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Message of January 20, 2020 03:24 PM AST

Re: NSTIR Standard Specification Update

The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal wishes to advise all Contractors, who bid on Department tenders, that the Department's Standard Specification - Highway Construction and Maintenance has been updated. Free download of the updated Standard Specification is available at the following links:

• TIR BidX page https://bidx.com/ns/main
• TIR Publications page
https://novascotia.ca/tran/publications/standard.pdf

Any questions regarding the review process and content or revisions of the Standard Specifications can be directed to any one of the team leaders given in the Enquiries section of the Standard Specifications.

Any questions regarding interpretation of the Standard Specifications for a particular contract should be directed to the Engineer in charge of administering the contract.

Sincerely,

Sean O’Connor, P. Eng.
Construction Manager - Highway Construction Services
902-223-2272
Sean.oconnor@novascotia.ca


Message of Feb 4, 2019 2:10 PM AST

On February 1st, 2019, the Bid Express Service and Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR)  began the process of switching from Expedite Bids to Project Bids - Bid preparation software to submit bid responses for Highway Construction Services tenders via Bid Express.

Lettings that close up to and including March 1st will still use the Expedite process. Lettings that close on March 6th and beyond will use the Project Bids - Bid process.

Bid Express is leading this process. NSTIR encourages all vendors to work with the Bid Express Customer Service Team to facilitate this transition until complete.

To submit a bid for the March 6, 2019 letting and beyond, vendors will be required to create a new Digital ID for the AASHTOWare Project Bids - Bid component once, and then use that same Digital ID to bid on all future NSTIR proposals.

You will not be able to bid on NSTIR proposals, on or after March 6, 2019, unless your organization switches to Project Bids - Bid.

If you currently have an active Info Tech Digital ID for NSTIR, Bid Express will reimburse your organization for the cost of creating the new Digital ID. You will also be required to submit a request to bid to NSTIR. This request will be presented to you when creating the new Digital ID.

 Project Bids - Bid files will have either a .ebsx extension for the original bid file and .###x extension for amended ebsx files.

Bid Express suggests that all vendors install Project Bids - Bid, conduct tests, and train staff, as soon as possible, to assist in a smooth transition.

Questions with regards to this initiative should be directed to Bid Express Customer Support at customersupport@bidx.com or by calling 1-888-352-2439.

Thank you,

Highway Construction Services, NSTIR



 

 

What's New?

What's New Table. What's New Table lists the last 50 activities that happened in regards to the lettings
October
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
05NOV20 Letting Made Available 10/21/2020
04NOV20 Letting Made Available 10/20/2020
09OCT20 001 - 2020-212 1 New Attachment - 2020-212 Addend.pdf 10/07/2020
001 - 2020-212 1 New Attachment - 2020-212specprovR1.pdf 10/07/2020
001 - 2020-212 Attachment Deleted - 2020-212 Addend.pdf 10/07/2020
001 - 2020-212 1 New Attachment - 2020-212 Addend.pdf 10/07/2020
21OCT20 Letting Made Available 10/06/2020
09OCT20 005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - 2020-205adden3.pdf 10/06/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - 2020-205specprovR3.pdf 10/06/2020
07OCT20 004 - 2020-204 1 New Attachment - Diaphragm 9 of 31.pdf 10/05/2020
004 - 2020-204 1 New Attachment - 2020-204 Addend.pdf 10/05/2020
004 - 2020-204 1 New Attachment - 2020-204 Special ProvisionsR1.pdf 10/05/2020
09OCT20 001 - 2020-205 Proposal Postponed 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 Amendment Loaded 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - 2020-205adden2.pdf 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - 2020-205specprovR2.pdf 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - HRMUTILITIESPVCDUCTBANK.pdf 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - Supplementary Construction Requirements for Natural Gas Pipeline - NSTIR Joint Projects.pdf 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - H-2019-011-18.pdf 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - HRM Utilities Crossing Plan - Oct. 1, 2020.pdf 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - 2020-205adden2.pdf 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 User added 3 of 3 plan sheets to letting 09OCT20 and proposal 2020-205 prior to encountering an upload error. Additional plan sheets may have been successfully added after the error. 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 2 Plan Sheets Added 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - Halifax Water Supplementary Spec.pdf 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 New Attachment - H-2019-011-18.pdf 10/02/2020
005 - 2020-205 1 Plan Sheet Added 10/02/2020
003 - 2020-213 1 New Attachment - 2020-213- Culvert List for contractor.pdf 10/01/2020
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What's New Table. What's New Table lists the last 50 activities that happened in regards to the lettings
September
Letting Proposal Activity Activity Date
07OCT20 003 - 2020-208 Amendment Loaded 09/28/2020
003 - 2020-208 1 New Attachment - 2020-208 Addend.pdf 09/28/2020
003 - 2020-208 1 New Attachment - 2020-208specprovR1.pdf 09/28/2020
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