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Project Delivery Method Selection


Delivery methods

MnDOT delivers most projects utilizing the “Design-Bid-Build” (DBB) delivery method, where plans are fully completed prior to letting, with little or no input from contractors. However, MnDOT considers using alternative delivery methods for projects which have unique designs, unique budgetary constraints, time constraints, constructability challenges, significant grading, alternate bids, and other factors. The alternative methods are Design-Build (DB) and Construction Manager, General Contractor (CMGC). 

More information about these delivery methods:

If, during scoping or other programming discussions, a project is identified to have factors which would make it a candidate for alternative delivery, it undergoes the Delivery Method Selection Process. This process consists of a half-day workshop that follows the template below and involves a guided discussion between project staff, delivery method experts, and management.

Documentation from previously completed workshops can be viewed on the Design-Build Procurement Sharepoint site.