Bidding and Construction for the Division of Reclamation

Vendors seeking work with the State of Indiana are grouped in to two broad categories: Contractors and consultants (or Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms). Most Department of Natural Resources projects are contracted through the Indiana Dept. of Administration (IDOA), Public Works Division. Exceptions to this are projects involving public roads and parking areas, which are usually bid through the Indiana Dept. of Transportation (INDOT).


Click Here for project information including bid information for current & upcoming projects, standard specifications, and project bid results.

Construction projects are broken in to categories by estimated project cost. Dependent upon their projected cost category, they carry differing bidding and public notification and advertising requirements. Following is a breakdown of categories:

Engineer’s Estimate of More than $150,000 – prospective bidders must be pre-qualified by the IDOA: Public Works Division. DNR projects are posted on the IDOA, Division of Public Works or INDOT websites. They are also published in various media.

Engineer’s Estimate Below $150,000 – no pre-qualification requirements, and not advertised. This work is administered by the sponsoring property or Division field office. It is recommended interested parties contact the property, or field office directly.


Any firm seeking design, or architectural and engineering (A&E) work for the Department of Natural Resources must be pre-qualified by the IDOA: Public Works Division. Consultants interested in this type of work for the Division of Reclamation may contact the Restoration Section.

Resources and Contact Information

IDNR - Division of Reclamation; Restoration Section Field Operations Coordinator; 14619 West State Road 48, Jasonville, IN 47438; 812.665.2207, or if calling from within the State of Indiana you may call toll free at 1.800.772.6463 (MINE). To send an email, click here with your message:

Click here IDOA: General Forms and Manuals for additional information regarding pre-qualification and other provisions including Minority/Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE), Design Standards, Payment, and additional Forms and Manuals, and General Instructions.