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Taxpayers' Transportation Accountability Act Notices

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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Note: All documents found on this page are in .pdf format unless otherwise specified.



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









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


Developing a Roadway Salt Best Management Practices Handbook

SWIFT Event ID: 2000003237


Brief Description: The goal of this project is to investigate and analyze issues related to deicing chemical supplies during the winter of 2013-2014. The investigation should cover the available supply of deicing chemicals with a primary focus on road salt. The project should identify where there were problems and why the problems existed. The project should investigate best practices of salt users and suppliers to develop a manual of best practices.


Date Posted: 09/16/14
Due Date: 10/16/14

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Identifying Best Practices for Snowplow Route Optimization

SWIFT Event ID: 2000003239


Brief Description: Many agencies are looking for a better way to determine where and how many plow trucks should be deployed for a given area or if there is a specific way to set up routes for maximum efficiency. Agencies also want to assess facility locations to identify opportunities for greater efficiency.The purpose of this project is to identify the best practices at state agencies for route optimization and facility placement, including the use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf software.


Date Posted: 09/16/14
Due Date: 10/16/14

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Developing a Training Video and Manual for Best Practices and Techniques in Clearing Different Interchange Configurations and Other Geometric Layouts

SWIFT Event ID: 2000003238


Brief Description: The primary objective of this project is to develop a 15-20 minute video that showcases the most efficient pass sequences to properly clear various interchange and intersection layouts. Clear Roads would like to develop a narrated, chapter-formatted video that uses both animated overhead visual representations and supplemental real-life video footage of snow removal in action. Auxiliary reference cards and a PowerPoint presentation are also requested. The successful responder is expected to survey members of the snow and ice community on techniques used to clear the desired geometric configurations, work with the Clear Roads subcommittee overseeing the project to determine the basic script for the video, and develop the video, reference cards, and presentation.


Date Posted: 09/16/14
Due Date: 10/16/14

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Transit Restructuring Planning Study

SWIFT Event ID: 2000003236


Brief Description: The overarching goal for this study is to provide MnDOT and the participating public transit systems three options for moving forward with a collaborative model to ensure more efficient transit operations in the participating counties. “More efficient” may mean covering larger geographic areas, providing the existing services for less money, reaching a greater population of potential transit riders, reducing inefficiencies related to duplicated efforts, and linking previously disparate systems in a cost-effective way.

There are five fundamental goals of a Transit Restructuring Planning Study:

  1. To establish a baseline understanding of regionalization opportunities. The study recommendations will guide future public transit funding applications for participating transit systems.
  2. To understand the benefits and concerns resulting from potential cooperative arrangements between public transit service providers.
  3. To recommend three cooperative strategies to pursue, potentially including coordination or consolidation.
  4. To develop an implementation plan to guide transit provider cities and counties toward a cooperative or consolidated model.
  5. Obtain greater knowledge and awareness of the issues surrounding system restructuring, leading to a more effective planning process.


Date Posted: 09/16/14
Due Date: 10/07/14

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I35E/I694 Noise Wall Painting

SWIFT Event ID: 2000003232


Brief Description: MnDOT has had a number of noise wall coating failures in recent years which have shown up shortly after wall installation. MnDOT has received a number of calls from legislators and cities requesting the noise walls be recoated due to the poor image. MnDOT has a need to develop better coating specifications which require little upkeep, longer service life and reduced failures to make better use of funding. The purpose of this project is to review existing painting specifications, field review coating failures, review manufacturers' product information/specifications, develop testing procedures and develop performance-based specifications for existing wall coatings as well as new wood walls for noise barriers on the Unweave the Weave segment of I-3 5E I I -694 north of St. Paul.


Date Posted: 09/12/14
Due Date: 09/29/14

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Facility Condition Assessment - Minnesota Department of Transportation Sites

SWIFT Event ID: 2000003220


Brief Description: MnDOT requests proposals to provide facility condition assessment(s) (FCA) for the 193 MnDOT sites listed in Exhibit 1. These 193 sites consist of 514 buildings totaling approximately 2,553,629 +/- square feet. MnDOT reserves the right to award a contract for all or some of the buildings listed. MnDOT reserves the right to amend the contract in the future to include additional buildings/square footage as necessary. Services include project management, site inspection, and applicable reporting using the State’s FCA process.


Date Posted: 09/11/14
Due Date: 10/01/14

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Mobile LiDAR Scanning

SWIFT Event ID: 2000003152


Brief Description: The purpose of this project is to use a mobile vehicle to capture Light Distance and Ranging (LiDAR) data and imagery for approximately 18 centerline miles of the Metro District, then process the data to obtain roadyway models, asset attributes, and clearance data.


Date Posted: 09/09/14
Due Date: 10/01/14

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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


Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System Controller Request for Information

Brief Description: MnDOT is soliciting information regarding current products, services, and interests of private and/or public agencies specifically related to the development of a Conflict Warning Controller. MnDOT is currently considering developing and releasing a Rural Intersection Conflict Warning Systems Phase II (RICWS II) Design-Bid-Build project. The intent of this Request for Information is to solicit information from the industry to assist in finalizing a Conflict Warning Controller that can be used for this RICWS project as well as other ITS warning projects.

Date Posted: 09/15/14
Due Date: 10/10/14



MnDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Workforce Collaborative Facilitator

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to organize, facilitate, mediate and report on various meetings of the full Collaborative, the Collaborative Leadership team and external partners, to continue to work the review, evaluation and recommendation the DBE and Workforce programs. The successful responder (facilitator) will document all meetings and report on key relationships and explore process recommendations for moving program strategies forward, in a productive manner and within the limitations of the law. In addition, the successful responder will work the Collaborative Leadership Team to insure process recommendations reflect stakeholder’s perspectives and accommodate stakeholder involvement. The successful responders’ scope of work includes facilitating between 10-20 meetings of the Collaborative, the Collaborative Leadership Team or various project teams. The successful responder will document all meetings, report on the key relationships and process recommendations for moving forward.

Date Posted: 09/15/14
Due Date: 09/29/14







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


Trunk Highway 9 Pavement Rehabilitation and Culvert Improvements

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for Design Engineering and Preparation of Plans for Bituminous Mill and Overlay including culverts, and drainage improvements along Trunk Highway (TH) 9 from the Junction of TH 27 in Herman to the Junction of TH 55. The goal of this project is to complete final design plans to meet the project letting of March 26, 2016.

Date Posted: 09/12/14
Due Date: 09/26/14


Evaluation of Certain Trunk Highway Speed Limits

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for the completion of engineering and traffic investigations on Trunk Highway segments that are two-lane, two-way roads with a posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour. These studies have been authorized by the 2014 Minnesota State Legislature, Chapter 312—H.F. No. 3172, Section 36.

Date Posted: 09/05/14
Due Date: 09/23/14


TH 169 Cross Range Expressway Final Design


Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for the final design of a 2 to 4 lane expansion on TH 169 between CSAH 15 and CSAH 7 near Taconite, MN. The goal of this project is to design a plan set to be used for highway construction. 

Date Posted: 09/02/14
Due Date: 09/30/14