Connect2DotConnect2DOT is a statewide program designed to help small businesses in the transportation industry become more competitive and successful in bidding and contracting with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

The South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers free consulting, training, events and technical support services tailored to contractors and professional design, architecture and engineering firms. If you are just starting your business and are interested in exploring opportunities with CDOT or if you’re an experienced subcontractor looking to grow and expand your business, we have the expertise and resources to help.


In addition to our regular consulting services, we offer free, confidential, unlimited consulting tailored to firms working on transportation-related projects. To view a compete list of Connect2DOT consulting services, click here.

We have more than 20 experienced consultants with diverse backgrounds and direct business expertise available to help you start and grow your business. Our team includes several professionals that have worked in the transportation and construction industries for more than 15 years. Many have also managed a small business enterprise and have dedicated their careers to helping other small business owners. The team’s knowledge of transportation projects and CDOT, as well as other local transportation agencies, is unmatched in the Denver Metro area.

To register and schedule an appointment click here.  Please include “Connect 2 Dot” in the “Specific Assistance” box.


To receive updates on upcoming workshops and events, please join the Connect2DOT mailing list.

Technical Support Services

We are equipped with a dedicated kiosk that provides free access to a variety of valuable online resources. Please visit our office if you are interested in searching or viewing:

  • Bid Express
  • CDOT Project Plans
  • CDOT Bid Documents
  • Bid Analysis Tools
  • Small Business Network
  • The Daily Journal

Apply for a Free Bid Express Account

CDOT is sponsoring a limited number of free online accounts for DBE and/or ESB certified firms that are actively pursuing and bidding on CDOT projects. Bid Express is the online bidding system used by CDOT to simplify bidding and facilitate interaction between primes and subcontractors. A free account gives you unlimited access to project plan sheets and bid documents at a savings of nearly $2,000 per year!

Apply today by following these 3 easy steps:

  1. Small Business Network Prepaid Account Request Sign Up
    Click this link to register on the BidX system. Complete the form and select “Colorado Department of Transportation” from the drop down box that says “Select an Agency”. Click “Request an Account” to return here and complete the last two steps.
  2. CDOT Sponsored Account Application
    Click the link and download the application. Fill it out completely. Make sure to sign it and attach a copy of your DBE certification work codes.
  3. Usage Agreement
    Click this link and download the agreement. Fully read it, sign and date it. Mail this with the application (step 2) and DBE certification work codes to the address listed at the bottom of page one of the application.

Colorado Department of Transportation Information

Please find the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2008-09 at this link  or visit their website here.