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Computer Glitch Forces Re-Bid of Oklahoma City Bridge Rebuild

Computer Glitch Forces Re-Bid of Oklahoma City Bridge Rebuild

Engineering News-Record
April 8, 2020
Jim Parsons

The Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation will have to rebid a six-bridge reconstruction project, potentially worth as much as $82 million, after unknown issues with the agency’s electronic bidding system resulted in the receipt of only partial submissions from some of the participating contractors.

ODOT officials have yet to determine why the system received only a portion of the data transmitted by two of the five contractors vying for the project along Interstate 40 near Oklahoma City. Both contractors reported receiving electronic confirmation that all bid information had been successfully uploaded. The bidding, conducted in March, coincided with a sharp increase in remote administrative work by contractors and ODOT in response to social distancing measures stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak... FULL ARTICLE

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