New Materials and Qualified Products Evaluation Requests

The Construction Field Services Division accepts requests for evaluating New Materials and Qualified Products for use within the Michigan Department of Transportation.

New Materials: A "New Material" is a material which has not been adopted by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and has no current specification requirements per the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction, nor a defined basis of acceptance. These include, but are not limited to, alternatives or ones comparable to an existing material currently specified for use on MDOT projects.

Qualified Products: A "Qualified Product" is a material which has a current basis of acceptance and is published on the Qualified Products List (QPL) in the Materials Source Guide (MSG). These materials must meet MDOT's current specifications and requirements for the product described in its respective Qualification Procedure.

New Materials and New Products Evaluation Requests Procedures

The Material Source Guide lists the basis of acceptance for each current standard material and product category. If you would like to a have a product considered for evaluation, please complete the New Materials Product Evaluation Request Form or the Qualified Products Evaluation Request Form, depending on which category best describes your material. If a basis of acceptance for a material or product is not currently defined by MDOT, the New Material Evaluation form must be used.

1. New Materials Product Evaluation Request Form 

2. Qualified Products Evaluation Request Form 

Please submit "New Materials Forms" by e-mail to:

or send to:
Michigan Department of Transportation
Construction Field Services Division
Attn: New Materials Evaluations
8885 Ricks Road, P.O. Box 30049
Lansing, MI 48909

Please submit "Qualified Products Forms" and required documentation to the address listed in the Qualification Procedures specifically designated for that material.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: