Design-Build Program

The Alternative Project Delivery (APD) Division is responsible for developing the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) 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.  

  • Instructional and Informational Memoranda (IIM) APD
    • IIM-APD-1.3 - Design-Build Requirements for Advertisement Adobe Reader
    • IIM-APD-2.2 - 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.

Questions and comments about the program should be sent to Jeffrey Roby, PE, DBIA, at


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.

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 referenced therein:

Active Design-Build Procurements

        Links to Project Websites (if available)

Candidate Design-Build Projects

  • Hampton Roads Express Lanes (HREL) Segment 1 (I-564 to I-264), Hampton Roads District (Anticipated RFQ Release - September 2021)

The following project is being procured by Transurban for the Department. Questions regarding the project should be sent to

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.

Design-Build Projects Under Contract (Construction)

Bristol District

      • I-81 Bridge Replacement over Rte. 11 and Middle Fork Holston River

Culpeper District

Hampton Roads District

Northern Virginia District

Richmond District

      • No current design-build projects under construction

Salem District

Staunton District

      • No current design-build projects under construction

Lynchburg District

      • No current design-build projects under construction

Fredericksburg District

Page last modified: June 4, 2021