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.

What's New

2022 Department-Wide RFQ

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Department-Wide Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in the Bureau of Project Development for Construction Support, Fabrication Inspection, Intelligent Transportation Services (ITS) Inspection, and Materials Testing/Inspection. Click on the 2022 Department-Wide RFQ tab below.

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It will be the firm’s responsibility to check the referenced website for clarifications and any amendments to the RFQ.

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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 $1,000,000 MaineDOT utilizes an RFP process.

2022 Department-Wide RFQ

MaineDOT is advertising this Department-Wide RFQ in the Bureau of Project Development for Construction Support, Fabrication Inspection, Intelligent Transportation Services (ITS) Inspection, and Materials Testing/Inspection. 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 and Application

Available Service Numbers

Select the Organizational Unit Code (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 50000 - Project Development

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601.00 Highway Inspection, Construction Management, and Support Services

Inspection, design support, administrative services and construction management of any highway segment or section; including ped/bike facilities, appurtenant traffic signals/signs & lighting systems, plus ancillary traffic signals, structures, roadside enhancements, etc.

602.10 Bridge Construction Inspection, Management, and Support Services

Inspection, design support, administrative services and construction management of any bridge to ensure adherence to plans & specifications, including bridges for ped/bicycle facilities, appurtenant traffic signals, signs and lighting systems, and other ancillary construction.

603.10 Marine Facilities Inspection

Construction inspection and design support of any marine facility such as ports, piers, floats, transfer bridges, ramps, moorings, and boat launches; including any associated work such as site construction or other ancillary construction.

604.10 Rail Facilities Inspection

Construction inspection and design support of any rail facility such as railroad corridors, bridges, platforms, sidings, highway/rail intersections, and wayside signal systems; as well as site construction or other ancillary project construction.

606.10 Building Inspection

Construction inspection and design support of any buildings such as intermodal facilities, garages, warehouses, salt sheds, etc.; gravel, pavement & concrete; HVAC systems, elevators, plumbing, electrical, architectural and other ancillary building services.

607.00 Fabrication Inspection

Production inspection at steel fabrication and precast concrete facilities to verify conformance with requirements; requiring inspectors to be qualified in accordance with one or more of the following; AWS, NACE, SSPC, ACI, PCI.

608.00 Materials Testing/Inspection

Performance of field and laboratory testing, sampling, and/or inspection for one or more of the following items: soil, aggregate, portland cement concrete, hot mix asphalt and/or other materials by certified technicians.

609.00 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Construction Inspection

Ensure that design & deployment of intelligent transportation systems devices are installed per specification and that the ITS devices function as designed. Devices include traffic signals, Cameras (CCTV), Road Weather Information Systems, over-height detection, portable and fixed changeable message boards, cell modems, fiber optics and other communication devices.

Perpetual Prequalification Application

Consultant Service Expectations

  • The Firm has practices in place to control and monitor client costs & control quality.
  • The Firm can demonstrate positive schedule control and document its ability to handle projected workload.
  • The Firm will maintain effective communication and coordinate project work with MaineDOT.

Application

Download the Consultant Prequalification Application below.

Please Note: MaineDOT strongly recommends that you download and save documents to your computer BEFORE filling them out. Some folks have filled out the documents in their browser then saved them, resulting in losing all entered data.

Consultant Prequalification Application (pdf)

Available Programs

Select the OUC below to view available programs and supplemental questions. Click on a program title to view program definitions.

OUC 54000 - Property Office

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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)

401.00 Title Research/Abstracting

Perform legal work, particularly involving real property title searches essential to land acquisitions; prepare research on various real estate issues for the Department and other state agencies.

402.00 Property Valuation and Appraisal Services

Perform appraisals for condemnation purposes and for excess property sales, compile comparable sales and project data packages, perform market studies and analyses; all in compliance with State & Federal Regulations and Departmental Policies. Requires licensure as a Certified General Real Property Appraiser.

403.00 Property Negotiations-Ownership Information Services

Provide offer of just compensation to impacted property owner, explain impact of acquisition & construction, and act as liaison between property owners and MaineDOT; all in compliance with State & Federal Regulations and Departmental Policies.

404.00 Property Relocation Services

Develop relocation studies and plans, as well as provide relocation assistance services to both commercial and residential property owners; all in compliance with State & Federal Regulations and Departmental Policies.

405.00 Property Management

Provide all types of property management services and perform real estate brokerage services for a variety of excess properties; all in compliance with State & Federal Regulations and Departmental Policies.