Alternative Project Delivery Division

The Alternative Project Delivery (APD) Division is responsible for developing the Department’s list of candidate Design-Build projects, developing and advertising Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP), short-listing the Offerors and awarding the Design-Build contract.  

Notice: Any person, partnership, corporation, or other entity offering or practicing architecture, engineering, or land surveying shall be registered or licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 4, Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia. It is an Offeror's responsibility to comply with the requirements related to organizational structure, any required registration with governmental agencies and/or entities, and any required governmental licensure, whether business, individual, or professional in nature, and failure to comply with those requirements may render a submittal non-responsive.

Questions and comments about the program should be sent to Shailendra G. Patel, P.E., DBIA, at


Section  § 33.2-209(B) of the Code of Virginia authorizes the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Commonwealth Transportation Board to develop and award contracts using the Design-Build contracting method.

Section §33.2-269 of the Code authorizes local governments to utilize the Design-Build contracting method.

VDOT's Alternative Project Delivery Division has developed guidelines to assist local governments.

Design-Build active procurements:

The Alternative Project Delivery Division has issued standard template documents for all forthcoming Request for Proposals. The template documents are provided below along with Exhibit 1 referenced therein:

VDOT Design-Build Standard Template Documents (Parts 3, 4 and 5)


Active Proposals

Candidate Projects

It is anticipated the projects listed below will be advertised using the Design-Build project delivery method.  The list is subject to change at any time without notice.

Transurban is currently in negotiations with VDOT to extend the 95 Express Lanes along 395. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is provided in the link below: 

For questions about the 395 Express Lanes design-build procurement, please contact Sean Mallipudi at 571-527-5395 or  

Under Construction

Bristol District

  • Bridge Replacement: I-81 over Rte. 808 (Halls Bottom Rd) and Sinking Creek

Culpeper District

Hampton Roads District

Northern Virginia District

Richmond District

Salem District

Staunton District

Lynchburg District

Fredericksburg District

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