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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.

Notices for Potential Responder Information and Feedback

This 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.

Draft Request for Proposals

TH 65 (Third Avenue) Bidge Project - Notice to All Potential CMCG Proposers

Brief Description: The DRAFT Trunk Highway 65 (3rd Avenue) Bridge Construction Manager / General Contractor Request for Proposals (RFP) is currently available for industry review. This Draft RFP is subject to change. Proposers will need to review and submit Proposals based only on the Final RFP when advertised. Listed below are several items that MnDOT would like to highlight:

  1. MnDOT would greatly appreciate any comments on the draft RFP. No formal clarification process will be provided on the draft RFP but MnDOT will consider all comments when finalizing the RFP.  Please send your comments (in writing or via e-mail) to MnDOT’s CMGC Program Manager, Kevin Hagness by October 20, 2017.
  1. MnDOT will be conducting an informational meeting from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on October 25, 2017 on a date yet to be determined. Additional information regarding the meeting is within the RFP.

Request for Letters of Interest

I-35W Stormwater Storage Facility Project in Minneapolis, using the Construction Manager General Contractor Procurement Methodology

Brief Description: MnDOT is planning to design and construct an underground stormwater storage facility (SSF) adjacent to northbound I-35W near 42nd Street in Minneapolis, MN.  I-35W near 42nd Street is a low point in the highway grade and is subject to flooding under certain precipitation events.  Based on a recent study, the stormwater storage facility is expected to hold a minimum of 14 acre-feet of water below an elevation of 814 feet.

Date Posted: 10/16/17
One Page Letter of Interest Due: 10/30/17

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).

Notices Open to All Consultants

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

Utility Locating Services - Re-Posting

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to determine when and where utility location services are necessary and ultimately mark the underground facilities so excavators and others performing work can avoid damaging state owned utilities.

Date Posted: 10/16/17
Due Date: 10/26/17

TH 55 Storm Water Tunnel Inspection and Design Project

Brief Description: The goal of this project is investigate and design a repair to a failed connection point in the TH 55 storm water tunnel and to inspect this storm water tunnel, prioritize and quantify the work needs. Provide the final design construction plan set, special provisions, cost estimate and approvals for the rehabilitation of the storm water tunnel.

Date Posted: 10/11/17
Due Date: 11/02/17

Working Capital Loan Fund Administration and Technical Assistance

Brief Description: The goal of this project will be to grant loans up to $25,000 or 50% of total contract or sub contract amount, whichever is less, as applicable to DBE firms working as prime contractors or subcontractors on MnDOT eligible projects. The total principal amount outstanding to any borrower is limited to $60,000. The WCLF Program may work in cooperation with private lenders if the loan amount requested is greater than the limits allowed under the WCLF Program. The successful responder will manage and administer the revolving loan fund. The revolving loan fund to be managed is approximately $413,000.00. The WCLF administrator will receive up to $186,000.00 to cover the costs of managing, administering the WCLF and providing one-on-one financial consultation over a two year period.

Date Posted: 10/11/17
Due Date: 11/01/17

TH 6 Bituminous Mill and Overlay

Brief Description:MnDOT requests responses for the plans and specifications for the mill and overlay of TH 6. This project is currently programmed in the 2017-2020 STIP for a 2019 construction. MnDOT is in need of professional/technical staff to deliver this commitment.

Date Posted: 10/09/17
Due Date: 11/03/17

Preliminary and Detail Design for US63 and I-90 Interchange Ramps and Approach Roadways

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for professional, technical assistance to provide preliminary and detail design of ramps and approach roadways for an interchange reconstruction project at US Highway 63 (US63) and Interstate 90 (I-90) in Olmsted County, Minnesota. The project spans approximately 1.3 miles, from approximately 0.35 miles south of I-90 to 85th Street SE in Olmsted County. US Highway 63 is a major thoroughfare for freight trucks between northeastern Iowa and the State of Minnesota. This project is necessary to replace the existing substandard interchange Bridges 9889 and 9890 at the intersection of US63 and I-90. Like the existing bridges, the replacement bridges will serve as a major connection between northeastern Iowa and the State of Minnesota and support the broader connectivity needs of the US Highway System and freight transport.

Date Posted: 10/04/17
Due Date: 10/30/17

Hamline and Grace Storm Water Tunnels Rehabilitation Inspection

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to provide on-site construction inspection and technical expertise for the rehabilitation of the Hamline and Grace storm water tunnels.

Date Posted: 09/29/17
Due Date: 10/23/17

Transportation Systems Management & Operations Program Planning Support

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to develop a TSMO strategic plan, implementation plan and business plan which will provide overall direction and strategic outcomes for MnDOT’s TSMO Program.

Date Posted: 09/19/17
Due Date: 10/17/17

Blatnik Bridge Technical Analysis

Brief Description: The primary goals of this contract are:

  1. Provide technical analysis for needs outlined in Blatnik Bridge Management Study (aka the management plan). The management plan identified several repair and replacement strategies with varying timing scenarios. The aim of this contract is to supply updated bridge rating factors and demand/capacity ratios that were not completed as part of the management plan.
  2. Investigate anticipated service life for all elements within the main span and approach spans.
  3. Work collaboratively with State’s District 1 and Bridge Office staff to provide information and technical support to the District’s global scoping efforts for the project. The District scoping effort will be produced through a separate professional/technical contract.

Access to the Blatnik Bridge Management Study and bridge inspection reports can be obtained by contacting Colleen Lichtsinn at the MnDOT Bridge Office: colleen.lichtsinn@state.mn.us

Date Posted: 09/14/17
Due Date: 10/17/17

Notices Open to Pre-Qualified Consultants Only

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.

Detail Design Plans for Pavement Rehabilitation on Trunk Highway 14 from Tracy to Revere

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to provide engineering services and deliverables needed to bring State Project 6401-37 to letting on schedule. The products and services needed include, but are not limited to; hydraulic design, detailed design, construction limits, utility coordination, pedestrian facilities improvements, signed road plans and special provisions, permits, public involvement, and agency involvement.

Date Posted: 10/19/17
Due Date: 11/07/17

TH 55 Signal Optimization

Brief Description: The goal of this project is develop, implement and fine-tune optimized traffic signal timing for 44 signals on TH 55 as well as cross-coordination of signals that are adjacent to TH 55. Optimized signal timing reduces delay and stops experienced by motorists, thus improving safety and reduce fuel consumption.

Date Posted: 10/13/17
Due Date: 10/27/17

  • Announcement (PDF 186KB)
  • Scope of Work (PDF 37KB)
  • Official List (PDF 35KB): Responders must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 14.2 Traffic Signal Operations

TH 55 from Division Street East of Buffalo to Wright/Hennepin County Line in Rockford, Mill and Overlay, including ADA Improvements in Rockford

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to assure the pavement rehabilitation on TH 55 and ADA improvements on TH 55 in Rockville are completed in reasonable conformity with the plans, specifications and contract provisions. The tentative letting date is scheduled for April 27, 2018. Construction operations are planned to begin on approximately May 16, 2018 and end on July 20, 2018.

Date Posted: 10/03/17
Due Date: 11/03/17