• ?How do I download and install the Expedite software from North Carolina's website?

    1. Click on Bidding & Letting in the Connect NCDOT website
    2. Click on the Central tab.
    3. Locate Links & Resources in the lower right side of the page and click on  EBS Information.
    4. The Setup Zip file is located under Download Current Software.

    (NOTE: If this is an upgrade, you will need to export your digital id before installing the new version – please see the help file in your current Expedite software for reference)

    1. Double click on the Setup.zip file. Click on save and save the software to your desktop.
    2. Navigate to the file on your desktop and double click to open it and extract or unzip file. Note the location of the extracted file.
    3. Double Click on Setup.exe extracted file to execute – this installs Expedite software on your computer. Follow through installation software keeping all default settings. This places Expedite Bid Icon on desktop when complete.
    4. Double click Expedite icon to open software
    5. From Expedite software choose File Open & select EBS file to view
  • ?How do I access project files from NC Dept of Transportation's website?

    1. Navigate to NC Dept of Transportation's website
      Connect NCDOT
    2. Click on Bidding & Letting
    3. Locate the bidding location for the Let
    4. Click on appropriate Let
    5. Locate the EBS file
    6. Click on the file or right click on the file to get all of the options available to download.  Download the file, Save Target or Save Link depending on what options are available in your browser.
    7. Please note: the location you choose to save the file will be the same location you will navigate to later within the Expedite software for opening. Open the EBS File with the Expedite software. Please note: should have the same location as your dbe_nc.bin file.

      Please remember to submit your bid electronically through Bid Express.
  • ?How do I apply an addendum to my project file?

    Addendum files are available on the Bidding & Letting website Connect NCDOT under the appropriate letting location and letting date and through the Bid Express website.

    To apply the addendum file;

    1. Open Expedite
    2. Open the appropriate ebs project file via menu selections of File & Open or by clicking on the folder icon
    3. To apply addendum, choose File on the menu bar and Load Amendment. This will bring up a window for selecting the addendum file – browse and select the appropriate file and select open (the filename will match the ebs file name for the same project except the file extension will be a number such as .001 instead to .ebs)
      See Example: 15Jan005.ebs (regular ebs file) 15Jan005.001 (addendum file)

    A window will be opened detailing the addendum changes with the option to print. After clicking the OK button, the changes will be applied to your existing file. At this point you can continue with normal operations.

  • ?How do I use the DBE file?

    North Carolina’s dbe_nc.bin file is used for accessing our list of available
    DBE/MBE/WBE’s through the Expedite Software. This file is available from NCDOT and the Bid Express website.
    1. Click on Bidding & Letting in Connect NCDOT
    2. Locate the category
    3. Click on the letting
    4. Locate the DBE file right click or click on the DBE file and save the file in the same directory as the EBS files.  These need to be located in the same directory for Expedite to access. 
  • ?How do I add a DBE, MBE or WBE that is not in Expedite?

    1. Highlight DBE, MBE or WBE folder on left portion of screen
    2. Click Add DBE button at the bottom of screen
    3. Type in firms name in the Name field
    4. Type in any number in the ID field (usually use 0000 as default) –NOTE: this ID number is required in order for any associated items to count towards your reported percentage
    5. Type in the address of the firm in the Address field
    6. Select from the Used As drop down box whether they are
    7. Select yes from the Use Quote drop down
    8. Then you may assign the items, quantities and amounts to this firm.
  • ?How do I bid as a Joint Venture using Expedite and Bid Express?

    1. Contact NCDOT Contractual Services to obtain the required paperwork and new vendor id for the joint venture.
    2. Once approved through Contractual Services, contact Bid Express for an account setup using the newly provided vendor number under the joint venture name.
    3. Once approved through Bid Express, setup this vendor number and information in Expedite.
    4. Enter bid and DBE information – once complete, submit bid to Bid Express under newly setup id and vendor number.
  • ?Note about Multiple Vendor IDs

    Please remember if multiple vendor ids are setup in Expedite, please ensure the bid is submitted under the appropriate id.
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