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Office of Construction and Innovative Contracting

Contacts

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OCIC Contacts

Leadership

Tom Ravn, State Construction Engineer and Director 651-366-4228
Mike Leegard, Contract Administration Engineer 651-366-4219
Erik Martin, Administrative Assistant 651-366-4240

Construction Support & Claims

Investigation and resolution of construction contracts  
Rick Beckes, Regional Construction Support/Claims 651-366-4236
Seth Yliniemi, Construction Support and Claims Engineer 218-846-3631

Construction Support - MnIT

MnIT support to AASHTOWare, CMS, FieldOps, P6 and TRACS Support  
Cheryl Jimenez, CMS, FieldOps, TRACS Support 651-366-4214
Nicholas Nyakundi, AASHTOWare Support 651-366-4205
Marty Peil, P6 Support 651-366-4651
Pat Quinn, AASHTOWare Support 651-366-4226
Gus Wagner, Lead Applications Support 651-366-4237

Construction Standards

Field Reviews, final inspections and reports  
Paul Johns, Construction Standards Engineer 507-304-6245

Contract Changes

Contract Changes - Document review, price recommendations, rental rates, force account, encumbrances and task orders  
Elisa Bottos, Contract Changes Engineer 651-366-4241
John Bier, Contract Changes Specialist 651-366-4225
Eric Fyten, Contract Changes Specialist 651-366-4685
Robert Juen, Contract Changes Specialist 651-366-4693
Email Contract Changes  

Contracts and Lettings

How to bid, contracting, insurance requirements, bonding  
Nancy Boeve, Contracts and Lettings Supervisor 651-366-4243
Allison Buhl, Contracts and Lettings Specialist 651-366-4218
Matt Vang, Contracts and Lettings Specialist 651-366-4245
Email mailbox for contract documents submitted for approval  
Email mailbox for prime contractor vendor forms, hardcopy bid bonds, and TGB/Vet preference forms  

Documentation & Payments

Contract documentation, payments, and AASHTOWare construction business support  
Jennie Carlson, Supervisor, AASHTOWare Support 651-366-4207
Jessica Mennenga, Specialist, AASHTOWare Support 651-366-4216
Email AASTHOWare Construction Support  
Nancy Olson-Sperle, Payment Estimates and Final Reviews 651-366-4224
Jo Wood, Payment Estimates and Final Reviews 651-366-4242
Email Contracts Payment Group (CPG)  

Innovative Contracting

New practices supplementing traditional low-bid, design-bid-build contracting  
Kevin Kosobud, Project Development 218-310-3677

Labor Compliance Unit & AASHTOWare CRL Support

Investigating prevailing wage complaints, compliance assistance, certified payrolls and training  
Charles Groshens, Supervisor 651-366-4209
Clancy Finnegan, Investigator Team Lead

651-366-4204

Omar Abdi, Investigator Senior 651-366-4230
Jamie Barry, Investigator Senior 651-366-4203
Amanedia Dear, Program Coordinator/Field Investigator 651-366-4202
Jackie Klein, Investigator Senior 651-366-4208
Kirsten Reyes, Investigator Senior 651-366-4229
Email LCU Support 651-366-4238

Work Zone Safety

WZS training, Extra Enforcement, Awareness Program  
Ted Ulven, Work Zone Safety Supervisor 651-366-4222
Leigh Kriewall, Work Zone Safety Training Coordinator 651-366-4217
Jackie Brown, Extraordinary Enforcement and WZS Awareness Program 651-366-4221

Website Questions and Comments

Nancy Boeve, Bid Letting website 651-366-4243
Jackie Brown, OCIC websites 651-366-4221
Clancy Finnegan, Labor Compliance website 651-366-4204
Leigh Kriewall, Work Zone Safety website 651-366-4217