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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 42 - Issue 38 - September 21, 2023

State of Kansas

Department of Transportation

Notice to Consulting Firms 

Beginning September 14, 2023, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has officially made the switch to Bid Express for all request for proposal (RFP) solicitations for design and consulting services.

You can sign up now for a FREE “vendor” account on Bid Express at

  • Every individual who might want to see KDOT RFPs needs to sign up for their own account (it is not a single account for each company).
  • There is value to you and value to KDOT in associating all individuals from your company with the same company “instance” in Bid Express rather than creating new companies for each person.
  • After signing up and logging into your personal account, vendors/consultants must enable free “follower notifications” from KDOT’s Bid Express landing page to receive notifications each time a solicitation is advertised, addenda of any kind are issued (including Q&A), or if an advertisement is withdrawn from view.
  • Note: KDOT is sponsoring the cost of this tool. Therefore, signing up and responding to KDOT RFQs or RFPs is free.

Currently, KDOT plans to continue soliciting on-call service requests via email through the end of 2023. This will switch to Bid Express for on-calls in January 2024.

KDOT recently hosted a Bid Express training webinar for consultants. If you were unable to attend or would like a recap, watch a recording of the webinar training at

For more information about the service, please refer to the Bid Express service’s Knowledge Center at or navigate to KDOT’s Bid Express landing page at For technical assistance, please call the Bid Express Customer Success team at 888-352-2439, option #1 available Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). You can also email them at

Address any RFP questions to LeAnn Oblander, and contract questions to Marcia Turner, both at

Calvin Reed
Department of Transportation

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