Environmental Review and Technical Services Master Contract

What is a Master Contract?

Eligibility

What services will be offered?

How do I use the Master Contract?

Categories of Service and Eligible Consultants

Additional Information

 

What is a Master Contract?

The Master Contract for Environmental Review and Technical Services was created to help government agencies increase administrative efficiency by simplifying the contracting process. A master contract creates a consistent and streamlined contracting process, ensures a competitive cost for services, and helps government agencies hire qualified consultants that have been evaluated by the State.

Eligibility

The Master Contract is available for use by local and state units of government. To use the master contract, apply to become a member of the Cooperative Purchasing Venture (CPV). For more information on CPV membership, visit:  http://www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us/coop.htm or contact the Office of State Procurement Helpline at 651.296.2600.

What services will be offered?

The Master Contract has four categories of services.

  1. Environmental Review Process
  2. Public Engagement
  3. Community Assessment
  4. Technical Assessment

See below to identify eligible consultants for each of the following categories.

How do I use the Master Contract?

State Agencies are elgible to use this Master Contract Program. For all others to use the Master Contract program, you must become a CPV member, identify the services desired and solicit quotes, then work with the Department of Administration to setup the contract.

Step 1. Become a CPV member: You must be a State Agency or approved CPV member. To learn more about the CPV Program, visit http://www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us/cpv2.htm.

Step 2. Identify services needed: Review the four service categories and identify the services needed within along with consultants eligible to perform the work.

Step 3. Select eligible consultant: Select an eligible consultant and request a quote. The estimated costs determine the number of quotes that need to be solicited within the applicable service category/ies.

  • Transactions up to $75,000 – Direct selection of one eligible consultant
  • Transactions between $75,001 and $250,000 – Solicit a minimum of three eligible consultant bids
  • Transactions greater than $250,000 – Request bids from all eligible consultants within the applicable service category/ies

 

Step 4. Contact the Department of Administration to draft contract: Work with the Department of Administration to complete a work order contract and route to appropriate agencies/personnel for finalization.

Categories of Service and Eligible Consultants

Consultants are identified by category of service they are eligible to perform. Multiple services under one or more categories may be selected.

For Additional Information

The Minnesota Department of Administration administers the State Master Contracts and provides assistance for interested entities and consultants. The EQB is available for environmental review program assistance.

Mark Haselman                                                                        Environmental Review Program

Minnesota Department of Administration                                 Environmental Quality Board

Mark.Haselman@state.mn.us                                                  Env.Review@state.mn.us

Office of State Procurement Helpline at 651.296.2600            EQB Hotline  651.757.2873