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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 07/11/2019, 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 RFP: TH 169 Redefine CMGC Poject

The DRAFT TH 169 Redefine Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) Request for Proposals (RFP) is currently available for industry review. This Draft RFP is subject to change. Proposers will need to review and submit Proposals based only on the Final RFP when advertised. MnDOT would like to highlight the following items:

  1. MnDOT would greatly appreciate any comments on the draft RFP. No formal clarification process will be provided for the draft RFP but MnDOT will consider all comments when finalizing the RFP. Please send your comments (in writing or via e-mail) to MnDOT’s CMGC Program Manager, Kevin Hagness (contact info is within the draft RFP), by July 15, 2019.
  2. MnDOT will be conducting an informational meeting from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on July 25, 2019. Additional information regarding the meeting is within the RFP.


DRAFT SCOPE OF WORK: Stone Arch Bridge Scoping and Preservation Design

MnDOT plans to procure engineering services for structural investigation, development of repair recommendations, and preparation of certified construction plans and special provisions for preservation activities on the iconic Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.

Potential Responders may direct any comments or questions on this scope of work to: Colleen.Lichtsinn@state.mn.us


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:



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.

2019 Omnibus Study

Brief Description: MnDOT’s annual Omnibus Survey has been providing department leadership, managers and program staff with public feedback on MnDOT’s core operations for over two decades. The public’s preferences, priorities and concerns, as reflected in the survey, help to inform department strategies; resource allocation; and communication, outreach, and education efforts. The results of the Omnibus survey are used by MnDOT management and staff throughout the department to understand the public’s perceptions of MnDOT’s effectiveness overall as well as performance and trust levels in key service areas, such as maintenance, safety, infrastructure reliability and convenience, etc. In addition, offices and programs responsible for certain initiatives and programs, such as MnPASS and 511 mn.org, will use survey feedback to inform education campaigns and develop tools to further department objectives.

Date Posted: 07/18/2019
Due Date: 08/08/2019

Safe Routes to School Strategic Planning

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for assistance in updating the Minnesota (MN) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Strategic Plan (Plan), originally completed in 2015. The MN SRTS Plan exists to share the history of SRTS work in Minnesota, as well as to articulate the SRTS vision, goals, strategies, and action steps for the next 5 years. By tying strategies and action steps to an overall vision for the program, the Plan offers a concise framework to understand how different parts of the program connect to make MN a state where all students can walk and bicycle on routes that are safe, comfortable, and convenient. This plan update will focus on reconvening key stakeholders and developing engagement strategies to ensure that the Plan reflects the ever-evolving nature of SRTS work in the state.

Date Posted: 07/17/2019
Due Date: 08/01/2019

Snow and Ice: Expectations from the Public

Brief Description: Snow and ice removal is one of the most important functions of transportation agencies. Departments of Transportation (DOTs) need to measure how well they are doing in snow and ice maintenance operations by establishing service standards and performance measures. The objective of this research is to identify effective performance metrics gleaned from the state of Minnesota residents and commercial trucking and shipping (intra and interstate) for MnDOT snow and ice maintenance operations.

Date Posted: 07/16/2019
Due Date: 08/06/2019

TH 14 Design Build Verification

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for Contractor to provide design verification, environmental compliance verification, and contract administration for the TH14 Expansion Design-Build project. MnDOT is seeking design-build verification team positions.

Date Posted: 07/10/2019
Due Date: 08/06/2019

Solutions to Mitigate Dowel/Tie-Bar Propagated Cracking - Phase 1

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for assistance finding solutions to mitigate dowel/tie-bar propagated cracking. Most agencies around the country use dowel bars as a means of load transfer for their higher volume concrete pavements. The dowel bars specifications used around the country are more of a standard as opposed to an engineered property of the concrete pavement. Dowel bars are intended to transfer loads across transverse joints while minimizing bearing stresses. With the advent of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)Ware Pavement ME Design process, many concrete pavements are thinner than they were in the past, while carrying more truck traffic than they previously did. In addition, the potential need for dowel bar retrofits on thinner sections may arise as a need in future rehabilitations. Most dowel bar specifications are currently based on slab thickness rather than bearing stresses. Smaller diameter dowel bars will have higher bearing stresses and will cause pavement deterioration sooner than designs utilizing larger diameter bars. However, larger diameter dowel bars are much stiffer than smaller diameter bars, and if critical bending stresses develop in the concrete surrounding the dowels as a result of slab warping and curling, the stiffer bars may cause the concrete to crack.

Date Posted: 07/09/2019
Due Date: 07/31/2019

MnPASS Back Office System and Customer Service Center

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses to acquire a MnP ASS Express Lanes Back Office System (BOS), related customer services center and support services. Under this procurement the project will include the necessary development, transition, delivery and operational services to support the electronic toll collection (ETC) account management for customers of the MnPASS program. In addition, the back office will also provide the ability to support E-ZPass interoperability no later than 6 months after transition completion. MnDOT plans to become a full member by the end of 2019.

Date Posted: 06/24/2019
Due Date: 08/05/2019

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, 10/17/2019, 01/16/2020, 04/16/2020, 07/16/2020 (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.

Traffic Signal Timing Optimization for the Twin Ports Interchange

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for signal timing and optimization on trunk highways (T.H.), county roads and local streets that will be detour and/or diversion routes for traffic during the Twin Ports Interchange (TPI) construction.   This will include turning movement counts, Synchro models and implementation of the timing plans.   Successful Responder will cooperate with local agencies in the implementation.

Date Posted: 06/24/2019
Due Date: 07/17/2019