After becoming prequalified, you must learn about upcoming design-related projects and decide which ones to pursue. You typically pursue these opportunities by responding to an ADOT solicitation referred to as a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). An RFQ provides instructions on how to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to be considered for the project. Be sure to read and follow all of the instructions in the RFQ to ensure your Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is considered.
Preparing a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) can be time-consuming and costly, so you must make a business decision to determine which projects to pursue. For more on learning about bid opportunities, see the bidding opportunities page.
It is worth noting that, during the solicitation period for a project, consultants are not permitted to communicate with any ADOT staff about the project, except to submit questions in writing to the assigned ECS Contract Specialist. Consultants may submit questions as outlined in the RFQ, prior to the proposal deadline. Therefore, it is important to ask questions of ADOT Project Managers assigned to a project, prior to the project being advertised.
You can also access an Active Project List for ADOT and Local Public Agencies, which includes the name and contact information of the Project Manager assigned to the project and when the date the project is projected to be advertised.
A comprehensive list of approved engineering design and construction projects to be advertised are listed on the State Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). A copy of the STIP and its Amendments can be found at in the Transportation Programming section of the ADOT website.