Montana Department of Transportation

Consultant Selection Stats

Many factors influence the utilization of external professional services for transportation projects. Some of these factors are: federal and state highway funding levels; internal MDT staff availability; and complexity/expertise requirements. As a result, the percentage of work that is done by consultant firms ebbs and flows from year to year.

Table 1 and Table 2 contain basic, recent historical data regarding the use of consultant services at the Montana Department of Transportation.

Table 1
% of Preliminary Engineering (PE) activities contracted to consultant firms
201540%
201446%
201344%
201239%
201135%
201029%
200936%

Table 2
Actual payments made to consultant firms
2015$21,502,348
2014$19,989,093
2013$19,195,139
2012$15,598,322
2011$13,738,495
2010$9,250,664
2009$13,155,146