The Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM) is pleased to announce that we have moved to an online plans and bid room at DCAMM E-Bid Room.

DCAMM's E-Bid Room is an information center for certain DCAMM construction procurements with estimated costs over $100,000 and certain smaller projects. 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.

Announcing Changes Coming Soon:
January 18, 2017 - moving to exclusive online plans access (elimination of CD and/or hard copies)
March 15, 2017 - moving to exclusive online bid submissions (online bidding prior to March 15 continues to be encouraged)

Previous Announcements:
April 27, 2016 - launch of online plans room 
July 15, 2016 - begin accepting bids online

Firms that actively supply construction related labor and materials on construction projects in the Massachusetts marketplace, specifically prime contractors, subcontractors of any tier and material suppliers wishing to bid on DCAMM projects are urged to apply for access to the E-Bid Room now by following two simple steps: 


Step 1:  Apply for DCAMM Verification to access the E-Bid Room.
Step 2:  Once verified by DCAMM, register with the E-Bid Room host, Bid Express

Bid Room Verification

Before firms can view and download bid documents which include plans and specifications for state facilities they must submit the E-Bid Room Verification form and be verified by DCAMM.

Registration

Firms wishing to view and/or download bid documents and/or submit bids must be registered with the DCAMM E-Bid Room host vendor, Bid Express.  There is no cost to register with Bid Express.

Bid Documents

Effective January 18, 2017, bid documents, plans, and specifications on all future DCAMM Chapter 149, Chapter 149A (CM at Risk projects) and Chapter 30, 39M projects will ONLY be available through the DCAMM E-Bid Room at no cost to interested bidders.

DCAMM will continue to keep one hard copy set of bid documents for projects being bid, which will be available for public viewing in DCAMM’s Bid Room, located at One Ashburton Place, 1st Floor, Room 107, Boston, MA during normal business hours of 8:30am-4:30pm.

Please note:   The only exception to this new on-line procedure will be occasional projects that DCAMM deems high security risk.  DCAMM will make hard copy sets for those high security risk projects available for distribution directly through DCAMM’s Bid Room at One Ashburton Place, Boston.

Security Restrictions

All firms accessing the DCAMM E-Bid Room are advised that bid documents, particularly the plans and specifications for Commonwealth buildings are not public documents and are subject to security restrictions.  These documents are available 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.

Contractor Certification

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.

need help

Step by step tutorials on electronic bidding and other E-Bid Room functions are available 24/7 on the Bid Express website.  

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

You can also contact Bid Express Customer Service (7am – 8pm EST) at (888) 352-2439 or (352) 381-4888 or email support@bidexpress.com for help with registration, bid submission or any other process.

If you require assistance with DCAMM Construction Project Procurement information, contact DCAMM’s Bid Room at 617-727-4003 between 8:30am - 4:30pm or email bidroom.dcamm@state.ma.us.  

Doing Business with DCAMM

Workshops that provide contractors and other prospective vendors an overview of DCAMM processes and a summary of the various divisions within the agency, including how they can become eligible to bid and work on public construction projects in Massachusetts.