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Contractor Award Information
How to Bid

  • The Maryland State Highway Administration does not pre-qualify contractors, nor do we maintain a Bidder's List.

  • Bids for $100,000.00 or more must be accompanied with a bid security of 5% of the total bid amount. This can be in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check, Cashier's Check or Cash. If your firm is the low bidder, Performance and Payment Bonds of 100% of the bid amount are required in order to execute the contract.

  • Contract solicitations are placed in The Maryland Contract Weekly, 1-800-633-9657, a minimum of 20 days prior to Bid Opening. A Notice to Contractors is also placed in The Daily Record, 410-752-3849 and in The Afro-American, 410-554-8200. 

  • A "Bid Board" is located at the Cashier's Office, 211 E. Madison Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-545-8489, on which are Advertisement Notices for all Construction, Maintenance and Service contracts expected to cost between $2,500.00 and $7,500.00.

  • Report publishing organizations and trade journals that pick up our Contract Advertisements are: The Maryland Highway Contractors Association, Inc., 2408 Peppermill Drive, Suite F, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, 410-760-9505; Dodge Reports, Heaver Plaza Building, 1301 York Road, Suite 103, Lutherville, MD 21093, 410-821-8046; and the Maryland Minority Contractors Association, Inc., 4001 Coolidge Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229, 410-366-5436.

  • Contact the Cashier's Office mentioned above, to purchase an Invitation for Bids package for an advertised project or to obtain a copy of the Planholders List.

  • The 1993 Standard Specifications for Construction & Materials costs $7.00, plus $2.20 per copy for shipping & handling via regular mail. The 2001 Standard Specifications for Construction & Materials, which includes a CD, costs $25.00, plus $5.25 per copy for shipping & handling.   To order one or both of these manuals, please send a check payable to the Maryland State Highway Administration, in care of the Cashier's Office, 211 E. Madison Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Upon receiving the your request and payment, this Administration will forward a specification book to your firm.

  • If you feel your company may qualify as a Minority Business Enterprise, contact Ms. Sandy Dalton, Minority Business Enterprise Officer, Maryland Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 8755, BWI Airport, Baltimore, MD 21240, 410-865-1241.

  • All successful bidders must be registered with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation, 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, 410-767-1350 and possess a valid State of Maryland Construction License. For details on obtaining the construction license, please call the State of Maryland License Bureau at 410-767-1550.

  • For other information pertaining to regulations in this state, you may need to contact the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation at 410-333-6200, the Maryland Department of the Environment at 410-631-3000 and to obtain a Federal ID Number, call the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-829-1040.

If you have any further questions about bidding with the Maryland State Highway Administration please contact Mr. C. Alan Krimm or Ms. Georgia A. Russell at the Office of Construction, Contracts Award Team, 211 E. Madison Street, M-LL2, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-545-0420 or 1-888-375-1922.

Thank you for your interest in the Maryland State Highway Administration.

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