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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.

Design Build Verification Consultant for I-35 Forest Lake UBOL and Bridges Project
(SP 8280-47)

MnDOT will be requesting proposals for the Design Build Verification Consultant (DBVC) team for the future SP 8280-47 I-35 Design Build project. The DBVC will be responsible for providing design verification and contract administration for the design build project. The approximate estimated cost of this contract is $2 to $3 million. See SP 8280-47 Design Build website for more information on the project at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/designbuild/i35forestlake-ubol-bridge/index.html

Click here to review the current, DRAFT, Organizational Chart for the project team (UPDATED 11/22/16): Draft Org Chart (PDF 61KB)

In addition, click here to review the DRAFT scope of work for the upcoming RFP (UPDATED 11/22/16): Draft Scope of Work (PDF 381KB)

The RFP is anticipated to be issued mid-January.                        

Update - RFP Kickoff Meeting Handout and Presentation [Posted 01/13/17] 

MnDOT held a second I-35 Design Build Verification Team RFP kickoff meeting on Thursday January 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., at the Metro District Waters Edge building (1500 West County Road B2, Roseville, Minnesota) in conference room C.    

Kick off meeting handout and presentation is posted today, January 13, 2017 for those who were not
able to attend the meeting. 

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.

Statewide Bicycle District Plans

Brief Description: The Statewide Bicycle System Plan (2016) provides a vision and goals for bicycling in Minnesota. Through the statewide planning process, the public identified corridors of interest for bicycle travel. The public further identified a value in increased opportunities for local and regional bicycle travel. The bicycle corridors in the Statewide Bicycle System Plan did not identify specific bike routes in the planning process. There is a need to develop and identify local and regional bicycle routes along and across MnDOT facilities and their connectivity to local networks. This project will create eight district level bicycle plans for MnDOT. The district plans will align with the Statewide Bicycle System Plan and will be context sensitive to each district, and assist districts in identifying the need and prioritizing bicycle investments on the Trunk Highway system.

The successful responder is expected to sub-contract with Regional Development Organizations (RDO) in Districts 1, 2, and 4. The anticipated cost for the respective RDO’s in Districts 1, 2 and 4 is approximately $50,000.00-60,000.00 combined.

Date Posted: 01/10/17
Due Date: 02/01/17

  • RFP (PDF 164KB)

Quick Call for Proposals: Minnesota Historic Preservation Office (MnHPO) Portal Needs Assessment

Brief Description: The purpose of this contract is to complete the needs assessment/requirements gathering study for the possible development of an online portal that will provide historic property information, and allow for the submittal of newly surveyed property information.

Date Posted: 01/06/17
Due Date: 01/17/17

Facilitation Services for MnDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Workforce Collaborative

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for a third party facilitator to work with MnDOT and the participants in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Workforce Collaborative (“Collaborative”).  The Collaborative is a group that reviews and evaluates MnDOT’s implementation of the DBE and workforce programs and recommends changes, including possible legislation, to improve the effectiveness of the programs in the state.  The purpose of the Collaborative is explained in detail in Minn. Stat. §174.186. The group has been in existence for approximately six years and in the 2010 legislative session, the group was established in statute. Sustainable improvements in MnDOT’s Civil Rights programs requires partnerships with stakeholders and the public that engage in a transparent decision making process.  The collaboration process has been facilitated by an independent contractor for the past six years.  The future work of the Collaborative will involve a continuation of this initiative, and facilitation of the groups work to provide a productive environment for continuous improvement.

Date Posted: 01/03/17
Due Date: 01/18/17

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.

Senior Bridge Inspector/Assisting Bridge Inspector-D7 Mankato

Brief Description: The goal of this project is for the Contractor to provide bridge construction inspectors to ensure that the project is completed within reasonable conformity to the plans, specifications and contract provisions.

Date Posted: 12/29/16
Due Date: 01/18/17

  • Announcement (PDF 165KB)
  • Exhibit A (PDF 13KB)
  • Exhibit B (PDF 54KB)
  • Questions (PDF 43KB)
  • Official List (PDF 35KB): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 11.2 Construction Inspection Bridge Construction