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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 Project for Feedback:

Proof of Concept - Developing Template Scopes of Work for Typical Professional Technical Contracts at MnDOT

Brief Description: MnDOT plans to release a RFP, in July 2017, to hire a consultant team that will create template scopes of work for typical professional technical contracts at MnDOT. A draft scope of this contract is not yet written, but the draft P6 schedule posted below shows the work packages and anticipated activities.

Submit comments or questions regarding this project, prior to the RFP release date, to:

Jerome Adams: 651-234-7611; or Peter Harff: 507-304-6194

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.

Minnesota Autonomous Bus Pilot

Brief Description: Specific project goals to be addressed as part of the current Autonomous Bus Pilot project include:

  1. Work with an autonomous vehicle provider to observe vehicle performance in winter snow/ice/salt conditions in a controlled testing environment.
  2. Learn from the controlled testing about readiness of the autonomous bus to operate in winter weather conditions and identify gaps/shortfalls and potential solutions.
  3. Promote awareness and the benefits of autonomous vehicle technology to local stakeholders, officials and the public through public demonstrations.
  4. Obtain national exposure and increase Minnesota’s influence and visibility on advancing autonomous vehicles.
  5. Prepare for autonomous bus testing on public roadways and bus rapid transit facilities.

Date Posted: 06/22/17
Due Date: 07/25/17

2017 Omnibus Study - Re-Post

Brief Description: State’s annual Omnibus Survey has been providing department leadership, managers and program staff with public feedback on State’s core operations for over two decades. The public’s preferences, priorities and concerns, as reflected in the survey responses, help to inform department strategies; resource allocation; and communication, outreach, and education efforts. The results of the Omnibus survey are used by MnDOT management and staff throughout the department to assess the public’s perceptions of MnDOT’s effectiveness overall as well as performance in key service areas, such as maintenance, safety, infrastructure reliability and convenience, etc. In addition, offices and programs responsible for different aspects of transportation, such as bike and pedestrian safety and MnPASS lanes, will use survey feedback to inform education campaigns and develop tools to further department objectives.

Date Posted: 06/06/17
Due Date: 06/27/17

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.

Deer Creek Environmental Documentation

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for the environmental documentation for the new Deer Creek bridge and the adjacent stream restoration. Deer Creek is located on T.H. 23 in Carlton County approximately. 9.5 miles northeast of the Carlton County line. Deer Creek is trout stream and approximately 300 feet of stream restoration is within the Black Hoof Wildlife Management Area. The project is scheduled for a letting in October 2018.  It is anticipated that a Non-Programmatic CATEX with Section 4f de minimis and standalone EAW will be required.

Date Posted: 06/22/17
Due Date: 07/13/17

  • Announcement (PDF 168KB)
  • Scope of Work (PDF 34KB)
  • Official List (PDF 42KB): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 1.13 Environmental Documentation - Class III Actions

Engineering Services for Geometric Layout and Detail Design for Bridge Replacements of Bridges 6572 and 5432

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to engineering services for Geometric layouts, Environmental documents, Public Involvement, and detailed design plans for two highway improvement plans for State Projects 5906-42 on Highway 75 and 8708-12 on Highway 68.

Date Posted: 06/20/17
Due Date: 07/06/17

  • Announcement (PDF 170KB)
  • Scope of Work (PDF 95KB)
  • Questions (PDF 88KB)
  • TGB/Vet Special Provisions (PDF 852KB)
  • Official List (PDF 50KB): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 1.12 Environmental Documentation - Class II Actions
    • 1.22 Geometric Layouts - Level 2
    • 2.12 Highway Design - Level 2
    • 5.53 Wetland Services - Level 3

SUE Contract for TH 10 Reconstruction in Wadena

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to obtain accurate utility field data broken down into an electronic format to avoid delays in the project due to inaccurate utility location information. The Contractor will assist the State in identifying utility impacts for the project. The Contractor will complete the preliminary Utility Information Sheets (UIS) for each utility’s conflict points within the corridor.

Date Posted: 06/15/17
Due Date: 07/13/17

  • Announcement (PDF 168KB)
  • Scope of Work (PDF 60KB)
  • Official List (PDF 33KB): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 15.1 Subsurface Utility Engineering

Preliminary Engineering for State Project 4203-50

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to provide the state with an ICE study report, a Geometric Layout, and Preliminary design of ADA facilities in Granite Falls, MN. The contract will also provide Preliminary Hydraulic Engineering and Subsurface Utility Engineering for the entire project from Near Cottonwood, MN to Granite Falls, MN. For State Project 4203-50.

Date Posted: 06/15/17
Due Date: 06/29/17

  • Announcement (PDF 171KB)
  • Scope of Work (PDF 126KB)
  • Questions (PDF 83KB)
  • TGB/Vet Special Provisions (PDF 852KB)
  • Official List (PDF 48KB): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 1.22 Geometric Layouts - Level 2
    • 2.12 Highway Design - Level 2
    • 14.7 Traffic Engineering Special Studies
    • 15.1 Subsurface Utility Engineering

London Road Traffic Study

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for a traffic study including counts, projections and an Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) report on T.H. 61 (London Road in Duluth). Project limits are from 26th Avenue East (end of I-35) to 45th Avenue East in Duluth. The intersection of 40th Avenue East experiences congestion and delays during peak periods. The ICE report will identify options and then a preliminary and final geometric layout will be prepared.

Date Posted: 06/07/17
Due Date: 06/27/17