A: "Design - Build contracting" means a method of project delivery whereby a single entity is contractually responsible to perform design, construction, and related services.
A: 19 V.S.A. Chapter 26 provides the legal basis allowing VTrans to utilize the Design - Build method. It charges VTrans with identifying projects as candidates for design-build.
A: VTrans recommends checking the Design - Build web site for current information regarding upcoming Design - Build projects.
A: It is important you contact the identified Point-of-Contact (POC) for that particular project. Each Design-Build Project will have a POC.
A: Yes. VTrans is offering all Design - Build RFQ documents online, via our FTP system. You must have an FTP account for Contract Administration, and you must request access to the files for the specific RFQ you are interested in.
Each RFQ has a link to request an RFQ packet. Please fill out the form completely. Click here to see current RFQs.
A: It may not be available. If the RFP is limited to shortlisted firms (selected from the responses submitted to the RFQ) it will not be available for bidding by any firm who was not shortlisted.
A: No, you can request an FTP account at any time by visiting our FTP page and completing the form.
A: VTrans will not email the files. Please use the FTP system.
A: No. Each firm may have one Contract Administration FTP account.
A: Having an FTP account will not grant you access to all RFQs. You must request access to each RFQ in order to be allowed access to those files.
A: Please read the RFQ documents carefully to determine prequalification requirements.
A: There are a variety of sources you can look into. The most comprehensive is Vermont Bid Opportunities System, a resource that provides bid opportunities available through Vermont based federal, state, local governments and from private sector purchasing organizations. Also, the Department of Buildings and General Services has an on-line list of bids.