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Contract Services

Contract Services Division Contacts

The Contract Services Division administers MDOT's contracting process including bid lettings, contract awards, contractor payments, prequalification of contractors to bid on MDOT projects, contract monitoring, and purchasing.

Carol Rademacher, Division Administrator, 517-449-7320
Theresa Sauter, Executive Assistant, 517-290-9618

CTRAK Core & Team
Ctrak is a software application that is intended to assist MDOT staff in the administration of consultant and services contracts.  Core team members, along with system users, MDIT staff, and representatives for the vendors who developed the system, are working together to ensure that the business processes included in the system are fully functional, and to assist users with the new system.


Purchasing Unit
Responsible for the administration of the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, services, printing, minor routine road maintenance and non construction/maintenance highway contracts. The unit's primary objective is to ensure the use of sound, prudent and consistent competitive bidding practices.

Laura Dotson, Purchasing Manager, 517-230-1612
Terry Harris, Buyer Specialist, 517-249-0870
Mark Morrison, Buyer, 517-275-1834
Anna Swanson, Buyer, 517-230-2063
Rechelle Benson, Buyer, 517-335-5905
Ruth Thole, Buyer, 517-335-4972
Harmony Michaud, Tech, 906-485-4270
Roxanne Podolak, P-Card, 517-335-1680
Eddie Garcia-Vega, P-Card, 517-335-1675
Sandra Feldhahn, P-Card

Construction Contracts
Section Managers 
Larry Strzalka, Manager, 517-899-4277
Heather Stinson, Manager, 517-331-4680

Construction Contracts Prequalification Unit

Reviews financial statements, prequalification applications, and other data submitted by contractors. This information, with recommendations, is presented to the Prequalification Committee for establishing prequalification ratings for prospective bidders.

Heather Stinson, Manager, 517-331-4680
Theresa Myrick, 517-243-8267
Pauline Bouck, 517-275-1719

Bid Letting Unit
The Bid Letting Unit is responsible for advertising construction project information on MDOT's bid letting information web page and on the Bid Express web site, assists contractors with electronic bidding, and provides bid results and bid tabulations.  This unit also determines work classifications for the advertising of construction contracts and verifies wage classifications for bid proposals.

Heather Stinson, Manager, 517-331-4680
Kristen Meddaugh, 517-243-8249
Hunter Hinchcliff, 313-304-0223

Electronic Bidding and requests to bid
Hunter Hinchcliff, 313-304-0223 (1300EZ & 1381 form submittal)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Requirement
Kim Farlin, 517-281-1612 (DBE participation sheet submittal)

Contract Awards Unit
Responsible for procedures required to award a contract to the determined low bidder, including receipt of performance and lien bonds, insurance documents, federal concurrences (where applicable) and commission and administrative board approvals, as well as preparing award and acceptance reports.

Heather Stinson, Manager, 517-331-4680
Eve Fischer, 517-331-4590 (Submittal of required documents)

Contractor Insurance
Connie Masseau, 517-243-8200
Fax: 517-335-5831

Chris Roe, 517-202-3716 (Submittal of subcontracts)
Fax: 517-241-4193

Contractor Payments Unit
Processes estimates for completed construction work for payment to contractors along with filing lien claims and notices of furnishing.
Nathan Heath, 517-282-3365
Raquel Stuckey, 517-243-8324

Field Manager
Help Line , 1-844-4MI-MDOT

Service Contracts

Service Managers
Mike Meddaugh, Manager, 517-335-1095
Michael Blackledge, Manager, 517-243-7618
Dee Grover, Manager, 517-275-1767

Service Contracts Prequalification Unit
Responsible for administration of the service vendor prequalification process. The primary functions of this unit are reviewing, analyzing, and processing service vendor initial applications and renewal applications. Responsibilities also include administering and monitoring service vendor prequalification appeals.

Courtney Causie Analyst, 517-290-9421
Beth Good Tech, 517-643-4129

Scope Review and Selections Unit
Responsible for review and approval of all Request for Proposals, (RFP's), including the specific scope of work to ensure consistency, completeness and compliance with all MDOT and federal requirements. Ensures the timely advertisement of MDOT consultant services projects, as well as coordinates and monitors the selections of the consultants and the subsequent approval by MDOT's Central Selections Review Team.

Amy Meldrum, Scope & RFP Specialist, 517-335-0137
Jamie Torok Selections Analyst, 517-643-1395
Beth Good Tech, 517-643-4129 (Submittal of scopes)

Contract Administration Unit
Responsibilities include administration of the MDOT service contracting process, which includes standard and nonstandard service contracts, amendments and revisions. Determine and obtain all appropriate approvals including the drafting and review of contract documents and related materials. Conduct research and data analysis of legal contract documents. Provide training and assistance to MDOT project managers, support staff, and consultants/vendors. Also serves as technical advisor and liaison to MDOT staff regarding selections and contract administration of engineering consultant contracts.

Michael Blackledge, Manager, 517-243-7618
Jean Gould, 517-249-0858
Jenn Granning, 517-599-5270
Tammy Haring, 517-290-9444
Kevin Scheidt, 517-241-9627
Shelli Hartley, 517-243-8118
Jeff Thomas, 517-331-4689
Nicole Kiebler, 517-275-1214

Lynne Chesbro, 517-335-2513
Bill Rottiers, 517-275-1871

Contract Support Unit
Responsibilities include support of the MDOT service contracting process, which includes service contract monitoring, reporting, subcontracting, consultant payments, and closeout of service contracts.

Dee Grover, Manager, 517-275-1767
Cheryl Hill, 517-275-1775
Jill Foreback, 517-243-7636
Tracy Rendell, 517-648-3574
Hayden Platte, 517-243-9412
Renee Spitzley, 517-648-4750
Liz Marshall, 517-643-4938

Dee Grover, Manager, 517-275-1767
Robin DeBault, 517-335-1918
Janice Harris, 517-331-4646
Chris Woodbury, 517-590-9710