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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.

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.

I-494 Airport to Th 169 EA-Reevaluation and Phase 2 Preliminary design

Brief description: MnDOT requests proposals for Interstate (I)-I494 Airport to 169 EA Re-evaluation & Preliminary Design for Phase 2. In 2022, MnDOT completed the I-494 Airport to United States (US) 169 corridor vision with a signed an Environmental Assessment (EA). The 1st phase of this vision is currently under construction and anticipated to be completed in 2026. MnDOT in the summer of 2023 applied for federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)/National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA) Program grants to complete the 2nd/last phase of this corridor vision. This specific federal grant requires to have the awarded project to start construction in September of 2026. The purpose of this project is to re-evaluate the 2022 EA and complete a preliminary design of the 2nd/last phase of this corridor vision. Construction of this last phase is anticipated to begin in September of 2026.

Date posted: 04/17/2024
Due date:  05/15/2024

Legal Services for Intercity Passenger Rail Contract Negotiations

Brief description: MnDOT requests proposals to hire a contractor that will provide negotiation services between MnDOT and host railroads for the Northern Lights Express (NLX) passenger rail project. Host railroads include BNSF Railway and any other railroad for which agreements are needed as part of this project. Attorneys licensed in the state of Minnesota are required to perform negotiating and contract drafting work. The goal of this project is for the contractor to facilitate successful negotiations with host railroads for the NLX project that result in agreements between the parties that protect the interests of the State of Minnesota and advance the project in a responsible manner.

Date posted: 04/12/2024
Due date:  05/07/2024

Understanding Work Zone Delineation for Lane Keeping Systems

Brief description: MnDOT requests proposals for to develop understanding of how existing lane keeping systems respond to common work zone delineation methods. The goal of this project is to increase MnDOT’s knowledge of lane keeping system operations and ability to make informed design recommendations for work zone delineation as it affects lane keeping systems.

Date posted: 04/12/2024
Due date:  05/08/2024

SUE for State Project 1901-203 TH 13

Brief description: MnDOT requests proposals for 1901-203 on Trunk Highway (TH) 13 to provide utility investigation and utility coordination in accordance with MnDOT Utility Manual and utility accommodation policy. The goal of this project is to provide subsurface utility engineering (SUE) investigation on TH 13 for the given project limits and conduct utility coordination per MnDOT’s utility manual.

Date posted: 04/09/2024
Due date:  05/09/2024

Bridge 69913 (Blatnik Replacement): Pile Load Tests and Proposed Pier Investigations

Brief description: MnDOT requests proposals to complete pile load tests at six locations, excavate soil at future pier locations, and construct a maintenance road as shown in the Plans, Specifications, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) requirements that have been developed for this contract.

Date posted: 04/08/2024
Due date:  04/29/2024

Active Transportation Safety Training Program

Brief description: MnDOT requests proposals for to assist with the development and promotion of an Active Transportation (AT) safety training program for youth aged 5 to 14-years-old. This program will be designed specifically for use in Minnesota’s schools and structured to meet and exceed the legislative requirements detailed in Minnesota Statute 123B.935. The active transportation safety training will become a core function of MnDOT’s AT program as defined by Minnesota Statute 174.38. The goal of this project is to develop an active transportation safety training program and support statewide implementation within schools and school districts, while addressing the specific barriers and risks to populations experiencing health and safety disparities. This will greatly increase the number of communities teaching the fundamentals of safe walking, bicycling, and rolling to youth throughout Minnesota. For the sake of this request for proposals, by the term “roll” MnDOT means mobility-assistance devices such wheelchairs as well as non-bike wheeled means of conveyance such as scooters, skateboards, and roller skates.

Date posted: 04/05/2024
Due date:  05/07/2024

Blatnik Cultural Monitoring of Early Pier Excavations

Brief description: MnDOT and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are proposing to replace the I-535 John A. Blatnik Bridge over the St. Louis Bay between Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI. In preparation for the start of major bridge construction to begin in 2025, MnDOT will be completing early pier excavations and other related ground disturbance in Duluth and Superior during 2024. MnDOT requests proposals for cultural monitoring of early pier excavations and other ground disturbance prior to the start of major bridge construction. The purpose of the cultural monitoring is to quickly identify and immediately protect and preserve cultural resources eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or human remains that may be encountered during ground-disturbing construction activities.

Date posted: 04/05/2024
Due date:  04/25/2024

Greater Minnesota Transit Plan

Brief description: MnDOT’s Office of Transit and Active Transportation (OTAT) requests proposals for the developing the Greater Minnesota Transit Plan (GMTP). The GMTP will be a policy-based plan with planning and policy recommendations intended to set forth a practical vision of how to maintain and improve transit service in Greater Minnesota. OTAT will accomplish this by actively coordinating with rural and urban transit providers, local governments, and other key stakeholders. This plan will provide policy direction that reflects recent trends and guides priorities for transit service and investments in Greater Minnesota, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. The plan will also have clear and understandable metrics to evaluate strategies for policy implementation. This plan will provide agency staff, transit partners, policymakers, elected officials, and the public with updated information regarding the direction and strategies that impact projects and the future of transit. The plan aims to develop policies and recommendations that apply to both rural and urban systems, with specific recommendations and implementation steps for each type of system.

Date posted: 04/04/2024
Due date:  04/25/2024

Statewide Pedestrian Bridge Improvements Design Build Construction Verification

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for a Contractor to provide design-build design verification for State Project (SP) 8816-3427 Statewide Pedestrian Bridge Improvement Design-Build project. The Statewide Pedestrian Bridge Improvement project involves various improvements to four pedestrian bridges in several MnDOT Districts; two in Metro and one located in District 1 and District 8. The primary purpose of the project is to upgrade, repair, or replace the ADA facilities and associated structures at four discrete locations to increase their lifespan and make them more accessible to all users. The goal of the Design-Build construction verification contract is for MnDOT to receive assistance in performing the tasks necessary to verify that the design-build contractor is meeting all requirements of the Design-Build Conformed Contract and the construction project is completed according to the plans and special provisions.

Date posted: 03/29/2024
Due date:  04/29/2024

Final Design Plan Set

Brief description: MnDOT requests proposals for the development of construction limits, production of a biddable final design plan set and special provisions, and post-letting assistance on State Project (SP) 5304-41, Trunk Highway (TH) 59 from 27th Street North to TH 60 in Worthington. This project is approximately 1.8 miles in length. Major construction items include grading, concrete surfacing, lighting, and drainage. The goal of this project is to provide a biddable final design plan set, special provisions, and contract documents.

Date posted: 03/28/2024
Due date:  04/18/2024

TH 55 Preferred Alternative selection and Complete Streets Preliminary Design

3/21/2024: MnDOT is removing this RFP for consultant services and regrets doing so during the proposal preparation phase. MnDOT was recently awarded a USDOT Reconnecting Communities Grant that included work outlined in this scope and work beyond this scope along this section of Highway 55 in Minneapolis, in addition to funds for a corridor study along Highway 55 west of Minneapolis. MnDOT will transition the RFP subject to federal clauses and procurement. MnDOT anticipates releasing a similar RFP in the near future following internal and external coordination, including a grant kickoff meeting with USDOT.

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.

Bridge 27914 Superstructure and Pier Ratings

Brief Description: MnDOT requests letters of interest for 3D, non-BrR superstructure ratings and pier ratings for Bridge 27914, which carries the Humboldt Avenue northbound off ramp of TH 100 over I-94 and I-694 eastbound in Brooklyn Center. At its sole discretion, MnDOT may elect to amend the contract in a future year to include re-deck design services. The goal of this project is to produce superstructure and pier ratings needed to complete scoping activities for a FY 2027 re-deck project.

Date posted: 04/12/2024
Due date: 05/02/2024

  • Announcement
  • Scope of Work
  • Official List: In order to submit a letter of interest to this project, consultants must be pre-qualified in the following work types:
    • 3.14 Bridge and Structure Design- Level 4

Trunk Highway 73 Corridor Study in Chisholm

Brief Description: MnDOT requests letters of interest for Trunk Highway (TH) 73 Corridor and Safety Study in Saint Louis County, City of Chisholm. The goal of this project is to provide a list of opportunities to improve safety for all modes of travel along and provide intersection and corridor recommendations for a right sized lane configuration, increase safety for motorized and non-motorized traffic and provide a sufficient level of service for the future traffic volumes and increased pedestrian/bicycle usage to/from destinations across the corridor.

Date posted: 04/12/2024
Due date: 04/30/2024

US 10 Pavement Rehabilitation and J-Turn

Brief Description: MnDOT requests letters of interest for professional and technical assistance for the development of Construction Limits, Highway Design Plans, Material Recommendation, and Special Provisions for SP 4901-82 (US10). The project is located from Gregory to Halfway Crossing (Benton County Road 40) includes rehabilitation recommendation, installation of a J-turn at Halfway Crossing, hydraulic improvements (centerline culverts), and temporary traffic control and detour/staging design. The goal of this project is to provide roadway, traffic and hydraulic design plans and special provision to be used for highway design. The project manager and District staff will review the Hydraulic Recommendations, Material Design Recommendation, 30%, 60%, and 90% plans and special provisions before approving them.

Date posted: 04/09/2024
Due date: 05/02/2024 - Updated 4/17

Public Engagement and Communications, Highway 169 Jordan Interchange

Brief Description: Contractor will provide communications and engagement for the upcoming construction project at Highway 169 and Highway 282/County Road 9 in Scott County. The project includes building an interchange, two bridges (over Highway 169 and Union Pacific Railroad tracks), a roundabout, pedestrian tunnel, sidewalks and soundwalls, with the majority of construction occurring in spring 2025 through fall 2027. The goal of this project is to ensure that affected residents, businesses and commuters are continually informed of the project and its impacts.

Date posted: 03/28/2024
Due date: 04/22/2024