November 17, 2016 01:32 PM AST
Welcome to the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Bid Express Home Page.
Message of July 7, 2014 10:40 AM ASTBidders are advised that the Februray 2014 revisions to the NSTIR Standard Specifictaions are now contained within the document listed in the "Also Available" download section of this page.
Message of January 20, 2014 01:44 PM AST
Effective January 20, 2014 The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will be implementing a new file naming convention for electronic bid submission (EBS) files. The new convention will improve internal processing and will not pose a change to the way EBS files are downloaded, the entering of bid information or how bids are submitted.
EBS files will use the Proposal Id in the filename as opposed to the date of the letting. You will now see files with the following convention (YYYY-###.EBS or YYYY-###.###). YYYY being the construction year the proposal is assigned to and (-###) being the unique id for that proposal and (.###) being a unique amendment number increment. The extension will be EBS for original bid files with amended files being given numeric values that are incremented for each new amendment file.
Example. The first proposal assigned to the 2014 construction season.
Example. An amendment proposal for 2014-001.EBS will be as follows.
Example. Each amendment for a proposal will be incremented sequentially. A second amendment for the file will be as follows.
If you have any questions/concerns please contact the Nova Scotia Bid Express Administrator.
Message of December 05, 2012 09:36 AM AST
The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR or the Department) and Procurement Services are advising Contractors who subscribe to the Bid Express service used by the Department for the submission of electronic bids, that requests for changes or the reporting of errors to an open tender will not be accepted after 11:00:00 AM on the day of the tender closing, as posted on Procurement Serviceswebpage (http://gov.ns.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx).
For change requests or the report of errors to the open tender submitted after 11:00:00 AM on the day of the tender closing, Highway Construction Services and Procurement Services will take no action and the tender will close at the scheduled time. Issues brought forward by the contracting community will be addressed during the post tender evaluation.
The implementation of the aforementioned cut off time is to allow Highway Construction Services and Procurement Services staff sufficient time to review any submitted errors or changes and to take the appropriate action, for example, the preparation and posting of an addendum to Procurement Serviceswebsite.
The Department encourages bidders to keep up to date with respect to the status of tenders by visiting Procurement Services website and by subscribing to the messaging and notification service included with the Bid Express Account subscription. See the section Manage Messages and Notifications.
Message of September 20, 2012 04:17 PM ADT
Please note that all Common Special Provisions in PDf file format are now available for download from the main page of NSTIR's Bid Express site. See the "Also Available" column on the right hand side of this page. These may be downloaded at anytime.
Message of September 12, 2012 03:15 PM ADT
Effective immediately Vendors must use the Expedite 5.11a software to submit an electronic bid to the NSTIR Bid Express service. Failure to use Expedite 5.11a will result in your bid not being received successfully. You may download Expedite 5.11a from the Download window located to the upper right of this message. Should you require assistance please contact the Bid Express Customer Support Line at 1-888-352-BIDX (2439).
Message of February 4th 2011 08:58 AM EDT
NOTICE - REGISTRATION FOR E-BIDDING Effective 1 March 2008, bidders are advised that Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will require e-bid only responses on selected contracts. In lieu of Bid Security as described in the Standard Specification, for electronic tendering, Contractors must Register with the Department and submit a Bid Security.
For NS Department of Internal Services, Procurement click Procurement Services .
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