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.
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.
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.
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.
The new RFP will be published 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.
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).
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.
Airport Pavement Management System Update
Brief description: The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) requests proposals for professional services to perform airport pavement inspections, to update MnDOT’s Airport Pavement Management System (APMS), and to produce electronic and hard copy reports for individual airports and for the entire airport system. These updates will be performed annually. There are 107 paved airports that are maintained in this system, and approximately one third of the airports will be updated in the system each year.
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
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.
Scoping for Improvement of US14 & W. Circle Dr. and US14/52 & 2nd St. Interchanges in Rochester, MN
This announcement has been re-posted with new documents and replaces those posted on 5/11/2023
Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for Scoping and Preliminary design services related to potential interchange improvements at select interchanges on US 14 in Rochester. The goal of this project is to analyze and document operational and safety issues at the US14/W. Circle Dr. and US14/52 & 2nd St. interchanges in Rochester. The contractor will provide improvement concept designs that respond to the documented deficiencies. Stakeholder engagement will be integrated into finalizing improvement concept recommendations and documenting in a Final Scoping Report. Upon conclusion of the scoping phase, the contractor will prepare Preliminary Geometric Layout(s).
Official List: In order to submit a letter of interest to this project, consultants must be pre-qualified in the following work types: *REVISED 5/25*
1.12 Environmental Documentation – Class II Actions
1.21 Geometric Layouts – Level 1
2.12 Highway Design – Level 2
3.14 Bridge and Structure Design – Level 4
9.4 Design/Location Surveys
14.2 Traffic Signal Operations
14.7 Traffic Engineering Special Studies
14.82 Freeway Modeling – Level 2
Statewide Miscellaneous Sampling and/or Emergency Removal for MnDOT Facilities and Sites
Brief Description: Selected Responder will provide assistance on asbestos and regulated waste assessments, asbestos and regulated waste removal and oversight, to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and State best management practices. The purpose of this work is to complete small jobs: building demolitions, building renovations, culvert removals, and other jobs that may come up throughout the state. The goal of this project is to allow MnDOT to meet Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements/regulations and to minimize MnDOT’s liability for the assessment of regulated materials and the oversight of regulated materials removal prior to renovations/demolitions.