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Bid Letting Dates:

August 24, 2017

September 7, 2017

November 14, 2017

The Lodgepole Complex Fire project has been advertised.  See August 24, 2017 letting information.

201 - MILK RIVER - NORTH & NASHUA - EAST & WEST - August 24, 2017

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Questions

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Submitted: Tuesday   01-AUG-2017 10:00 AM  
Company: SK Geotechnical  
Contact: Cory Rice
If a redrive is required, what will the required waiting period be?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 03-AUG-2017 09:20 AM
When a re-drive of the test pile is required, re-drive the pile a minimum of 72 hours after initial driving.

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Submitted: Tuesday   01-AUG-2017 10:20 AM  
Company: Nelcon, Inc.  
Contact: Nelcon, Inc.
If contractor uses an earth berm/blister or another engineered method to protect existing PTW, will MDT allow loaded off road haul vehicles to cross Highway 2 to place embankments between Highway 2 and the new RR overpass?  It appears the State of MT owns land immediately north of Highway 2 near the project limits.  Will borrow material be made available from this area?

Answer
Submitted: Monday 07-AUG-2017 10:40 AM
An earth berm/blister crossing US 2 will not be allowed. 
Inquiries will need to made with the land owner for use for the borrow material.  MDT does not own property outside of  the R/W.

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Submitted: Wednesday 09-AUG-2017 01:28 PM
Company: Park Construction Co.
Contact: Rick Carlson
Are CAD dgn and surface xml files available? If so can we get the proposed geometrics, cross sections, gpk, and existing topography files. For surfaces can we get existing, finished grade and subgrade?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 10-AUG-2017 01:05 PM
 The design files for the requested project are posted on the MDT FTP site for your use at:

DESIGN 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: Monday    14-AUG-2017 03:18 PM  
Company: MK Weeden Construction  
Contact: Mike Kindzerski  
The invitation to bid states " A portion of the project is located on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation." Are there any TERO requirements for this project, if so what are they?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 15-AUG-2017 08:48 AM
Yes, Please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding and Project Specific Agreement in the bid package.  Quantities for the area inside the Fort Peck Indian Reservation subject to TERO Fees are subtotaled on the Nashua-East & West project summary frames.

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Submitted: Friday    18-AUG-2017 01:32 PM  
Company: Nelcon, Inc.  
Contact: Nelcon, Inc.
1)  With respect to question #2 above, will MDT allow heavy off road loads to cross highway 2 with any type of engineered crossing and with appropriate traffic control?  Will contractor be allowed to stop and control Highway 2 traffic to allowing truck (on road or off road) crossing during working hours?
2)  On the PSA, page 29 of 72, it states TERO fee of 3% is or "76.26% of the total project."  Can MDT confirm or clarify that TERO fee is only associated with NH 1-9-52-555 and subsequent quantities shown on plan sheets 8 and 9 summary tables for "Fort Peck Indian Reservation" and NOT 76.26% of the entire contract of bid?
3)  Will MDT confirm that zero TERO employment requirements and or fees are associated with project STPIP 17-1-10-11?
4)  Will MDT provide any information or requirements shown in the PSA, page 30 of 72, part B, regarding possible Tribal gravel sources?  Will the Contractor be required to use any Tribal Sources if they are identified and within 20 miles?  If so, please provide all necessary details.
5)  With respect to SP #27 and plan sheets 27 and 28, can work on phase I and II be done concurrently and can all plant mix surfacing be completed at one time with one mobilization?  Also, with 27.6.a, it states that Nashua East and West can commence after Phase I on the Milk River North project has been completed."  Are we to interpret that this includes chip seal, pavement markings, rumble strips, seeding, signage, electrical, fencing, etc?  Please clarify when Nashua East and West can start.
6)  Per 47.B.1, will MDT provide the project specific gradation requirements?  Also, confirm that all other crushed aggregate course on the project is standard to section 701.02.4 and table 701-8.

202 - MT 200S-GLENDIVE - August 24, 2017

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-AUG-2017 12:24 PM

Company: YEC LLC
Contact: Zac Mader
Will MDT consider deleting the mulch bid item and replacing it with Erosion Control Blanket - Long Term?

Answer
Submitted: Thursday 17-AUG-2017 11:43 AM
No.

203 - LODGEPOLE COMPLEX FIRE REPAIRS - August 24, 2017

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-AUG-2017 12:17 PM
Company: Reeverts Fencing LLC
Contact: Boe Reeverts
Will state please clarify steel design being used for braces?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 22-AUG-2017 8:15 AM
A detail sheet showing the Single Panel Steel Brace, Double Panel Brace and the Wire Gate Design can be found at the following link:
SINGLE PANEL STEEL BRACE
Plug or cap vertical pipes as approved by the Project Manager.

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Submitted: Sunday    20-AUG-2017 05:21 PM  
Company: 3 Bull Contracting LLC  
Contact: kelsey allen  

Does the welding on the metal braces need to be done by a Certified Welder? 
Is there a Traffic Control Plan for this project? Would a Work on Shoulder sign suffice if work is being done 50' off the highway?
Answer

Submitted: Tuesday    22-AUG-2017 08:45 AM  
No.
The contractor is required to submit a traffic control plan as per the  Standard Specifications section 618.  Minimal traffic control would be needed for work 50 feet off the road.

101 - KIOWA JCT-N & S - September 7, 2017

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Submitted: Friday 11-AUG-2017 11:15 AM
Special Provision #26 – Contractor Furnished Borrow Source Requirements for CWA 404 Permit Compliance is hereby deleted from this contract.


Questions

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Submitted: Tuesday   15-AUG-2017 04:14 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Grant Roberts
Please post any additional geotechnical information for this project.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 16-AUG-2017 01:40 PM

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

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Submitted: Tuesday   22-AUG-2017 11:19 AM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Grant Roberts
Please add the special provision for the Special Backfill bid item.

102 - SF 129-GT FALLS HORZNTAL CRV SIGNING - September 7, 2017

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301 - I-90 BRIDGES - BONNER - November 14, 2017

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Submitted: Friday    30-JUN-2017 10:20 AM
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is soliciting construction and design services for the design-build project identified below. Contractor and consultant teams (Firms) are encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) response electronically to the email address in the RFQ or in hard copy to the Montana Department of Transportation - Engineering Division, Contract Plans Bureau, Room 101, 2701 Prospect, Helena, Montana by 11:00 a.m., local time on August 3, 2017.

I-90 Bridges - Bonner
IMIP 90-2(149)110
This project includes design and construction activities to replace the two interstate bridges over the Blackfoot River near Bonner, MT. The project is located on Interstate 90 at milepost 110.19 approximately 0.46 miles southeast of the Bonner I-90 Interchange in Missoula County. This project includes removal of the existing structures, grading of the abutment slopes, and installation of the new structures on the current alignment.

The project RFQ is at the following link:  RFQ

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Submitted: Thursday 17-AUG-2017 8:30 AM
SOQ Ranked Short List

1       Kiewit Infrastructure West Co./WGM Group/Shannon & Wilson
2 Frontier West, LLC/Morrison Maierle Inc.
3 Sletten Construction Company/HDR Engineering, Inc.


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Questions

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Submitted: Friday    28-JUL-2017 08:07 AM  
Company: Frontier West, LLC  
Contact: Mike Murphy
Can electronic copies of the existing structures as-builts, including the plans for the seismic retrofit and slope stability mitigation be provided?  The I-90 Bridge Stabilization Design and Construction Summary Report indicates two major reports consisting of a Milltown Bridge Infrastructure Mitigation Hydraulics Report, October 2006 and a Geotechnical Report for the Milltown Reservoir Bridge Mitigation Projects, December 2006 were prepared.  Can electronic copies be provided?
Answer:
Submitted: Friday 28-JUL-2017 01:14 PM
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:


The As-built plans for the original construction, the 1994 widening and the 1999 retrofit are at the following link:  AS-BUILT PLANS

The plans attached in the I-90 Bridge Summary Report Final (linked with the RFQ) for the seismic retrofit and the slope stability mitigation are the only plans.  There are no as-built plans for this work.

 

The 2006 Hydraulics Report is at the following link:  HYDRAULIC REPORT
Updated:
Submitted: Tuesday 01-AUG-2017 10:51 AM

The 2006 Geotechnical Report for the Milltown Reservoir Bridge Mitigation Projects is not available. The 2007 Milltown Bridge Infrastructure Mitigation Slope Stabilization Summary Report includes relevant information and can be found at the following link:  SUMMARY REPORT