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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.

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 03/19/2019, here:

Potential Projects List (Word)

Notices for Potential Responder Information and Feedback

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.

Draft Information: SP 2001-42  Highway 14 Expansion Design-Build

The Oversight Contract for SP 2001-42 will contain positions for the Design and Construction Oversight of the Design-Build Project schedule for letting in August 2019.  Construction is anticipated to last through June of 2022.

Organizational Chart (PDF)

Project Location:
The Highway 14 expansion is in eastern Steele County and western Dodge County.  The project begins 0.7 miles east of Steele County Road 43 (east of Owatonna) and ends at Highway 56 north ( west of Dodge Center) at the existing four-lane. 

Project Scope:

  • Design & Construct 12.5 miles of four lanes of Highway 14 east of Owatonna to Highway 56 west of Dodge Center
  • Design & Construct new interchanges and bridges at Highway 56 and Dodge County Road 3
  • Design & Construct new overpasses at Dodge County Road 1, Steele County Road 16 and Canadian Pacific Railway 
  • Design & Construct approximately 5 miles of local roads


TH 10, SP 0215-76 Preliminary Design Services

Assist MnDOT in the development of a Non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusion with a preferred alternative, including, but not limited to, public involvement and outreach, alternatives analysis, cost estimates, traffic operational analysis, Traffic Management Plan, preliminary drainage overview map, construction limits, staff approved layout and right of way acquisition report.

At this time, the draft scope of work and accompanying documents are being posted for industry review and informational purposes only. Feedback is not requested at thist ime.

Draft Scope of Work (PDF)
Ferry Street Summary Report (ZIP)

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.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and On-the-Job Training Needs Assessment

Brief Description: MnDOT is required to periodically re-evaluate the effectiveness of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and On-the-Job Training/Supportive Services programs which are subject to federal oversight. This Needs Assessment will serve as the basis for planning and program development that will help achieve the goals of the two programs. The goal of the Needs Assessment is to ensure the participation and representation of various stakeholders, including DBE firms, highway heavy construction contractors, tribal employment representatives, OJT trainees, trade associations, training organizations, and community-based organizations. Below is information about each program and the issues that the Needs Assessment is intended to addressed.

Date Posted: 03/18/2019
Due Date: 04/15/2019

Fiber Optic Training Course for Intelligent Traffic Systems

Brief Description: Contractor will provide a fiber optic training course for MnDOT Metro District personnel working on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).  Training to be held at Metro District training facility.

Date Posted: 03/15/2019
Due Date: 03/25/2019

North/West Passage Corridor Safety and Mobility Assessment

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for professional services to conduct an overall assessment of the safety and mobility issues and challenges along the I-90 and I-94 North/West Passage Corridor Safety and Mobility Assessment (North/West Passage Work Plan Project 13.3). MnDOT is the Lead Agency in the North/West Passage Transportation Pooled Fund Study TPF-5(376). Interstate highways 90 and 94 between Minnesota and Washington function as major corridors for commercial and recreational travel. The North/West Passage states of Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming are predominantly rural and face similar transportation issues related to traffic management, traveler information, and commercial vehicle operations.

Date Posted: 03/11/2019
Due Date: 03/26/2019

Preliminary Design, Design Survey, & Detailed Design for TH 371 in Hackensack

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for Preliminary Design, Design Survey and Detailed Design for the reconstruction of TH 371 in Hackensack, Minnesota.

Date Posted: 03/04/2019
Due Date: 04/03/2019

Standard Test Procedures for Ice Melting Capacity of Deicers

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for a Clear Roads project to evaluate a standard test method for measuring the ice melting capacity of deicers. The Mechanical Rocker Test Procedure, developed through Nebraska Department of Transportation research, has been proposed by Clear Roads for potential adoption as an American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standard. This project will evaluate the Mechanical Rocker Test Procedure for efficacy, recommending modifications if necessary. This project has been developed by Clear Roads. Clear Roads is an ongoing pooled fund research project aimed at rigorous testing of winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods for use by highway maintenance crews. Clear Roads will fund and oversee the contract for this project in coordination with MnDOT. The goal of this project is to provide agencies with an objective, repeatable test procedure for measuring the ice melting capacity of deicers.

Date Posted: 02/14/2019
Due Date: 04/02/2019

Post Letting Services Master Contract Program

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for services that would support the Department’s needs for post letting project activities and services.

Date Posted: 02/13/2019
Due Date: 03/25/2019

Minnesota CAV Challenge

Brief Description: The purpose of this project is to allow industry and transportation partners to propose innovative projects with the potential to advance Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) desires a wide variety of project ideas from multiple organizations to establish Minnesota as a leader in CAV initiates. This solicitation is being conducted as an open, on-going request for proposals allowing potential responders to submit a proposal at any time. Proposals will be considered on a pre-determined review cycle outlined in this document. This is an opportunity for new and emerging CAV technologies to be developed, tested, and demonstrated in Minnesota. It is anticipated that this solicitation will result in multiple contract awards. The number of contracts awarded will depend on the size of projects submitted and available funding.

Date Posted: 10/01/2018
Due Date: 03/15/2019 (Ongoing Submittal Dates - See RFP)

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 252 Certified Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Plans

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for Certified Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Plans for the TH 252 Freeway Project.

Date Posted: 03/19/2019
Due Date: 04/03/2019

TH 210/ Washington Street Corridor Study

Brief Description: The Minnesota Department of Transportation is requesting proposals to complete a corridor and development study for an upcoming T.H. 210 improvement project. Washington Street is a major travel corridor spanning from West to East Brainerd, MN along T.H. 210. This portion of T.H. 210 has the largest traffic volume in Crow Wing County with varying patterns in traffic characteristics along the corridor. These variances are due to the distribution of business and residential areas and their relative proximity to controlled intersections as well as other areas of congestion. In addition, the Paul Bunyan Trail and planned Cuyuna Lakes Trail enter Brainerd from the west and east respectively. Washington Street may be a candidate to improve bicycle connections across Brainerd and bring these two trails together. The primary objective of this study is to guide MnDOT and all interested/impacted parties to what the future corridor reconstruction/rehabilitation project will look like.

Date Posted: 03/18/2019
Due Date: 04/16/2019

Twin Ports Interchange Column Support Embankment Design

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for a column supported embankment design for the Twin Ports Interchange (TPI). The Twin Ports Interchange is located at the intersection of I-35/I-535/T.H. 53 in Duluth. 

Date Posted: 03/12/2019
Due Date: 04/09/2019

Environmental Review Services for Conveyance Properties

Brief Description: MnDOT’s Contaminated Material Management Team (CMMT) assists MnDOT’s Office of Land Management with reviewing conveyance properties to assess potential environmental liabilities and/or risks related to the proposed conveyance based on completion of Phase I – desktop type research including reviews of readily available documents and relevant historical information. The current and anticipated future CMMT workload exceeds the available time that staff has, therefore additional assistance is needed in reviewing conveyances on time while reducing risk.

Date Posted: 03/12/2019
Due Date: 03/26/2019

Final Design Plan Set

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for the development of construction limits and a biddable final plan set and special provisions for State Project 0803-44, Trunk Highway (TH) 14 just west of the TH 14/TH 71 intersection of Sanborn to the eastern limits of the City of Springfield.  The project will include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in Springfield, Cold In-place Recycling (CIR) in the rural areas and the addition of a right turn lane. 

Date Posted: 03/12/2019
Due Date: 03/28/2019

  • Prequalification Announcement (PDF)
  • Scope of Work (PDF)
  • TGB/VET Special Provision (PDF)
  • Official List (PDF): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 2.12 Highway Design – Level 2
    • 5.52 Wetland Services – Level 2
    • 9.4 Design/Location Surveys
    • 9.5 Right-of-Way Surveys
    • 13.1 Detailed Inspection and Location of Stormwater System Features (Level 1)
    • 14.3 Roadway Lighting Design
    • 14.42 Temporary Traffic Control Plan – Level 2
    • 14.62 Signing Plan Design & Special Provisions – Level 2
    • 15.1 Subsurface Utility Engineering
    • 20.11 Level 1 Preconstruction
    • 20.13 Level 3 Contract Time Determination

TH 23 Bituminous Mill and Overlay Including Roundabout

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for professional and technical assistance to provide a detailed preliminary and final geometric layout and final design for State Project (SP) 0504-20, a pavement resurfacing project on TH 23 from 6th Ave in Foley to the Rum River Bridge in Milaca.  The project is in both Benton and Mille Lacs counties and is approximately 13.34 miles long.  SP 0504-20 is scheduled for a letting date of March 25, 2022.  This work requires the development of a geometric layout, final plans, specifications and cost estimates for the project.

Date Posted: 03/11/2019
Due Date: 03/26/2019

TH 252 Video Inspection

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to review the digital video, inspection information and corresponding field notes / conditions for scoping purposes to effectively and efficiently design storm water infrastructure.

Date Posted: 03/07/2019
Due Date: 03/21/2019

  • Prequalification Announcement (PDF)
  • Scope of Work (PDF)
  • Maps (PDF)
  • Inspection Forms (PDF)
  • Official List (PDF): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 13.1 Detailed Inspection and Location of Stormwater System Features (Level 1)
    • 13.2 Video Inspection of Stormwater System Features (Level 2)
    • 13.3 Cleaning of Stormwater System Features (Level 3)

TH 610 Sign Replacement Design

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for a Contractor to design a sign replacement project for State Project (SP) 2771-45. This sign replacement design project is located along Trunk Highway (TH) 610 from TH 169 in Brooklyn Park to TH 10 in Coon Rapids.

Date Posted: 03/05/2019
Due Date: 03/19/2019

  • Prequalification Announcement (PDF)
  • Scope of Work (PDF)
  • Official List (PDF): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 14.61 Signing Plan Design & Special Provisions – Level 1
    • 14.62 Signing Plan Design & Special Provisions – Level 2
    • 14.63 Signing Plan Design & Special Provisions – Level 3