Contract Management Section Role
The Contract Management Section serves two main purposes. First, we provide technical assistance to Mn/DOT project managers and others involved in contracting for services. Second, we provide oversight of allMn/DOT contracts to assure that all contracts and contract processes comply with law and policy and promote and protect the public interest.
Types of Contracting Opportunities
Mn/DOT spends the majority of its money on highway construction projects. In addition, Mn/DOT hires contractors for building construction, renovation and demolition. Notices for contract lettings are published in the Construction Bulletin magazine and on Mn/DOT's Bid Letting site.
Mn/DOT also spends a significant amount of money on consulting contracts to supplement Mn/DOT's own workforce and to procure expertise not available within Mn/DOT. While the majority of Mn/DOT consulting contracts are with engineering firms, Mn/DOT actually uses a wide range of consultants, including information technology professionals, real estate appraisers, human resource and organizational development professionals and many other disciplines. Most Mn/DOT engineering and right-of-way related consulting contract opportunities are advertised electronically on the Consultant Services Web site. Depending on the nature and size of the project, the notice may be published in the State Register which is available in print as well as on the internet through "Minnesota's Bookstore". Most non-engineering consultant contracts under $100,000 are publicized on the Department of Administrations Solicitation Announcements Web page.