do I download the Notice to Contractor's (NTC) Package?
- What is included in the
- Is the NTC package available as a single printable document?
do I install the EXPEDITE software?
- What do I do with this software?
- Which versions of Windows will this work under?
How do I download
the .ebl (Electronic Bidding) File?
- What do I do with the .ebl
- What do I do with the dbe_ne.bin file?
do I do with the file I just downloaded?
- What is a self-extracting
- How do I use this file?
- I used to be able to download the files and use them right away, why
did you change this?
of Internet browser should I be using?
- Does it matter if I use
Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer?
- Where can I get the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape
- The complete NTC package
contains the following:
- To accommodate the numerous requests for a single file, the NTC package is now available for downloading in one complete printable PDF
document. All you need is the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed on your computer.
- The easiest way to download these files is to simply click on the
link and save the file to your hard drive.
- If you are not ordering Proposals from the Contracts Office, but would
like to be included on the Plan Holders list, please go to the Plan
Holders Registration page. A link to the Plan Holders registration
can be found by going to any page related to viewing or downloading
- The EBL file is to be used
in conjunction with EXPEDITE. The EBL file contains the project pay items and bid pages to prepare the bids.
- To download the current EBL file, simply click on the link and save
the file to your hard drive. Once the file has been downloaded
your machine, double click on the file and it will extract the .EBL
file and the dbe_ne.bin file for you to use in your electronic
- The dbe_ne.bin file contains current information on certified dbe's.
This file must be kept in the same directory that you keep the bidding
files. If it is not located in the same directory and you try and open the bid file you will receive
the following message, "Cannot open the dbe_ne.bin file". To correct
this simply find the bin file and place it in the correct directory.
EXPEDITE Bidding Software
- To download the installation program, click on the link and save the
'Setup.exe' program to your hard drive.
- When the download is complete, double click the Setup.exe program on your
computer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete
- EXPEDITE is a Windows based program and will work under any version
In order to use the EXPEDITE Bidding Software, you must know your
Vendor number. If you do not know your Vendor Number, please call
the NDOR Contract Lettings Department at(402) 479-4525.
- To start using EXPEDITE, double click on the Bid.exe program. The
program will be located where you installed EXPEDITE. (The default
location is C:\EXPEDITE). After you double
click on Bid.exe, open the .ebl file and you can begin to fill in
the bidding data. When you are done, don't forget to save your files.
- You may download the install/downloading documentation files for Expedite here.
Self-extracting Zip files
- A self-extracting file is
a type of Zip file that you can extract from without actually using
PKZIP for Windows. In fact, you don’t even need PKZIP for Windows
installed on your computer. This self-extracting file contains “unzipping”
instructions directly in the .EXE file.
- Once you have completed the download, double click on the .EXE
file. After double clicking, the software takes over
and creates the files you wanted. The files that the self-extractor
creates will be stored in the same location as the file you double
- All files have been placed in self-extracting Zip files because the
self-extractor compresses the files and will improve the speed of
your downloads. (Smaller files download faster) The change was also
made because some older browsers were having problems downloading
the files in their raw form. This should not only eliminate those
problems, but improve your overall download time.
- The Nebraska Department
of Roads website supports both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape
Navigator. It is recommended that you use the most current version
of either software package available. Advances in Internet Browser
technology have allowed for more dynamic content to be posted
in the World Wide Web, and by updating to the latest versions of browser
you will gain a better appreciation for the Internet.
- To get the latest version of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator,
please follow the links below.
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