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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

This posting is moving to the Minnesota Information Technology’s (Mn.IT) site. We will provide the link to the updated RFP and Project Scope as soon as it is republished. Please stay tuned.


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.

Preliminary and Final Design Plan Set

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for the development of construction limits, production of a biddable final design plan set and special provisions, and post-letting assistance on State Project 0708-47, Trunk Highway (TH) 60 from 0.4 miles west of County State Aid Highway 20 to 0.3 miles east of County Road 112 in Lake Crystal.  This project is approximately 2 miles in length.  Major construction items include grading, concrete surfacing, lighting, drainage, and bridge rehabilitation. 

Date posted: 05/19/2022
Due date:  06/09/2022

Small Business One-on-One Technical Assistance, Training and Delivery of Focus Group Seminars

Brief description: MnDOT is in need of professional and technical assistance to provide services that will enhance the growth and development of up to 80 certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms.

Date posted: 05/16/2022
Due date:  06/08/2022

I-494 MN River Bridge Construction Engineering Services

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for construction engineering services for the I-494 MN River Bridge #9217 project. The Contractor will serve as an extension of MnDOT’s staff by providing on site field inspection and off-site support as needed for construction engineering throughout construction of the bridge.

Date posted: 05/16/2022
Due date:  06/07/2022

Highway Heavy Instructional Training for Small Businesses and Individuals - Erosion Control

Brief description: MnDOT is seeking a certified small business/contractor to coordinate and provide four hands-on trainings in erosion control installation at different locations around the state to certified small businesses. At the conclusion of the training, participants will be given the opportunity to take the Construction Installer Certification. The goal is that at least two of the trainings will be in greater Minnesota, outside of the Metropolitan area. The overall objective of the training is to increase the capacity and capabilities of certified small businesses to further their expertise, understanding, and technical skills required to pursue and be successfully awarded MnDOT contracts and subcontracts in the seeding and erosion control industry.

Date posted: 05/13/2022
Due date:  06/03/2022

Minnesota Freight Network Optimization Tool

This posting is moving to the Minnesota Information Technology’s (Mn.IT) site. We will provide the link to the updated RFP and Project Scope as soon as it is republished. Please stay tuned.

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:  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.

Endangered Species Act (Section 7) Project Reviews

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for the assistance in the preparation of Endangered Species Act Section 7 (Section 7) reports for Environmental Assessments and Categorical Exclusions required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Trunk Highway (TH) project Environmental Documents.  Selected Responder will coordinate with MnDOT to provide support for Section 7 reviews for various TH project environmental documents and other tasks related to Section 7. This will include support for formal and informal Section 7 consultations, conducting research and assessments, reviewing and responding to project scoping documents, and preparing Biological Evaluations and Biological Assessments.

Date posted: 05/20/2022
Due date:  06/08/2022

  • Announcement
  • Scope
  • Official List: In order to submit a letter of interest to this project, consultants must be pre-qualified in the following work types:
    • 1.13 Environmental Documentation – Class III Actions

US 169 Mill and Overlay with Shoulder Widening and
Box Culvert Replacement (Bridge 2295 and 8444)

Brief description: State Project 0116-51 is a mill and overlay project with shoulder widening, box culvert replacements, guardrail replacement, drainage improvements, and construction of left turn lanes at two intersections which is currently being developed for a 2027 letting. The project is located on US 169 between the Mississippi River Bridge and JCT TH 200 in Hill City. The project is not funded yet and is in the CHIP for fiscal year 2027. This contract will provide the environmental documentation/coordination, permitting, soil borings and Materials Design Recommendation (MDR), staff-approved layout, preliminary hydraulics recommendation, utility identification, construction limits, and 30% design plans required for the final design of this project.

Date posted: 05/17/2022
Due date:  06/09/2022

  • Announcement
  • Scope
  • TGB/VET Special Provisions
  • Official List: In order to submit a letter of interest to this project, consultants must be pre-qualified in the following work types:
    • 1.13 Environmental Documentation - Class III Actions
    • 1.22 Geometric Layouts - Level 2
    • 2.13 Highway Design - Level 3
    • 5.51 Wetland Services - Level 1
    • 6.31 Geotechnical Laboratory Testing - Level 1
    • 6.8 Solid Stem Auger Drilling
    • 6.9 Solis Analysis & Recommendations

Asbestos and Regulated Waste Removal Oversight – TH 10/75 11th Street Underpass – City of Moorhead

Brief description: The project is located on TH 10 in the City of Moorhead. There are 14 parcels with structures that need oversight for asbestos and regulated materials removal. The Selected Responder will be on-site to oversee the abatement of the asbestos containing materials and removal of the regulated materials, which may include wells, subsurface structures such as septic systems, cisterns and underground storage tanks.

Date posted: 05/17/2022
Due date:  06/08/2022

  • Announcement
  • Scope
  • Official List: In order to submit a letter of interest to this project, consultants must be pre-qualified in the following work types:
    • 19.1 Asbestos Regulated Material Assessment & Removal Oversight