WisDOT reviews the maximum escalation factor annually. The
2020 factor of 2.6% must be reflected immediately for all new negotiations.
2019 factor of 3.1% may be reflected for in-process negotiations resulting in contracts
submitted before February 14, 2020. Consultants apply wage escalation to
estimates of work to be performed based on the relationship of the consultant's
normal cycle for wage increases and the timing of work performed under the
contract. Current pay rates along with
dates of anticipated increases should be shown in supporting fee computations.
(Nov 20, 2019)
FDM 8-5-1.1 - In order to preserve fair and open
competition, WisDOT has directed all of its staff to direct all consultant
inquiries pertaining to upcoming projects, concerns about workload, available
staff, and general capabilities to consultant services unit supervisor.
Consultant services unit supervisor may decide appropriate response. During an
ongoing solicitation, all consultant questions about a project must be e-mailed
to the contact in the Scope of Services narrative. Consultant solicitation queries continue to be addressed by
WisDOT via the transparent Question and Response process. Over the past two
years, this has been conducted almost entirely through Masterworks rather than
email. Consultants have an equal opportunity to submit questions within three
business days of posting and to view publicly posted responses a few days
later. At no time should consultants contact WisDOT employees directly
regarding current or upcoming solicitations. Consultants who violate this
section are subject to consequences up to and including disqualification.
(Aug 26, 2019)
specifically mentioned in the NOI instructions, please do not attach additional
files (e.g. resumes, project descriptions, letters). These
materials have not been requested and will not be reviewed. (August 22, 2018)
DBE policy and guidelines (reposted Sept 1, 2016)