Alternative Project Delivery Division

The Alternative Project Delivery (APD) Division is responsible for leading VDOT’s statewide Design-Build program which includes developing the list of candidate Design-Build projects, developing and advertising Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP), short-listing the offerors and awarding the Design-Build contract. The mission of the APD Division is to support VDOT in delivering projects by procuring design-build contracts consistent with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. In addition to procurement, the APD Division is responsible for developing and implementing statewide policies and procedures for the Design-Build program including post-award support related to contract administration.

All inquires regarding APD's design-build program can be sent to the following:

Shailendra G. Patel PE, FDBIA
State Engineer APD
Alternative Project Delivery Division
1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23219

Jeffrey A. Roby PE, DBIA
Assistant State Engineer APD
Alternative Project Delivery Division
1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23219

VDOT and VTCA Progressive Design-Build Webinar

VDOT and VTCA held a joint webinar on March 8, 2022 to provide an overview of Progressive Design-Build (PDB) and the PDB procurement process. A copy of the presentation can be found here. 

Design-Build References and Resources 

  • Instructional and Informational Memoranda (IIM) APD
    • IIM-APD-1.4 - Design-Build Requirements for Advertisement Adobe Reader
    • IIM-APD-2.3 - Organizational Conflict of Interest Guidelines Adobe Reader 
    • IIM-APD-3.2 - Design-Build Candidate Projects Adobe Reader
    • IIM-APD-4 - Federal Project Authorization for Design-Build Projects Adobe Reader
    • IIM-APD-5 - Proposal Payments on Design-Build Projects Adobe Reader

Notice: Any person, partnership, corporation, or other entity offering or practicing architecture, engineering or land surveying shall be registered or licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 4, Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

It is an offeror's responsibility to comply with the requirements related to organizational structure, any required registration with governmental agencies and/or entities, and any required governmental licensure, whether business, individual, or professional in nature, and failure to comply with those requirements may render a submittal non-responsive.

Section  § 33.2-209(B) of the Code of Virginia authorizes VDOT and the Commonwealth Transportation Board to develop and award contracts using the Design-Build contracting method.

Section §33.2-269 of the Code authorizes local governments to utilize the Design-Build contracting method.

VDOT's Alternative Project Delivery Division has developed guidelines to assist local governments.

Standard Template Contract Documents

The Alternative Project Delivery Division has issued standard template documents for all forthcoming Request for Proposals. Standard Template Documents (Parts 3, 4 and 5) are provided below along with Exhibit 1 to Parts 3, 4 and 5 referenced therein:

Active Design-Build Procurements

        Links to Project Websites (if available)

Candidate Design-Build Projects - CY 2023

  • Fall Line Trail Southern Section (Southern Terminus to Route 10); Richmond District, Total Budget $39M (Anticipated RFQ Release – TBD)
  • SGR/BIL Bridge Bundling No. 2 (7 Bridges), Salem and Bristol Districts; Total Budget $54M (Anticipated RFQ Release – October 2023)
  • I-81 NB & SB Widening MM 143 to MM 150; Salem District; Total Budget $479M (Anticipated RFQ Release – October 2023)   

Candidate Design-Build Projects - CY 2024

  • Route 58 Vesta; Salem District; Total Budget $335M (Anticipated RFQ Release – TBD 2024)
  • I-81 over Middle Fork Holston River; Bristol District; Total Budget $15M (Anticipated RFQ Release - TBD 2024)
  • I-64 GAP Segment B; Richmond District; Total Budget $244M (Anticipated RFQ Release – Spring 2024)
  • HREL Segment 1B; Hampton Roads District; Total Budget $207M (Anticipated RFQ Release – Spring 2024)
  • SGR/BIL Bridge Bundle No. 3 (6 Bridges); Staunton District; Total Budget $57M (Anticipated RFQ Release – Spring 2024)
  • US 29/Fontaine Interchange Improvements; Culpeper District; Total Budget $12M (Anticipated RFQ Release – Spring 2024)
  • McMullen Bridge – Route 660 Replacement; Bristol District; Total Budget $15M (Anticipated RFQ Release – Summer 2024)
  • SGR/BIL Bridge Bundle No. 4 (5 Bridges); Richmond and Lynchburg Districts; Total Budget $86M (RFQ Release – Summer 2024)

Potential Design-Build Projects

It is anticipated the projects below will be advertised using the Design-Build project delivery method. The list is subject to change at any time without notice, including delivery method (Design-Build or Design-Bid-Build).

  • I-81 NB Widening MM 128 to MM 137; Salem District (Anticipated RFQ Release – 2025) 
  • I-81 NB & SB Widening MM 313 to MM 317; Staunton District (Anticipated RFQ Release – 2026)
  • I-81 NB Widening MM 116 to MM 128; Salem District (Anticipated RFQ Release – 2028)

Design-Build Projects Under Contract (Construction)

Bristol District

      • I-77 Bridge Replacement over Route 606 

Culpeper District

      • Transportation Improvements to Hydraulic Rd. and US-29
      • Albemarle County Intersection Improvements Bundling

Hampton Roads District

Northern Virginia District

Richmond District

Salem District

Staunton District

      • I-81 Widening MM 221 to MM 225

Lynchburg District

      • No current design-build projects under construction

Fredericksburg District

Page last modified: Sept. 20, 2023