Montana Department of Transportation

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
CMGC Independent Cost Estimator Term Contract for Independent Cost Estimator (ICE) on an as-needed basis for Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC) Contracts. The selected Independent Cost Estimator will provide a series of detailed cost estimates throughout project development for the Department’s CM/GC projects. Estimates developed by the ICE will be used to establish, compare, and approve the Construction Manager / General Contractor’s pricing for a given project. Cost estimates and models will be developed, including all cost elements. The ICE will be required to obtain independent subcontractor and vendor quotes, as well as analyze and critique production schedules. The ICE will work closely with and become a part of the overall Project Team. Spring 2019
Materials Deck Forensic Analysis In 2016, several bridge decks in Montana were experiencing rapid deck deterioration, causing closure of interstate lanes. In an effort to determine potential causes for this deterioration and to determine a course of action in response to this emergency, MDT utilized the services of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assoc., Inc. under non-competitive provisions for emergency response. The final report of this analysis can be found here: MDT is now pursuing further work in this regard to advance detailed practices and specifications for our bridges.

The primary goals of this new project are to:
  1. Assess the performance of new curing procedures,
  2. Observe progression of the cracks on the previously inspected bridges,
  3. Obtain knowledge of internal temperature gradients and stresses on a newly constructed bridge decks,
  4. Optimize the previous modeling efforts, and
  5. Provide any appropriate follow-up recommendations to improve the modified curing procedures.
Spring 2019
Whitefish Urban Study (OT phase) to evaluate improvement options for US 93 through Whitefish, as well as other roadways (2nd, 13th, and Baker), per the US 93 Somers to Whitefish EIS and the 2010 Corridor Study. Specific roadway locations are as follows:
N-5: RP 126.943 to RP 127.682
U12002: RP 0 to .376
L -15-6154: RP .376 to RP 0.745
L-15- 6168: RP 0 to RP 0.102

View the Final EIS and the 2010 Corridor Study

At the completion of the OT phase, if a project is advanced, the project will be fully developed through the PE phase for completion of a PS&E package for construction. Though the initial phase will be for the study only, the consultant will be selected based on their qualifications to complete any and all necessary activities to complete a final PS&E package for construction of a project. The project was just nominated; therefore a RFP will not be issued until the project has been programmed.
Winter/Spring 2019