August 11, 2020 10:57 AM EDT
Welcome to New Jersey Turnpike Authority's ("NJTA") BidX Website!
This page will be home to all information related to NJTA's Construction Contract bidding.
Notice to Bidders
The Ownership Disclosure form, required with all Proposals, must be downloaded from here.
A valid Public Works Contractor Registration (PWCR) certificate must be uploaded with every Proposal. See instructions below for more information.
The FAQ for Contractor's Business Registration Certificate (BRC) and Public Works Contractor Registration (PWCR) has been updated.
Information and forms for construction contracts, including Prequalification Procedures and Anticipated Advertisement Dates for Construction Services, can be found at NJTA's main website:
All Contractors and Subcontractors are strongly encouraged to register their company in CapEx if they have not already done so, and to keep all information up-to-date in their vendor profile. Links to the CapEx website and instructions are located near the bottom of this page.
Prequalification & Bidder IDs
An NJTA Bidder ID is necessary for bidding with NJTA (see "Bidding" instructions below).
A BidX Basic Subscription allows you to use the Search tab at the top of the screen. If you are prequalified, click on "Bidders" and type in your company name to look up your Bidder ID.
Contractors newly-prequalified with the Authority will be notified via e-mail of their prequalification status being updated in CapEx, at which time their NJTA Bidder ID will be found in their vendor profile. Please allow up to 3 business days for the Bidder ID to appear in BidX.
Contractors prequalified with NJDPMC who are bidding with NJTA for the first time may send proof of NJDPMC prequalification to the NJTA Engineering Department by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Within 3 business days, they will be notified via e-mail of their prequalification status being updated in CapEx, at which time their NJTA Bidder ID will be found in their vendor profile and available for use in BidX.
Viewing Proposals & Subscribing to Notifications
Contractors interested in viewing NJTA's current and past proposals on BidX must subscribe to the BidX Basic Service. Instructions on subscribing to the service is available at Bid Express' FAQ page.
Contractors subscribed to the BidX Basic Service are encouraged to subscribe to all NJTA BidX notifications. See Bid Express' FAQ page on how to Manage Messages and Notifications.
Electronic Bidding Instructions:
1. Subscribe for a BidX account here.
2. Download the AASHTOWare Project BidsTM Bid component using the link in the top-right of this webpage under "Downloads".
3. Obtain a BidX Digital ID following the instruction on Bid Express' FAQ page.
4. Follow the directions under "Internet Bidding" on Bid Express' FAQ page.
For clarification on registering for BidX and obtaining a Digital ID, contact BidX Support at email@example.com or 888-352-2439.
For clarification on completing a Proposal, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NJTA Proposal FAQ:
1. Whose name should be entered?
The name and title must be that of the individual who registered the Digital ID.
Contractor's Business Registration Certificate (BRC) and Public Works Contractor Registration (PWCR) Certificate
2. How do I submit these with my Proposal?
The BRC electronic bid form has a drop-down menu for the Bidder to affirm "YES" that they have a valid BRC.
The PWCR electronic bid form has a button for Bidders to upload their valid PWCR certificate. The PWCR must be active - not expired - at the time of bid. It must also be active prior to the Notice to Proceed. Refer to the Contract's Specifications for complete requirements. Refer to the Department of Labor's website on how to register for a PWCR and how to check the status of a PWCR: http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/wagehour/regperm/pw_cont_reg.html
3. Where is the Ownership Disclosure Statement?
The download link is found near the top of this webpage under Notice to Bidders.
4. What do I enter for the Bid Solicitation #?
The Contract No.
Proposal Bond and Letter of Surety
5. Do I need to complete both the Proposal Bond and Letter of Surety form? How do I submit these?
Only one needs to be completed per 102.07 in the Standard Specifications, but completing both will not be cause for rejection. There is an option at the top of each form that allows a user to turn the folder green without completing the form.
You do not submit these forms, but rather register them with a surety registry company: Surety 2000 (www.surety2000.com) or SuretyWave (www.suretywave.com). These surety registry companies provide you with a Bond ID which is entered into the electronic proposal forms for Proposal Bond and Letter of Surety.
6. Where do I submit the Power of Attorney and Consent of Surety?
These must accompany the Proposal Bond or Letter of Surety that is provided to the surety registry companies. The Authority does not provide a standard form for these; therefore, any form provided by your surety is acceptable as long as it meets the requirements per the contract.
7. Is a Letter of Surety the same as a Consent of Surety?
8. What date do I enter as the Qualifying Statement date?
Enter the "Effective Date" from your NJTA prequalification letter. If the contract requires NJDPMC prequalification, enter the "Effective Date" found on your NJDPMC certificate.
Joint Ventures interested in bidding with NJTA must complete the NJTA Statement of Joint Venture form located here.
A form must be submitted for each Proposal that a Joint Venture is interested in bidding on.
A completed hardcopy should be mailed to:
New Jersey Turnpike Authority
Engineering Department, Attn: David Siegler
P.O. Box 5042
Woodbridge, NJ 07095-5042
Each Joint Venture requires a unique NJTA Bidder ID as well as a unique BidX Digital ID. The IDs of any of the Joint Venture's separate entities will not be acceptable for the purpose of bidding as a Joint Venture.
Joint Ventures that have previously bid with NJTA will find their NJTA Bidder ID in their Joint Venture's CapEx vendor profile.
Once the Statement of Joint Venture has been received by NJTA, an NJTA Bidder ID will be issued and the contact person will be notified via e-mail of their prequalification status being updated in CapEx, at which time their NJTA Bidder ID will be found in their Joint Venture's vendor profile.
NJTA Proposal FAQ for Joint Ventures:
1. Q: How do I complete the Bidder's Certification form?
A: Joint Ventures should enter the name of the person who was authorized during registration of their BidX Digital ID.
2. Q: How do I complete the Disclosure Statement form?
A: Joint Ventures should list, for each entity that makes up the Joint Venture, all persons with the as-stated interest. The "Name" field should indicate both the name of the person and the entity of which that person has interest in.
3. Q: How do I complete the Prequalfication Recapitulation form?
A: Joint Ventures should enter, for each entity that makes up the Joint Venture, the name of the entity followed by the date of that entity's Qualifying Statement, and each entry may be separated by a comma in the single field provided.
4. Q: Do I need to select "Mark as Joint Bid" in Expedite?
A: NJTA requests that bidders do NOT select "Mark as Joint Bid" under the Tools menu. Submitting a Proposal with or without this option selected will not have any bearing on acceptance.
5. Q: Who do I list as "PRINCIPAL" on my Letter of Surety or Proposal Bond form?
A: Confirm with your Surety agency. This does not necessarily have to be the Joint Venture name under which you registered your Digital ID.
From the Contract's Proposal webpage, click on the "Plan Holders / Eligible Bidders" link under "Also Available".
The list of Plan Holders will be found under "Voluntary Plan Holders".
To add yourself as a Plan Holder, click "Add", enter your information, and follow the prompts.
Small Business Network
NJTA encourages the use of the Small Business Network, which allows Prime Contractors to solicit for quotes from Sub-Contractors on specific items in a Proposal. It also allows Sub-Contractors to post unsolicited quotes to Prime Contractors.
A BidX Basic subscription is required to access the Small Business Network. Click on the "Small Business Network" tab at the top of the BidX website.
A Quick Start Guide can be downloaded under "Also Available" once you access the Small Business Network tab.
Questions & Answers
Questions and answers for advertised contracts are to be posted on NJTA's CapEx website: https://capex.njta.com/strategicsourcing/login
Technical issues related to CapEx should be e-mailed to CapExHelp@njta.com
Technical issues related to Bid Express should be e-mailed to email@example.com
Issues related to NJTA Bidder IDs should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
For assistance during normal business hours, contact the NJTA Contracts Section at (732) 750-5300 ext. 8211
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