Plans, Specifications & Estimates (PS&E Bureau)

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The Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PSE) Bureau mission is to manage the NMDOT’s competitive bidding process (process) for the construction of New Mexico’s highway and bridge infrastructure.

In addition, the PSE Bureau manages the NMDOT’s Specifications and Standard Drawings which establish the construction requirements for the project. The PSE Bureau is made up of three Units: Contracts Administration, Letting Administration and Standards/Specifications.

In September of 2015, the DOT mandated the use of internet bidding for the competitive bidding process.  The Bid Express (BidX) website ( is used as the official depository for internet bid submittal.

Patricia Lorence, P.E., Bureau Manager


Patricia Lorence, P.E., Bureau Manager

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