Montana Department of Transportation

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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
Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Services The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) plans to utilize consultants for Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) services for projects starting in the 2020 construction season.

This scope of work includes contract administration, construction engineering & inspection, construction surveying, materials sampling & testing, project documentation record keeping, record drawings, and minor dispute resolutions for a specific project. The objective is to provide these services to verify that the construction Contractor is performing work in conformity with the governing specifications, plans, and special provisions.

Draft RFP

Targeted timeline::
  • Identify project(s): July-August 2019
  • Release project-specific RFP(s): August 2019
  • Consultant selection(s): October 2019
  • Complete negotiations and execute contract(s): December 2019
MDT has developed a Q&A document for these upcoming services. To submit a question, please email , MDT Consultant Design Engineer. Questions and Answers will be posted to this document:

CEI Services Questions & Answers
Fall 2019
Havre - Northwest Comprehensive design services for the reconstruction of S-232 from RP 0.75+/- to 9.50+/-. The initial stage of design will be to take the project design through the alignment and grade stage to determine the final scope and an accurate cost estimate to determine the end of project limits. Short sections of S-232 have already been reconstructed within the project limits. The consultant will be required to provide comprehensive design services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) investigation, analysis, and design of roadway, geotechnical, hydraulic, traffic, right-of-way, and environmental elements; survey; public involvement; and potentially R/W acquisition. Spring/Summer 2019
SUE Term Contract(s) Term contract services to provide on-call locating and surveying of above ground and underground facilities. Consultant will locate utilities, produce documentation of utility depth along with horizontal and vertical locations. Fall/Winter 2019