Before a bidder may receive a bid proposal on a construction or maintenance
project, TxDOT requires that the bidder be qualified.
At present the Department has two forms of qualification.
- Full Prequalification: Normally this qualification is for construction
projects. In order to satisfy the requirements for this qualification, a
bidder must provide an audited financial statement prepared by an
independent Certified Public Accountant as outlined in
Bulletin No. 2, along with a completed
Confidential Questionnaire and other required supporting documents. The
financial statements must be less than one year old. Prior to the
anniversary date of the financial statement, the prequalification statements
must have been approved for at least one letting.
- Bidder's Questionnaire: The
Bidder's Questionnaire is for bidding on those projects where the full
prequalification requirements (outlined above) have been "waived." In order
to satisfy the requirements for bidding on a "waived" project, a bidder must
complete the Bidder's Questionnaire form and provide all additional
requested information. This level is for smaller construction, routine
maintenance and specialty projects.
Once a bidder's qualifications are approved, the approval is valid for one
year from the date of the financial statements. Bidder's Questionnaires are
valid for one year from the date of receipt by the department.
In addition, the Department grants a 90-day grace period for the preparation
of a new qualification statement. All qualification statements must be received
at least 10 days prior to the date of the project opening.
proposal request form
on the Department's web site reflects a "w" next to those projects which only
require a Bidder's Questionnaire qualification form.