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Professional Technical Consultant Services

With the COVID-19 concerns and precautions going into place, MnDOT is currently not accepting paper proposals in response to P/T solicitations. MnDOT will temporarily be accepting proposals and responses to solicitations electronically to aid in support of social distancing and the adjustment to a more remote working community.

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. 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 expected to come out in August of 2022 and will be published through a website called SWIFT. We will provide the direct link here as soon as it is available.

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.

Construction Administration Services - Owner's Project Representative

Brief Description: This project will involve project management responsibilities for the Owner’s Project Representative (OPR) for Construction Administration of the following projects:

  1. Replacement of the Salt Shelter and construction of a new Brine Building at MnDOT’s Benson Truck Station. Estimated cost of $350,000 for the Salt Shelter and $400,000 for the Brine Building. It is anticipated that the construction of the Salt Shelter will start after the construction of the Brine Building has commenced as the delegated design for the Salt Shelter will need to be completed and approved prior to the start of construction for that facility.
  2. Construction of a new Salt Shelter and Brine Building at MnDOT’s Forest Lake Truck Station. Estimated cost of $814,000 for the Salt Shelter and $400,000 for the Brine Building. The existing salt shed at Forest Lake has a cast in place foundation that will remain. Existing steel structure with fabric skin will be demolished as part of the new project. New salt shed will span over the existing foundation which remains in place for salt/sand containment. New bring building will include adjacent concrete slab on grade with containment for new tanks. It is anticipated that the construction of the Salt Shelter will start after the construction of the Brine Building has commenced as the delegated design for the Salt Shelter will need to be completed and approved prior to the start of construction for that facility.
  3. Construction of a new Brine Building at MnDOT’s Bemidji Headquarters. Estimated cost of $400,000. New Brine Building will include adjacent concrete slab on grade with containment for new tanks.
  4. Construction of a new Brine Building at MnDOT’s Carlton Truck Station. Estimated cost of $400,000. New Brine Building will include adjacent concrete slab on grade with containment for new tanks.

Date posted: 02/01/2023
Due date: 02/23/2023

Moving Greater Minnesota Forward, Phase 1 – Idea Development REPOST

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for Moving Greater Minnesota Forward, Phase 1 – Idea Development. MnDOT’s Office of Transit and Active Transportation (OTAT) is launching a new shared mobility innovation ecosystem called Moving Greater Minnesota Forward. The program will seek to identify and support individuals and organizations with ideas to improve shared mobility services in Greater Minnesota, from early idea development to real-world piloting to scaling success. The program will be the first mobility incubator in the U.S. to focus on the dynamics and needs of small urban (less than 200,000 people) and rural populations.

Date posted: 01/13/2023
Due date:  02/07/2023

Minnesota Freight Network Optimization Tool

The new RFP is expected to come out in August/September of 2022 and will be published through a website called SWIFT. We will provide the direct link here as soon as it is available.

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

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.

District 8 Urban Reconstruction Prioritization Study

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for a District 8 Urban Reconstruction Prioritization Study that meets the needs of the State, stakeholders, and its transportation partners. Most urban highways in the District need attention and there are more needs than funds. Due to pavement performance evaluation, the State has focused investment in covering as many miles as possible with pavement projects. This has left many of the urban pavements in the District without needed improvements to the pavement and City utilities that lie beneath the roadway. This prioritization effort is not the first of its kind for District 8 and will build on a previous internal prioritization effort (that will be shared with the Contractor) along with the State’s Project Selection Policy that takes into account all urban fixes, not just reconstructions. This process will sort out urban pavement needs that need reconstruction as well as urban pavements that do not need a full reconstruction, but would be suitable for a smaller fix, working with the State’s District 8 Materials section.

Date posted: 01/26/2023
Due date: 02/17/2023

Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy

Brief Description: MnDOT is seeking a consultant to prepare a federally-compliant Carbon Reduction Strategy that builds on prior statewide plans and studies that set carbon reduction priorities for Minnesota. The Strategy must be complete, approved by the Commission and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration by November 15, 2023. It is anticipated that the Carbon Reduction Program solicitation support materials, engagement with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Area Transportation Partnerships (ATPs) and other supportive materials, such as a toolkit, will be refined and finalized by February 2024.

Date posted: 01/13/2023
Due date: 02/03/2023