Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director

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Working with MDT

Upcoming Projects

The Montana Department of Transportation does not currently maintain a specific long range plan for consultant utilization. As projects are nominated, internal staff analyzes the capability for MDT to complete the work internally, at which time the decision is made to design with internal MDT staff or to utilize a consultant firm.

Be sure to check out the Current RFQs and RFPs page to see current project/term contract solicitations.

The table below contains known projects/term contracts coming up that the MDT is planning to utilize external consultant services for at this time.

Table 1 - Known upcoming projects that will utilize external consultant services
Project / Term ContractGeneral Scope of ServicesProjected Date of Consultant Selection
Augusta – North Comprehensive design services for improvements to US 287 from RP 39.8 to 46.8. The project will address poor geometrics, substandard pavement conditions, roadway width and other deficiencies to improve roadway performance and safety.

The consultant will be required to provide all services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) roadway design; traffic analysis and engineering; geotechnical investigation, analysis, and design; survey (control survey and some topo is in the process of being completed by MDT forces); environmental evaluation and permitting; hydraulics analysis and design; and public involvement, including local agency and other stakeholder coordination. MDT anticipates performing R/W design and acquisition services internally; however the Consultant must possess the qualifications to perform these services if needed.

Additional Information:
Location Map
Fall 2021
N of Augusta – N Comprehensive design services for improvements to US 287 from RP 47.0 to 56.0. The project will address poor geometrics, substandard pavement conditions, roadway width and other deficiencies to improve roadway performance and safety.

The consultant will be required to provide all services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) roadway design; traffic analysis and engineering; geotechnical investigation, analysis, and design; survey (control survey and a photogrammetry survey is complete); environmental evaluation and permitting; hydraulics analysis and design; and public involvement, including local agency and other stakeholder coordination. MDT anticipates performing R/W design and acquisition services internally; however the Consultant must possess the qualifications to perform these services if needed.

Additional Information:
Preliminary Field Review Report
Location Map
Location Hydraulic Study Report
Biological Resources Report and Preliminary Biological Assessment
Stockpass Study
Fall 2021
Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) Term Contracts Term Contracts for consultant services to augment in-house resources for construction engineering and inspection. The services required for CEI are generally captured as contract administration & compliance, construction engineering & inspection, ensuring the safety & mobility of the travelling public, construction surveying & layout, materials sampling & testing, construction oversight, communication with MDT Project Monitor and Contractor, tracking material quantities for payments to the Contractor, record keeping, record drawings, minor dispute resolutions, and documentation of the construction contract. Construction inspection will include the observation of the Contractor’s means and methods. These CEI contracts will utilize the Specific Rates of Compensation payment method. It is anticipated that MDT will select 5 Consultants for 3-year, $1,000,000 contracts, subject to change based on responses received. The concept is that each fall/winter, MDT will identify projects for full CEI services the following spring/summer. Typically, this will be 3-5 projects/year throughout the state. A single consultant team will be selected for each project via individual term assignment. The intent is that this same process will be used in years 2 and 3 of the term contract life as well. Fall 2021
Geotechnical Engineering Term Contracts Term contracts for geotechnical work. Wok may include subsurface investigations consisting of sampling of soil or rock materials with various types of drilling and in-situ testing (SPT, CPT, Vane shear, diamond core, etc.) or geophysical methods, installation of geotechnical instrumentation, providing completed boring logs of subsurface investigation findings, and performing necessary laboratory testing on soil and rock samples to provide adequate information to perform Geotechnical engineering design. Design work may include preparing geotechnical reports based upon the field information and providing geotechnical recommendations for items such as slope design, structure foundation design, retaining walls, subgrade improvements for roadways, settlement analyses, etc. Work may also includes performing pavement design engineering such as flexible or rigid pavement design pavement rehabilitation techniques. The pavement design may include subsurface investigation or other lab testing as well (i.e. DCP tests, Resilient modulus, R-Value, etc.). At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 5 consultants for individual 3-year, $400,000 term contracts. Fall 2021
Bridge Inspection Term Contracts Term Contracts to provide bridge inspections on an as-needed basis in order to supplement MDT’s current bridge inspection staff and resources at various locations throughout the state. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 3 consultants for individual 3-year, $800,000 term contracts. Fall 2021
Bridge Climbing Inspection Term Contracts Term Contracts to provide NBI Element Level and Fracture Critical (FC) inspections using industrial rope access techniques at various locations throughout the state. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 3 consultants for individual 3-year, $800,000 term contracts. Fall 2021
Bridge Underwater Inspection Term Contracts Term Contracts to provide bridge inspections using underwater diving access techniques at various locations throughout the state. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 2 consultants for individual 3-year, $550,000 term contracts. Winter 2021/22
Traffic Design Term Contracts Term Contracts to provide traffic engineering/design services at locations throughout the state. The scope of work includes analysis and engineering services related to traffic and/or safety engineering. The work may involve alterations to existing systems or new construction on Department facilities. Work may include stand-alone studies, analyses and reports, project-specific design elements to be incorporated into an MDT-led project, or stand-alone projects with full plans, specifications, and estimate (PS&E) development. Examples of term assignment work include the planning and engineering of signal design, traffic counts, spot improvement designs, signing inventories, pavement marking, electrical designs (lighting, signals, closure gates, changeable message signs, etc.) highway safety improvement projects, roundabouts, and miscellaneous other traffic engineering projects. The intent of this term contract is to use consultant staff to supplement in-house resources, acting as part of the Traffic Design Section. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 6 consultants for individual 3-year, $150,000 term contracts. Fall/Winter 2021
Survey Term Contracts Term Contracts for performing various types of surveys, including geodetic control, project control, photo control, cadastral/land/property, retracement, engineering, hydraulic/hydrographic, topographic, quality control (e.g. verification of aerial and/or DTM mapping, etc.), and construction. Different than past practices, these term contracts will be statewide, rather than by specific district. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 6 consultants for individual 3-year, $50,000 term contracts. Winter 2021/22
I-90 EB Scale Site - Ramsay Comprehensive design services for a Motor Carrier Services scale site on I-90 Eastbound between RP 212.5 and 214.5. The consultant will be required to provide all services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) site design; facilities analysis and design; traffic analysis and engineering; geotechnical investigation, analysis, and design; survey; environmental evaluation and permitting; hydraulics analysis and design; public involvement, including local agency and other stakeholder coordination; R/W design; and potentially R/W acquisition.

Additional Information:
Initial Site Selection Analysis Report:
Additional public meeting comments:
Winter 2021/22
Traffic Safety Term Contracts Term Contracts for providing Safety Engineering services on an as-needed basis. Services will likely include updating both MDT’s existing safety performance functions and levels of service of safety, safety analyses, intersection analyses focused primarily on safety and secondarily on operations, crash analyses, and road safety audits. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 4 consultants for individual 3-year, $200,000 term contracts. Spring/Summer 2022
Natural Resources Construction Oversight Term Contracts Term Contracts for consultants to perform statewide services for design constructability review, construction oversight of channel construction, and other stream and wetland restoration related activities. The consultant must meet the minimum qualifications required for this category, which include: full suite of four courses provided by Wildland Hydrology, Inc. (or approved equal coursework), as well as construction experience on at least 3 aquatic resource restoration or stabilization projects. The consultant will be required to serve as an environmental oversight professional on MDT projects. Activities generally include providing review, guidance, and field modifications of stream and wetland restoration related plans and specifications. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 3 consultants for individual 3-year, $75,000 term contracts. Fall/Winter 2021
Natural Resources Design Term Contracts Term Contracts for consultants to perform statewide services for engineering and design services for the purposes of developing mitigation projects. Services will generally include: natural resource mitigation design plans, wetland and stream design services and related engineering and design services such as hydraulic analysis & design, geotechnical studies and well installations/abandonments, topographic survey, and water right review and application. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 2 consultants for individual 3-year, $75,000 term contracts. Fall/Winter 2021
Natural Resources Evaluations & Studies Term Contracts Term Contracts for statewide services for environmental evaluations, scientific field surveys, studies, and preparation of reports. Examples include Biological Resources Reports, Biological Assessments for threatened and endangered species, plant surveys, wetland delineations and assessments, stream morphology assessments, preparation of permit applications, and other activities related to the natural environment. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 4 consultants for individual 3-year, $155,000 term contracts.
*Note: These Term Contracts will be procured through MDT Purchasing.
Fall/Winter 2021