MoDOT's Consultant Services Webpage
Today, October 1, 2014, Missouri’s Local Program (LPA) posted a solicitation for on-call consultant services. This solicitation is for Missouri’s Local Program (LPA) and not for MoDOT on-call services. This solicitation is open only to those prequalified consultants who did not previously apply to the 2013 on-call solicitation. A list of prequalified consultants will be created from this solicitation for LPA’s to choose from for projects that fit the requirements of each category with a $100,000 limit. Please note that all submittals must be electronic as noted in the solicitation.
Applications are due November 14, 2014 to MaryAnn.Jacobs@modot.mo.gov (This will go to MoDOT Central Office- Local Programs Administrator).
LPA Solicitation Website
Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) Funding Now Available
Application period 9/17/2014 through 11/14/2014
The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking projects that could be funded with Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) funds.
The Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) allows local public agencies (LPA) to receive engineering assistance for studying traffic engineering problems. LPAs facing a traffic safety or operational problem can utilize the LPA On-Call Consultant List to perform a traffic study.
Typical traffic engineering related projects include: corridor safety and/or operational analysis, intersection(s) safety and/or operational analysis, speed limit review, sign inventory, pedestrian/bike route analysis, parking issues, and other traffic studies, etc.
Local public agencies are reimbursed for eligible project costs at a rate of 80 percent with the local agency providing a 20-percent match. Funds administered by MoDOT will provide 80 percent of the TEAP project costs, up to $8,000 per project. If the total cost is greater than $10,000, the local agency can pay more than 20 percent to complete the TEAP project, if desired.
Eligible projects must be able to be completed by fall of 2015.
Applications are due November 14, 2014 to the district LPA staff, with selected projects to be announced in January 2015.
For more information and applications, visit TEAP
For details on how to apply and the application process, please contact your local MoDOT LPA person: http://www.modot.org/business/manuals/LPAContacts.htm
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Funding Now Available
The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking rural projects, outside of the St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield metropolitan areas, that could be funded with Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds. Urban projects inside the St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield metropolitan areas will be selected for TAP funds through a separate competitive process.
Transportation Alternatives funds are federal funds available to local public agencies for transportation related projects including, but not limited to, the construction of sidewalks, trails and bike lanes, landscaping and to make ADA improvements to existing sidewalks. Local public agencies are reimbursed for eligible project costs at a rate of 80 percent with the local agency providing a 20 percent match. Eligible projects must be able to begin construction on or before spring 2016. Applications are due November 14, 2014, with selected projects to be announced in January 2015. Transportation Alternatives Guidelines and Applications for each district are available on MoDOT's website at http://www.modot.org/design/2014TAP.htm
For more information contact Local Programs Administrator Kenny Voss at 573-526-2924.
Federal Highway Trust Fund Shortfall Update
Update on Congressional Action Regarding the Federal Highway Trust Fund and MAP-21
Important - Updated January 2014 MoDOT SWPPP
Information for Consultants:
When preparing your annual updated prequalification paperwork for MoDOT review, please ensure that your firm is using the most current prequalification forms found on MoDOT's Consultant Services Webpage. We will not be accepting the older outdated forms. The most recently updated prequalification forms consist of: Summary Information Sheet, Consultant Certification of Final Indirect Cost, and the Internal Control Questionnaire.
Step 2 of the prequalification process was revised as of September 5, 2013. Step 2 consists of submitting your firms Certificate of Good Standing with the Secretary of State office (aka Registered to do business in MO). In addition to this, we are now requiring that firms submit their Certificate of Authority from the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects. (Note: Certificate of Authority is not required for sole proprietorships or partnerships, its only required if your firm is incorporated or registered as a limited liability company. For sole proprietorships and/or partnerships, individual professional license certificates must be submitted in lieu of the certificate of authority.) If you are currently prequalified, you can submit the Certificate of Authority at your next yearly prequalification update.
Just a reminder: Please check MoDOT's Approved Consultant Prequalification List to ensure your firm is up-to-date on all of the prequalification requirements.
Upcoming Solicitation: MoDOT and LPA will be soliciting for on-call consultant services on October 1, 2014. Please be looking for the solicitations and further information via email on October 1, 2014. Your firm must be prequalified to be eligible for these services.
Notice: Updated Annual Consultant Prequalification Information - Safe Harbor Indirect Cost Rate for Small or New Firms Available
As you are aware, prime consultants must be prequalified to perform engineering work on a MoDOT project or a federally funded LPA project. There are several items that are required to fulfill the prequalification requirement.
- Statement of Qualification
- Registered to do business in Missouri
- Current E-verify
- Financial Prequalification
- Federal Aid Basic Training Course (LPA Consultants ONLY)
- Bridge Forms (MoDOT Bridge Consultants ONLY)
- Bridge QC/QA Plan (MoDOT Bridge Consultants ONLY)
Often the financial prequalification portion of the required documents is the most difficult to complete. In order to aid in the completion of the financial prequalification portion, MoDOT together with FHWA has adopted the "Safe Harbor Indirect Cost Rate" (SHR) option effective June 1, 2013. The SHR is a provisional overhead rate set at 110% that qualifying firms can elect to use in lieu of completing all the required documents for the financial prequalification. Consulting firms which use the SHR will be required to have an accounting system capable of accumulating and tracking direct labor and other direct costs by contract and segregating indirect costs. The expectation will be for the firm to establish a cost history for the development of an indirect cost rate for the next year in accordance with the Federal cost principles based on the actual costs of the firm.
The link below outlines the eligibility requirements for using the SHR.
Safe Harbor Eligibility Requirements
Please note that there are new requirements in the MoDOT Solicitations for Workforce Diversity. This does not apply to LPA Solicitations.
Please note that all MoDOT Solicitations posted after April 15th, 2013 have a Workforce Diversity requirement contained within them. Specifically the solicitation states "Firm’s not providing a response on approach to workforce diversity will be considered non-responsive to this solicitation." This is not a requirement for LPA consultant solicitations at this time.
Also a reminder that all Prime Consultants must be prequalified to be considered for a MoDOT solicitation or a federally funded LPA consultant solicitation. Specifically the solicitation states "Firm’s that are not current on all of the required prequalification categories found in MoDOT’s Approved Consultant Prequalification List at the date of the solicitation expiration will be considered non-responsive."
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If you have any questions, you may contact Missy Wilbers at 573-522-9731.
To report web site issues or questions, please contact Sandra Riley at (573) 522-2002 or at PreQual@modot.mo.gov.