Other Procurement Opportunities

IDOT is occasionally involved in special projects that fall outside the scope of traditional IDOT highway construction procurements. These types of procurements include but are not limited to Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Qualification (RFQ).

Procurement Requests

The following are unique procurement requests through the Chief Procurement Office and IDOT.

Super Medium-Duty Paratransit Vehicles

Addendum 1 provides revisions to the Vendor Conference, Bid Due Date and Questions & Answers Due Date.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking one vendor to provide super medium duty (SMD) paratransit vehicles on an as-needed basis.

Super Medium-Duty Paratransit Vehicles


The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking bids from multiple qualified vendors for the purchase of various types of aggregates on an as needed basis for the nine (9) IDOT Districts. The Department anticipates multiple awards will be given to responsive and responsible bidders for the various aggregate types. The requested aggregates shall conform to the requirements of the Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction adopted April 1, 2016 or any revisions that follows.



South Suburban Airport Predevelopment Agreement RFI

IDOT is issuing this Request for Information (“RFI”) to explore industry interest in entering into a Predevelopment Agreement (“PDA”) with IDOT for the proposed South Suburban Airport (“SSA”) Project (the “Project”). This RFI is intended to solicit responses from experienced airport developers, construction firms, operators, concessionaires or other similar firms to the questions presented in the attached RFI Questionnaire and to provide an opportunity for IDOT to receive feedback prior to a meeting with respondents (the “Respondents”). IDOT will consider responses to this RFI in connection with the evaluation of procurement and delivery options.

Go to South Suburban Airport Predevelopment Agreement RFI

Condition Rating Survey

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals from firms to conduct a Condition Rating Survey (CRS) to assess the pavement condition of its nearly 16,000 center line mile highway system, Illinois’ portion of the National Highway System (NHS), National Highway Freight Network (NHFN) and Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) sample sections. The CRS is an important tool to assist the Department with its pavement management system and activities. The CRS is used to provide an overall assessment of the performance of the State’s highway system. It is the basis used to project future pavement conditions, for predicting future programming needs and is used for the required reporting of highway condition and performance measures to the Federal Highway Authority (FHWA) in order to meet current law. The Department has the need to collect data and images documenting the condition of the State’s highway system. Additionally, there is an increased need for an inventory of specific highway assets, roadside attributes, and safety components used in making highway asset management decisions. The highway condition and inventory data and images collected by the vendor will be used by the Department to analyze the condition of the State’s highway system and assets for the CRS, asset management, and highway safety programs. The goal is to ensure the collection of valid geo-referenced highway condition and highway asset inventory data statewide for analysis and reporting.

Condition Rating Survey

I-55 Managed Lane Project

IDOT is issuing this Request for Information (“RFI”) in connection with the proposed Interstate 55 (“I 55”) Managed Lane Project (the “Project”). This RFI is being issued consistent with the provisions of the Illinois Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act, 630 ILCS 5/1 et seq. (the “Illinois P3s for Transportation Act”). The RFI is intended to elicit responses to the questions presented in the attached RFI Questionnaire and to provide an opportunity to receive feedback prior to an industry forum and associated one-on-one meetings with industry participants.

I-55 Managed Lane Project

Midwest Fleet Manager


The addendum provides answers to questions received

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), on behalf of the Midwest (MW) States (inclusive of the states of Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin), is seeking a Vendor to provide fleet management services who will oversee and coordinate the High Speed Rail (HSR) program throughout the MW. These services will include the coordination with the Maintenance Contractor (MC), Federal Rail Administration (FRA), the Service Operator, and Midwest States Oversight Body (a board comprised of MW State representatives to oversee fleet ownership, management, and maintenance) who will be responsible for the maintenance of a new MW Next Generation Equipment Pool (NGEP the new cars and locomotives being bought/manufactured) that are expected to begin coming online on Midwest rail corridors in mid-2016. The MW NGEP must transition in and most of the Service Operator’s current fleet must transition out between the first and final deliveries of the new rolling stock that are expected in mid-2018. The Contractor’s organization, work plan, policies and procedures for this phased fleet implementation must be in place prior to July 1, 2017.

The goal and purpose of the MW Fleet Manager (FM) is to effectively and efficiently coordinate with the MW States, FRA, and other stakeholders, and manage and develop solutions for maintenance, operational, ownership and other issues related to the MW NGEP. The MW FM shall also coordinate and communicate on issues relating to the MW NGEP with IDOT, the other MW states, FRA, the Service Operator, and other contractors and stakeholders.

BEP Goal - 5%
Veteran Requirement - 0%
Note: There is a Vendor Conference (Not Mandatory) for this solicitation. Please allow extra time to go through building security measures.


For additional information, please go to: http://www.purchase.state.il.us/ipb/IllinoisBID.nsf/frmBidViewFrameset?ReadForm&view=viewSolicitationsOpenByDate?OpenView&Start=1&Count=250

Midwest Fleet Manager Documents

P3 Delivery Project

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals (hereinafter referred to as Proposal or Proposals) from firms herein referred to as the P3 Advisor who wish to be considered to provide supporting services to the Department for the P3 Delivery Project. These services may include, but are not limited to: determining the appropriate procurement method for delivering a project as a Public Private Partnership, assisting in and participating in the procurement process and documents including Request for Information (RFI), Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and RFP, reviewing and evaluating submittals by potential bidders, participating in development, negotiations, and execution of agreements and contracts.

Disparity and Availability Assessment Study

This addendum is providing answers to questions received. Please note the Agency will no longer accept questions as the bid opening date is 3-22-2016 @ 1:30 CT. 

The Illinois Department of Transportation intends to procure the services of a highly qualified firm to undertake the preparation of an availability analysis, as part of a disparity study, of disadvantaged business enterprises as defined by 49 CFR §26.5. The Agency is a code department of the State empowered by law with the duty of constructing and maintaining a comprehensive state highway system, overseeing the use of state-provided funds by local highway authorities, and managing the construction and maintenance of airports as part of the state airport plan. Additionally, the Agency procures other professional services with federal funding to support the construction program. The Agency has duties imposed by state and federal law to ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises (“DBE”) are afforded the opportunity to participate in all types of federally-assisted contracts and procurement activities.

BEP Goal = 15%

For additional information, please go to: http://www.purchase.state.il.us/ipb/IllinoisBID.nsf/frmBidViewFrameset?ReadForm&view=viewSolicitationsOpenByDate?OpenView&Start=1&Count=250

Emergency Procurements

The following are emergency procurements that either involve: public health/safety, protect state property from further loss or damage, prevent or minimize serious disruptions in state services, insure integrity of state records, or quick purchases as provided by section 20-30(d) of the Illinois Procurement Code.

To view archives, go to the Chief Procurement Office website at:



Emergency ProcurementDate Created
EA 18-03 Notice of Award08/22/2017
EA 18-02 Notice of Award08/14/2017
EA 18-01 Notice of Award08/11/2017







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Land Acquisition

As per Illinois State Statute 30 ILCS 500/1-10, the following is a list of Real Estate Purchase Contracts with a Value of more than $25,000.