On March 4, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched the first phase of its new electronic bidding process for DEP construction contracts such as projects cleaning and plugging oil and gas wells, waterways engineering, hazardous site remediation, removal and disposal of underground storage tanks, and wetland restoration. Previously, DEP staff had to prepare paper copies of bid specifications, duplicate them, and mail them to vendors. The new system will allow contractors to easily navigate and download information on projects that are currently available for bid. Project information will be posted in PDF format, and project maps will be available in both PDF and Auto-Cad format. Bid opportunities for construction contracts will now be posted and available for download free of charge here.
DEP plans to further enhance the electronic bidding process by allowing bids and bid bonds to be submitted online when it implements Phase 2 of the project later this year.
The electronic bidding process is one of the agency’s initiatives developed through the Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management, and Efficiency (GO-TIME).
To learn more about state agency GO-TIME initiatives, visit www.governor.pa.gov/go-time.