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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.

Lighting and Signals Structural Inspection

Brief description: Contractor will inspect Roadway Lighting and Traffic Signal Poles. See Exhibit B-1 and B-2 for the lists of lighting and signal poles to be inspected.  The highlighted poles on each Exhibit are the first priority for inspection. After those have been completed, the remaining poles should be prioritized by age from oldest to newest (turn-on date).

Date posted: 10/07/2020
Due date: 11/04/2020

County Road Safety Plan Updates

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for an engineering consultant to complete a comprehensive evaluation of 17 county roadway networks within the State of Minnesota. The desired emphasis will be on reducing fatal and serious injury crashes on county roadways. Based on crash data statistics, roughly 77% of fatal crashes in Minnesota are in rural areas. Because of this overrepresentation of fatal and serious injury crashes in rural areas, specifically on the local roadway system, a statewide initiative was initially developed in 2009 to create County Road Safety Plans for all 87 counties within the state. These traffic safety plans used a risk-based approach to identify low-cost safety projects for specific at-risk segments, curves, and intersections within each county. MnDOT is now looking to update a subset of these traffic safety plans in order to incorporate new practices, crash data and lessons learned with the objective of further reducing fatal and serious injury crashes in Minnesota.

Date posted: 09/18/2020
Due date: 10/22/2020

Evaluation of Indoor Automated Stockpile Measurement Systems

Brief description: The goal of this project is to test and evaluate currently available automatic or semi-automatic indoor salt stockpile measuring systems and develop guidance for agencies on system selection and use. The ultimate objective is to improve MnDOT’s day-to-day management of their salt stockpile inventories.

Date posted: 09/16/2020
Due date: 10/28/2020

TZD 2.0: The Next Generation of Minnesota’s Toward Zero Deaths Program

Brief description: MnDOT requests responses for the assessment and updating of the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) organizational structure. The goal of this project is to assess and update the Minnesota TZD organizational structure, providing a fresh framework that will allow the program to be flexible to local needs, produce new and innovative strategies to improve traffic safety, and reenergize stakeholders in our drive toward the ultimate goal of zero fatalities.

Date posted: 09/15/2020
Due date: 10/15/2020

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: 10/15/2020, 02/11/2021, 06/10/2021, 10/14/2021, 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.

Detail Design Review for Roundabout Projects

Brief Description: MnDOT requests responses for a team that will serve as the independent technical and constructability Detail Design Review Team for State Project (SP) 4310-95 and 4302-96.

The detailed design review required under this contract is for the following State Projects:
A) 4310-95 TH 212 and Morning Side Drive, Glencoe, MN, New Roundabout Construction
B) 4302-96 TH 7 and McLeod CSAH 1, New Roundabout Construction

Date posted: 10/16/2020
Due date: 10/30/2020