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Innovative Contracting, Best-Value Contracting

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Best-Value Contracting

Best-Value Contracting allow owner’s to consider other factors in addition to price in the award and execution of construction contracts.  MnDOT currently has best-value authority for design-bid-build and design-build projects.

Design-Bid-Build guidelines

Design-Bid-Build authority is defined in Minnesota State Statute 16C.02, 16C.03 and 16C.28. MnDOT has developed the following guide for procuring design-bid-build best-value contracts:

Sample submittal package for historic masonry

Design-Build guidelines

Design-Build Best-Value authority is defined in Minnesota State Statute 161.4310 to 161.3428. Additional information on design-build best-value contracting can be found in MnDOT’s Design-Build Manual (PDF).