Integrated Contractor Exchange (iCX) is the new TxDOT Web-based Electronic Bidding System.
To receive an iCX administrative account, you must be qualified through Contractor Prequalification.
After TxDOT sets up your administrative account, your administrator is responsible for creating additional accounts for employees bidding for your company and for changing passwords as needed. Individual email addresses will serve as unique usernames and cannot be duplicated in iCX.
For questions regarding the electronic bidding system, email Construction Division (Electronic Bidding).
Bid Proposal Requests
To streamline contractor access to bidding functions, TxDOT has integrated the Bid Proposal Request System (BPRS) into iCX.
Both proposal requests and bid submissions can now be accomplished using the iCX system. Note that iCX allows contractors the option to receive a paper proposal. An informational proposal may still be viewed online, but contractors will receive paper proposals only upon request.
The following videos related to iCX functions are available to download.
|For iCX Administrators: Creating and Editing iCX Accounts
||Managing user accounts
|Bidding with iCX||Loading and preparing a project for bid submission|
|Exporting and Importing Bid Items
||Using an external program with bid items' prices
|Working with Alternate Items
||Selecting which items to bid when alternate items are present in a project
Before submitting an electronic bid for the first time, review the current Standard Specification and Special Provisions to Item 2, "Instructions to Bidders." The specifications and provisions outline the requirements for submitting an electronic bid.
Bidding electronically requires an electronic bid bond. Paper bid bonds and checks cannot be used as bid guaranties on electronic bids. Surety agents can facilitate account set up with one of the two electronic bond clearinghouses:
Note: The initial setup of the electronic bonding process can take as much as a week. Additionally, bond clearinghouse companies charge a fee for service.
For help with the electronic bidding setup process, call (512) 416-4577 or email us.