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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 41 - Issue 3 - January 20, 2022

State of Kansas

Department of Transportation

Notice to Consulting Firms

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is seeking a qualified consulting firm or team of firms to perform professional services for the project(s) described in Table 1 below. Interested consultants must email a letter of interest to by 12:00 p.m. (CST) February 4, 2022, to be considered for selection.

Consultant Prequalification

Interested consulting firms must be prequalified by KDOT or otherwise demonstrate qualification in Category 241 Construction Inspection and Testing.

If a firm is not currently prequalified by KDOT, a proposal may still be submitted. Firms not prequalified must also provide documentation that demonstrates the firm is qualified for each specified category listed in this notice for the project. Firms must use the KDOT prequalification form to provide this documentation. KDOT 1050 Prequalification category definitions (Blue Book) can be found at Consultants may create a team to meet the prequalification requirements. All firms doing business with KDOT must be registered and in good standing under the laws of the State of Kansas at the time of contracting and must comply with applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Table 1: Background and Scope of Project
Project Number Background and Scope of Project
KA-6290-01 Project manager and inspectors as necessary to inspect: HMA plant, HMA roadway, traffic control, CMS or AASHTOWare data entry, all project records, all project paperwork, and final paperwork, etc.
KA-6227-01 Project manager and inspectors as necessary to inspect: HMA plant, HMA roadway, traffic control, CMS or AASHTOWare data entry, all project records, all project paperwork, and final paperwork, etc.
KA-6292-01 Project manager and inspectors as necessary to inspect: HMA plant, HMA roadway, traffic control, CMS or AASHTOWare data entry, all project records, all project paperwork, and final paperwork, etc.

Table 2: Project Summary
Project Number Route and Scope Location
KA-6290-01 Multiple Routes–005
US-281: 2-inch hot in-place recycling, 1.5-inch overlay, rumble strips, edge wedge on shoulders. K-4: 1-inch cold mill, 2-inch overlay and edge wedge
Barton County:
US-281: west junction US-281/K-4 to east junction US-281/K-4.
K-4 (part1): Rush/Barton County line to west junction US-281/K-4.
K-4 (part 2): east junction US-281/K-4 to the Barton/Rice County line
KA-6227-01 Multiple Routes–073
3/4-inch cold mill, 2-inch overlay and edge wedge on shoulders
Pawnee County:
K-156: Hodgeman/Pawnee County line to the west city limits of Larned.
K-264: State Hospital to junction K-156/K-264.
US-183: junction K-156/US-183 to the Pawnee/Rush County line.
KA-6292-01 U056–005
1.5-inch cold mill and Overlay, rumble strips on centerline and patching on shoulders
US-56 in Barton County:
US-56: east city limits of Great Bend to the west city limits of Ellinwood

Anticipated Consultant Scope

KDOT anticipates the following to be included in the consultant’s scope: Construction Inspection/Testing.

Note: These projects will be managed out of the KDOT office in Great Bend, Kansas.

These projects have all been let and awarded to a single contractor.

Anticipated Schedule and Key Dates

  1. Proposals are due by or before 12:00 p.m. (CST) February 4, 2022
  2. Anticipated Start Date: April 2022.
  3. Estimated Working Days:
    1. KA-6290-01: 45 days
    2. KA-6227-01: 60 days
    3. KA-6292-01: 20 days

Instructions for Proposal

  1. No cost or pricing information shall be submitted with the proposal. Proposals including cost or pricing information will be considered non-responsive and withdrawn from further consideration.
  2. The consultant’s proposal must not exceed 4 pages total (including any cover letter, index, etc.)
  3. A PDF (2MB maximum size) of the proposal must be emailed to by the proposal due date and time.
  4. The subject line of the email and the PDF file name must read:
    1. “KA-6290, 6227, 6292-01–ConstInsp Resurf in Barton-Pawnee_FIRM NAME”
  5. The proposal must be accompanied by Special Attachments No. 8 (“Tax Clearance Certificate”) and No. 10 (“Policy Regarding Sexual Harassment”). If you need a Tax Clearance Certificate, you can request one at Allow 2-3 business days for processing. 
  6. The outline in Table 3 below describes the expected proposal organization and content sections.
  7. Table 4 lists the evaluation criteria and associated weights which will be used to make a selection.

Table 3: Proposal Content
Section Description of Intent
Cover Letter (no more than 1 page)
Project Approach Describe how your firm will meet the fluctuating inspection needs of the project.
Approach to Quality Control Describe methods or procedures your firm will use to provide all services with professional quality and technical accuracy.
Qualifications and Experience For key personnel to be assigned to the project provide names, qualifications, education, training, and expertise. Identify their area(s) of responsibility and percent of their time dedicated to the project. List work for which you do not have in-house capability and name the firm you propose to subcontract with.
Past Performance Describe team’s past performance with respect to ability to meet project schedules; quality of work; and ability to control costs on similar transportation projects, especially those performed for KDOT. Include three references and contact information.
Familiarity with KDOT and Project Area Describe team’s familiarity with KDOT’s inspection processes and standards. Describe familiarity with the project area and any identified special site conditions.

Table 4: Evaluation Factors
Evaluation Factor Weight
The quality and completeness of the response 10%
Availability to respond to the work 20%
Qualifications and experience of project manager and other key project team members proposed for services 20%
Past performance history for similar projects/services for KDOT 20%
Understanding of the project area 10%
Understanding of KDOT contract administration and closeout procedures 20%

Contract Terms and Conditions

A standard KDOT agreement for engineering and technical services will be used for professional services projects. The following special attachments will need to be provided by the selected consultant and all subconsultants with the signed work order following negotiations and will become attachments to the contract.

  • Special Attachment No. 8 (“Tax Clearance Certificate”)
  • Special Attachment No. 10 (“Policy Regarding Sexual Harassment”)


All questions regarding this request for proposals shall be emailed to

Questions can be submitted until January 28, 2022; answers will be provided to all prequalified consultants on January 31, 2022.

Marcia Turner, P.E., Contracts Manager
Division of Engineering and Design

Doc. No. 049750