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New Materials & Qualified Products Evaluation

The Construction Field Services Division accepts requests for evaluating new materials and qualified products for use within MDOT. Submittals are only accepted from the product manufacturer or an authorized representative that has been designated in writing by the manufacturer.

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New Materials

A "New Material" is a material which has not been adopted by MDOT and has no current specification requirements per the 2020 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. 

If you would like to a have a product considered for evaluation, complete the New Materials Product Evaluation Request Form and submit to

Qualified Products

A "Qualified Product" is a material which has a current basis of acceptance and is published on the Qualified Products List in the Materials Source Guide. These materials must meet MDOT's current specifications and requirements for the product described in its respective Qualification Procedure found in the Materials Quality Assurance Procedures Manual. If a basis of acceptance for a material or product is not currently defined by MDOT, the New Material Evaluation form must be used.

If you would like to a have a product considered for evaluation, complete the Qualified Products Evaluation Request Form

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