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Professional Technical Consultant Services

[June 17, 2021] Important: Please read the following letter for information on the potential temporary suspension of State contract performance:

Potential Temporary Suspension of State Contract Performance

NOTICE: Potential Temporary Suspension of State Contract Performance Letter

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.

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.


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

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.

Independent Cost Estimating & Engineer’s Estimating Services for the TH 10/75-11th Street CMGC Project

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for Independent Cost Estimating (ICE) and Engineer’s Estimating (EE) Services for the TH 10/75-11th Street Underpass Construction Manager/ General Contractor (CMGC) project in Moorhead, Minnesota. The ICE and EE services for this project will be provided with two separate contracts, performed by two separate contractors. The scope of work in this RFP is applicable to both the ICE and EE services; however, it should be noted that the ICE Contractor will work under the direction of MnDOT’s CMGC Program Manager and the EE Contractor will work under the direction of MnDOT’s Estimating Engineer. Responder’s submission of a proposal is acknowledgement that Responder may be assigned, at the discretion of MnDOT, the ICE or EE services contract.

Date posted: 06/16/2021
Due date: 07/29/2021

Administrative Support of Minnesota Council on Transportation Access

Brief description: The goal of this project is to provide administrative support and coordination for MCOTA.  In addition, the selected responder will provide outreach and communications support for the Council, to inform MCOTA members, policymakers, practitioners, and local human services transportation stakeholders of effective options for improving transportation services through coordination.

Date posted: 06/02/2021
Due date: 06/22/2021

Quality Control and Quality Assurance Audit Program

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses to assist MnDOT in maintaining its quality control and quality assurance audit program, which is used on-site at MnDOT-approved steel fabrication plants. The goal of this project is to maintain MnDOT's existing audit program and make necessary improvements as needed.

Date posted: 06/02/2021
Due date: 06/23/2021

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: 10/15/2020, 02/11/2021, 06/10/2021, 10/14/2021, 02/10/2022, 06/09/2022

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.

State Facility Design Guide – Graphics and Layout

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for State Facility Design Guide – Graphics and Layout. The MnDOT Road Design Manual (RDM) content has become out of date over the course of time and is currently out of alignment with national design criteria and the state of the practice in numerous key respects, notably emerging performance-based approaches. Rather than updating the current RDM within its existing scope, format and organizational structure, MnDOT is developing the Facility Design Guide (FDG), which is a replacement publication with new page format, more graphical/visual approach, and integration of all modes and user groups into project development and design decisions.

Date posted: 06/14/2021
Due date: 06/29/2021