Where can I find the monthly estimates?

Monthly estimates can be found on the department's Construction website and can be reached via the link shown: http://www.fdot.gov/construction/estimates/ftpestimates.shtm


Question 5:  Does a preliminary estimate include inflation?

A preliminary estimate is normally done using present day cost. The Work Program includes inflation depending upon the fiscal year the project is programmed.

Question 6:  Where can I find construction cost inflation factors?

Construction cost inflation factors are located on the department's Planning Office website and can be reached via the link shown: http://www.fdot.gov/planning/policy/costs/inflation.pdf


Question 7:  Where can I find information about contract lettings?

Information about contract lettings can be found on the department's Contracts Administration website and can be reached via the link shown:
https://www.fdot.gov/contracts/lettings/letting-project-info.shtm 

Question 8:  What is the award criterion (tolerance) for Design-Bid Build contracts?

  • 25% below to 10% above the official estimate (contract greater than $500,000)
  • 25% below to 15% above the official estimate (contracts $500,000 or less)

Note: Bids within the above criteria do not necessarily indicate automatic award of the contract. Other factors such as unbalanced bids on pay items will affect the final decision.