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Professional Technical Consultant Services

With the COVID-19 concerns and precautions going into place, MnDOT is currently not accepting paper proposals in response to P/T solicitations. MnDOT will temporarily be accepting proposals and responses to solicitations electronically to aid in support of social distancing and the adjustment to a more remote working community.

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. All documents on this page are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

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. Refer to the link below for the most up to date version.

New Solicitation Forms Packet

In an effort to reduce the amount of data entry on the forms submitted with a solicitation, we've created a Solicitation Forms Packet in Adobe Forms. The packet is a compilation of the forms that may be required for a solicitation. The Adobe form will auto populate data entered, throughout the packet so it only needs to be entered once. The forms must be signed individually to acknowledge that each form was reviewed. This can also be found on the Contract Documents page. The posted solicitation will still include a regular .pdf of the forms if you would like to continue to use those.

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.

Meeting Notice: Minnesota Freight Network Optimization Tool RFP

Information Meeting for Potential Respondents

The new RFP is expected to come out in August of 2022 and will be published through a website called SWIFT. We will provide the direct link here as soon as it is available.

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).

Important note

The TGB and the DBE programs are different programs.  If a project has a TGB goal set, then responders must be looking at TGB firms for the goal.  Likewise, if a project has a DBE goal set, then responders must be looking at DBE firms. TGB and DBE are not used interchangeably.  For additional information about small business programs, please visit MnDOT’s Civil Rights website at mndot.gov/civilrights.

Notices Open To All Consultants

The following section lists all current P/T RFPs, Informal Solicitations and Quick Call for Proposals. Note: you do not need to be pre-qualified or on any current MnDOT Certified List Programs to respond to these advertisements. P/T 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 solicitation will identify the last date to submit questions, along with an anticipated date the answers will be posted.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Academy

Brief description: The objective of this contract is to create a DBE Academy for DBE and certified small businesses. The DBE Academy will be developed to provide classes that achieve the following results:
• Build, improve the capacity and capabilities of DBEs and certified small businesses to expand expertise.
• Acquire advanced business and technical skills needed to bid and be awarded MnDOT contracts.

Date posted: 08/03/2022
Due date:  08/25/2022

I-494 Corridors of Commerce Design Build Verification Team

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for a Contractor to provide design-build verification for State Project (SP) 2785-424 on Interstate (I)-494 Corridors of Commerce Design-Build Project.
Project Limits: The project is primarily located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, in the cities of Edina, Bloomington, and Richfield. The project limits extend a total of 5.5 miles from approximately East Bush Lake Road to Bloomington Ave S.

The project scope is to design and construct E-Z Pass in both directions between East Bush Lake Road and I-35W, a turbine interchange at I-494 and I-35W, and a reconfiguration of the access at Nicollet, Portland, and 12th Avenues. The project scope also includes the construction of a new pedestrian bridge at Chicago Avenue, vehicular bridges, retaining walls, noise walls, drainage infrastructure, etc.

Date posted: 08/01/2022
Due date:  08/31/2022

2022 ITS/CAV Support Services - Master Contract Program

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses to provide support services to further MnDOT’s development of its Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) program.

Date posted: 07/26/2022
Due date:  08/25/2022

John Ireland Blvd Bridge Superstructure Replacement and I-94 Corridor Bridge Painting and Preservation

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for replacement design for existing Bridges 9631 and 9632 (John Ireland Blvd. over I-94 in downtown St. Paul), as well as bridge repair and/or painting plans for a number of additional bridges along the I-94 corridor through St. Paul.

Date posted: 07/19/2022
Due date:  08/09/2022

Safety Culture Strategic Plan

Brief description: The goal of this project is to evaluate MnDOT’s current safety management system, organizational design, and structure of safety personnel within MnDOT and the current state of employee psychological safety to identify and provide guidance to advance workplace safety performance. The Selected Responder will develop a written strategic plan for implementation recommendations to improve safety performance and overall safety culture across MnDOT.

Date posted: 07/13/2022
Due date:  08/09/2022

TH 23 Reconstruct in Milaca, State Project Number 4801-26

Brief description: This contract is for the development of preliminary and final geometric layout and a biddable final plan-set and special provisions for TH 23 from the Rum River Bridge to 250’ east of CSAH 2 (105th Ave) in Milaca, MN.

Date posted: 06/30/2022
Due date:  08/08/2022

Minnesota Freight Network Optimization Tool

The new RFP is expected to come out in August of 2022 and will be published through a website called SWIFT. We will provide the direct link here as soon as it is available.

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: 08/19/2020
Due date:  10/14/2022, 02/10/2023, 06/09/2023, 10/13/2023, 02/09/2024, 06/14/2024

Notices open only to pre-qualified consultants

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.

Preliminary and Final Design for TH 246 Mill and Overlay from CSAH 26 to TH 56

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for preliminary and final design for mill and overlay of Minnesota Trunk Highway (TH) 246 from County State-Aid Highway (CSAH) 26 in Rice County to TH 56. The project includes, but is not limited to, public and stakeholder engagement and coordination, field surveys, construction limits, design memorandum, preliminary and detail hydraulics design, traffic management plan, preliminary and final roadway design, traffic control, ADA design, signing design, pavement marking design, lighting design, utility coordination, and special provisions.

Date posted: 08/08/2022
Due date: 08/19/2022

  • Announcement
  • Scope
  • Project Scoping Report
  • Gannt P6 Schedule
  • TGB/VET Special Provisions
  • Official List: In order to submit a letter of interest to this project, consultants must be pre-qualified in the following work types:
    • 2.12 Highway Design – Level 2
    • 3.14 Bridge and Structure Design - Level 2
    • 9.4 Design/Location Surveys
    • 14.3 Roadway Lighting Design
    • 14.43 Temporary Traffic Control Plan Design & Special Provisions - Level 3
    • 14.61 Signing Plan Design & Special Provisions - Level 1
    • 20.13 Contract Time Determination - Level 3
    • 21.1 Communications and Public Engagement Project Management

Preliminary and Final Design Plan Set [SP 5212-35, District 7]

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for pre-letting scoping support, development of construction limits, production of a biddable final plan-set with special provisions, and for post-letting support on State Project (SP) 5212-35. The project is located at the interchange of TH 169 and Belgrade Ave/Mulberry Streets in Mankato and North Mankato

Date posted: 08/01/2022
Due date: 08/18/2022

  • Announcement
  • Scope
  • TGB/VET Special Provisions
  • Official List: In order to submit a letter of interest to this project, consultants must be pre-qualified in the following work types:
    • 1.21 Geometric Layouts - Level 1
    • 2.13 Highway Design – Level 3
    • 9.4 Design/Location Surveys
    • 14.1 Traffic Signal Design
    • 14.2 Traffic Signal Operations
    • 14.3 Roadway Lighting Design
    • 14.42 Temporary Traffic Control Plan Design & Special Provisions - Level 2

Grand Rapids/LaPrairie Mill and Overlay

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for final design plan for 2.8 miles of mill and overlay, Right turn lanes at Dakota Supply Company and Prairie River Wayside Rest, pedestrian curb ramp, sidewalk and curb and gutter construction,  intersection lighting systems, Storm sewer construction, and center left turn lane and intersections improvements at the Gunn Road intersection.  

Date posted: 07/26/2022
Due date: 08/11/2022

  • Announcement
  • Scope
  • Final Layout
  • Questions
  • TGB/VET Special Provisions
  • Official List: In order to submit a letter of interest to this project, consultants must be pre-qualified in the following work types:
    • 1.12 Environmental Documentation – Class II Actions
    • 2.13 Highway Design – Level 3
    • 5.53 Wetland Services – Level 3
    • 14.1 Traffic Signal Design
    • 14.3 Roadway Lighting Design
    • 14.43 Temporary Traffic Control Plan Design & Special Provisions - Level 3
    • 14.61 Signing Plan Design & Special Provisions – Level 1

Highway 65/23 Corridor Study - City of Mora

Brief description: The goal of this project is to achieve a comprehensive planning process that will identify, prioritize, and select improvements by evaluating growth impacts and develop a transportation system on TH 65/23 that anticipates growth, and identifies existing and future transportation deficiencies to incorporate access management strategies and techniques. A robust public engagement process will accompany this planning effort. This study will identify steps needed to reach the preferred vision and include high-benefit-lower cost improvements that could be implemented in conjunction with an urban reconstruction project in 2030, stand-alone safety, and as development occurs.

Date posted: 07/13/2022
Due date: 08/10/2022