"Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation.
"Design-build contract" means a single contract between the Department of Transportation and a design-build company or firm to furnish the architectural or engineering and related design services as well as the labor, material, supplies, equipment, and construction services for the transportation project.
"Design-build firm" means a proprietorship, partnership, limited liability partnership, joint venture, corporation, any type of limited liability company, professional corporation, or any legal entity.
"Design professional" means a person who holds a license under chapter 326 that is required to be registered under Minnesota law.
"Design-build transportation project" means the procurement of both the design and construction of a transportation project in a single contract with a company or companies capable of providing the necessary engineering services and construction.
"Design-builder" means the design-build firm that proposes to design and build a transportation project governed by the procedures of this section.
"Request for proposals" or "RFP" means the document by which the commissioner solicits proposals from prequalified design-build firms to design and construct the transportation project.
"Request for qualifications" or "RFQ" means a document to prequalify and short-list potential design-build firms.