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ESB Restricted Projects

The ESB Restricted Project Program selects construction projects estimated at $1M or less and allows bids only from ESB certified firms. All other CDOT requirements, including insurance, bonding, prequalification, and completing 30% of the contract work, apply to these projects. 

Please contact Emily Crespin at [email protected] or (303)757-9697 for more information about Restricted Projects.

Upcoming Projects

  • April 2019
    • Region 2: Divide ADA Curb Ramps Package
      • Anticipated Ad Date: 4/11/19
      • Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting Date: 4/17/19
        • CDOT's Colorado Springs Building: 1480 Quail Lake Loop, Suite, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    • Region 4: Windsor ADA Curb Ramps Package
      • Anticipated Ad Date: 4/11/19
      • Tentative Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting Date: 4/23/19

*Please note that all project ad dates are estimated and may change.

Prime Contracting for ESBs
  • Prequalification. You must be prequalified to bid on these projects. Please visit and click Register & Prequalify to begin the process. If you have questions or need assistance with prequalification contact Marci Gray at 303-757-9297 or [email protected]

  • Bidding Software. You must bid for the project through a software called Bid Express. An ESB must subscribe to Bid Express if they intend to bid on an ESB restricted project. To ensure that this is not a barrier for the upcoming restricted project, we have allocated money to reimburse firms for the cost of a one-month basic subscription plus the one-time fee for the digital ID  for an upcoming ESB restricted project if the ESB bids on the project. The ESB firm may then choose to continue to pay the monthly subscription fee on their own or cancel the account after the ESB bid is final. A digital ID is reimbursable by CDOT up to one time each year. To request reimbursement, qualifying firms must submit the following to Debra Lancaster ([email protected] ) within 60 days of the firm's bid:

Resources and Information

CDOT has both live and online training available to support businesses who want to work with CDOT. 
  • Introduction to Bidding on CDOT Construction ProjectsThis training is an introduction to bidding on CDOT highway construction projects. The training reviews requirements to bid on CDOT projects, contract considerations, and includes resources to assist you with the process.
  • LCP Tracker E-TrainingThis interactive e-training provides CDOT contractors with the information they need to enter and approve payroll in the LCPTracker system, and CDOT staff with the resources for LCPTracker system administration.  

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