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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 05/20/2019, 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 2780-97 Verification for I-94 Maple Grove to Rogers Design-Build Project

The verification contracts for SP 2780-97 will contain positions for the Design and Construction Verification of the Design-Build Project schedule for letting in October 2019. Construction is anticipated to last through November 2021.

Design Verification Organizational Chart - Advertised in July (PDF)
Construction Verification Organizational Chart - Advertised after October 11th I-94 Maple Grove Letting (PDF)

For additional information on the I-94 Maple Grove to Rogers Design-Build Project, visit the following website:


REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST: TH 169 Redefine Project (SP 7106-73) in Elk River using the CMGC Procurement Methodology

MnDOT is replacing four at-grade intersections with grade-separated interchanges on TH 169 at Main Street, School Street, 193rd Avenue and 197th Avenue in Elk River, MN. The scope of work is also anticipated to include intersection improvements at the TH 169/TH 101/TH 10 interchange ramp-heads to allow for free-flow traffic conditions on TH 169/TH 101 and the replacement of the northbound TH 101 over TH 10 bridge.

MnDOT's District 3A (Baxter), is soliciting Letters of Interest (LOI) from the following companies:
1) Contractors interested in proposing for the CM/GC Contractor role.
2) Targeted Group Businesses and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses interested in participating on a contractor team for construction.
3) Consultants interested in proposing for bridge design, roadway design, or cost estimating services.

Date Posted: 05/21/2019
Due Date: 06/17/2019

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.

Design Verification Organizational Chart - Advertised in Early June (PDF)
Construction Verification Organizational Chart - Advertised after August 21 Highway 14 Expansion Letting (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

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.

Update the Minnesota's Best Practices for Pedestrian/Bike Safety Handbook

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for assistance updating the Minnesota’s Best Practices for Pedestrian/Bike Safety Handbook. MnDOT previously prepared and published Minnesota’s Best Practices for Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Handbook (Handbook) in 2013. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide a resource to assist agencies in their efforts to more safely accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists on their systems of roads and highways. Recently many cities and counties have requested this Handbook be updated to reflect more recent research in countermeasures, newer strategies for pedestrian and bicycle safety, and updated costs of potential countermeasures. 

Date Posted: 05/20/2019
Due Date: 06/12/2019

General Engineering Consultant for Preconstruction Services Master Contract Program

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for General Engineering Consultant (“GEC”) services that would support the Department’s needs for preconstruction design bid build project activities and services.

Date Posted: 05/15/2019
Due Date: 06/13/2019

Navigation System Maintenance

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to provide for routine and unscheduled maintenance of MnDOT’s Navigation Systems; specifically to maintain the navigation systems as per the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) specifications and to restore any outage within 24 hours of notification.

Date Posted: 05/14/2019
Due Date: 06/07/2019

Detail Design for State Project (SP) 3408-18

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for detailed design services, hydraulic analysis, and deliverables needed to bring State Project 3408-18 to letting on schedule. SP 3408-18 is a 2 to 4 lane highway conversion project on TH 23 form the east end of the New London Bypass to the start of the 4 lane Paynesville Bypass at the western limits of the city. The project corridor does include work through the city limits of Hawick (unincorporated). The scope of the project includes the conversion of TH 23 from a 2 to 4 lane divided highway and the construction of a 12’ by 12’ pedestrian underpass (box culvert) near CR 135 on TH 23. SP 3408-18 is currently scheduled for letting in December of 2022

Date Posted: 05/09/2019
Due Date: 06/04/2019

MnDOT RTAP Program Management

Brief Description: MnDOT is seeking a contractor to administer the Minnesota Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) to provide services, design and implement trainings that enhance the competence of rural transportation providers throughout greater Minnesota. The department doesn’t have enough expertise to design or implement trainings that are required; hence seeking a contractor.

Date Posted: 04/26/2019
Due Date: 05/20/2019 05/29/2019

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: 07/19/2019 (Ongoing Submittal Dates - See RFP and Addendum for details)

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 27 Full Depth Reclaim, Shoulder Widening, and Bridge Replacement

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for the Preliminary Design and Environmental Studies necessary to prepare S.P. 7703-16 for MnDOT District 3 Plan Development with the letting scheduled for December 17, 2021.  Products and services needed for this project include, but are not limited to: the development of a Level 1 Geometric Design and Layout Development (GDSU) approved layout including construction limits, Public Outreach assistance, Environmental Coordination and Documentation and Wetland Services.

Date Posted: 05/14/2019
Due Date: 05/29/2019

TPI Vibration Study and Pre Condition Surveys

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for a vibration study and pre-condition surveys at the Twin Ports Interchange (Jct I-35/I-535/T.H. 53) in Duluth. The adjacent Lincoln Park neighborhood and business district has 100+ year old buildings and utilities. Pile driving for the new bridges will be directly adjacent to these structures. 

Date Posted: 05/09/2019
Due Date: 05/30/2019

Windom Corridor Study

Brief Description: . MnDOT requests responses for a corridor study of the TH 60 corridor in Windom to evaluate alternatives for management of existing and future transportation and traffic flow in the corridor.

Date Posted: 05/06/2019
Due Date: 05/21/2019

Twin Ports Interchange Geotechnical Drilling

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for additional geotechnical drilling and testing for the Twin Ports Interchange (TPI) (Jct. I-35/I-535/T.H. 53) in Duluth.

Date Posted: 04/30/2019
Due Date: 05/21/2019