Technical support & guidance
Get technical support and guidance for the design/drafting software used for design visualization including InRoads, MicroStation, ProjectWise and TopSurvey. Find user guides and tools to manage estimates and contract bid information.
General technical notes
InRoads technical notes
MicroStation technical notes
ProjectWise technical notes
See ProjectWise for training and downloads.
Survey technical notes
The latest field code reports are also available on computers with CAE resources at: C:\Users\Public\CAE\Standards\WSDOT\Survey.
EBASE estimate and bid analysis system
This ultimate goal is to provide users with a quick, reliable, flexible and effective way to manage estimates and contract bid information. This application helps to eliminate duplicated effort and the need for side systems and databases with local offices. You will find user guides, tools and other helpful information for system users & region administrators.
Control section update - completed database updates
Control Section / EBASE job cross reference sheet (XLSX 32KB)
Application of retail Sales Tax on WSDOT Construction Projects memorandum (PDF 614KB)
DOR Excise Tax Advisory Memorandum 3068.2009 (PDF 16KB)
How to use EBASE
If you are interested, training is available on request. Please call Tomi Hume-Pontius at 360-705-7456.
Self study training and individual sections
Bid Tabs Pro / Plus
Bid Tabs Pro is software provided by a private company using Bid Tabulation data from EBASE.
It will analyze all Standard Bid Item and contractor bid data for contacts let by WSDOT. It makes this data available with a multitude of predefined query areas and creates reports or exports to excel the results based on those queries.
Great flexibility is built into this software. Queries can be by contractor, quantity, county, bid letting dates, and many others. This data is mostly used as a bid-based estimating source. This program is available to all WSDOT employees.
For installation contact Kari Beardslee or your Region IT representative.
* Non-WSDOT parties may obtain this software from Oman Systems*
Once the Bid Tabs Pro Program is loaded on your PC, automated updates of the weekly bid histories will be added by Omans systems every 2 weeks.
View What is Bid Tabs Pro? (PDF 39KB) to get an understanding of how this application will help during your project. Also see the Bid Tabs Pro User's Guide (PDF 1.6MB) to help navigate through the process.
Add on to Bid Tabs Pro - See the Bid Taps Pro Plus User's Guide (PDF 2.75KB)
See examples of starter estimates (XLS 24KB)
This Bid Tabs Pro quick help (PDF 844KB) document will give you tips and tricks on using the application.
These instructions will be helpful for a simple Bid Item search (PDF 546KB) in both the Unit Bid Analysis(UBA) application and in Bid Tab Pro (BTP).
Oman data errors
The most common cause for data reports returning incorrect item costs is obsolete Data.
The Oman Systems data tables are updated weekly with the most current Bid results. They are available for download at anytime. To view, download or update the Bid Tabs Pro software (PDF 1.1MB)
A known data error occurs when an Add-On description is present for the bid item.
The Oman Systems Data files only pick up the Add-on description from the first project in their database, it then applies that description to all bid items associated with the same Standard Item number.
- The most noticeable of these incorrectly labeled items are the HMA items, such as HMA CL. 1/2 IN.
- Shown below in figure 1, is an example of a project that actually had HMA CL. 1/2 IN. PG 58-22 entered and shown in the estimate, but the Oman data displays HMA 1/2 IN. PG 70-28.
With these items, the PG rating has a negligible effect on the overall cost of the HMA, the important factors to focus on for item cost are:
- Conditions (Urban, Rural, time of year, etc.)
To ensure that the correct bid history is present for your estimate, limit your item reporting to EAST or WEST side Counties depending on project location.
To query counties across multiple Regions, you must setup a User Specified Region.