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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 41 - Issue 35 - September 1, 2022

State of Kansas

Department of Transportation

Request for Qualifications

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Thursday, August 25, 2022, for the De Soto Local Roadway Improvements progressive design-build project. The RFQ will be available on the project website at

Prospective design-build teams must submit their Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) by 2:00 p.m. (CDT) Thursday, September 22, 2022. The SOQ presents, in general terms, the progressive design-build teams’ qualifications for the project. KDOT will evaluate the SOQs and announce the shortlisted teams by Thursday, October 6, 2022.

KDOT will use a two-step process to select a progressive design-build team. This RFQ to solicit SOQs is the first step KDOT will use to evaluate which teams are most qualified to successfully deliver the project. KDOT will shortlist up to four teams based on the SOQs. The second step, a Request for Proposals (RFP), is anticipated to be released by KDOT to the shortlisted teams Friday, October 7, 2022. It is anticipated that shortlisted teams will submit Proposals by 2:00 p.m. (CDT) Friday, November 4, 2022 for KDOT’s evaluation and that KDOT will select a winning team Friday, November 18, 2022.

The De Soto Local Roadway Improvements project is located generally along the existing footprint of 103rd Street between Evening Star Road and the Lexington Avenue/K-10 interchange and includes approximately one mile of the section on Main Avenue from 103rd Street south to the new Panasonic Energy Company electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility. The roadway is currently a two-lane asphalt roadway. The project will upgrade the roadway to approximately 4.5 miles of new, divided 4-lane roadway with curb and gutter, as well as sidewalks, on-street bike lanes, and a shared-use path. Additionally, the project includes intersection improvements at Evening Star Road, Edgerton Road, and Main Avenue.

If you are interested in submitting a Statement of Qualifications, please examine the RFQ posted on the project website August 25, 2022. The project website also contains additional information about the project and the progressive design build delivery method.

If you have problems accessing the RFQ or have questions, please contact the design team at

Julie Lorenz

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