Consultant Procurement

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) procures professional services contracts for transportation projects through competitive negotiation, a selection method defined in the VPPA §2.2-4300 and in accordance with 2009 Manual for the Procurement and Management of Professional Services. These services are primarily procured by the following divisions:

  • Schedule and Contract
  • Location and Design
  • Structure and Bridge
  • Materials
  • Environmental
  • Right of Way and Utilities
  • Transportation Mobility Management

Questions and comments about the program should be sent to Mr. Jeffrey L. Rodgers at

August 27, 2014 - Increase of the Rate Escalation for Professional Services Contracts and Salary Caps for Construction Engineering Inspection Contracts 

Effective August 15, 2014, VDOT is establishing the rate of escalation for professional service contracts based upon the Employment Cost Index, Table 9, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. The memorandum below outlines the specific implementation of the escalation allowance. Also included in the memorandum is the most recent salary cap information for Construction Engineering Inspection contracts.    

March 31, 2014 – Pilot Consultant Procurement Office

VDOT has initiated a review of Professional Service procurement with the intent to streamline the process. The goal is to reduce the time required for procurement by at least fifty percent. One result of the streamlining effort is the establishment of the Consultant Procurement Office (CPO).

Questions concerning the pilot program for the CPO should be directed to Jeff Rodgers at (804) 371-6785 or    


November 1, 2013 - Anticipated Professional Services Outsourcing Plan 

VDOT has developed its anticipated professional services contract plan as of October 31, 2013 (see web link below). It is anticipated that additional professional services contracts will be identified for outsourcing after the adoption of the new SYIP in July 2014.  

During this time VDOT is adjusting its practice to provide additional opportunities for participation to a greater number of consultants.   These actions include:

  • Maximizing project specific procurements
  • Adjusting/lowering on-call contract maximum values
  • Introducing/increasing use of on-call multiple awards

Anticipated Professional Services Outsourcing Plan

July 31, 2013 - Revised Professional Services Consultant Invoice Process

Effective this date, VDOT issued an internal memorandum regarding a revised professional services consultant invoice for statewide implementation.  The revised invoice template and process shall be used for all current and future contracts.   The respective Central Office lead procurement divisions are available to provide further details and answer questions.   The below links provide copies of the memorandum, invoice instructions, and invoice template.

April 1, 2013 - Present Workload (Backlog) for Professional Services 

Effecitve this date, VDOT has issued a memorandum that implements changes to the Present Workload computation for DBE/SWAM firms in the consultant evaluation and selection process.  This memorandum is available at the link below.

Present Workload (Backlog) for Professional Services Contracts 

July 1, 2012 - 2009 Manual for the Procurement of Professional Services September 2009  Revision [3] July 1, 2012

Effective July 1, 2012, the Revision 3 of the 2009 Manual for the Procurement of Professional Services is approved and available for use.   The below link will take you to the revised manual

2009 Manual for the Procurement of Professional Services Revision [3] July 1, 2012

April 2012 - Reinstatement of the Rate Escalation for Professional Services Contracts - memo

Effective April 23, 2012, VDOT is reinstating rate escalation for professional services contracts. The below attached memo outlines the new rates for contracts with fixed billable rate and cost plus fixed (net) fee compensation. This memorandum supersedes the one dated August 28, 2009, regarding a suspension of the rate escalation on professional services contracts.

Reinstatement of the Rate Escalation for Professional Services Contracts 

April 2012 - VDOT's Consultant Score Sheet for Professional Services 

Effective April 17, 2012, the below attached consultant evaluation Score Sheet will be applicable for all Request for Proposals (RFP) that are advertised but where the Expressions of Interest (EOI) have not been received.  Effectively all professional services EOI received after April 17, 2012 will be evaluated using this revised Score Sheet.  

VDOT's Consultant Score Sheet for Professional Services 

Feb. 14, 2011: The Virginia Department of Transportation Central Office has implemented changes in the way mail is received.  

All mail received at the Central Office, or delivered by FedEx, UPS or courier to Central Office security desks, will be directed to the Central Office Mail Center entrance located at the loading dock in the rear of 1401 E. Broad St. 

This includes all hand-delivered packages by vendors or individuals.

All vendors submitting Invitations for Bids (IFB), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Expressions of Interest (EOI) or other time sensitive material should plan in advance to allow adequate time to assure that packages are received by the Mail Center staff in a timely manner. 

Time-sensitive materials will be time stamped upon receipt and distributed to the intended destination.

Contact district and residency offices for information on their mail policies. 

For additional information about the Central Office Mail Center, e-mail Darryl Jones or LaMar Williams.


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