The Product Evaluation Program serves as a clearinghouse for the evaluation and approval of products for use on the Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) construction and maintenance projects. The program is covered in depth in Chapter Two of the Research Manual. The program provides industry with a formal process that ensures products are evaluated fairly and consistently so that quality innovative products are available for use by the Department and its contractors. These approved products are listed on the Qualified Products List (QPL).
Qualified Products List (QPL)
Contractors are required to use the actual Qualified Products List (QPL) as specified by the date in the contract Special Provisions under the "Notice to Contractors." This dated QPL is distributed to the contractors along with contract documents. NOTE: Products listed on the QPL do not guarantee that the product meets "BUY AMERICA" certification.
If you are a manufacturer or distributor of a product which would be may be useful to NDOT, we invite you to apply for product evaluation using the forms below.
Forms & Information
In order to apply for the QPL, please ensure that NDOT has a category established for your product type. You may check this by reviewing the table of contents of the current QPL (see link above). If NDOT has this category, next please review the applicable acceptance criteria or chapter of the standard specifications to ensure that it meets NDOT's requirements. QPL category numbers correspond to listings in the standard specifications. Once you have established that your product has an active QPL category and it meets the criteria, please complete an online application for product evaluation (see form link below). Append all of the supporting documentation to the application and submit it. Applicants must print one copy of their application package and mail it to the address printed on the application form. Your application will not be processed until the hard copy is received.
Product Evaluation Applications
- Application for Product Evaluation
- Application for Field Test or Field Review (This form is currently disabled pending administrative review)