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June 14, 2017

June 15, 2017

PLEASE NOTE - The Frenchtown – E & W and Frenchtown - SE projects are being pulled from the March 16, 2017 letting.
We will be adding additional work (cable median rail) and will re-advertise as soon as this work is incorporated. 


201 - BEARTOOTH HWY - March 30, 2017

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Submitted: Wednesday 15-MAR-2017 03:01 PM
Company: Alpine Signs, Inc
Contact: John O'Brien
Sign Back bracing - There are only a few locations shown where back bracing is not required. Is this MDT's intentions?

Answer
Submitted: Monday 20-MAR-2017 03:51 PM

Back bracing is required where shown on the plans.

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Submitted: Thursday  23-MAR-2017 01:17 PM  
Company: Mountain West Holding Co  
Contact: Chris Connors  
Special provision 27 indicates that the traffic control for the dig out area will be paid for as lump sum traffic control. There is not a bid item for lump sum traffic control. What is meant by dig out area when referencing payment procedures for traffic control? Every time any work goes through the dig out area the traffic control devices are part of the lump sum and not paid by the unit or only devices related to the actual dig out work? For example, the paving in the dig out area is to be done during a night closure. Is the traffic control for the night closure that includes the dig out area not paid by traffic control units even if other work was completed during the same night closure? Is the temporary barrier and temporary impact attenuator costs to be included in the lump sum traffic control item when added? Will the MDOT be adding a bid item Single Use Signs for the special signs identified in special provision 27?

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Submitted: Thursday  23-MAR-2017 01:56 PM
Company: Riverside Contracting Inc.
Contact: Dennis Devous
According to Special Provision No. 27, The Department is setting this project up to be milled and paved from 9PM to 7Am. Has the MDT received permission from the county to haul and place the cold Milled material on the ski run road at night? Typically, the county forces don't work at night. There also are a lot of residences along this Ski Run Road that will probably stop any Contractor from performing the operation at night.

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Submitted: Thursday  23-MAR-2017 04:09 PM  
Company: Mountain West Holding Co  
Contact: Chris Connors  
The guardrail summary has a note stating that the cost to replace broken posts as necessary is incidental to guardrail replacement and uses a asterik to coincide with Reset Guardrail. Is the intent of this note to mean the cost of replacing posts is incidental to Reset Guardrail? Since the job is not able to be reviewed prior to the bid opening, how can the contractor know what quantity is to be replaced? Additionally, the Maintenance crews repair and replace large quantities of guardrail every spring following snow removal. Is the contractor responsible for replacing other materials within the Reset Guardrail areas? Seems this should be a new guardrail item since there is no way to look at the existing condition of the guardrails with the road being closed and guardrails being buried in snow.

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Submitted: Thursday  23-MAR-2017 04:13 PM  
Company: Mountain West Holding Co  
Contact: Chris Connors  
On previous projects in the same area of this project, we found that existing guardrail had a cable buried in a trench that ran through the bottom of the guardrail posts keeping them from being pulled without cutting the posts or digging up the entire shoulder of the roadway. Not all guardrail had it and it was random when found. Can the MDOT identify which areas has this cable or address payment through Misc. Work since it can not be quantified?

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Submitted: Thursday  23-MAR-2017 04:19 PM  
Company: Mountain West Holding Co  
Contact: Chris Connors  
Special provision 21 Crack Filling gives provisions for the amount of time it can be exposed to traffic and time of placement prior to milling that contradict each other. This was previously done on the Billings NW project and was corrected by the Q&A. Can you please review for this project?

202 - MUSSELSHELL RV-6 M SW MELSTONE - March 30, 2017

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Submitted: Thursday  23-MAR-2017 12:50 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: Thursday 23-MAR-2017 11:17 AM
Bridge Plan Sheets B1, B4, B6, B8, B9 and B10 have been revised.  REVISED BRIDGE PLAN SHEETS
 
A recap of changes is as follows: 
Sheet B1 – The numbers in the Estimated Bridge Plan Quantities Table, under Reinforcing Steel – Regular
-Bent 2 – from 1839 to 1904
-Bent 3 – from 1839 to 1904
-Total – from 9540 to 9670
Sheet B6 – The numbers in the Bill of Reinforcing Steel changed as follows
-Mark C2 – from 58 to 48
-Mark C6 – from 18 to 58
Sheets B4, B6, B9, and B10 – The title block was missing the words Route, Reference Point and Scale.
Sheet B8 has been revised to incorporate a redesign of the shear connectors on this project, which resulted in a few additional shear connectors. Since the shear connectors are included in the lump sum bid item Structural Steel – Girder, no quantities are changing.  The additional weight of these few shear connectors is insignificant compared to the total weight of structural steel.
 
An addendum will be issued to revise the quantity of Reinforcing Steel to 9,670.00 LBS


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Submitted: Monday    20-MAR-2017 05:20 PM  
Company: Sletten Construction  
Contact: Chad Mares
It states that the utilities will not be removed by the time the project is awarded. Is it the intent that the utilities will be removed at some point prior to construction commencing?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday  22-MAR-2017 03:45 PM
The intent is that conflicting utilities will be relocated prior to the Notice to Proceed.

Updated: Thursday  23-MAR-2017 08:27 AM
However, utility relocation may not be completed prior to the Notice to Proceed date.

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Submitted: Monday    20-MAR-2017 05:17 PM  
Company: Sletten Construction  
Contact: Chad Mares  
Will positive separation such as sheetpile be required to place the riprap in the stream? Also, will the area need to be dewatered to place the riprap?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday  22-MAR-2017 03:48 PM
Isolation of the work zone is required as specified in Subsection 208.03.3.

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:28 PM
Company: Malcolm International
Contact: C. Masterson
Special Provisions section 11, B(2), page 13, states the Section 404 CWA Nationwide permit authorization is valid until March 18, 2017. The project NTP is after this date. Will a valid permit be in place to perform the project scope of work?

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:31 PM
Company: Malcolm International
Contact: C. Masterson
Is there lead based paint on the existing structure?

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:32 PM
Company: Malcolm International
Contact: C. Masterson
Bridge Demolition. Is this bridge being adopted under MDTâ¿¿s historic bridge adoption program?  If so, where is the contractor supposed to place the existing bridge structure to complete the demolition work?  What condition should the bridge be in following demolition?  Is the truss to be cut into specific lengths or weights?  Does the asphalt deck remain intact?

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:37 PM
Company: Malcolm International
Contact: C. Masterson
Will stay in place formwork be allowed for the top deck? (pan decking)

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:38 PM
Company: Malcolm International
Contact: C. Masterson
On Special Provisions page 21 under State Furnished Pile, it states "All pipe piles are furnished by the State."  Plan sheet B1 has a note that only the 24" pile are furnished by the State.  Please verify which pile are to be supplied by the State, and which need to be furnished by contractors.

101 - S FK FLATHEAD-HUNGRY HORSE - April 13, 2017

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Submitted: Friday    17-MAR-2017 10:04 AM  
Company: Penhall Company  
Contact: Eric Blackburn  
Requesting asbuilt drawings for existing bridge scheduled for removal.
Answer
Submitted: Friday  17-MAR-2017 10:54 AM
The as-builts can be found at the following link:
  AS-BUILT DRAWINGS

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Submitted: Friday    17-MAR-2017 03:27 PM
Company: Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc
Contact: Eric Dybevik
Can I get a copy of the Geotechnical Report?
Answer
Submitted: Monday    20-MAR-2017 10:45 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 REPORT

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Submitted: Friday    17-MAR-2017 04:15 PM
Company: Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc
Contact: Eric Dybevik
Do you intend on requiring both CSL testing and TIP testing for the drilled shafts?
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Submitted: Monday    20-MAR-2017 10:45 AM

Yes, both CSL testing and TIP testing will be required.

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Submitted: Monday    20-MAR-2017 05:13 PM  
Company: Sletten Construction  
Contact: Chad Mares  
Would it be permissible to have a construction joint roughly 15'-5" down from the top of the two small spiral rebar cages that extend up into the cap? The construction joint would allow the contractor to pour the drilled shaft without having to place the two smaller rebar cages during the pour and then extend the pour up to the top of the shaft (bottom of pier cap). If allowed, the contractor could completely clean the top of the drilled shaft, place the two rebar cages and pour the remainder of the shaft to the top of the drilled shaft. The joint would be inside the permanent casing as well.

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:52 PM
Company: Dick Anderson Construction
Contact: Ashley Davis
Plan sh 24 shows a 2'x2' Pedestrian Rail Foundation.  Is this work paid under proposal line no. 0620.

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Submitted: Thursday  23-MAR-2017 09:08 AM  
Company: Sletten Construction  
Contact: Chad Mares  
Special Provision #27 REMOVE STRUCTURE states to remove piers 3,4,5 and 6 completely. Special Provision #19 CLEAN WATER ACT states to remove all existing piers and bents to 3' below grade? Since these provisions are contradictory, which one governs? If the REMOVE STRUCTURE provision applies, will the entire pier as well as the entire footing be required to be removed?

102 - RED ROCK-CLARK CANYON RES & SF 129-GUARDRAIL JCT 324 - April 13, 2017

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Submitted: Monday 20-MAR-2017 3:48 PM
Special Provision #29 – Salvage Guardrail is hereby replaced and can be found at the following link:  SALVAGE GUARDRAIL


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103 - SF 139-BOZEMAN SIGNAL SFTY - April 13, 2017

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104 - RAINBOW BEND - April 13, 2017

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105 - SF 129-SFTY IMPRV BRDGR CANYON - April 13, 2017

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106 - SF 149 SFTY IMPRV N-24 - April 13, 2017

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304 - D1 Slope Stability Phase II - June 14, 2017

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Submitted: Friday  27-JAN-2017 09:50 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 March 7, 2017.

D1 Slope Stability Phase II
STPP-NH-IM STWD (408)
This project includes design and construction of slope stabilization measures for unstable cut slopes or embankments at the following locations:  
Site 1 – US-2, MP 5.1, Yaak Hill, West of Troy, Lincoln County.
Site 2 – US-2, MP 5.5, Yaak Hill, West of Troy, Lincoln County.
Site 3 – US-2, MP 5.6, Yaak Hill, West of Troy, Lincoln County.
Site 4 – US-2, MP 5.8, Yaak Hill, West of Troy, Lincoln County.
Site 5 – US-2, MP 158.7, East of W. Glacier, Flathead County.
Site 6 – MT 200, MP 56.8, East of Highway 141 junction, Powell County.
Site 7 – MT 1, MP 29.0, West of Georgetown Lake, Granite County.
Site 8 – MT 1, MP 29.15, West of Georgetown Lake, Granite County.
Site 9 – MT 1, MP 29.5, West of Georgetown Lake, Granite County.
Site 10 – I-90, MP 70.3, Cyr Interchange, Mineral County.

The project RFQ is at the following link:  RFQ

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Submitted: Monday 20-MAR-2017 3:40 PM
SOQ RANKED SHORT LIST

1      GeoStabilization International/Shannon & Wilson/HDR
2 Geobuild/Gannett Fleming
3 Oftedal Construction/Terracon


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Submitted: Tuesday   07-FEB-2017 08:48 AM  
Company: Morrison-Maierle  
Contact: John Pavsek
Has MDT conducted topographic survey of the 10 sites and will that information be available DB teams?  Reason for question is survey has been provided on past slope stability projects. This effort can be a significant for DB teams to undertake in the Tech Proposal process.
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Submitted: Tuesday   07-FEB-2017 09:40 AM
MDT is finalizing the survey information. The survey information will be provided with the RFP.

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Submitted: Tuesday   07-FEB-2017 09:37 PM  
Company: Hayward Baker Inc  
Contact: Spencer Mills
Would MDT consider moving the completion date for the project to fall of 2018?  Given the high snowfall potential for the Missoula District, construction lane closures during the winter and early spring months will likely impede snow plow operations.  The current delivery schedule significantly restricts access to the sites and poses some safety concerns.  An extension would allow teams to better mitigate risks associated with inclement weather construction.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 09-FEB-2017 08:52 AM

MDT will extend the contract time from what is included in the RFQ. New contract time language will be finalized and included in the Request For Proposals (RFP).

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Submitted: Wednesday 08-FEB-2017 08:52 AM
Company: ConstructConnect
Contact: Stacey Mighton
Are there any union requirements?  When is the start date?

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Submitted:  Thursday 09-FEB-2017 08:56 AM
There are no union requirements in the contract. However, any contractor union requirements are the contractors responsibility. Davis Bacon wage rates apply to this contract. The tentative schedule is included in the posted RFQ.

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Submitted: Thursday  09-FEB-2017 03:08 PM
Company: Sletten Excavating
Contact: Neal Barnes
I would like to find out what consultants are pursuing this project.
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Submitted: Friday  10-FEB-2017 03:14 PM

MDT has no way of knowing which consultants are pursuing this project.

301 - Bozeman – Livingston ADA UPGR - June 15, 2017

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Submitted: Friday  17-MAR-2017 09:10 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 April 7, 2017.

Bozeman – Livingston ADA UPGR
CMDO STWD (479)
9214000
DB717

This project includes design and construction of ADA compliant sidewalk, ramps and approaches along the following routes:  
Main St. – Bozeman – From Yerger Dr. to W Babcock St.
N 7th Ave. – Bozeman – From Aspen St. to Wheat St. / Nikles Dr.
N 19th Ave. – Bozeman – From Commerce Way to 22nd Avenue
Geyser Street – Livingston – From Park St. to H St.
Park St – Livingston – From Merrill Ln. to I St.
RFQ


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