Statement of Interest
Engineering, land surveying and architectural firm selections for PTB items are Quality Based. The review of the department’s governing state statute (30 ILCS 535/1) is encouraged.
Firms interested in a project, are required to submit an SOI by the advertised due date to be considered for an advertised project. To submit an SOI, log on to the Engineering Prequalification and Agreements System (EPAS) and follow the prompts for requirements and review the EPAS Instruction Manual
Selection will occur on the date specified in the published PTB.
Things to Keep in Mind While Completing a SOI
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Goal
IDOT strives to maintain an equitable distribution of work for its many business partners. One way to accomplish this is through the department’s administration of the federally mandated DBE Program. The DBE program is intended to provide contracting opportunities to small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. On most projects a DBE percentage goal is required.
To view the directory of DBE firms that are certified please view the IL UCP (updated every month).
Mentor Protégé Program
The Mentor Protégé Program is an IDOT program designed to enhance the capabilities of socially and economically disadvantaged businesses. The program centers on business collaborations between Mentor firms and Protégé firms which are socially and economically disadvantaged businesses certified as DBE. The program is designed to provide developmental assistance to enhance the Protégé’s business and technical capabilities to do more complex work. Navigate to Mentor Protégé Program to learn more.