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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.

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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.

Efficacy, Cost, and Impacts of Non-Chloride Deicers: An Educational Primer and Product Information Sheets [Re-Post]

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for a Clear Roads project that synthesizes known information about available non-chloride deicers, and provides supplemental knowledge when gaps are discovered, to create comprehensive resources that can be used to compare deicing products. Transportation agencies routinely use chlorides in their winter maintenance practices, which can contaminate road-side wells and waterways. Because of these potential adverse effects, agencies would like to better understand the range of non-chloride-based deicers that could serve as viable alternatives. This project will produce supporting documents, including an educational primer and product information sheets that may be used to inform the public and legislators of these possible alternatives, including their cost, effectiveness, and environmental impact.

A significant amount of research has been completed on the effectiveness of non-chloride deicers. This project will transfer these findings to interested parties in a quickly accessed, easily understood format to clarify discussion and promote informed decision-making.

Date posted: 11/17/2021
Due date:  12/17/2021

State Designer Selection Board Project 21-07: New MnDOT Clearwater Truck Station, MnDOT Building Number 90715

Brief description: The Clearwater Truck Station New Campus Project will be a new facility. Additional Snow Plows are needed in Clearwater for lanes being added to the I-94 - “Corridor of Commerce” expansion.Located between I-94 and CSAH 75 in Clearwater, MN 55320. Work of this project includes: Truck Station Building; Site access roads, utilities, drainage systems, security fencing and amenities; Outbuildings based on MnDOT standard designs.

Date posted: 11/15/2021
Due date:  12/06/2021

Preliminary and Final Design for State Project 8680-189 - Albertville to Monticello

Brief description: MnDOT requests proposals for the preliminary and final design of State Project (SP) 8680-189 (I-94) Albertville to Monticello. The project includes extension of the westbound third general purpose lane from County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 37 in Albertville through Trunk Highway (TH) 25 in Monticello, and construction of the eastbound third general purpose lane from TH 25 in Monticello to CSAH 19 in Albertville. The project will provide an unbonded concrete overlay on the westbound lanes and a concrete overlay on the eastbound lanes with widening into the center median with a split median barrier. Bridge plans will be developed through a separate contract administered by MnDOT’s Bridge Office for inclusion with this plan set. The successful responder will update the environmental document, perform a noise analysis and balloting process, and obtain a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The successful responder will also develop the final design plan set and provisions for a construction letting in early 2024.

Date posted: 11/10/2021
Due date:  12/03/2021

US10 Four-Lane Expansion in the City of Wadena (SP 8001-44)

Brief description: The Minnesota Legislature and Commissioner of Transportation have identified project development and construction funds for MnDOT to expand and reconstruct more than six miles of Highway 10 from 2-lane to 4-lane east and west of Wadena in Otter Tail and Wadena counties. Construction is expected to begin in 2025.

This Professional Technical contract is for the preliminary engineering services required to develop a level 1 Geometric layout, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, model-based cross sections and construction limits for the purposes of identifying State acquired ROW impacts and environmental impacts. Preliminary engineering will conclude in the approval of the geometric layout and construction limits, approved environmental document, and municipal approval of the project. This contract will also require development of a biddable final plan-set and special provisions to bring the project to letting on time and within budget including all Municipal, State and Federal approvals, utility identification and coordination, and permitting activities.

Date posted: 11/10/2021
Due date:  12/07/2021

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:  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.

Highway 10 Corridor Study - 15th Avenue SE, St. Cloud to Highway 24, Clear Lake

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for qualified responders to provide professional and technical expertise to conduct a complex and comprehensive traffic, travel and safety analysis, preliminary design and recommendations for improvements to the U.S. Highway 10 corridor from Southeast St. Cloud to Clear Lake, MN. This project is intended to identify, analyze, prioritize, select and recommend improvements through an analysis of existing and future demographics, land use, development, transportation operations, and safety data.

This section of U.S. Highway 10 serves commuters, freight, recreational, local and regional trips and is experiencing rapid growth in heavy truck volumes due to companies new and growing aggregate/sand mining as well as concrete and block plant production. This is resulting in an increase in the number of access management issues, crashes, heavy truck traffic and commercial development pressures.

Date posted: 11/04/2021
Due date: 12/01/2021