General Info

Public Bids
BREC's legal publication for the advertisement of bids is the Advocate. All sealed bids are placed online for review and electronic bidding at
Instructions for Bidders

Bid Express Technical Support:
Bid Express Customer Service at
Toll free phone: (888) 352-BIDX (2439)
Phone: (352) 381-4888, Fax: (352) 381-4444
Monday through Friday, 6am - 6pm CST

Bid or Purchasing Questions:
BREC Finance Department
Phone: (225) 273-6421, Fax: (225) 273-6406

Project Specific Question for Project Manager:
BREC Planning and Engineering Department
(225) 273-6405

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I obtain bid documents?
Pickup a CD-ROM containing the bid documents for $10 (non-refundable) at the BREC Finance Department, 6201 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

Is there a fee for bid documents?
Yes. A CD-ROM from BREC will cost $10.00.

Does BREC offer electronic/online bidding?
Yes. Visit to register.

Is there a fee for bidding online?
Yes. The current fee is $25 per bid or $50 per month for unlimited bids. Fees may change at anytime.

Are pre-qualifications required for BREC projects?
Qualifications vary by project. The contractor should refer to the project specifications.

How will I receive addenda/clarifications issued while I prepare my bid?
Either of the following ways:

1. By purchasing a CD-ROM from BREC your contact information will be put on file and you will be placed on the Plan Holders list to receive addenda/clarifications by email.

2. After paying to bid electronically for a project on you will be placed on the Plan Holders list for that project and addenda notifications will be emailed to you. You will then be required to view/download the addenda from It is the bidder's responsibility to provide current contact information when registering on Bid Express.

Where do I submit my sealed bid (paper)?
Refer to the official advertisement for specific instructions on submitting paper bids? Sealed envelopes will be received in person or mail at:
BREC Finance Department
6201 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806


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