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P/T Notices

MnDOT solicits P/T projects in a variety of ways. P/T notices are open to both pre-qualified consultants only and to the general public. Each section below describes the process being utilized, and the consultants eligible to respond.

Potential Projects List

MnDOT maintains a list of potential, upcoming Professional/Technical projects. This list is updated on a regular basis, and is provided to help consultants plan and prepare for upcoming solicitations. You can view the current list, last updated on 12/13/2019, here:

Potential Projects List (Word)

Notices for Potential Responder Information and Feedback

Meeting Notices, Draft Scopes/Solicitations, Etc.

The following section is used to advertise informational notices. For example, informational meeting notices on an upcoming project; draft scopes of work/RFP's for industry review and/or comment; etc.

Draft Solicitation for Industry Review

Blatnik Bridge Preliminary Engineering

The goal of this project is to complete the environmental documentation, preliminary geometric layout, bridge type alternatives and risk management for the replacement/rehabilitation of the Blatnik Bridge. This work needs to be completed by 2023 to allow time for the final design of the selected bridge option.

Comments and questions should be directed to Roberta Dwyer at roberta.dwyer@state.mn.us and will be accepted until December 16, 2019.

Draft Scope of Work for Industry Review

TH 169 Final Road Design and Bridge Design Plans for SP 7106-87

This is a courtesy review opportunity for the industry, for the following project: State has programmed the construction of Trunk Highway (TH) 169 through the city of Elk River, MN as State Project (SP) 7106-87.  The project extends from just south of the TH 101/TH10/TH 169 Interchange to 201st Avenue NW. The project will reconstruct the pavement and replace the existing at-grade traffic signal systems at Main Street, School Street, 193rd Avenue and 197th Avenue with grade-separated interchanges.

In addition to this Final Design Contract, MnDOT's Bridge Office will release another RFP for the Final Bridge Design Plans of 3 additional bridge structures that will be designed in conjunction with and incorporated into this plan set. In addition, 3D Modeling language will be a requirement of this scope of work. The level and type of modeling that will be required is still being discussed within MnDOT. The extent of modeling that will be required will be included in the final Scope of Work.

Comments and questions should be directed to Darren Nelson at darren.nelson@state.mn.us and will be accepted until December 6, 2019. Final clarifications, based on comments and questions received, will be released on December 10, 2019.

Draft Scope of Work (PDF)

Pre-Solicitation Meeting Notice:

Metro District TH47 & TH65 Corridor Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Planning Study – PHASE 1
MnDOT is planning to post a pre-qualification announcement for the following project: To hire a Contractor to support the State's production of a Purpose and Need Statement for multi-modal study of TH 47 and TH 65 from their junction at University Avenue and Central Avenue northerly to US 10. Tasks include stakeholder engagement; collection and evaluation of existing trip counts and conditions for all modes (auto, freight, bike, pedestrian); description of base and forecast year conditions; safety analysis; and recommended approach for PEL completion.

Due to the corridor complexity and changes to the scope this project has had over the last couple of months, MnDOT held a pre-solicitation meeting for this project. Following is information made available following the meeting.

Draft Scope of Work for Industry Review

Urban Freight Perspective Study

This is a courtesy review opportunity for the industry, for the following project:

  • State is planning to conduct an Urban Freight Perspectives Study in the Metro District. The study will enhance urban freight planning and improve communication to address freight-dependent businesses traveler information concerns. The Metro District Urban Freight Perspective will support the Minnesota Freight Action Agenda objective to develop Urban Goods Movement Program(s): to develop projects and programs in urban centers focused on mitigating congestion caused by rush-hour traffic where high volume of freight and passenger traffic coexist. The study will also support other Freight Agenda objectives as they relate to the study. This Urban Freight Perspectives Study will gather travel time, truck route, last mile, truck parking and other relevant information from freight-dependent businesses to:
    • Better understand customer perspectives (i.e. truck-dependent industry stakeholder) and priorities
    • Support industry supply-chains and truck productivity
    • Build relationships to better align the transportation system in the long-term stakeholder needs and
    • Support continuous improvements in Metro District with ongoing input from this customer segment

Comments and questions regarding the scope of work are not being requested at this time. This is for informational purposes only.

Draft Scope of Work (PDF)

Minnesota's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The State of Minnesota is committed to diversity and inclusion in its public procurement process. The goal is to ensure that those providing services to the State are representative of our Minnesota communities and include businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and those with substantial physical disabilities. Creating broader opportunities for historically under-represented groups provides for additional options and greater competition in the marketplace, creates stronger relationships and engagement within our communities, and fosters economic development and equality.

Whenever possible, MnDOT strongly encourages the use of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE's), Targeted Group Businesses (TGB's) and Veteran Owned Businesses (VET).

Notices Open to All Consultants

The following section lists all current P/T RFPs and Informal Solicitations. Note: you do not need to be pre-qualified or on any current MnDOT Certified List Programs to respond to these advertisements. P/T RFPs and Informal Solicitations will be posted solely on this webpage, along with all supporting documentation, addendums, questions and/or other related issues. As a potential responder, you are responsible for checking back for changes, addendums and/or questions that have been answered and posted. Each RFP/Informal Solicitation will identify the last date to submit questions, along with an anticipated date the answers will be posted.

Long-term Testing and Analysis on Asphalt Mix Rejuvenator Field Sections

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for long-term testing and analysis on asphalt mix rejuvenator field sections. Asphalt rejuvenators are a relatively new product in the Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) industry and thus have limited amounts of field performance. Generally speaking, the use of a rejuvenator in HMA allows for more Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) to be used in the HMA without negatively impacting the long-term performance. There currently is a large number of rejuvenator products on the market and transportation agencies are being approached by rejuvenator representatives to include their products in highway paving products. However, limited field performance and material testing data is available to guide engineers in the usage of these products. To address the lack of available data, the National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) Flexible Team constructed field test sections in Emily, MN in August, 2019.  The NRRA field sections incorporated seven different rejuvenator products into a mill and overlay project on Trunk Highway (TH) 6. The RAP content was increased to 40% for each rejuvenator section from the maximum 30% used on the remainder of the project. Control sections were established with 40% RAP without rejuvenator and at 30% RAP. The dosage for each rejuvenator product was determined by the rejuvenator supplier to achieve an extracted and recovered binder grade (with 20 hr. pavement aging) of Performance Grade (PG) XX – 34.

Date Posted: 12/11/2019
Due Date: 02/03/2020

Minnesota CAV Challenge

Brief Description: The purpose of this project is to allow industry and transportation partners to propose innovative projects with the potential to advance Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) desires a wide variety of project ideas from multiple organizations to establish Minnesota as a leader in CAV initiates. This solicitation is being conducted as an open, on-going request for proposals allowing potential responders to submit a proposal at any time. Proposals will be considered on a pre-determined review cycle outlined in this document. This is an opportunity for new and emerging CAV technologies to be developed, tested, and demonstrated in Minnesota. It is anticipated that this solicitation will result in multiple contract awards. The number of contracts awarded will depend on the size of projects submitted and available funding.

Date Posted: 10/01/2018
Due Date: 01/16/2020, 04/16/2020, 07/16/2020 (Ongoing Submittal Dates - See RFP and Addendum for details)

Notices Open to Pre-Qualified Consultants Only

Consultants must be pre-qualified in the identified work type(s) to respond to a Pre-Qualification Announcement. In order to submit a letter of interest to a project identified below, consultants must be pre-qualified at the time the announcement is posted. Each project below has its own "Official List," which identifies the consultants who are eligible to submit for that specific project. Please note: If consultants are not pre-qualified for all work types needed for project, they must make arrangements to subcontract with a firm(s) that is pre-qualified in the work type(s). If applicable, the consultant must identify in the letter of interest their sub-consultant(s), and which work type(s) the sub-consultant(s) will be completing. If there are not firms currently listed on the "Official List" for an identified work type(s), the consultant may provide the work themselves or they may subcontract with any firm.

District 1 Plant Inspections 2020

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to provide plant inspection on projects in NE Minnesota for the 2020 construction season.

Date Posted: 12/13/2019
Due Date: 01/15/2020

  • Pre-Qualification Announcement (PDF)
  • Scope of Work (PDF)
  • Official List (PDF): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 11.5 Materials Sampling & Testnig - Plant Inspection/Bituminous
    • 11.6 Materials Sampling & Testing - Plant Inspection/Concrete

Grand Marais and Grand Portage Survey Crews

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to provide construction surveying for SP 1602-50 (TH 61) in Grand Marais and SP 1604-45 (TH 61) in Grand Portage in the 2020 and 2021 construction seasons.

Date Posted: 12/13/2019
Due Date: 01/15/2020

TH 47 and TH 65 Corridor Planning and Environmental Linkages PEL Study (Phase 1)

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to complete Phase 1 of the PEL which includes: combine data collection, stakeholder engagement, and analysis to produce statement(s) of purpose and need; develop initial evaluation criteria; perform an initial environmental screening; and develop relevant and objective criteria for the future evaluation of alternatives. The study will also document the current condition of transportation assets and identify issues that are likely to affect their remaining service lives.

Date Posted: 12/06/2019
Due Date: 01/07/2020

Architectural History Phase I and II Survey of TH 252 and I-94

Brief Description: MnDOT Cultural Resources Unit (CRU) requests responses for a Phase I and II architectural history survey of the Trunk Highway (TH) 252 and I-94 Improvement Project between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park. The TH 252 portion of the project will include the conversion of the highway to a six-lane freeway from TH 610 to I-694 as well as addition of three interchanges and a pedestrian/bicycle overpass. Additional lanes would be constructed within the center median. The I-94 portion of the project will include construction of a new MnPASS lanes within the center median between I-694 and downtown Minneapolis.

Date Posted: 12/05/2019
Due Date: 12/19/2019