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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.

Project Information Meeting - 3rd Avenue Bridge in downtown Minneapolis

The Bridge Office, Metro District, and MnDOT Cultural Resources Unit are hosting an informal meeting to share project information for the upcoming rehabilitation of the historic 3rd Avenue Bridge in downtown Minneapolis.  Consultants interested in pursuing the design contract for this project are strongly encouraged to attend.

Date:     Wednesday, 8/24/16
Time:    10 -11:30 am
Place:    MnDOT Bridge Office, Ground Conference Room #5
             3485 Hadley Avenue North
             Oakdale, MN 55128

Request for Letters of Interest (RFLOI) for the Smith Avenue High Bridge project in St. Paul using the Construction Manager General Contractor (CMGC) Procurement Methodology

Brief Description: The Minnesota Department of Transportation – Metro District is soliciting Letters of Interest (LOI) from the following companies:
1) Contractors interested in proposing for the CMGC Contractor role.
2) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms interested in participating on a contractor team for construction.
3) Consultants interested in proposing for cost estimating.

Date Posted: 08/16/16
Due Date: 08/26/16

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.

I-35W Lake Street Communications and Engagement Services

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for communications and public engagement services for the I-35W reconstruction project from the I-94 Commons in downtown Minneapolis south to 43rd Street.  The work will include rebuilding the highway, constructing a transit station at Lake Street, new bridges, retaining walls, noise barriers and storm sewers.

Date Posted: 08/19/16
Due Date: 09/13/16

Standards and Guidance for Using Mobile Sensor Technology to Assess Winter Road Conditions

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for the creation of guidance for using weather sensing technology to assess road conditions. Such information would be used to provide performance measurements as well as operational information. To create this guidance, the project will begin with a review of the state of the industry and a survey of vehicle-mounted road condition sensing technology currently being used by transportation agencies. Project investigators will also seek to learn about similar efforts to standardize and use this kind of data.

Investigators will then undertake rigorous field testing of equipment from major manufacturers in order to develop standardized measurement scales for each parameter (grip, road temperature, dew point temperature, water film height, etc.). The standard parameters will then be developed into a combined metric that can be used to describe road conditions, indicate current level of service (LOS), determine any required maintenance, measure performance, and possibly even report road conditions, traffic mobility, and/or grip or slipperiness of road to the public.

This project focuses on data from sensors mounted on agency fleet vehicles. Fixed station data and data from private and commercial vehicles or onboard devices (such as through vehicle infrastructure integration (VII) projects in development) are beyond the scope of this project.

Date Posted: 08/02/16
Due Date: 09/07/16

Training Video for the Implementation of Liquid-Only Plow Routes

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for the creation of a video training tool designed to explain the benefits of liquid-only plow routes, the fundamentals of how and when to use liquid-only plowing, and steps to implement a program. The video will also serve to gain buy-in from multiple audiences within a DOT (executives, managers, maintenance staff, and operations staff) and beyond (lawmakers and the public).

Investigators will also update existing Clear Roads guidance on recommended practices for liquid-only plow routes, which was published in 2010 (http://clearroads.org/project/identifying-the-parameters-for-effective-implementation-of-liquid-only-plow-routes/), by incorporating more recent research and practitioner field experiences. This will help to prepare content for the video and to serve as supporting documentation.

Date Posted: 07/29/16
Due Date: 09/06/16 09/07/16 [see Addendum #1]

Weather Event Reconstruction & Analysis Tool

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses that address transportation agencies’ need to collect data about recent winter events, including forecasts and actual recorded weather. Timely, detailed, and easily-accessible weather data will help agencies reconstruct weather events—particularly those that were unexpectedly severe or that caused major accidents—as a part of after-action reports and studies.

This project is presented in two parts. Part I involves finding, cataloging and categorizing available web-based data sources. It also includes scoping a customized web tool to adapt or extend existing data sources to make the data more accessible and usable. Upon completion of Part I, the project funders will decide whether to proceed with Part II: the creation of the tool scoped in Part I along with associated support and training materials.

Date Posted: 07/29/16
Due Date: 09/06/16 09/07/16 [see Addendum #1]

Emergency Operations Methodology for Extreme Winter Storm Events

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses that will inform transportation agencies about planning and response best practices for severe-to-extreme storm events. This topic covers a range of issues that are relevant before, during and after these types of events: resource management; traffic management; public outreach; law enforcement and emergency response; interjurisdictional partnering; Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) compliance; and related topics.

This project has been developed by Clear Roads, 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. For more information, visit www.clearroads.org.

Date Posted: 07/29/16
Due Date: 09/06/16 09/07/16 [see Addendum #1]

Utilization of AVL/GPS Technology: Case Studies

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for the creation of case studies that will document in detail transportation agencies’ experiences implementing automatic vehicle location (AVL)/global positioning systems (GPS) for winter maintenance equipment. These case studies will take a broad view, examining agencies’ decision-making processes; implementation steps; difficulties and lessons learned; and documented benefits and costs for different tiers of AVL/GPS implementation, which may range from basic location data to advanced system status and diagnostics. The lessons learned and recommendations derived from the case studies will serve agencies that are considering initiating, ramping up, or modifying winter maintenance AVL/GPS implementation.

Date Posted: 07/29/16
Due Date: 09/06/16 09/07/16 [see Addendum #1]

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.

US 52, TH 156 and I-494 Concord Video Inspection

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to inspect, locate, digital video and cleaning if necessary of obstructed or dirty storm sewer system features for  TH 156 (Concord Avenue) from I-494 to US 52 and US 52 from I-494 to Plato Boulevard and I-494 from Brent Avenue to Concord Boulevard.  

Date Posted: 08/04/16
Due Date: 08/18/16

  • Announcement (PDF 174KB)
  • Scope (PDF 82KB)
  • Map (PDF 172KB)
  • Inspection Forms (PDF 299KB)
  • Official List (PDF 43KB): 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)

Geometric Layout and Detail Design Plans for Hwy 91

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to provide the State with preliminary and detailed design services and deliverables needed to bring Sate Projects 5108-12 and 5107-14 to letting on schedule. The products and services needed for this project include, but are not limited to; public involvement, agency involvement and coordination, hydraulic design, detailed design, utility coordination, bridge and pedestrian facility layouts, construction limits, traffic control plans, detailed design road plans, and special provisions.

Date Posted: 08/03/16
Due Date: 08/16/16

  • Announcement (PDF 163KB)
  • Scope (PDF 86KB)
  • Questions (PDF 96KB) Posted 08/11/16
  • TGB/VET Special Provisions (PDF 179KB)
  • Official List (PDF 47KB): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 1.12 Environmental Documentation – Class II Actions
    • 1.23 Geometric Layouts – Level 3
    • 2.13 Highway Design – Level 3

I-94 - St. Paul to Minneapolis Video Inspection

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to inspect, locate, digital video and cleaning if necessary of obstructed or dirty storm sewer system features for Interstate 94 from Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis to East 7th Street (TH 5) in St. Paul.  

Date Posted: 08/03/16
Due Date: 08/18/16

  • Announcement (PDF 174KB)
  • Scope (PDF 81KB)
  • Map (PDF 175KB)
  • Inspection Forms (PDF 299KB)
  • Official List (PDF 42KB): 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)