Caltrans Oversight Information Notice COIN 15-01


COIN 15-01  “Non-Traditional (Electronic) Advertising for Contract Bids or Proposals” was posted to the Local Assistance LAPM Publications website at


The traditional method of advertising for contract bids or proposals is through a “newspaper receiving wide local circulation.


This COIN informs local agencies of the allowable use of non-traditional (electronic) advertising methods, the broad parameters covering such non-traditional methods, and the need to clearly document those advertising methods utilized.


This COIN pertains to advertising for contract bids/proposals for construction contracts as well as formal A&E consultant qualifications/proposals.


Please contact Mike Giuliano at (916) 651-6552 or

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