In 1925, the Texas legislature passed laws providing the basis for TxDOT’s low-bid process. As a result of this legislation, TxDOT established its low-bid construction and maintenance contract letting process, which includes providing a public notice of the intent to offer work, issuing and receiving proposals, publicly opening bids, determining the apparent low bidder and executing contracts. Here you will find information related to that process.
Preparing to Bid
Letting is the official receipt and opening of bids and determination of the apparent low bidder. TxDOT conducts its statewide low-bid construction and maintenance contract letting in Austin on two consecutive days each month. The letting schedule is available for the current and following fiscal year.
A LIVE VIDEO STREAM IS AVAILABLE FOR EACH MONTHLY STATEWIDE LETTING. THE LINK IS POSTED HERE 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START.
Note that to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings and practice "social distancing" to slow the spread of COVID-19, statewide lettings will only be open to bidders via live video stream until further notice.
In-person attendees will be turned away.
Special Accommodations: All monthly lettings are conducted in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please contact (512) 416-2500 at least one week prior to the scheduled letting, as some accommodations may require additional time to arrange.
Projects estimated at less than $300,000 are let at the headquarters for the district in which the improvement is to be made, as advertised in the proposal.
To limit potential exposure to the Coronavirus and in conjunction with the Governor’s March 16, 2020 press release, TxDOT may also host local lettings virtually (via WebEx or phone conference). If a local letting is hosted virtually, a note will be posted on TxDOT's FTP site for the specific project along with the link and call-in information. Use this information to listen to or view the reading and openings of the bids. If you have any questions, email the point(s) of contact listed in the project proposal.