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
Natural Resources Evaluations & Studies Term Contracts Term Contracts for statewide services for environmental evaluations, scientific field surveys, studies, and preparation of reports. Examples include Biological Resources Reports, Biological Assessments for threatened and endangered species, plant surveys, wetland delineations and assessments, stream morphology assessments, preparation of permit applications, and other activities related to the natural environment. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 4 consultants for individual 3-year, $155,000 term contracts.
*Note: These Term Contracts will be procured through MDT Purchasing.
Spring / Summer 2023
I-90 VMS - St Regis to Idaho This project is for the design and installation of variable speed limit signs and associated electrical connection infrastructure. This comes from the recommendations made in the 2016 I-90 Variable Speed Limit Feasibility Study. Summer 2023
Alternative Contracting GEC Term Contracts Provide professional Alternative Contracting - General Engineering Consultant (AC-GEC) services associated with delivery of alternative contracting projects.  Duties may include assisting Alternative Contracting Section PM with project scoping (coordination with FM's, District and funding manager), RFQ and RFP development, technical proposal review/comments, project startup tasks, design reviews (all disciplines), EPS assistance, RFI reviews, and construction period assistance as necessary. May 2023
GEC Term Contracts Provide general engineering services to assist MDT with a variety of pre-construction engineering tasks. Currently out for solicitation. Due to MDT 4/12/2023