Digital IDs for Expedite

If you previously canceled a Digital ID, please remove that Digital ID information from the Expedite Bid software before creating a new ID. Do not create a Digital ID if you've forgotten your Digital ID password. Instead, use the option to replace your ID from the Digital IDs status page.

An Info Tech Digital ID is an electronic tool that allows contractors to digitally sign bids submitted via the Bid Express service. Use the Expedite software to fill out your bid and submit it over the Internet. You will need to create a Digital ID and the ID must be approved by the agency and by Info Tech administration. The Bid Express KeyLab™ generates or manages the key used to submit bids. In order to use this program, you must be running Windows and Internet Explorer 8 or higher, and have the latest version of the .NET framework. The Bid Express service will display a message if your version of .NET is out of date.  Click here to download the latest version of .NET framework or download it from the Digital ID page.

If you are creating a Digital ID as part of a joint venture, please contact your agency for requirements.

You need to know your bidder ID before you create your Digital ID. If you do not know your bidder ID, make sure the agency to which you want to bid is displayed in the agency home tab.  Then enter your company name in the Bidders Search to find your bidder ID. You will also have to update your company information in the Expedite Bid software. The information about your company in the Expedite Bid software must exactly match any company information you enter to create your Digital ID.

Contact Bid Express customer support if you have any questions or need help.

  1. Click the mybidx icon in the upper right corner. The Bid Express service brings you to the My Bidx page.

  2. Select Bid with Expedite in the Account Services section. The Bid Express service brings you to the Manage Digital IDs page and displays a message if your .NET framework is out of date.

  3. If your framework is current, click create new.

  4. Read the Digital ID information and click generate id.  The Bid Express service launches the Bid Express KeyLab program. You may have to minimize your Internet browser in order to see the KeyLab program. You may have to run the application.

  5. Read the wizard and fee information in the KeyLab window and click next.

  6. The application automatically populates the identification fields with information from your account. Change the ID Holder name to match the name of the authorized signer for your company and verify your company name and the agency for which you would like this Digital ID. If your agency is not automatically populated and you do not see it in the drop-down list, your agency may be using the Project Bids software.

  7. Enter your bidder ID. The company name assigned to that bidder ID displays.  Verify your company name exactly matches the displayed name. If you feel the displayed name is incorrect, please contact Bid Express customer support.

  8. Click next.

  9. Select the check box allowing Bid Express administration to charge a one-time $100 processing fee and a $15 monthly Internet bidding fee to the billing method it has on file for your company.  These two fees will be charged once the ID is enabled.

  10. Select the check box to confirm the information about your company in the Expedite Bid software exactly matches the information you entered into the KeyLab program.

  11. Click next.

  12. Enter a password for your Digital ID in the Password field, and again in the Confirm Password field to verify it was entered correctly. Do not forget your password. There is no way for Bid Express administration to retrieve or reset your password.  If you lose or forget it, you will have to replace your ID and Bid Express administration will charge your billing method another $100.

  13. Click create digital id.

  14. After the Digital ID is created, click ok to back it up. This is the only time you can back up your ID using the Bid Express service, though you can also create a backup in the Expedite software. The back up can be used in case you switch computers.

  15. Navigate to the location to where you wish to save your backup ID.  It is a good idea to save it to a CD or flash drive.

  16. Once your backup is saved, click continue to close the KeyLab program and return to the Create a Digital ID window.

  17. Click next on the Create a Digital ID window.

  18. Click print registration to print a copy of your Digital ID Registration form.  Close the form window and click next.

  19. Read the information about the registration form.  Click finish.

The Bid Express service displays the Manage Digital IDs page with your new ID. Sign the form in the presence of a notary public and have the form notarized, then send it to the address on the form for processing.

Click one of the following topics for more information:

Digital ID Status

Manage Digital IDs