Admin's Construction Services team maintains a Master Roster of firms interested in performing work. The Master Roster includes 39 categories or work types. Each defined area of work contains a list of the firms that have requested to be placed on the Master Roster for that category of work. For a preview, see the "Categories and Rates" section below.
Where a firm is qualified for more than one area, its name will be located in each category for which it is qualified. Included with the firm listing is its contact, reference, and fee information. Information may be accessed by category type or alphabetically by firm.
The Master Roster includes the following types of registered contractors:
Master Roster contractors are approved to do predesign, design through construction documents, and construction administration, including land surveying and geoscientist services.
The Master Roster is updated electronically and is continually current. Firms requesting to be placed on the roster may submit their information at any time, and once their submittal is reviewed and approved, it will be added to the roster. On occasion firms are sent an electronic notice to renew or update their information. If a firm does not do this within 30 days they are automatically removed from the roster.
For more information regarding how to be included in the Master Roster, contractors should review the Master Roster RFQ. Once a firm is approved for the roster they will not need to apply again until February 27, 2021. However, firms are responsible for keeping their information accurate.
For contracts estimated to cost less than $5,000, agencies may select any vendor from the program list. Standard state procurement guidelines apply.
Any projects estimated to cost more than $5,000 are required to follow the requirements listed in the section below labeled "Documentation Tables."
It is important that agencies follow and document their procedure when selecting a vendor as they may be required to justify their selection. If an agency does not follow the specific instructions, they must comply with the requirements defined by Admin's standard contracting procedures, available on the Materials Management Division website at www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us.
Categories of services available on the Master Roster are listed in the table below.
Complete lists of qualified vendors for each category are available to authorized users state agency by logging into our Vendor Management System. The categories found on the Master Roster include information on each firm and the work it has done that it believes makes it qualified to perform work in that category. Agencies should review the firm's qualifications prior to contracting to ensure the firm's prior experience is sufficient for the work the agency is seeking.
Attached to the firm's information is also a fee rate schedule. Click on "Fee" in the Vendor Management System to access this information.
|Acoustical||Preparing reports, studies, testing, analysis, plans and specification for control and transmittance of sound.|
|Arts and Performing Arts Facilities||Schools that educate people in the areas of but not limited to dance, music and other art forms.|
|Audio/Visual Media||Preparation of plans and specifications for sound, video and other media type systems.|
|Bridges||See Roads and Bridges category below|
|Building Restoration||Historic preservation, refurbishing buildings to near original condition according to Minnesota Historical Society guidelines, rules and regulations.|
|Commissioning||Establishing systems operational goals, confirming successful operation, documentation of operational procedures, and training of staff|
|Correctional Facilities||Facilities of incarceration.|
|Educational Facilities||Schools, classrooms, school laboratories and places of an educational nature.|
|Energy Supply and Distribution||High Voltage systems that convey power in various forms from generation of the power to end users of the power both on site and in buildings.|
|Engineering-Building Energy Efficiency Engineer||A certified energy engineer for energy efficiency modeling, design and consulting.|
|Engineering-Civil||Preparing plans and specifications to construct or repair sites associated with construction of buildings or site development and mitigation.|
|Engineering-Electrical||Preparing plans and specifications to construct, remodel, or repair electrical systems.|
|Engineering-Environmental||Preparing plans and specifications to construct or remodel environmental systems, and preparing environmental assessments and environmental impact statements.|
|Engineering-Mechanical||Preparing plans and specifications to construct, remodel, or repair plumbing and mechanical systems.|
|Engineering-Structural||Preparing plans and specifications to construct, remodel, or repair structural systems.|
|Facility Condition Assessment||Collecting, analysis, assembling and reporting the condition of buildings for decision makers to use in the budgeting and project planning process.|
|Financial Auditing||Auditing of Contractor Payment Applications or other costs related to construction.|
|Food Service||Preparing plans and specifications to construct or remodel spaces used in the preparation and serving of food.|
|Geoscience Service||Consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, mapping, and inspection of geoscientific work and its responsible supervision; and, may include geologic investigations done by licensed geologists and soil surveys or making of soil maps done by licenses soil scientists and services provided by a licensed geological engineer|
|Health and Medical Facilities||Hospitals, nursing homes and infirmaries.|
|Interior Design||Preparing plans and specifications for finishes, systems and other furniture, fixtures, and equipment.|
|Intertechnologies and Telecommunications||Network and low voltage telecommunication infrastructures.|
|Landscape Architecture||Preparing plans and specifications to construct and improve sites.|
|Land Surveying||Means providing legal property description and preparing surveys of property with all utilities, typography and amenities.|
|Modular Furniture Design||Preparing plans and specifications for modular systems furniture, including space planning, layout design, furniture inventory, installation plans and parts list.|
|Office and Administration Facilities||Buildings that are used for general office workers.|
|Owner's project Representative (OPR)||Services and deliverables described in Attachment A of Addendum One to the Master Roster RFQ.|
|Predesign||The stage in the development of a project, prior to the design stage, during which the purpose, scope, cost, and schedule of the complete project are defined and instructions to design professionals are produced.|
|Project Administration||Doing selected functions as they relate to projects under construction.|
|Recreational Facilities||Facilities that provide services to all citizens to conduct leisure and entertaining activities.|
|Roads and Bridges||Horizontal construction that is used to convey people and goods as well as may include investigations, testing and load studies.|
|Roofing||All systems and devices used to cover and protect the tops of buildings and appurtenances.|
|Security Systems||Systems to monitor spaces, secure passage ways, doors, entrances and exits from buildings and spaces.|
|Service and Industrial Facilities||Facilities that provide manufactured goods and services to authorized clients.|
|Signage||All way finding or information conveying devices both in buildings and outdoors.|
|Specialty Electrical Systems||Specialty systems and industrial control systems such as SCADA|
|Sustainable Design||Modeling and analysis of building systems materials in accordance with Real Estate and Construction Services Sustainability Guidelines or LEEDS.|
|Temperature Control||Design and application of systems that control all aspects of HVAC and mechanical systems in building.|
|Water and Waste Systems||Water towers and sanitary sewer systems.|
|Appraisal||A written report that develops an opinion of value (usually market value) of real property, including land and/or buildings.|
Please contact us at 651-201-2551 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding this program.
Admin's Construction Services team has developed numerous templates that agencies will need when using the Master Roster. Agencies must use applicable templates, or an equivalent approved by Admin's Materials Management Division when using the Master Roster contracting process. Templates are located in the Vendor Information section of our website.
The forms you'll need are based upon the estimated cost for the project. Please review the section titled "Documentation Tables" below on this page to determine the documents needed for a particular sized project.
When awarding a contract based off the Master Roster Program, agencies must use T# 16AMR in SWIFT contract entry.
Minnesota law requires that the final 10 percent of payment on professional/technical (P/T) contract be withheld until all tasks have been satisfactorily completed and certified by the head of the agency (Minnesota Statutes Section 16C.08 Subdivision 2(10)). The law includes an exception for Admin's Real Estate and Construction Services (RECS) P/T contracts for architects, engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, geoscientists, and interior designers.
Please keep in mind that RECS contracts do allow for withholding final payment until all the work is complete. Work completion may happen at various stages in the contract, and a warranty period may ensue. Substantial completion of a project may not be the same as the end date of a contract. Be sure you make this distinction when drafting contracts, so the withholding of final payment may continue until past the warranty period should it be necessary. RECS considers As-Built Drawings as one of the tasks to be included prior to final completion.
Any vendor contract may be terminated for non-performance.
For contracts exceeding $25,000, the agency must complete the one page evaluation titled "Report on Professional/Technical Contracts Over $25,000." This document must be submitted online to the Department of Administration's Materials Management Division, to fulfill the state mandated evaluation described in state law (Minn. Stat. Section 16C.08, subd. 4(c)). The head of an agency is directed to submit a one-page report to the Commissioner of Administration within 30 days of the final completion of a contract over $25,000.
The required form is available at www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us/process/contract/ptcIndex.asp.
The Master Roster Program meets the Department of Administration's general requirements for publication of Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for contracts over $5,000.
When using the program, an agency may send an RFP to a specified number of vendors based on the dollar amount of the contract. The specified numbers of vendors are minimums. Nothing in the program prevents an agency from sending the RFP to more than the minimum numbers of vendors, nor from using traditional methods for RFP publication.
However, if an agency chooses to use the Master Roster Program it must use the firms identified on the Master Roster, and must agree to rotate work through the listed firms on a regular basis to ensure the work is spread fairly among the firms on the roster.
The Master Roster Program allows for a choice of contracting formats.
Professional Technical Service Contracts (PTSC) should be used for contracts that do not require design, such as predesign only, testing, or studies.
Basic Service Agreement (BSA) contracts should be used for contracts that require design and/or deliverables. There are variations within this category of contract:
|Contract Amount||Minimum Number of Vendors||Available Contract Type||Affirmative Action Certification||Affidavit of Non-Collusion||Certificate of Insurance||Certificate Regarding Lobbying|
|$5,000 to $24,999.99||1*||BSA, PTSC||required||required|
|$25,000.00 to $49,999.99||2||BSA, PTSC||required||required|
|$50,000.00 to $99,999.99||3||BSA, PTSC||required||required|
|$100,000.00 to $200,000.00||10**||BSA, PTSC||required||required||required||required|
*Agency may select one vendor from the Master Roster to complete the work.
**If a firm is identified as Targeted Group or Economically Disadvantaged (TG/ED) within a Master Roster category, at least one of the chosen vendors must come from the TG/ED roster.
Note: PTSC's and BSA's may also require other exhibits. These may include scope of work, fee schedules or proposals, requests for proposal (RFPs) and the like. Please see the Exhibit Schedule within the contract document for other potential exhibits. These exhibits may also be tailored to the unique needs of a contract.
An Encumbrance Form/Master Roster certification form is required for all contracts over $24,999.99. For all contracts $5,000.00 to $24,999.99, a certification form is not required. However, agencies are still responsible for complying with Minnesota Statutes 16C.08, Sub. 2. For compliance verification, we recommend agency contract coordinators complete RECS Professional/Technical Master Roster Contract Cover Sheet and file it with the fully executed contract.
The Master Roster Program may not be used for projects exceeding $200,000 in Design or Professional/Technical Services fees, or a project that will cost more than $2,000,000 in total fees (including construction fees).
The project manager or agency using the Master Roster is responsible for sending the RFP to TG/ED firms on at least 10 percent of their projects.
When awarding a contract based off the Master Roster Program, agencies must use T# 21AMR in SWIFT contract entry.
Please contact us at 651-201-2551 or by email at email@example.com if you have questions regarding this program.