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.
At the direction of the Department of Administration, MnDOT now advertises Requests for Proposals in the SWIFT system. Each agency was affected by the implementation differently; please refer to the links below to understand how MnDOT projects have been affected:
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 RFP for Industry Review
Alternative Contracting General Engineering Consultant
This is a courtesy review opportunity for the industry and comments are encouraged. This draft RFP and scope of work will be posted until May 27, 2016. Comments must be received by 2:00PM on May 27, 2016, and must be directed to Peter Davich at Peter.A.Davich@state.mn.us. Industry comments will be used at MnDOT's discretion, and there is no posted response anticipated. After the review period, MnDOT anticipates posting the final RFP in the coming weeks for official public notice.
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
SWIFT RFPs/INFORMAL SOLICITATIONS
MnDOT advertises Formal RFP's and Informal Solicitations in the state's 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 MnDOT Certified List Program to respond to 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.
If you have reviewed a RFP/Informal Solicitation in the SWIFT system, or downloaded the RFP/Informal Solicitation from the SWIFT system, you should be a registered vendor.
If you received a RFP/Informal Solicitation in paper form, or are not able to download the RFP/Informal Solicitation, you most likely need to register as a vendor. Note that approval of your registration may take 3–4 business days.
Consultant Services advertises these RFPs/Informal Solicitations, along with all supporting documentation, addendums, questions and/or other related issues solely within 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.
I-35W Bridges and Transit Station
SWIFT Event ID: 2000005668
Brief Description: The goal of this project is to produce final plans to be incorporated into the bid package for SP 2782-327.
Construction Contract Dispute Resolution Services Certified List Program
SWIFT Event ID: 2000005604
Brief Description: The goal is to establish a Certified List Program consisting of firms that have been pre-approved to provide Construction Contract Dispute services for MnDOT in the following categories: 1) Construction contract (transportation) claim analysis/support; 2) Construction contract (transportation) schedule analysis/support for contract revisions and claims; 3) Forensic accounting; 4) Facilitation and Training: including, partnering, alternative dispute resolution, development of independent cost estimates (ICE) and other dispute resolution topics, as necessary; and 5) Construction contract (transportation) ICE for contract changes.
Note that this this is a NEW program, and will be REPLACING the current certified list. Any vendors on the current certified list MUST respond to this RFP to be rated and potentially placed on the new certified list.
Date Posted: 05/06/16 Due Date: 06/08/16
County Road Safety Plan Updates
SWIFT Event ID: 2000005522
Brief Description: The goal of this project is to produce an updated subset of traffic safety plans, incorporating new practices, crash data and lessons learned while building on the documents that were previously completed. The updated traffic safety plans will still have a focus on reducing fatal and serious injury crasher son the local roadway system while aligning the statewide Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
The following section lists all current P/T RFPs and Informal Solicitations open for response, being processed outside of the SWIFT system. Note: you do not need to be pre-qualified or on any current MnDOT Certified List Programs to respond to these advertisements. The following 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.
Logo Sign Franchise Program
Brief Description: Under Minnesota Statutes §160.80, MnDOT operates the
Logo Sign Franchise Program on Interstate highways and certain controlled access highways in Minnesota. The
Program provides for blue highway signs with individual logos for businesses that provide motorist
services (gas, food, lodging, camping, and 24‐hour pharmacies) and eligible attractions. MnDOT
implements it by contract with a qualified firm. The current contract expires December 31, 2016. The purpose of this RFP is to provide interested parties with information to
enable them to prepare and submit a proposal for the continuance of the Minnesota Logo Sign
Franchise Program. MnDOT intends to use the results of this RFP to award a
10‐year contract and seeks proposals from qualified firms.
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.
ADA Staff Augmentation - Design
Brief Description: The goal of this project is to provide assistance to Design staff to ensure ADA compliance is being met while providing usable, maintainable and constructible pedestrian facilities throughout MnDOT Right of Way.
Official List (PDF 69KB): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
2.13 Highway Design - Level 3
ADA Staff Augmentation - Construction
Brief Description: The goal of this project is to provide assistance to Construction staff to and Contractors to ensure ADA compliance is being met while providing usable, maintainable and constructible pedestrian facilities throughout MnDOT Right of Way.
Official List (PDF 67KB): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
11.1 Construction Inspection Grading and Base, Bituminous and Concrete
Township Sign Program
Brief Description: Federal funding was identified for sign replacement on township roads under High Priority Project (HPP) category in the federal transportation bill for the fiscal years 2005-2009. The township sign inventory and replacement project is being continued with the participation of three counties: Chippewa, Chisago, and Clearwater. The main objectives of this project are to provide consistency in signing of township roads across Minnesota, improve the safety of motorists by removing unnecessary signs and replacing signs that no longer meet the state (Minnesota Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices [MNMUTCD]) and federal standards. The first phase of the project will focus on the preliminary engineering and evaluation of the existing signs, development of a simple sign inventory and a set of sign plans and special provisions for the three counties.