Bidder Requirements

The following contains general information on bidding highway construction projects with the North Dakota Department of Transportation:

Pre-qualification of Bidders

In accordance with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, Section 102, a bidder must be pre-qualified by the Department in order to be eligible to submit bids.

In addition, contractors need to meet the requirements of other agencies for conducting business in North Dakota. Information for conducting business in North Dakota can be obtained by visiting ND.Gov Business.

Bidder pre-qualification is required annually by the NDDOT. Pre-qualified contractors who wish to renew their pre-qualification must submit a complete "Contractor's Pre-qualification Statement" by July 1 of each calendar year.

To request a "Contractor's Pre-qualification Statement" booklet, please download:

Contractor’s Pre-qualification Statement pdf file

OR Contact:
North Dakota Department of Transportation
Construction Services Division
608 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
Phone: 701-328-2563
Fax: 701-328-0310

Contractor's License Requirements

A bidder is NOT required to obtain a North Dakota contractor's license prior to submitting a bid on a North Dakota Department of Transportation project. (N.D.C.C. Section 43-07-12)

However, prior to the execution of a contract, a bidder MUST have obtained the appropriate North Dakota contractor's license and secured workers’ compensation coverage from Workforce Safety & Insurance.

For more information on licensing requirements including renewal deadlines, out-of-state corporations and other requirements contact:

Office of the Secretary of State
Workforce Safety and Insurance

Notification of Projects Available to Bid

Projects are advertised in the NDDOT publication entitled “Notice to Bidders” and are issued approximately four (4) weeks prior to the bid opening date.

Notifications are sent out by e-mail. To receive the email notification, sign up here.

For additional information:

Call the Construction Division at (701)328-2563 or email NDDOT Construction.


Construction Bid Opening Information