Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

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.

DRAFT FOR INDUSTRY REVIEW: General Engineering Consultant for Preconstruction Services Master Contract GEC

MnDOT is requesting industry comments on the draft RFP and scope of work for General Engineering Consultant (GEC) services that will support MnDOT’s needs for preconstruction project activities and services.

Interested parties should review the RFP and scope and provide written comments to Tom Styrbicki at tom.styrbicki@state.mn.us no later than October 4th.  MnDOT appreciates the effort put into this initial draft review. MnDOT will review and consider all comments received. Note, the final RFP and scope of work may not incorporate all suggestions/recommendations received.

Meeting Notice: Minnesota Freight Network Optimization Tool RFP

Information Meeting for Potential Respondents

The new RFP is expected to come out in August 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'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.

Cedar Avenue Bridges 9600N and 9600S: Cable Inspection, Load Ratings, and Service Life Analysis

This project will be reposted at a later date.

Minnesota Freight Network Optimization Tool

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:  10/14/2022, 02/10/2023, 06/09/2023, 10/13/2023, 02/09/2024, 06/14/2024

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.

Pelican Rapids- Right of Way Pre-Acquisition, Direct Purchase

Brief description: District 4- Detroit Lakes, Land Management is seeking assistance with Right of Way (RW) activities including pre-acquisition, valuations, and direct purchase for the Pelican Rapids complete streets project. There will be significant RW needed throughout the community from TH 108 east and west as well as TH 59. The project focuses on implementing two roundabouts and a complete reconstruct into downtown Pelican Rapids, as well as large amounts of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) work. This will be a RW hybrid project with 155 parcels. 148 parcels will proceed with Temporary Right to Constructs (TRC), 7 parcels will have permanent and temporary takings.

Date posted: 09/14/2022
Due date: 10/03/2022

Carlton County TH 210 Reduced Conflict Intersection

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for the final design of a reduced conflict intersection at Trunk Highway (TH) 210 and County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 61 in Carlton County from 0.2 miles west of CSAH 61 to 0.4 miles west of CSAH 24/Halvorson Road. This includes final roadway design based on an approved State Level 1 geometric layout. Includes intersection lighting revisions, signing and pavement marking layout revisions, hydraulic design, sidewalk design, and curb and gutter design.

Date posted: 09/12/2022
Due date: 09/28/2022

  • 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:
    • 2.11 Highway Design – Level 1
    • 14.3 Roadway Lighting Design
    • 14.42 Temporary Traffic Control Plan Design & Special Provisions – Level 2
    • 14.61 Signing Plan Design & Special Provisions – Level 1

University Ave SE and 4th Street SE (Route 952A) Corridor Evaluation

Brief description: MnDOT is planning to repave University Avenue SE and 4th Street SE between Central Avenue (Trunk Highway 65) and Interstate (I)35W in 2027 or sooner. As part of this paving project, MnDOT is collaborating with agency partners and community members to identify a multimodal design that improves asset conditions and transportation safety for all corridor users. MnDOT is soliciting consultant support to develop conceptual layouts and cost estimates for this corridor. Concepts are expected to include a protected bikeway, pedestrian safety improvements, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements, and signal upgrades. Concepts will also incorporate elements of the Metro Transit E Line (which is expected to include stations within MnDOT right‐of‐way) as needed through conversations with Metro Transit.

Date posted: 08/30/2022
Due date: 09/22/2022