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General contact

Office of Contracts
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
Phone: 515-239-1414

Personnel listing


Wes Musgrove, P.E.
Contracts engineer

Ed Kasper P.E.
Assistant contracts engineer


Duties: Trns*port computer software coordination with other offices, bid monitoring and analysis, collusion detection, furnishing historical bid data, and maintaining BIAS software.

Kurt Estrem
Management analyst

Debi Meyers
Management analyst

Project scheduling and funding

Duties: Target letting schedule, contractor prequalifications, contractor evaluations, Davis-Bacon wage decisions, maintaining contractor listings, and managing the electronic bid system.

P.C. Keen
Management analyst

Danny Stokes
Engineering technician senior

Proposals and estimating

Duties: Preparing proposals, estimates, and Federal Highway Administration plan, specification and estimate (PS&E) packages; plan reviews; determining contract periods, contract packaging, assigning supplemental specifications and special provisions; maintaining the valid bid item list; answering contractors' questions prior to the letting; reviewing contractors' bids; preparing letting reports and bid tabs.

Scott Hanson P.E.
Proposal engineer for Districts 4, 5 and 6

Krandel Jack P.E.
Proposal engineer for Districts 1, 2 and 3

Estimating engineer

Larry Smith
Engineering technician senior

Kurt Manus
Engineering technician senior

Troy Calvert
Engineering technician senior

Sue Cain
Construction technician senior

Civil rights

Civil Rights Section to move under Office of Employee Services
On Dec. 9, 2011, all Iowa Department of Transportation's external civil rights functions will transfer from the Office of Contracts to the Office of Employee Services.

The external civil rights team will continue to handle disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) certifications, DBE reviews, DBE directory information, monthly DBE goal setting, DBE supportive services, emerging small business certifications, contractor's equal employment opportunity/affirmative action policy review, contractor compliance, on-the-job trainees, Contractor Industry Training Fund Program, prompt pay complaints, and all other matters related to external civil rights.

After Dec. 9, contact the team at:

External civil rights team
Office of Employee Services
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
Phone: 515-239-1422

The Office of Contracts remains responsible to evaluate bidders good faith effort towards achieving DBE contract goals.

Any items relating to contracts and/or subcontracts, letting process, job site posters, and tax exemption certificates should be directed to:

Office of Contracts
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
Phone: 515-239-1414


Thomas L. Reis, P.E.
Specifications engineer

Eric Johnsen, P.E.
Assistant specifications engineer

Emily T. Whaley
Administrative assistant

Specifications website


Mary Thompson
Secretary II

Miriam Long
Clerk Specialist