Consultant Prequalification

Please note that prequalification is not required in order to respond to RFQs or RFPs posted on this site; but prequalification is necessary before a contract for work can be executed.

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2019 Department-wide RFQ

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Department-wide Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Survey, Design, Utilities, Geotechnical, Materials, Testing & Exploration, Traffic Engineering, and Maintenance & Operations. Click on the 2019 Department-wide RFQ tab below.

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What Does it Mean to be Prequalified?

MaineDOT uses a Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) process when awarding non-construction contracts. Our list of prequalified firms forms the foundation of MaineDOT's consultant selection process when awarding contracts with State and/or Federal funding valued at $250,000 or less.

Being pre-qualified for service item(s) under a specific service area does not mean a consultant is pre-qualified to perform all work generated by MaineDOT within that service area; the project scope and the complexity of same should be taken into consideration when considering a consultant from our list of pre-qualified consultants.

Common Questions:

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Does the Department still advertise Request for Proposals (RFP) for contracts valued at $250,000 or less?

Yes, MaineDOT does occasionally utilize the RFP process for these contracts.

How does MaineDOT award contracts for projects valued at greater than $250,000?

The Department utilizes the Brooks Act (a QBS process) via an RFP or RFQ. Consultants considered for these contracts are those who have been awarded General Consultant Agreements (GCAs) through MaineDOT's Department Wide Request for Qualifications Process. When selecting consultants for contracts greater than $500,000 MaineDOT utilizes an RFP process.

2019 Department-Wide RFQ

MaineDOT is advertising this Department-wide RFQ for Survey, Design, Utilities, Geotechnical, Materials, Testing & Exploration, Traffic Engineering, and Maintenance & Operations. The purpose of this RFQ is to receive submittals from consulting firms who wish to be considered for prequalification and an opportunity to be selected for a General Consultant Agreement and/or a Stand Alone Multi-Pin Contract for these Service Numbers.

RFQ Information & Application

Available Service Numbers

Select an OUC below to view available service numbers and supplemental questions. Click on a service title to view service definitions. OUC's with supplemental questions will display a to the right of the OUC title.

OUC 52000 - Bridge Program

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203.00 Bridge Design

Evaluation, design, & design support during pre-construction & construction, may include load ratings and inspection, of all types of bridge replacement & rehab projects & approaches; incl. CIP & prestressed concrete, steel, timber & FRP; and appurtenant items such as traffic signals/signs & lighting systems.

804.10 Geotechnical Investigations and Engineering Services

Coordinating geotechnical investigations, self performing inspection of geotechnical borings, subcontracting soil and rock lab testing, performing geotechnical analyses and preparing geotechnical design reports for bridge and highway projects, and self perform construction phase geotechnical services for monitoring construction of driven piles, micropiles, shafts, anchors, soil improvement, shop drawing reviews, etc.

805.00 Geophysical Services

Conducting geophysical investigations including, but not limited to, ground penetrating radar, crosshole seismic, seismic refraction, sonic ultrasonic, pulse echo, and borehole televiewer for bridge, highway, and construction quality control applications.

OUC 54000 – Property Office

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301.10 Engineering / Topographic Surveys

Engineering & topographic existing conditions plans for design of transportation projects and construction quality assurance. Survey data collection by traditional total station methods, ground based, vehicle based laser scanning, or sub-surface utility mapping.

301.20 Property Surveys

Boundary surveys, existing highway right of way boundary plans, proposed right of way design a.k.a. ROW mapping services for property rights acquisition.

A. Standard boundary surveys (Maine PLS required) B. Existing ROW and Easements Mapping Plan Preparation, abutting Property lines, current owner information (Maine PLS required) C. Proposed ROW, Easements & Rights Mapping for acquisition plans (Final ROW Mapping)

301.30 Hydrographic Surveys

Bathymetric surveys, side scan sonar surveys, multibeam scanning, sub-bottom profiling, and sub-surface location.

302.00 Remote Sensing, Aerial Photography and Photogrammetric Mapping Services

Collection of remotely sensed data, for engineering or planning purposes. Processing of data for creation of topographic feature extraction and creation of DTM surfaces.

Survey data collection by: A. Aerial photogrammetry
B. Aerial Lidar C. UAV photogrammetry D. UAV Lidar E. Mobile Vehicle based Lidar F. Terrestrial Lidar scanning G. Subsurface utility mapping

OUC 56000 – Highway Program

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202.10 Reconstruction/Rehabilitation Highway Design

Evaluation and design plus ancillary utility coordination for development of highway segments; including appurtenant features such as traffic signals/signs, lighting systems, and parking lots. Design support during construction.

202.20 Roundabout Design

Evaluation and design plus ancillary utility coordination for development of roundabouts; including appurtenant features such as traffic signals/signs, lighting systems, and parking lots. Independent peer review. Design support during construction.

202.40 Ancillary Highway Design

Structural design, analysis, and/or review of items such as large culverts, minor structures, traffic signals and retaining walls.

701.00 Utility Coordination

Coordination of all utilities currently in and anticipated to be within project areas to facilitate project design, construction, and any utility relocations, as well as provide coordination services sufficient to provide for FHWA utility certification.

702.00 Utility Services-Vacuum Excavations

Perform excavation with dry vacuum equipment to assist in locating underground utility facilities.

703.00 Subsurface Utility Engineering

Perform Subsurface Utility Engineering services in compliance with ASCE Standard CI/ASCE 38-02.

OUC 57000 - Multimodal Program

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201.10 Multimodal Building Design & Architectural Services

Evaluation, design and design support during construction for development/rehabilitation of multimodal buildings including disciplines supporting buildings such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, architectural and other needed building services.

206.10 Major Marine Facilities Design

Evaluation, design, and design support during construction for development/rehabilitation of large piers for vessels over 50 GWT, ferry boat facilities, transfer bridges, passenger or cargo port needs including ancillary features like cranes or ramps.

206.20 Minor Marine Facilities Design

Evaluation, design and design support during construction for development/rehabilitation of moorings, floats, small piers and docks, boat landing/launching facilities, passenger or cargo port needs and ancillary features like hoists or small ramps.

207.10 Major Rail Facilities Design

Evaluation, design and design support during construction for development/rehabilitation of large rail facilities such as rail corridor projects and major rail interchanges including ancillary features.

207.20 Minor Rail Facilities Design

Evaluation, design and design support during construction for development/rehabilitation of highway/rail intersections, sidings, freight and passenger platforms, wayside signal systems, and misc./ancillary needs related to rail facilities.

207.30 Rail Bridge Design

Evaluation, load ratings, design, and design support during construction for development or rehabilitation of bridges on a rail system carrying rail loads.

209.10 Pedestrian/Bicycle Facilities Design

Evaluation, design and design support during construction for development/rehabilitation of pedestrian/bicycle facilities on or off the highway system, including but not limited to geometrics, support structures, slope stability, drainage, and any ancillary features.

209.20 Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Design

Evaluation, design, and design support during construction for development or rehabilitation of bridges for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

210.10 Traffic Signal and Flashing Beacon Design

Develop traffic signal plans with design support during construction; per MUTCD standards including current methods of detection, MaineDOT practices, computer modeling software, signal phasing, phasing diagrams, signal interconnection, and dynamic message signing.

210.30 Intersection Geometric Improvement Design

Develop intersection improvement plans with design support during construction; per AASHTO, Maine Highway Design Guide, State, and MUTCD standards; including computer modeling & analysis, interpretation of crash diagrams & pavement design.

210.40 Overhead Signing Design

Develop overhead sign plans with design support during construction per MUTCD sign standards, MaineDOT Specifications & standard details, with knowledge of sign sheeting, signage location & AASHTO's Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires & Traffic Signals Specifications.

210.50 Lighting Design

Develop overhead sign plans with design support during construction; per AASHTO lighting standards and knowledge of light base designs, electrical code, light standards & luminaires, conduits, wiring sizes, photocell technology, etc. plus experience with full IES cut-off fixtures.

806.00 Landscape Architecture, Project Management, Interpretive Planning

Development of landscape projects, interpretive planning, plus management of related highway landscape components; including right-of-way, pedestrian facilities, vegetation treatment, traffic calming, and various community amenities.

OUC 59000 - Material, Testing & Exploration

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804.00 Laboratory Materials Testing and Exploration - Non-construction

Provide laboratory testing services of geotechnical and construction materials samples for highways, bridges or other infrastructure components; to verify compliance with material specifications including research and forensic analysis.

OUC 70000 – Maintenance & Operations

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102.60 Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Training and Facilitation

Conduct Traffic Incident Management Training and Coordination Planning in various areas or corridors of the state. TIM consists of a planned and coordinated multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents and disaster planning so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible. Effective TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents and disasters, and improves the safety and mobility of motorists, crash victims and emergency responders. Consists of developing and conducting training in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration Toolkit to train and coordinate with: Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Transportation, Public Safety Communications, Emergency Management, Towing and Recovery, Hazardous Materials Contractors, and Traffic Information Media.

201.20 Maintenance Building Design & Architectural Services

Evaluation, design, and design support during construction for development/rehabilitation of maintenance buildings and ancillary structures, including supporting disciplines such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, architectural and other needed services.

210.60 Ancillary Structure Inspection

Inspection and Inventory of Traffic Signal Supports and Foundations, High Mast Tower and Conventional Light Supports and Foundations, and Overhead Sign Truss Structures and Foundations in order to determine and document condition ratings as a part of MaineDOT's Ancillary Structure Inspection Program.

211.00 Maintenance Lot Site Development

Evaluation, design, and design support during construction for development/rehabilitation of maintenance lots, including supporting disciplines such as permitting, surveying, utility coordination and other needed services.

602.30 Bridge Inspection, Non-Construction

Condition inspection of all types of bridges & other transportation structures; including scour analysis, nondestructive testing, load ratings, related support services and document development.

OUC 75600 – Traffic Engineering

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105.00 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Planning, architecture, systems engineering, design & deployment associated with all types of intelligent transportation systems; including communication technology to link centers, thus enabling informed decision making & effective management of fleets & systems.

210.20 Traffic Data Collection, Processing & Analysis

Collection and processing of traffic data, including volume counts, vehicle classification, turning movements, speed data, and origin-destination surveys; analysis of performance measures, including levels of service, capacity, delay & safety.

OUC 99999 - Design-Build Services

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204.20 Design-Build Support Services

Develop highway & bridge contract documents, including criteria for quality control plans, design parameters, construction limits & specifications, schedules, estimated quantities & costs, and RFPs for related services; plus provide oversight for design and/or construction.