Digital IDs for the Bid Component

An Info Tech Digital ID is an electronic tool that allows contractors to digitally sign bids submitted via the Bid Express service. If you wish to submit bids via the Internet, you will need to obtain a Digital ID.  

One Digital ID is required for each individual submitting bids over the Internet. Any number of people at your business can have their own Digital IDs, as long as the applicant has the authority to bind the applicant's business to decisions made on behalf of the business by the applicant, including the authority to bid on behalf of the business.

If you previously canceled a Digital ID, please remove that ID information from the Bid component before creating a new one. If you forgot your Digital ID password, do not create a new one.  Instead, please replace the ID.

Create a New Digital ID

As part of the Digital ID creation process, you will need to upload a picture of your driver’s license, state ID, or passport in a file for identification purposes. Once you complete the process for generating a Digital ID, a member of the Bid Express customer support team will call you as soon as possible, but within one business day, to get verbal confirmation that you have submitted an ID for the Bid component of the AASHTOWare Project Bids software.  

Click the status to check the status of your ID once it has been created. Contact Bid Express customer support if you have any questions or need help. Once your ID has been approved, you must request to bid with an agency.

  1. Click the mybidx button in the top right corner of the page. The Bid Express service brings you to the My Bidx page.

  2. Click Bid with AASHTOWare Project Bids in the Account Services section.

  3. Select Digital IDs.

  4. Click create new.

  5. Click attach identification.

  6. Navigate to and select the file that contains a picture of your identification. The name on the photo ID must match exactly the name of the applicant.

  7. Click open.

  8. Enter your name in the Name field and click next.

  9. Enter the legal name of your business the same way it is filed with the Secretary of State for the state in which your organization is located. This includes spelling Incorporated if necessary and any punctuation marks.

  10. Select the state, province, or territory where your business is registered and click next.

  11. Enter your contact phone number and click next.

  12. Review your information. If everything is correct, select the check box to accept the terms and conditions of the Digital ID Subscriber Agreement and to authorize the one-time creation fee. Click generate.

  13. If you need to, click install to install the Bid Express KeyLab.

  14. Enter a password for your Digital ID in the Password field of the Bid Express KeyLab.

  15. Enter the password again and click generate.

  16. Start the back up of your Digital ID by clicking OK.

  17. Navigate to the specific file location to where you would like your Digital ID backed up.  It is highly recommended you choose a file location external from your current computer location.  Examples are: A memory stick, the company network, a CD, etc.

  18. Click save after choosing the file location for your back up.

  19. Once the backup is complete, click finish.

The Bid Express service brings you to the Manage Digital ID status page.

Click one of the following topics for more information:

Request to Bid With an Agency or Delete a Request

Digital ID Status

Manage Digital IDs