Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Construction and Innovative Contracting


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The Office of Construction and Innovative Contracting (OCIC) is involved in all phases of construction contracts.

OCIC is divided into three sections that:

  • research and promote innovative construction and contracting methods
  • review and revise construction specifications
  • administer contract bids and approvals
  • manage construction activities
  • monitor and enforce labor compliance
  • investigate and resolve contractor claims
  • develop and promote work zone safety practices
  • administer the MnDOT Technical Certification Program (TCP)

OCIC maintains liaison with MnDOT Districts, other MnDOT Divisions, State and Federal agencies, legislators, counties and municipalities, contractors, citizens and the Resident Offices.

Resident Offices

In general, a Resident Office ensures completion of construction contracts according to contract requirements, provides technical supervision for construction projects, coordinates the activities of public utilities, contractors, and other governmental agencies on construction projects, documents contract work progress for paying the contractors; informs property owners, news media, other governmental agencies, and the public of construction operations within the District; provides requested technical assistance to other governmental agencies on their construction projects and ensures all required traffic safety and control measures are taken in the construction areas.

Construction Truck Operational Cost Survey

Contractors that would like to participate in the process to establish the statewide operating costs for various construction trucks should complete and submit a Construction Truck Operational Cost Survey.