Personal Services FAQ

Do I have to be prequalified with VTrans to submit a proposal?

Do Vermont companies receive any special treatment or advantages?

How long are RFP’s advertised for?

Can I find the RFP Packet on-line?

Will you notify me when new RFPs in my field of work are released?

Where can I find other Vermont State Bid Opportunities?

How long after the Consultant Selection Committee meets can we expect an award?

What might hold up the processing of a contract for services?

Who do I contact now that I have a contract with the Agency?

When can I start work?

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Q: Do I have to be prequalified with VTrans to submit a proposal?

A: No. Each firm must ‘qualify’ for each project by submitting a technical proposal in response to a RFP. Different RFP’s have different requirements.

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Q: Do Vermont companies receive any special treatment or advantages?

A: No.

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Q: How long are RFP’s advertised for?

A: It varies depending on the complexity of the project. It could be weeks or months.

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Q: Can I find the RFP Packet on-line?

A: Yes. VTrans is now offering most RFP documents online, via our FTP system. You must have an FTP account for Contract Administration, and you must request access to the files for the specific RFP you are interested in.

Each RFP has a link to request an RFP packet. Please fill out the form completely. Click here to see current RFPs.

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Q: Will you notify me when new RFPs in my field of work are released?

A: No. Please check back regularly for new opportunities.

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Q: Where can I find other Vermont State Bid Opportunities?

A: There are a variety of sources you can look into. The most comprehensive is Vermont Bid Opportunities System, a resource that provides bid opportunities available through Vermont based federal, state, local governments and from private sector purchasing organizations. Also, the Department of Buildings and General Services has an on-line list of bids.

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Q: How long after the Consultant Selection Committee meets can we expect an award?

A: It varies based on the complexity of the project being proposed, and a number of other factors. It could be from 1 to 5 weeks, maybe more.

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Q: What might hold up the processing of a personal service contract?

A: The number one delay is a firm’s failure to register with the Vermont Secretary of State. A contract will not be written until the company has received a current/active registration. More information can be found at the Secretary of State's web site.

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Q: Who do I contact now that I have a contract with the Agency?

A: Once there is an executed contract, you should be using the program manager for the specific contract, as your contact at VTrans.

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Q: When can I start work?

A: Once there is an executed contract.

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