Office of Contracts

Office of Contracts

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


Mark Dunn, P.E.
Office director

Ed Kasper P.E.
Assistant contracts engineer

Mainframe/Database Management

Kurt Estrem
Management analyst

Kristine Brinkman
Management analyst

Project scheduling and funding

P.C. Keen
Management analyst

Danny Stokes
Management analyst

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

Proposals and estimating

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

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

Larry Smith
Engineering technician senior

Kurt Manus
Engineering technician senior

Troy Calvert
Engineering technician senior

Sue Cain
Construction technician senior

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.


Thomas L. Reis, P.E.
Specifications engineer

Eric Johnsen, P.E.
Assistant specifications engineer

Emily T. Whaley
Administrative assistant


Mary Thompson
Secretary II

Miriam Long
Clerk Specialist