Master Contracts---(Blanket Partnership Agreements)
Blanket Partnership Agreements are now implemented under the Master Contract program--effective October 2007
A Master Contract is a vehicle which allows Mn/DOT to be paid for services provided to local agencies, or to pay for services provided by local agencies.
A Work Order 1 is a blanket agreement which allows Mn/DOT to be paid for small, routine services and is the replacement for the old Blankept Partnership Agreements. Cities, Counties, and other local agencies requesting services from Mn/DOT (materials lab testing, traffic, maintenance, bridge inspection, right-of-way, etc.) should have an executed Master Agreement and Work Order 1 on file with Metro State Aid. Other types of work will be covered through Work 2 and above.
These agreements are not mandatory, but they benefit both Mn/DOT and Local Agencies.
1. Mn/DOT benefits by having funds paid for services directed to the Mn/DOT office providing the service instead of to the general fund. This allows us to more accurately budget for operational needs.
2. Local Agencies benefit by allowing payments to be sent to the Mn/DOT office providing the service. This helps ensure that staffing will be retained in that area and future service requests will be fulfilled.
3. Allows Mn/DOT to pay for local agency services when needed.
If you have any questions on this, please contact the Mn/DOT offices which currently provides a service for you and discuss the relevance of a Master Agreement with that particular office manager.
For further information, contact:
- Sharon LeMay
- Metro State Aid
- 1500 County Road B2
- Roseville, MN 55113
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 651-234-7773
- Fax: 651-234-7765