TRADE PARTNER FAQs
Q. How do I get on the bid invitation list?
A. Please contact Kevin Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to our trade partner database. Please include as much of the following information as possible - company name, contact name, phone number, fax number, email, scopes of work performed, geographic interest and whether you are an S/DBE firm.
Q. Do I have to be prequalified to bid on Mortenson projects?
A. Most of our bid packages are available for all firms to bid without advance prequalification. Where advance prequalification is required for a specific bid package, we will advertise and/or contact potential bidders for prequalification information prior to issuing bid documents. Mortenson's prequalification process is free and is managed through TradeTapp. If you are interested in getting prequalified, please contact Kevin Ross.
Q. Will I have to provide a Payment and Performance Bond?
A. We often utilize Subcontractor Default Insurance in lieu of traditional subcontractor bonding. To qualify, you must be registered with Mortenson through Textura. Payment and performance bonds may still be required due to the size of the proposed subcontract or state law, i.e. Washington GC/CM work.
Q. What are Mortenson’s Safety Requirements?
A. Subcontractors are required to comply with our Zero Injury Program, including its procedures, practices and policies. Refer to our standard Subcontract Agreement, Exhibit E available on our Trade Partner page for more information.
Q. Does Mortenson have a Drug & Alcohol Testing Requirement?
A. Yes. Mortenson is a drug and alcohol free workplace. By assigning employees to work at the Project, Subcontractor represents that it has conducted substance abuse screening of such employees to screen for the presence of drugs or alcohol.
Q. Where can I find bid documents?
A. Most bid documents are available online via Building Connected. If you do not have a Building Connected account, you can make one for free,
Q. Do I have to be a member of a plan center to view the bid documents online?
A. Anyone can view the plans online through Building Connected. Most of our projects also allow the bid documents to be downloaded without charge.
Q. Can I order bid documents direct?
A. Yes. Bid documents can usually be obtained directly from the printer. The Invitation to Bid, the online plan center and the RFP all identify where to obtain bid documents.
Q. Where is the best place to learn about Mortenson Opportunities to Bid?
A. The Building Connected website is one place to find information on specific sub-bid opportunities with Mortenson. If you are registered in our trade partner database in Building Connected, you will also receive a quarterly email newsletter regarding upcoming bid opportunities as well as direct communication from us with specific information for bid opportunities.
Q. When can I expect to get bid results?
A. Most projects will not have immediate bid results. We need time to properly evaluate each proposal to do a fair and complete analysis. Typically, two weeks following a bid we will have a good idea of who is the apparent low bidder for each trade and will do our best to contact all bidders with feedback.