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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

Potential Projects List

MnDOT maintains a list of potential, upcoming Professional/Technical projects. This list is updated on a regular basis, and is provided to help consultants plan and prepare for upcoming solicitations. You can view the current list, last updated on 04/18/2018, here:

Potential Projects List (Word)

Meeting Notices, Draft Scopes/Solicitations, Etc.

The following 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.

None available at this time

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.

MnDOT Parklet 2.0

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for the design and construction of a parklet to be used primarily for community engagement activities. MnDOT currently has one parklet that is limited in its ability to be moved and set up around the state, but has demonstrated solid results in terms of generating community interest. An updated parklet design will improve portability and allow internal stakeholders to use the parklet across Minnesota. The goal of this project is to result in the delivery of a completed parklet that matches MnDOT’s design framework and construction plans used to build the parklet.

Date Posted: 04/19/2018
Due Date: 05/03/2018

Passenger Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Trainer and Driver Certification - REPOST

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to enable participants to simultaneously develop self-confidence as trainers while learning how to teach the basics of passenger assistance to transit drivers. After completing this course, trainers (participants) will possess the tools for instructing and evaluating on-the-job performance, which will help Minnesota transit providers maintain a high quality transportation service and safety.

Date Posted: 04/17/2018
Due Date: 05/01/2018

Traffic Safety Evaluation

Brief Description: This project is focused on developing plans or approach to evaluating the performance of existing projects, conducting the evaluations, and establishing evaluation plans for evaluating projects programed but not yet funded to help strengthen the state’s data-driven approach for HSIP. The project seeks to use best practices from the Highway Safety Improvement Program Evaluation Guide, Highway Safety Improvement Program Manual, Highway SafetyManual, data analysis experts, and other credible resources to assist the state in building a structured evaluation process for projects and programs. Once a high level plan is developed, evaluation of projects, programs, and specific sites will be conducted as a part of this project. The number of evaluations completed as a part of this project will depend on amount of level of effort needed to produce statistically valid results, resources available, number of projects/countermeasures/programs implemented, availability of data, and scheduled completion date.

Date Posted: 04/02/2018
Due Date: 05/08/2018

Development of Five-Year Transit System Plans - Multi-Award Project

Brief Description: These Five-Year Transit System Plans, 2020 – 2025, will assist transit providers to enhance or adapt their services based on:

  • Enhancing coordination of services to meet transportation needs
  • Increasing ridership/transit use across the network
  • Ensuring fiscal responsibility as a transit provider
  • Shifting of services or actions based on revenues available (increase or decrease)
  • Adjusting services based on adopted policies or statutes
  • Governing structures or re-alignments of service areas
  • Identifying future capital and operational needs

Date Posted: 04/02/2018
Due Date: 04/24/2018

Working Capital Loan Fund Administration and Technical Assistance - REPOST

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: 03/29/2018
Due Date: 04/19/2018 04/25/2018 04/27/2018

2018 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Innovative Idea Program

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to select and fund projects that are beyond the basic or applied research stage. Projects that can benefit from an operational test setting or demonstrate ongoing advances in technology are desired. Those projects that demonstrate a higher potential for deployment are desired over simple demonstration projects. Respondents are required to identify with the various Minnesota ITS Development Objectives shown in Exhibit A and complete the Program Guidance for ITS Adoption shown in Exhibit B of this RFP. Please note, the Project and Ultimate Goal Guidance for ITS Adoption included in Exhibit B should be completed post project selection as indicated for each phase. The ITS Innovative Idea Program is not the sole mechanism to receive ITS funding for projects in Minnesota. Responding to this solicitation does not exclude projects from utilizing other contracting and funding mechanisms currently in place.

Date Posted: 03/22/2018
Due Date: 04/19/2018

Independent Cost Estimate and Engineer's Estimating Services for I-35W Stormwater Storage Facility CMGC Project

Brief Description: The following goals have been established for the Project:

  1. Construct a stormwater storage facility to prevent flooding on I-35W at 42nd Street from a 6-year, 24-hour event and provide a minimum of 14 acre-feet of storage.
  2. Achieve a 100-year design life and minimize groundwater infiltration into the stormwater storage facility.
  3. Minimize life cycle cost (cost for construction and long-term maintenance and operations).
  4. Optimize the maintainability which includes future inspections of the facility.
  5. Complete the project in conjunction with the adjacent project which is currently under construction (S.P. 2782-327).
  6. Minimize impacts to the community and traveling public.
  7. Maximize safety (both during and after construction) for the workers and community/traveling public.
  8. Build a professional and collaborative project team among the owner, designer, and contractor using the CMGC delivery method.

In addition to the goals listed above the following are always important project goals to MnDOT; quality, minimizing impacts to the environment, public engagement, minimizing project risk, and maintaining public trust and confidence in the Project and the CMGC process.

Date Posted: 03/22/2018
Due Date: 04/19/2018

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.

TH 65 Access Planning and Environmental Corridor Study

This announcement has been removed at this time. The announcement and scope of work are being revised to better suit MnDOT's needs, and will be reposted when it has been finalized.

Comprehensive Transportation Study for Glencoe, MN

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to evaluate alternative routes for the Highway 22 alignment, include a safety assessment along the Highway 212 corridor and include a multitude of public engagement opportunities to help the City of Glencoe, McLeod County and MnDOT develop a common vision for transportation in the Glencoe area.

Date Posted: 04/09/2018
Due Date: 04/20/2018