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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.

At the direction of the Department of Administration, MnDOT now advertises Requests for Proposals in the SWIFT system. Each agency was affected by the implementation differently; please refer to the links below to understand how MnDOT projects have been affected:

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.

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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 a brief description of all current RFPs and Solicitations open for response in the SWIFT portal. You do not need to be pre-qualified or on any current MnDOT Certified List Program to respond to these advertisements. However, you must be a registered vendor in SWIFT in order to review and/or respond to a RFP/Informal Solicitation identified in this section.

  • If you have reviewed a RFP/Informal Solicitation in the SWIFT system, or downloaded the RFP/Informal Solicitation from the SWIFT system, you should be a registered vendor.
  • If you received a RFP/Informal Solicitation in paper form, or are not able to download the RFP/Informal Solicitation, you most likely need to register as a vendor. Note that approval of your registration may take 3–4 business days.

Consultant Services advertises these RFPs/Informal Solicitations, along with all supporting documentation, addendums, questions and/or other related issues solely within the SWIFT Portal. As a potential responder, you will be responsible for checking back for changes, addendums and/or questions that have been answered and posted. The SWIFT event details will identify the last date to submit questions.

Final Planset - Gateway New Ulm - Highway 14/15

SWIFT Event ID: 2000005752

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to have a biddable plan-set and special provisions on Highway 14 within the City of New Ulm and to the east.

Date Posted: 06/07/16
Due Date: 06/30/16


The following section lists all current P/T RFPs and Informal Solicitations open for response, being processed outside of the SWIFT system. Note: you do not need to be pre-qualified or on any current MnDOT Certified List Programs to respond to these advertisements. The following 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.

Alternative Contracting General Engineering Consultant

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to have the selected GEC function as an extension of the Department’s staff for the purposes of delivering design-build, CMGC, and other alternative contracting approaches. The staff performing this work must be highly experienced and knowledgeable in their areas of expertise.

Note that, MnDOT will be holding a pre-selection meeting in order to provide all potential respondents with essential information that is specific to this particular project. All potential respondents must send one representative to this meeting. The pre-selection meeting is anticipated to be held on July 11, 2016 from 2:30p.m.-3:30p.m at MnDOT’s Central Office (located at 395 John Ireland Blvd. St. Paul, Minnesota 55155) in conference rooms G13 and G14.

Date Posted: 06/29/16
Due Date: 08/17/16

Nine Mile Creek Bridge Replacement DBVC

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for design-build verification for the Nine Mile Creek bridge replacement project. MnDOT is seeking 4-5 design-build verification team positions. The goal of this project is a construction project completed according to the plans and special provisions.

Date Posted: 06/15/16
Due Date: 07/08/16

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.

MnModel Phase 4 Environmental and Predictive Modeling

Brief Description: The goals of this project are to develop automated procedures to support updating the environmental models that are used as input for the archaeological predictive model; to develop automated procedures for deriving environmental variables from these models, to update the S-PLUS scripts for the statistical analysis, and to automate procedures for converting the S-PLUS results to a GIS version of the predictive model. In the process of developing and testing the procedures, the successful responder will complete models for selected parts of the state. The successful responder will also deliver automation tools (ModelBuilder, Python, and/or AML for ArcGIS and S-PLUS scripts) and complete documentation to MnDOT so that MnDOT can complete the work for the remainder of the state.

Date Posted: 06/28/16
Due Date: 07/12/16

Soils Borings, Testing and Reporting for Highway 12 Willmar Wye

Brief Description: The primary goal of this project is to provide soil borings on the proposed alignment. The work will also require providing computer files containing soil boring location data, soil sample classifications for each boring, and laboratory test results of sample taken in the field.

Date Posted: 06/27/16
Due Date: 07/14/16

  • Pre-Qualification Announcement (PDF 164KB)
  • Scope (PDF 53KB)
  • Official List (PDF 42KB): Consultants must be Pre-Qualified in the following Work Type(s) to respond to this announcement:
    • 6.31 Geotechnical Laboratory Testing - Level 1
    • 6.8 Solid Stel Auger Drililng

Subsuface Utility Engineering and Utility Coordination for both Underground and Overhead Utilities on Highway 23

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 Utility Coordination thru MnDOT’s step 4 – “Utility Design Meeting”, as well as complete the preliminary Utility Information Sheets (UIS) for each utility’s conflict points within the corridor.

Date Posted: 06/27/16
Due Date: 07/12/16

Nashwauk ADA/Sidewalk Design

Brief Description: The goal of this project is to have the ADA and sidewalk portions of SP 3112-37 designed including construction limits.  The sheets will be inserted into the State design plan.

Date Posted: 06/15/16
Due Date: 06/30/16