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Bid Letting Dates:

June 29, 2017

July 13, 2017

201 - WEST LAUREL INTCH-WEST PHASE 1 - June 29, 2017

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Addendums

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Submitted: Friday 23-JUN-2017 01:48 PM
An Addendum has been posted for this project: ADDENDUM
To download the addendum bid files, click here: BID FILES


Clarifications

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Submitted: Monday 12-JUN-2017 01:14 PM
The culvert at 433+07 has been adjusted to provide protection for the foundation and limited access to sign 3S. An addenda will be issued for the quantity for the RCP 24 IN Class 3 pipe.  The corrected plans sheets 21 and 46, and cross section sheet #4 can be found at the following links:
REVISED PLAN SHEETS 21 AND 46
REVISED CROSS SECTION SHEET 4

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Submitted: Thursday 22-JUN-17 02:22 PM
The following Special Provision – Modified Bridge Deck Concrete Water Cure [551] is hereby made a part of this project.
MODIFIED BRIDGE DECK CONCRETE WATER CURE


Questions

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Submitted: Friday    02-JUN-2017 09:05 AM  
Company: Penhall Company  
Contact: Eric Blackburn  
Requesting As-Built Drawings of bridges scheduled for removal.
Answer
Submitted: Monday    05-JUN-2017 10:20 AM
The files linked below represent the as-built drawings for the structures. MDT provides them for informational purposes only. They do not include drawings for modifications to the structures, such as joint replacements and guardrail revisions and may not completely represent current conditions. Thus, some of the information contained in these documents may be out of date or not applicable with regard to the advertised project. The contractor should not rely solely on the as-built drawings provided for bidding purposes nor does any data in these files supersede the data in the contract documents. 
AS-BUILTS

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Submitted: Tuesday   06-JUN-2017 09:00 AM  
Company: Sletten Construction Company  
Contact: Michael Anderson  
SCHEDULE - Special Provision 16 Surcharge Embankment - New Eastbound I-90 Bridge - Will a contractor be allowed to install End Bents #1 & #4 piling and concrete during the embankment surcharge time period or will this work have to occur after the surcharge period?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday   07-JUN-2017 11:25 AM
Bridge end piling and abutment concrete can be placed before, during, or after the surcharge period.  If the piling and concrete are placed before or during the surcharge period, a near vertical surcharge is to be placed and the estimated surcharge time be provided as outlined in Special Provision 16.
Surcharge Embankment and Removal.   Any resulting void that develops below the abutment from settlement is to be backfilled with Controlled Low Strength Material meeting the requirements of Subsection 551.E.1. Retaining walls are to be placed after the surcharge period.

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Submitted: Tuesday   06-JUN-2017 09:14 AM  
Company: Sletten Construction Company  
Contact: Michael Anderson  
SCHEDULE - Special Provision 27 Maintenance of Traffic - E. Winter Shut-Down - two-lane two way traffic is not allowed from 11-16 through 04-15. Based on our schedule analysis, this requirement significantly delays Phase Four work and makes completion of the project in 270 Working Days highly improbable. Can this requirement be eliminated?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 13-JUN-2017 09:09 AM
The requirements of Special Provision 27 will not be eliminated.  Contract time will be increased to 300 Working Days by addenda.

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Submitted: Tuesday   06-JUN-2017 10:29 AM  
Company: SK Geotechnical  
Contact: Cory Rice  
Our firm performed the geotechnical work for the project. Will it be acceptable for us to quote the contractor the dynamic load testing services.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday   06-JUN-2017 03:34 PM

Nothing precludes your firm from providing quotes to perform the dynamic load testing services on this project.

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Submitted: Thursday  15-JUN-2017 01:42 PM  
Company: Sletten Construction Company  
Contact: Michael anderson
BID ITEM 0200 SHORING AND CRIBS - Preliminary Plans Special Provision #42 discussed the scope and basis of payment for this item for all work with 100ft of the tracks. In the IFC(Bid) plans Special Provision #42 was eliminated. However Exhibit "C" 1.01.06 discusses no excavation within 11ft of tracks and shoring for all excavations within 25ft of the tracks, Exhibit "E" 1.C1)f) discusses no excavation within 10ft of tracks and shoring for all excavations within 25ft of the tracks. QUESTIONs:
1)  What scope of work is now included in bid item 0200 and what is the basis for payment?
2)  Is any shoring/cribbing required for excavations between 25ft and 100ft of the tracks?
Answer:
Submitted: Wednesday 21-JUN-2017 12:05 PM

SHORING AND CRIBS
TEMPORARY SHORING

Updated
Submitted: Wednesday 21-JUN-2017 03:01 PM

SHORING AND CRIBS WITHIN RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY
TEMPORARY SHORING OUTSIDE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY

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Submitted: Monday    19-JUN-2017 07:43 AM  
Company: Mild Fence Co.  
Contact: Eric  
Will the MDT Give us single and double panel quantities for the 6' chainlink fence. They are missing from the bid item list.
Answer
Submitted: Friday    23-JUN-2017 11:23 AM
A quantity for Panel-Double Chain Link will be added by addenda.  Revised plan sheet 20 can be found at the following link:

REVISED PLAN SHEET 20

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Submitted: Thursday  22-JUN-2017 09:07 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Missoula
Upon award of this contract, if due diligence to obtain a MT DEQ Open Cut Mining permit for a pit to be utilized on this project is demonstrated to MDT by the Contractor, will MDT consider a delay caused as a result of the permitting process to be a "delay not caused by the Contractor's fault or negligence" as per section 108.07.4 A of the Standard Specifications? If so, would the time extension remain consistent with the time required to obtain a MT DEQ Open Cut Mining permit, allowing the Contractor a reasonable amount of contract time to complete the work?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 23-JUN-2017 10:27 AM

If the contractor can demonstrate due diligence in attempting to obtain a MT DEQ Open Cut Mining Permit, and is not able to begin work on the Notice to Proceed date due to reasons beyond their control, the Project Manager will not charge contract time per subsection 108.02 Notice to Proceed.

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Submitted: Thursday  22-JUN-2017 09:35 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Missoula
As a result of your response to question No. 3, the removal and subsequent construction of the west bound structure and approaches will be forced to start in April of 2019. There will be 85 working days remaining for 2019 work. With remaining west bound surcharge and bridge construction, 160 days will be required. Please add 75 more days to mitigate potential liquidated damages.
Answer
Submitted: Friday  23-JUN-2017 10:56 AM

Contract time will remain at 300 Working Days as modified in the answer to Question #3.

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Submitted: Thursday  22-JUN-2017 09:45 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Missoula
Please post the geopak design files and any additional geotechnical information available for the project.
Answer
Submitted: Friday  23-JUN-2017 08:58 AM

The design files for the requested project are posted on the MDT FTP site for your use at:  GEOPAK FILES
The requested files do not represent the staked project, but are only design files.  The Department cannot guarantee the accuracy of the electronic data, particularly as it may be called up by your computer, nor does any data in these files supersede the data in the contract documents.
 
In addition, the Department will not make any revisions to the electronic files pertaining to the staked project, change ordered work, or changes that are made during construction to fit field conditions.
 
Also attached are PDF Files of the available project alignment and/or structures geotechnical report(s), geotechnical report supplements, and geotechnical laboratory summaries.  There is remaining geotechnical information that is voluminous and very difficult to compile in a concise manner.  Contractors are welcome to come to MDT Headquarters to inspect rock samples taken for the project that are stored here or to look through the complete set of Geotechnical field investigation notes, laboratory testing, analytical, or other data in our project files.  It should be noted that the project may have undergone significant changes during the design process after the original geotechnical report and supplements were issued.  Thus, some of the information contained in these documents may be out of date or not applicable with regard to the advertised project. Some of the changes include, but are not limited to: Project splits (for funding, ROW issues, etc.); alignment and grade changes; and changes due to environmental factors (sensitive areas, etc.).  The documents can be found at
: GEOTECH REPORTS

202 - HOBSON-EAST & RRXING-MOCCASIN (S-426) - June 29, 2017

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Addendums

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Submitted: Friday 23-JUN-2017 01:52 PM
An Addendum has been posted for this project: ADDENDUM
To download the addendum bid files, click here: BID FILES


Clarifications

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Submitted: Monday 12-JUN-2017 10:47 AM

The bid item for Remove Class 4 Pole (2) will be deleted by addenda.  Revised Plan Sheet E-4 can be found at the following link: 
REVISED PLAN SHEET E-4

Special Provision #39 – Electrical [NH 57-2(23)58] is hereby revised as follows:
39.B. “Remove Class 4 Pole. Remove and dispose of two existing class 4 poles and luminaires” is hereby deleted.


Questions

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Submitted: Monday    05-JUN-2017 03:23 PM  
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.  
Contact: Estimating  
Please post the design files for the project and any additional Geotechnical information that is available.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    06-JUN-2017 11:30 AM
Attached are PDF Files of the available project alignment and/or structures geotechnical report(s), geotechnical report supplements, and geotechnical laboratory summaries.  There is remaining geotechnical information that is voluminous and very difficult to compile in a concise manner.  Contractors are welcome to come to MDT Headquarters to inspect rock samples taken for the project that are stored here or to look through the complete set of Geotechnical field investigation notes, laboratory testing, analytical, or other data in our project files.  It should be noted that the project may have undergone significant changes during the design process after the original geotechnical report and supplements were issued.  Thus, some of the information contained in these documents may be out of date or not applicable with regard to the advertised project. Some of the changes include, but are not limited to: Project splits (for funding, ROW issues, etc.); alignment and grade changes; and changes due to environmental factors (sensitive areas, etc.).  The documents can be found at:
GEOTECH

LOGS OF BORING
 
The design files for the requested project are posted on the MDT FTP site for your use at: GEO PAK The requested files do not represent the staked project, but are only design files. The Department cannot guarantee the accuracy of the electronic data, particularly as it may be called up by your computer, nor does any data in these files supersede the data in the contract documents. In addition, the Department will not make any revisions to the electronic files pertaining to the staked project, change ordered work, or changes that are made during construction to fit field conditions.

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Submitted: Wednesday 21-JUN-2017 11:57 AM
Company: Nelcon, Inc. 
Contact: Estimating 
1. Will MDT provide an estimated amount of cement for item 304010005 on basis of plant quantities as shown on sheet #2?
2. Will a bid item be added for Final Sweep and Broom?
3. SP #2 states NTP date of August 28th, 2017. Will MDT consider adjusting this to a later date to allow for completion of project during 2018 season or alternatively assume responsibility for any and all winter maintenance?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 23-JUN-2017 08:38 AM
1.  An amount of cement has not been quantified for Cement Treated Base.  The mix design will need to satisfy the requirements of Section 304.  Therefore, no estimated amount of cement will be provided in the Basis of Plan Quantities.
2.  Because Fog Seal will be applied on top the chip seal, a Final Sweep and Broom bid item will not be necessary.
3.  See answer to question #3 - Contract Time is being replaced with a Flex date Notice to Proceed of November 16, 2017.

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Submitted: Thursday  22-JUN-2017 02:12 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company
Contact: Estimating
We are requesting that MDT add approximately 30 additional contract days to this project. The justification for this request is as follows: With only 120 contract days and an August 28 NTP, approximately 45 contract days will be used up during the fall of 2017 leaving only 75 working days to complete the project in 2018. There is very little mainline work that can be done this fall without tearing up the PTW since the new alignment mostly follows the existing alignment and the vast majority of excavation is within the PTW. If you consider the time it will take a contractor to secure Opencut mining permit(s), create stockpiles and acquire CTB & Grade S mix designs-plus get MDT approval for these mix designs-it would be basically impossible to complete any major work within the PTW this fall, while following the Sequence of Operations/Winter Shutdown Proivisions.
Answer
Submitted: Friday 23-JUN-2017 08:32 AM
Contract Time will remain at 120 Days.  Special Provision #2 - Contract Time is hereby rescinded and replaced with the following: 
CONTRACT TIME – FLEX TIME PROCEED DATE [108] (REVISED 1-21-16)
A.  General.  This provision modifies Subsection 108.02 of the Specifications.
B.  Notice to Proceed.  The notice to proceed will be issued with an effective date of November 16, 2017.  The Contractor may change the notice to proceed date to an earlier date if written notification is received at least ten calendar days in advance of the date selected and the selected date is approved by the Project Manager.  Include an updated schedule with the notification.
C.  Contract Time.  Contract time assessment will begin on the notice to proceed date issued by the Department or as changed by the Contractor, whichever is earlier.  Work is to be completed in 120 working days.

203 - HOLMES & HILL/WARREN AVE-BUTTE - June 29, 2017

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204 - SF 139-SIGNAL 13TH & PARKHILL - June 29, 2017

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Questions

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Submitted: Friday    23-JUN-2017 10:03 AM  
Company: NORTHERN ROCKIES AGENCY  
Contact: KIT STEVKO  
There are no luminaire specs - except to say they are high efficacy LED.  Are these specs for the light fixture?

205 - RETAINING WALL-EAST OF BASIN - June 29, 2017

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101 - BELGRADE-SOUTH - July 13, 2017

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Questions

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Submitted: Monday    19-JUN-2017 10:49 AM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Josh Walter
Can you please post the earthwork files for the project?
Answer
Submitted: Monday    19-JUN-2017 04:45 PM

The Earthwork Files were posted with the original advertisement under the Bid Packages link for the July 13, 2017 letting: DIRT RUNS
If the contractor intended to ask for the design files for the requested project, they are now posted on the MDT FTP site for your use at: GEOPAK FILES
The requested files do not represent the staked project, but are only design files.  The Department cannot guarantee the accuracy of the electronic data, particularly as it may be called up by your computer, nor does any data in these files supersede the data in the contract documents.

In addition, the Department will not make any revisions to the electronic files pertaining to the staked project, change ordered work, or changes that are made during construction to fit field conditions.

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Submitted: Friday    23-JUN-2017 11:59 AM  
Company: Macon Supply  
Contact: Jeff Monaco  
Are the construction joints labeled Longitudinal Construction Joints in the hatched areas getting tie bars or dowel bars.

102 - WHITEHALL-SOUTH - July 13, 2017

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Submitted: Wednesday 21-JUN-2017 09:17 AM

Company: COP Construction

Contact: Christian Duffus
Plan sheet B6 - the table of elevations shows Bent No. 1 & Bent No. 2. Are these intended to be Bents 2 & 3?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 22-JUN-2017 09:30 AM
 The column headers on the table of elevations are incorrect.  These should be labeled Bent No. 2 and Bent No. 3.  Sheet B6 has been revised accordingly and can be found at the following link:
PLAN PAGE B6

103 - 19 M WEST OF JCT I-15 (S-278) - July 13, 2017

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104 - JCT MT 84 TO JCT S-347 (S-288) - July 13, 2017

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105 - HWY 2 PED BRIDGE-MALTA - July 13, 2017

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Questions

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Submitted: Friday    23-JUN-2017 09:54 AM  
Company: NORTHERN ROCKIES AGENCY  
Contact: KIT STEVKO  
Is it possible to have the solar array on each individual fixture? I know the fixtures are on a bridge and that the additional height and weight could be the reason for having the single collector. The reason for asking is because of the voltage drop over the >200' to the last fixture. Also, we were wondering if a type 2 distribution would offer a more uniform distribution than the Type 5 on the pedestrian path due to the distance between light fixtures.

106 - SLIDE REPAIR-5 MI E LAME DEER - July 13, 2017

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107 - SF 149 ROCKY CLIFF ITS, SF 149-MSLA DIST SFTY IMPRV, SF 149 SOMERS SFTY IMPRV - July 13, 2017

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