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Professional Technical Consultant Services

MnDOT's standard delivery method of proposals/responses is electronic. Hard copies may be requested in special circumstances. Refer to each individual solicitation for specific proposal submittal requirements.

When responding to a solicitation please make sure you are receiving a confirmation from MnDOT. If you do not, please reach out to the Contract Administrator identified in the solicitation.

PT 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. All documents on this page are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

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. Refer to the link below for the most up to date version.

Work Force and Equal Pay Declaration Page and Resident Vendor Form

In an effort to reduce the redundancy of forms being submitted during the solicitation process, consultants can now submit certain forms to Consultant Services. Consultant Services will save the forms so that they are accessible to all MnDOT contract administrators for review during a solicitation process. The following forms may be submitted to Consultant Services at ProfessionalTechnicalContractForms.dot@state.mn.us:

  • Workforce and Equal Pay Declaration Page MnDOT Consultant Services will only store this document if a firm is a Certificate Holder or Exempt. Must identify the certification end date on the document. If at any point there is a status change, you submit an updated declaration page. Please note, if the information on file is not up to date, it may impact payments or contract executions. If you are unsure of your certification end date visit Contractor Status / Minnesota.gov (mn.gov).
  • Resident Vendor Form Form must be submitted every 12 months OR if Resident Vendor status changes.

New Solicitation Forms Packet

In an effort to reduce the amount of data entry on the forms submitted with a solicitation, we've created a Solicitation Forms Packet in Adobe Forms. The packet is a compilation of the forms that may be required for a solicitation. The Adobe form will auto populate data entered, throughout the packet so it only needs to be entered once. The forms must be signed individually to acknowledge that each form was reviewed. This can also be found on the Contract Documents page. The posted solicitation will still include a regular .pdf of the forms if you would like to continue to use those.

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.

Meeting Notice: Minnesota Freight Network Optimization Tool RFP Information Meeting for Potential Respondents

The new RFP is still under review and expected to be published by September 2023 through a website called SWIFT. As soon as it is available for responses, you will be able to view it through the SWIFT Vendor Portal. Please bookmark that site and check regularly for the bidding opportunity. As a courtesy we will also update this section as soon as it is available in SWIFT. Please check often back as the status will be updated as appropriate.

Notices for Targeted Group (TG)/Veteran Owned (VET)/Economically Disadvantaged (ED) Consultants

Sheltered Market Pilot Project Request for Proposals

This Sheltered Market procurement is issued under the authority designated in Minnesota Statute §16C.16, subd. 6(c). Only businesses certified by the Office of Equity in Procurement as a TGB/ED/VO are eligible to respond. In order to be an eligible responder to submit a proposal for the following solicitation, the prime responder must be a certified at the time of posting and as a prime responder, must add value to the project.

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).

Important note

The TGB and the DBE programs are different programs.  If a project has a TGB goal set, then responders must be looking at TGB firms for the goal.  Likewise, if a project has a DBE goal set, then responders must be looking at DBE firms. TGB and DBE are not used interchangeably.  For additional information about small business programs, please visit MnDOT’s Civil Rights website at mndot.gov/civilrights.

Notices Open To All Consultants

The following section lists all current P/T RFPs, Informal Solicitations and Quick Call for Proposals. Note: you do not need to be pre-qualified or on any current MnDOT Certified List Programs to respond to these advertisements. P/T 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 solicitation will identify the last date to submit questions, along with an anticipated date the answers will be posted.

TH 55 Preferred Alternative selection and Complete Streets Preliminary Design

Brief description: MnDOT is planning to hire a consultant to assist in selecting a preferred alternative and completing concept development and preliminary design on Trunk Highway (TH) 55 (Olson Memorial Highway) in Minneapolis from the Bassett Creek Culvert (Bridge ID 5908) just west of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad to Oak Lake Avenue in the City of Minneapolis. The project is currently scoped as a mill and overlay but MnDOT is expecting to propose geometric improvements that would better serve the needs of MnDOT, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Metro Transit, the adjacent neighborhoods, and corridor users. The goal of this project is to select a preferred project alternative, development grant applications for project funding, and create a TH 55 layout which at the conclusion of this project can be finalized without any further public engagement.

Date posted: 06/12/2024
Due date:  07/16/2024 - Updated

Owners Project Representative - District 1 Virginia Headquarters - Campus Redevelopment Project

Brief description: MnDOT requests proposals for Owner’s Project Representative Services to assist in the performance of its obligations and enforcement of its rights during the planning and construction of MnDOT’s District 1 Virginia Headquarters Campus Project in Virginia, MN. 

Date posted: 05/29/2024
Due date:  06/20/2024

Statewide Bicycle + System Plan

Brief description: MnDOT requests proposals for the development of an updated Statewide Bicycle + System Plan that advances MnDOT’s commitment to safe, comfortable, and convenient bicycling in alignment with existing state transportation policy. The goal of this project is the development and production of an updated Statewide Bicycle + System Plan.

Date posted: 05/24/2024
Due date:  07/02/2024 - Updated

Navigation System Maintenance – Multi-Award

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for providing maintenance for its radio navigation systems and automated weather stations. The intent is to award multiple contracts. Responders may propose on any portion of the facilities listed. 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. Awarded responder(s) are expected to make repairs to any navaid they are contracted for within 2 business days. If this cannot be accomplished due to parts sourcing or logistical challenges, the awarded responder(s) must respond in writing via email within 3 business days of the outage, with a corrective action plan for restoring the NavAid. 

Date posted: 05/24/2024
Due date:  06/17/2024

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: 08/19/2020
Due date:  02/10/2023, 06/09/2023, 10/13/2023, 02/09/2024, 06/14/2024

Notices open only to pre-qualified consultants

In order to be eligible as a responder to submit a letter of interest to a project identified below, the prime consultant must 1) be pre-qualified in at least of one work type identified on the project, 2) be pre-qualified at the time the project is posted, 3) add value to the project, and 4) appear on the Official List posted with the project. Each project below has its own "Official List," which identifies the consultants who are eligible to submit for that specific project.

If the responder meets the eligibility requirements above but is not pre-qualified for the remaining work types deemed necessary for project, they must make arrangements to subcontract with firms that are pre-qualified in those work types.

When 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.

Roadway Design and Preparation of a Final Plan-Set for the Bridge Replacement and Bridge Overlay Project on TH 94

Brief Description: MnDOT needs professional and technical assistance for the development of final layout, construction limits, highway design plans, special provisions, wetland delineations and aquatic recourses for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for State Project (SP) 7380-260 (I94). The project is located east of the city of Sauk Centre and west of the city of Melrose and is a bridge replacement and bridge overlay project. Bridge # 73805 and 73809 will be replaced and their sister bridges # 6896 and 6897 will be overlayed. The project will include replacing two bridges overlaying their sister bridges, replacement of guardrail, approach panels, and crossovers to facilitate traffic. To facilitate traffic crossovers will be constructed on each end of the set of bridges on I94. The goal of this project is to develop a final layout, biddable final plan set and special provisions for SP 7380-260, I94. Construction support will also be required for any design questions during the construction of the project.

Date posted: 05/09/2024
Due date: 06/12/2024 - Updated