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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.

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.

Draft Scope of Work for Industry Review

None at this time.

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).

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.

US 10/75 Reconstruction

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for Contractor to develop a complete plan set from predesign, through design and into construction. This project will be a complete streets project that will incorporate public engagement, surveys, environmental documentation, predesign, hydraulic analysis, detail design and be available for construction assistance.

Date posted: 08/07/2020
Due date: 09/14/2020

Entry-Level Driver Training (CDL) for Maintenance Equipment Operators

Brief description: The goals of this project are (1) to provide training materials and resources that will allow Clear Roads member agencies to provide entry-level CDL training that complies with 81 FR 88732, 84 FR 8029, and 49 CFR 380; and (2) to develop and document a process for member agencies to follow in order for each of their training locations to be the FMCSA TPR by February 7, 2022, and to comply with all federal requirements to remain on the TPR.

Date posted: 08/05/2020
Due date: 09/14/2020

Understanding the NaCI Phase Diagram

Brief description: The goals of this project are to provide winter maintenance practitioners with a better understanding of the sodium chloride phase diagram and of how brines with salt concentrations higher or lower than the eutectic point of 23.3% will behave on the roadway. This knowledge will help winter maintenance agencies apply salt and salt brines effectively for the best performance on winter roadways.

Date posted: 08/05/2020
Due date: 09/14/2020

Expanded Use of AVL/GPS Technology

Brief description: The goal of this project is to help state transportation agencies optimize the value gained from the acquisition of AVL/GPS units by deploying them year-round, rather than just in winter maintenance operations. The final report will help fleet managers demonstrate the return on investment that this technology can provide to transportation agencies. This project will build on prior knowledge developed through Clear Roads projects 14-01, Synthesis on GPS/AVL Equipment Used for Winter Maintenance, and 16-01, Utilization of AVL/GPS Technology: Case Studies.

Date posted: 08/05/2020
Due date: 09/14/2020

Using GIS to Highlight Highway Segments Sensitive to Deicing Materials

Brief description: The goal of this project is to improve operational planning by developing an easy-to-use GIS tool that will help agencies identify the roadway segments where vulnerable environmental resources may be impacted by snow and ice control activities.

Date posted: 08/05/2020
Due date: 09/14/2020

Salt Shed Design Template

Brief description:The goal of this project is to develop a set of three scalable salt shed designs that can be used as a template to meet the needs of a variety of sites throughout Clear Roads member states. The designs will take into account existing building codes and state and federal regulations associated with environmental and related concerns.

Date posted: 08/05/2020
Due date: 09/14/2020

Test Pits for Evaluation of the Blatnik Bridge Piling

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses to obtain physical samples (scrapings from existing piles for biological evaluation by others), and to obtain pile section loss measurement data for assessment at up to four separate pier locations as shown in the Plans, Specifications, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) requirements that have been developed for this contract.   

Date posted: 08/03/2020
Due date: 08/24/2020

Alternative Contracting General Engineering Consultant

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for general engineering consultant (“GEC”) services that would support the Department’s alternative contracting framework.

Date posted: 07/15/2020
Due date: 09/18/2020

Pre-Selection Meeting Information:

July 30, 2020 | 9:00am-10:00am Central Time
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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: 10/01/2018
Due date: 04/16/2020, 07/16/2020 (Ongoing Submittal Dates - See RFP and Addendum for details)

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.

Architectural History Phase I and II Survey of Pelican Rapids and Trunk Highway 59 Evaluation

Brief description: The goal of this project is to reassess and finalize the preliminary Area of Potential Effect (APE); survey and inventory approximately 120 properties within the APE according to the standards and practices set by the Cultural Resources Unit (CRU) consultant guidelines, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) survey manual, and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Identification and Evaluation of Historic Properties; and to perform any Phase II evaluations. Residential, commercial, civic, ecclesiastical, agricultural, industrial, and recreational properties types are within the project APE. The consultant will write a report for the project that will include applicable historic contexts. The project will also include a Phase II evaluation of TH 59. Please see the attached map for the preliminary APE.

Date posted: 08/04/2020
Due date: 08/19/2020

MN 25, Corridor Study from Buffalo to Monticello

Brief description: The purpose of this contract is to provide a sufficient level of study to document existing conditions, determine future needs, and provide project management activities to assist the state in determining the near and long term corridor needs on State Highway 25 from the south side of Monticello to the north side of Buffalo. The State has a construction project planned for this section of state highway in 2025 and the intent of this Corridor Study Document is to provide guidance to the state for future improvements. 

Date posted: 08/03/2020
Due date: 08/17/2020 09/03/2020 (see Addendum 01)

MN 23 Corridor Study in Milaca

Brief description: The purpose of this contract is to provide a sufficient level of study to document existing conditions, determine future needs, and provide project management activities to assist the state in determining the near- and long-term corridor needs on State Highway 23 in Milaca. The state has a construction project planned for this section of state highway in 2025 and the intent of this Corridor Study Document is to provide guidance to the state for future improvements.

Date posted: 08/03/2020
Due date: 08/17/2020 09/03/2020 (see Addendum 01)

I-94 & I-35E St. Paul Communications & Engagement Project

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for the Contractor to provide communications, strategic marketing, business and community engagement work for an upcoming two-year construction project located on Interstate (I)-94 between Western Avenue and Mounds Boulevard; and on I-35E between I-94 and University Avenue in St. Paul. 

Date posted: 07/31/2020
Due date: 08/14/2020

Cultural Resources Unit Technical Assistance – Multi-Award

Brief description: The goal of this project is to provide technical assistance on Federal Highway Administration funded, MnDOT District and locally lead projects, and MnDOT District state-funded projects submitted to MnDOT’s Cultural Resources Unit for review under required state and federal laws when MnDOT staff are unable complete the required work due to the emergency and time-sensitive nature of the work. Since the historic properties evaluation process is one of discovery (i.e., it is unknown when a project may affect historic properties or even if historic properties exist within the area of a project), it is impossible to adequately staff internally to meet peak workloads, to address all unanticipated discoveries, and to list the exact State Project numbers for which work will be required.

Date posted: 07/16/2020
Due date: 08/06/2020 08/14/2020