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As required by the Taxpayers’ Transportation Accountability Act, Minnesota Statutes §161.3203, subdivision 3(b), MnDOT hereby provides public notice that it proposes to award privatization transportation contracts as follows:

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Please see the "Updates" page for information regarding recent changes to parking and building entry availability at MnDOT's Central Office Transportation Building.






I-35W North Corridor Managed Lane – Phase 1 - INFORMATIONAL MEETING

MnDOT will issue an RFP for a consultant contract for an Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Design for SP 6284-172, I-35W North Corridor Managed Lane, between TH 36 and Lexington Avenue in Blaine.


MnDOT has been working with the cities and counties along the Corridor in the development of a managed lane and transit-friendly corridor. This project will provide for the development of a managed lane, priced managed lane and transit vision for the I-35W North Corridor.


As part of the project development process, a consultant contract is proposed to be executed to assist MnDOT in the development of an Environmental Assessment, Operational Analysis, an Interstate Access Modification Request, Visual Quality Manual, Benefit Cost Analysis, Noise and Air Analysis and the preparation of a draft noise exemption request, etc.  Several layout alternatives will be developed with the purpose of selecting a preferred alternative for Staff Approval.  A CORSIM analysis will be required for the preferred alternative in the design year and year of opening. LWD cost estimates will be produced for all alternatives with a more detailed 30% design quantity-based estimate for the preferred alternative.


The RFP is anticipated to be posted before June 30, 2014.


MnDOT will conduct an RFP pre-release informational meeting on Wednesday, June 4, from 9:00 – 10:00 AM in Conference Rooms A and C at MnDOT’s Waters Edge office at 1500 West County Road B-2 in Roseville.  This meeting is open to all consultants interested in the project.  At this meeting, the MnDOT Project Manager will explain the scope of the RFP in detail and answer technical questions.


Before the informational meeting, consultants may direct questions to the Project Manager, Jerome Adams, at (651) 234-7611 or


Interested parties should familiarize themselves with the I-35W North Managed Lanes Study that was completed in 2013, and can be found at this website



At the direction of the Department of Administration, MnDOT now advertises RFP's in the SWIFT system. The following section lists a brief description of all current RFPs and Solicitations open for response in the SWIFT portal. You do NOT need to be pre-qualified or on any current Certified List program to respond to a these advertisements. However, you MUST be a registered vendor in SWIFT in order to review and/or respond to a RFP/Informal Solicitation identified in this section.


Consultant Services advertises these RFPs/Informal Solicitations, along with all supporting documentation, addendums, questions and/or other related issues in the SWIFT Portal. As a potential responder, you will be responsible for checking back for changes, addendums and/or questions that have been answered and posted. The SWIFT Event Details will identify the last date to submit questions.







YOU MUST CALL THE SWIFT HELPLINE AT 651-201-8100, AND CHOOSE OPTION 1 (twice). The person listed in the RFP/Informal Solicitation cannot assist you in these areas.


Current SWIFT RFPs / Informal Solicitations


Safe Routes to School Planning Assistance

SWIFT Event ID: 2000002966

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for completing Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans. SRTS plans have been used successfully in Minnesota communities to identify barriers to children walking and bicycling to school and develop action plans for infrastructure and non-infrastructure solutions. The SRTS planning process will include community engagement, an assessment of existing conditions around each school site, identification of school transportation goals and creation of an action plan to increase opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school. MnDOT has selected schools through a competitive grant process to receive planning assistance. The 2014 solicitation received a record number of planning applications. This years’ planning solicitation selection committee prioritized planning assistance schools to receive assistance based on application evaluation criteria used in the review.


Date Posted: 07/11/14
Due Date: 07/31/14

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LRFD Conversion of MBW and RSS

SWIFT Event ID: 2000002955

Brief Description: 


Date Posted: 06/30/14
Due Date: 07/15/14

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Northern Lights Express – Roadway Engineering

SWIFT Event ID: 2000002948

Brief Description: 


Date Posted: 06/30/14
Due Date: 07/31/14

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Southeast Minnesota Regional Travel Study

SWIFT Event ID: 2000002946

Brief Description: The purpose of the Southeast Minnesota Regional Travel Study is to identify and assess travel corridors between regional trade centers for possible transit investment. This is the first step in the process of identifying, evaluating, designing and implementing transportation investments in the study area. The results of the travel behavior study will provide Office of Transit and the grantee transit systems with valuable information on the types of potential passengers and the desired destinations within the region. This will assist in developing transit routes with a high probability of success.


Date Posted: 06/30/14
Due Date: 07/31/14

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I-35W Minnesota River Bridge Replacement Preliminary Engineering

SWIFT Event ID: 2000002939

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to develop a staff approved level 1 geometric layout, preliminary bridge plans and environmental documentation. The tasks associated with this contract include:
 Traffic analysis and modeling
 Bridge preliminary plan
 Water Resources preliminary design
 Environmental assessment
 Level 1 staff approved geometric layout
 Air quality and noise analysis
 Public and stakeholder involvement
 Project management


Date Posted: 06/26/14
Due Date: 07/22/14 07/29/14 See Addendum 1 in SWIFT

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The following section lists all current P/T RFPs and Informal Solicitations open for response. *Note: you do NOT need to be pre-qualified or on any current MnDOT Certified List programs to respond to a RFP/Informal Solicitation.


The following P/T RFPs and Informal Solicitations will be posted solely on this web page, along with all supporting docmentation, addendums, questions and/or other related issues on this web page. 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. All consultants (pre-qualified or not) can propose on projects advertised as a RFP/Informal Solicitation below.


Current Non-SWIFT RFPs / Informal Solicitations





The following section lists all current Pre-Qualification Announcements open for response. *Note: you MUST be pre-qualified in the identified Work Type(s) in order to respond to a Pre-Qualification Announcement. For more information on becoming pre-qualified, see the Pre-Qualification Program web page.


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 subconsultant(s), and which work type(s) the subconsultant(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.


Current Pre-Qualification Announcements


TH60 West Gap Soil Investigation


Brief Description :The goal of this project is to create a Microsoft Access database of soil boring data, Microstation files with soil boring data in plan-view and cross-sections, a tin for each muck area, MnPave program results, RigidPave program results, and a Material Design Recommendations letter for the project.

Date Posted: 07/17/14
Due Date: 08/04/14


Hwy 53 Relocation Construction Schedule


Brief Description: The project involves the abandonment of the existing TH-53 between Cuyana Drive and Second Avenue in Virginia and the relocation of the highway to a new location. The new alignment has not been determined yet, and is being evaluated by State as part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) effort currently underway on the project. Three build alternative alignments are being studied for construction.  This contract will provide cost initial estimates and project schedules for alternatives M1 and E2.  This contract will also provide up to two update cost estimates and project schedules for alternatives M1 and E2.  This contract will also provide up to two update cost estimates for alternatives El-a Bridge and El-a Reinforced Soil Slope (RSS).

Date Posted: 07/22/14
Due Date: 08/14/14

Development of National Register of Historic Places Requirements for Railroad Archaeological Properties


Brief Description: Using the registration requirements developed in this project, successful responder will conduct a National Register evaluation of an appropriate resource selected in consultation with the project steering committee.  The evaluation will be detailed in a technical report (separate from the registration requirements documentation) that meets MnDOT’s Cultural Resources Unit (CRU) Project and Report Requirements (2011) and the SHPO Manual for Archaeological Projects in Minnesota (2005).

The successful responder will produce a GIS layer of existing and abandoned railroad corridors in the state that have been evaluated for National Register eligibility (both individually and as features of historic districts).  The layer will incorporate SHPO inventory data and must meet MnDOT GIS data standards.

Date Posted: 07/09/14
Due Date: 07/24/14