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.
Unfavorable Product Evaluations
Products that receive an unfavorable evaluation may be resubmitted by the vendor six 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