The Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM) is pleased to announce that we are enhancing our construction contract procurement processes by moving to a web-based Electronic Plans Room and Online Bidding.

DCAMM's E-Bid Room is an information center for construction related procurements.  Certain DCAMM construction procurements with estimated costs over $100,000 and certain smaller projects are posted here with general procurement information. This includes projects procured under Mass. General Laws Chapter 149, §.44A – J; M.G.L. c. 149A (CM @ Risk); M.G.L. c. 25A (Energy); and M.G.L. c. 30, §.39M. Plans and specifications and related procurement documents for selected projects are available for viewing and downloading to DCAMM pre-verified firms. 

As of April 19, 2016 DCAMM will begin to utilize the E-Bid Room for selected projects as a plans room only.  DCAMM will expand its use of the plans room function over time and will be adding and begin using an electronic bidding function for selected projects in the coming weeks.  

The following solicitations - POL1402 FC1 and BSB1206 DC1 were prepared prior to April 19, 2016 and remain available at this time via www.commbuys.com.

Bid Room Verification

Firms can access procurement general information at DCAMM's E-Bid Room.  In order for firms to view and download DCAMM bid documents which include plans and specifications for state facilities, firms must be verified by DCAMM’s Bid Room prior to accessing the documents, plans and specifications.  Firms planning to access DCAMM project bid documents on DCAMM’s E-Bid Room site should immediately apply for E-Bid Room Verification.  To apply for DCAMM E-Bid Room Verification go to:   www.mass.gov/dcamm/bid-room-verification

Registration

Registration with DCAMM Bid Express is Required for Access to DCAMM's E-Bid Room
Firms wishing to view and/or download bid documents and/or submit bids must also be registered with DCAMM's E-Bid Room host vendor, Bid Express.  There is no cost to register with Bid Express for purposes of viewing DCAMM’s E-Bid Room, reviewing or downloading DCAMM bid documents on DCAMM projects. 
To register with Bid Express go to: https://www.bidexpress.com/businesses/10279/home.

Bid Documents

Firms are strongly encouraged to review, download, and print DCAMM’s bid documents, plans and specifications, from DCAMM’s E-Bid Room.  At this time, a limited number of CDs and hard copy sets will be made available to firms needing them and bid deposits will be required. Over time, DCAMM plans to discontinue providing CDs and hard copy sets.

Contractor Certification

When DCAMM's Electronic Bid Room function is activated, firms interested in submitting Statements of Qualifications, General Bids, CM at Risk Proposals, Filed Sub-bids or Trade Bids in the legally required filed sub-bid trades must be DCAMM certified prior to submission of statements of qualifications, proposals or bids.  For more information about DCAMM certification see www.mass.gov/dcamm/certification.

Security Restrictions

All firms accessing DCAMM's E-Bid Room are advised that the bid documents, particularly the plans and specifications available for viewing and downloading on DCAMM's E-Bid Room are not public documents and are not available to the public.  These are plans and specifications for Commonwealth buildings and are subject to security restrictions.  They are being provided to Bid Room Verified Firms actively engaged in bidding public construction work for purposes of the verified firm's evaluation of potential bidding opportunities and bidding only.  Firms provided with access to these security sensitive bid documents, plans and specifications shall not duplicate or distribute them, either in hard copy or digitally, to any outside person or entity.  Upon concluding review or submission of bids those firms that are not the successful bidders are required to destroy any paper copies and delete any digital files of the bid documents, plans and specifications in their possession.  Unauthorized distribution of hard copies or digital files obtained from DCAMM's Bid Room or E-Bid Room can subject a firm and or its principals to decertification, debarment, civil penalties or criminal prosecution.

Need Assistance?

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If you require assistance with DCAMM Construction Project Procurement information, contact DCAMM’s Bid Room at 617-727-4003 between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  

If you are having difficulty accessing or utilizing the E-Bid Room website contact Bid Express 888-352-2439 between 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday, except for Legal Holidays, or email support@bidexpress.com.

Please see Bid Express Resource Page and Registration Guide for additional information.

For DCAMM Goods and Services Procurement please go to www.commbuys.com.