The product evaluation program evaluates submissions that can benefit TxDOT efforts associated with traffic control, materials, construction and/or maintenance of highways, streets, bridges and related Infrastructure, for use by TxDOT districts or TxDOT contractors. TxDOT does not participate in product development. Eligible products must be non-hazardous and commercially available for purchase by the general public.
The product evaluation process is as follows:
Review and Evaluation
TxDOT product evaluation process information can be found in the RTI Research Manual, Chapter 10.
If a need for the product is determined by initial evaluators, the product evaluation administrator will contact you with next steps for a field evaluation. The installation and evaluation shall be performed with TxDOT’s oversight and direction. TxDOT shall provide a location, to be agreed upon, and if needed, traffic control.
The timeline for TxDOT to complete an evaluation varies widely. It is influenced by many factors, including the type of product being evaluated.
Favorable Product Evaluations
Selling to TxDOT or contractors – You will need to provide TxDOT's approval documentation and Special Specification signed off.
All Approved Product Evaluations expire (3) years from the date the product approval was issued. The vendor email address on the Product Evaluation Request form shall be contacted for a renewal of the Product Approval Letter within 60 days of the expiration date. Verification requires confirmation by the vendor that the approved product has not been modified during the approval period..
Unfavorable Product Evaluations and No Interest Letters
Products that receive an unfavorable evaluation or no interest letter may be resubmitted by the vendor 12 months after the response is received. All modifications and changes to the product should be noted on the resubmittal of the product evaluation form.
Product Evaluation Project Manager