Working with MDT
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.
|Project / Term Contract||General Scope of Services||Projected 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.mt.gov/publications/docs/brochures/Forensic-Deck-Analysis-Report-2017-04-21.pdf
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:
|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.