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201 - DUTTON - N & S - February 22, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Thursday 15-FEB-2024 03:28 PM
The addendum process has been modified. Addendum Inserts will no longer be issued for contract time changes. Bid files will not be updated for contract time changes. Addendum Inserts will now be referred to as Amendment Inserts and only issued for bid item changes. Please see the Bulletin Board for additional information regarding the process changes.


Amendments

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Submitted: Tuesday 20-FEB-2024 03:11 PM
An Amendment has been posted for this project: AMENDMENT
To download the amendment bid files:  Bid Express™ Secure Internet Bidding


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

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Submitted: Thursday 08-FEB-2024 11:09 AM
Company: Poteet Construction
Contact: Gary Pfister
RESET SIGNS - GUIDE should be REMOVE SIGNS - GUIDE?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 12-FEB-2024 03:40 PM

That is correct.  The Signing Summary Sheet S1 has been updated to add the bid item, Remove Signs – Guide 619010240 (14 EA). The bid item, Reset Signs – Guide 619010210 (14 EA) will be deleted. An amendment will be issued, updated bid files will be posted. UPDATED SHEET S1

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Submitted: Thursday 08-FEB-2024 01:22 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Grant Roberts
To allow more time for aggregate source permitting, aggregate production, and mix design testing would MDT consider changing the notice to proceed to flex time June 17, 2024?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 09-FEB-2024 03:27 PM

The Notice to Proceed is hereby changed to a Flexible Notice to Proceed date of June 17, 2024. Special provision, #2 Contract Time – Flex Time Proceed Date is hereby replaced with the updated linked special: CONTRACT TIME – FLEX

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Submitted: Tuesday 13-FEB-2024 01:13 PM
Company: LHC
Contact: Sam Weyers
Will MDT please provide the most current IRI data? And, there appears to be substantial amount of transverse cracking north of mile post 315. If the milling depth of .2 does not remove the cracks, and without an isolation lift, the cracks will more than likely come thru the new section of paving. Will MDT consider a thicker milling/paving section to allow an isolation lift where necessary? Or, will necessary bump grinding related directly to transverse cracks be handled via force account?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 15-FEB-2024 10:21 AM
The most current ride data is available at the following link:
SOUTHBOUND IRI
The IRI data is provided as information only. Additional milling and paving will not be considered as part of the project. It is the contractor’s responsibility to meet the category 1 requirements for the project including any necessary bump grinding.

202 - DODSON - SOUTH & DODSON SOUTH CANAL - 1M S DODSON - February 22, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Thursday 15-FEB-2024 03:28 PM
The addendum process has been modified. Addendum Inserts will no longer be issued for contract time changes. Bid files will not be updated for contract time changes. Addendum Inserts will now be referred to as Amendment Inserts and only issued for bid item changes. Please see the Bulletin Board for additional information regarding the process changes.


Amendments

No Amendments available for this project.


Clarifications

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Submitted: Monday 29-JAN-2024 09:06 AM
This project is being re-advertised. Changes may have been made to the prior bid package. If you submitted a question when this project was previously advertised and believe your question is still applicable, please ask the question on the Q&A forum again. By doing so, your question and MDT’s corresponding answer will become part of the contract.


Questions

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Submitted: Tuesday 13-FEB-2024 10:33 AM
Company: Century Companies, Inc.
Contact: Doug Welsh
1. Per special provision 4 (B)(4)(a), it states “Work on only 1 lane at a time on the Milk River Structure if the work on the Dodson South Canal is not completed and open to traffic”. Does this apply to performing and completing the milk river structure work prior to starting the Dodson canal work?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 20-FEB-2024 12:20 PM
No, the intent of the Special provision is to make sure that there is access to the landowners that are between the irrigation canal structure and Milk River bridge.  Either the canal structure can be closed or the Milk River bridge can be closed, but not both at the same time.  If the canal structure is closed, at least 1 lane of traffic must be maintained on the Milk River bridge at all times.

203 - JCT S-219 - N & S (US-89) - February 22, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Thursday 15-FEB-2024 03:28 PM
The addendum process has been modified. Addendum Inserts will no longer be issued for contract time changes. Bid files will not be updated for contract time changes. Addendum Inserts will now be referred to as Amendment Inserts and only issued for bid item changes. Please see the Bulletin Board for additional information regarding the process changes.


Amendments

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Submitted: Tuesday 20-FEB-2024 03:23 PM
An Amendment has been posted for this project: AMENDMENT
To download the amendment bid files: Bid Express™ Secure Internet Bidding


Clarifications

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Submitted: Monday 5-FEB-2024 03:32 PM
The following quantities and plan sheets have been revised to correct project limits.

Updated quantities:
402 020 320 – Emulsified Asphalt – Fog Seal – 14,832.0 gal
402 020 375 – Emulsified Asphalt CHFRS-2P – 351.7 ton
409 000 010 – Cover-Type 1 – 195,709.0 sqyd

Plan sheets have been updated: UPDATED PLAN SHEETS

Special Provision #1, Project Description is hereby rescinded and replaced with the linked provision: 
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

An Addendum will be posted with amended bid files.
 


Questions

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Submitted: Thursday 08-FEB-2024 10:39 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Cale Fisher
Can MDT change the Flex Time Notice to Proceed to July 8, 2024. This will still require the work to be complete this season and will allow for better scheduling of the work for the contractor.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 08-FEB-2024 12:23 PM
The Flexible Notice to Proceed is hereby changed to July 8, 2024.

Revised
Submitted: Monday 12-FEB-2024 03:58 PM
The Flexible Notice to Proceed is hereby changed to July 8, 2024. Special Provision, #2 Contract Time - Flex Time Proceed Date is hereby replaced with the updated linked special:
CONTRACT TIME FLEX NTP

204 - SF 189 WOLF POINT RODEO RD SFTY - February 22, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Thursday 15-FEB-2024 03:28 PM
The addendum process has been modified. Addendum Inserts will no longer be issued for contract time changes. Bid files will not be updated for contract time changes. Addendum Inserts will now be referred to as Amendment Inserts and only issued for bid item changes. Please see the Bulletin Board for additional information regarding the process changes.


Amendments

No Amendments available for this project.


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

No Questions available for this project.

101 - TAFT - WEST - March 07, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Thursday 15-FEB-2024 03:28 PM
The addendum process has been modified. Addendum Inserts will no longer be issued for contract time changes. Bid files will not be updated for contract time changes. Addendum Inserts will now be referred to as Amendment Inserts and only issued for bid item changes. Please see the Bulletin Board for additional information regarding the process changes.


Amendments

No Amendments available for this project.


Clarifications

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Submitted: Tuesday 13-FEB-2024 10:54 AM
Voluntary Pre-Bid Networking Conference
The following special provision is hereby added to the contract:
VOLUNTARY PRE-BID NETWORKING CONFERENCE
A voluntary pre-bid networking conference will be held in person Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 3:00pm at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT. Attendance at this conference is voluntary. Contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers are encouraged to attend, but attendance is NOT required for bidders. The contract time will be increased by 10 working days via change order if the prime contractor attends the voluntary pre-bid conference.

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Submitted: Friday 16-FEB-2024 09:19 AM
The Department will begin the project using the standard sample and test frequencies provided in MT 601 for concrete paving.  The frequency may be reduced by the Project Manager if the contractor demonstrates a consistent operation and production rates provided the test results meet the requirements of the contract.

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Submitted: Wednesday 21-FEB-2024 12:04 PM
Special Provision 42. Class Pave Concrete is hereby replaced with the following special provision: CLASS PAVE CONCRETE


Questions

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Submitted: Tuesday 13-FEB-2024 02:28 PM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Is there a dirt run available for this project? Also, could you please post the design files for the project.

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Submitted: Monday 19-FEB-2024 09:19 AM
Company: Core and Main LP
Contact: Tyler Miller
There seems to be a difference between the specified pipe and the spec section. 6" corrugated HDPE is called out, but the specification section referenced is actually for ABS pipe, not HDPE. Should SP 33 reference 708.02 rather than 708.07 in order to supply the corrugated polyethylene pipe?

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Submitted: Tuesday 20-FEB-2024 09:47 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Could you please post the original "As Built" drawings for this section of the interstate?

102 - MT-200 BRIDGE PRES MP 17 - March 07, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Thursday 15-FEB-2024 03:28 PM
The addendum process has been modified. Addendum Inserts will no longer be issued for contract time changes. Bid files will not be updated for contract time changes. Addendum Inserts will now be referred to as Amendment Inserts and only issued for bid item changes. Please see the Bulletin Board for additional information regarding the process changes.


Amendments

No Amendments available for this project.


Clarifications

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Submitted: Friday 9-FEB-2024 07:54 AM
Bid item #618 110 010 - INSTALL, REMOVE CAMERA SYSTEM - 1.0 EACH is hereby added to this contract. Please refer to Section 210 of the Standard Specifications regarding this bid item. An amendment will be issued, updated bid files will be posted.
 


Questions

No Questions available for this project.

103 - SIOUX PASS - SOUTH - March 07, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Thursday 15-FEB-2024 03:28 PM
The addendum process has been modified. Addendum Inserts will no longer be issued for contract time changes. Bid files will not be updated for contract time changes. Addendum Inserts will now be referred to as Amendment Inserts and only issued for bid item changes. Please see the Bulletin Board for additional information regarding the process changes.


Amendments

No Amendments available for this project.


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

No Questions available for this project.

104 - AIRPORT ROAD - LEWISTOWN - March 07, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Thursday 15-FEB-2024 03:28 PM
The addendum process has been modified. Addendum Inserts will no longer be issued for contract time changes. Bid files will not be updated for contract time changes. Addendum Inserts will now be referred to as Amendment Inserts and only issued for bid item changes. Please see the Bulletin Board for additional information regarding the process changes.


Amendments

No Amendments available for this project.


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

No Questions available for this project.

301 - SF 189 HLNA HT MEDIAN CABLE RAIL - May 02, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Friday 05-JAN-2024 09:30 AM
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is soliciting design and construction services for the Design-Build project identified below. Contractor and consultant teams (Firms) are encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) response electronically by 11:00 a.m., local time on May 2, 2024.

Project Name:     SF 189 HLNA HT MEDIAN CABLE RAIL
Project No:          HSIP 15-3(110)187
Control No:          9796000


This project includes design and construction services required to design and install High-Tension Median Barrier Rail along the I-15 Corridor from Mile Post 174.0-204.0, to address cross median crashes. Proposed improvements include median slope flattening (where necessary), modifications as necessary to mitigate corresponding drainage issues, and installation of high-tension cable rail.

The project RFQ and attachments can be found at the following link: 9796000 RFQ

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Submitted: Friday 09-FEB-2024 11:06 AM
Short Listed Teams:
Coral Construction
Poteet Construction

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Submitted: Wednesday 02-FEB-2024 10:49 AM
The following is the pre-proposal minutes from Thursday February 15th
PRE-PROPOSAL MINUTES
Attachment G: Component Plans Tracking Sheet
Attachment P: Monthly Materials List Template


Amendments

No Amendments available for this project.


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 17-JAN-2024 11:15 AM
Company: WGM Group
Contact: Cody Thorson
It has come to our attention that all subscribers to MDT's automatic notification system were unsubscribed on January 4th, or prior. Therefore the RFQ for this project was not received by our team members until yesterday, January 16th. Would it be possible to extend the date of the SOQ until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29th?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 17-JAN-2024 03:38 PM
SOQ due date is extended to Monday January 29th, 2024 at 11:00 am. The rest of the schedule will remain as stated in the RFQ. 

302 - BILLINGS DISTRICT ADA UPGRADES - June 26, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Wednesday 21-FEB-2024 02:49 PM
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is soliciting design and construction services for the Design-Build project identified below.  The advertisement for Requests for Qualifications has been opened and Contractor and consultant teams (Firms) are encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) response electronically by 11:00 a.m., local time on March 20, 2024.

Project Name:     Billings District ADA Upgrades
Project No.:         CM STWD(981)
Control No.:         10431000


Billings District project to upgrade existing pedestrian crossing push buttons, curb ramps, sidewalks, and approaches in order to help bring corridors into compliance with ADA standards. Additionally, some new pedestrian facilities may be constructed (where none exist today). Locations include: 1st Avenue North (N-43) and 1st Avenue South (U-7111) in Lewistown; Main Street (N-4) in Bridger; and King Avenue West (N-111) in Billings.

The project RFQ and attatchments can be found at the following link: RFQ & ATTACHMENTS


Amendments

No Amendments available for this project.


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

No Questions available for this project.

403 - US 93 N-POST CREEK HILL - February 15, 2024

Notifications

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Submitted: Monday 06-NOV-2023 11:45 AM
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is accepting Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) from entities (Proposers) interested in providing Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC) services for the project identified below. Proposers are encouraged to submit an electronic copy of their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) no later than 11:00 a.m., local time on December 4, 2023.

Project Name:   US 93 N – Post Creek Hill
Project No.:        NH 5-2(159)37
Control No.:       8008000

This project includes preconstruction services, and the option for construction services, for reconstruction of US-93 generally between Dublin Gulch Road/Red Horn Road and Olsen Road/Gunlock Road through a CM/GC contract. The project will reconstruct the roadway to current standards, add a northbound truck climbing lane north of Post Creek, construction of a 500-feet long bridge over Post Creek, shared use path and underpass, wildlife fencing, realignment of Ashley Creek Stream to its historic flow patterns, retaining walls, and miscellaneous wildlife accommodations. Note that the project design is approximately 30-percent complete.

The project received a $30.5 million federal grant through CSKT to offset National Highway project construction funds. Working with CSKT, MDT will administer contractor solicitations, design development, and construction administration. The key stakeholders on the project include but are not limited to CSKT, MDT, FHWA, USFWS, FWP, USACE, DEQ, and Emergency Services. MDT has retained Morrison-Maierle, Inc. as the Design Consultant to develop the design and construction documents. An Independent Cost Estimator (ICE) will be hired by MDT in advance of project kickoff.

The project RFQ and attachments can be found at the following link: RFQ & ATTACHMENTS

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Submitted: Wednesday 08-NOV-2023 07:38 AM
The following links are provided for informational purposes only:
PRELIMINARY PLANS  GEOTECHNICAL DATA

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Submitted: Monday 18-DEC-2023 12:30 PM
Short Listed Teams:
    Kiewit
    Schellinger & Sletten


Amendments

No Amendments available for this project.


Clarifications

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Submitted: Tuesday 19-DEC-2023 11:20 AM
DBE Requirements
1.    In accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26, the overall DBE goal for MDT is 6.3%. MDT encourages the use of DBE-certified companies. To assist contractors in determining their DBE commitment level, the Department has reviewed the estimates for this contract, and has established an aspirational goal of 9.2% DBE usage. Although not a contract requirement, the Department believes that the aspirational goal can realistically be achieved through race neutral measures based on current availability of DBEs and standard competitive procurement processes. While the utilization is not mandatory to be awarded the project, continuing utilization of DBE firms on contracts supports the success of Montana’s DBE Program. The Subcontractor Report must be completed and submitted with the Early Work Package bid price and/or bid price and will be included as an attachment to the RFP.

2.    The Department's DBE directory may be found at the following website:
        https://app.mdt.mt.gov/ess-dbe/
3.    The Department has a quick and easy way for you to request quotes from Montana DBE-certified companies.  The information goes to the DBE companies that same day.  The on-line form is located at the following website:
        https://app.mdt.mt.gov/dbeqt/.


Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 15-NOV-2023 08:36 AM
Company: Sletten Construction
Contact: Russ Robertson
The deadline for the SOQ is extremely quick, and when you factor in that we were unable to open the original advertised documents, and the fact that next week is a Holiday week, that leaves very little time to put the SOQ together. We are requesting an additional week be added to the deadline.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 16-NOV-2023 11:07 AM
The SOQ due date will be delayed 4 calendar days. SOQs will be due no later than December 8, 2023 at 3:00 PM.

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Submitted: Thursday 16-NOV-2023 03:01 PM
Company: Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Contact: Christopher Maunder
In the upper left corner of sheet 18 of the PRELIM_PLANS, borings ST-101 through ST-114 are shown. There are no boring logs for those locations in the PRELIM_GEOTECHNICAL_DATA. Can you please provide the boring log information for those borings? If not at this stage, could these be provided with the RFP?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 21-NOV-2023 07:14 AM
The information shown on sheet 18 of the preliminary plans depicts locations of subsurface investigations that were both planned and completed.   Some of the subsurface investigations that were planned have been completed while others were not.  The final boring logs of those investigations completed will be provided with issuance of the Request for Proposal.

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Submitted: Tuesday 16-JAN-2024 02:03 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Co., Inc.
Contact: Kyle Schellinger
The RFQ states “This section must identify the key personnel assigned to this project, including: Project Manager, Construction Superintendent, Preconstruction Manager, Project Estimator, Environmental Manager, Quality Control Manager…”
The RFP states “A description of the qualifications for the following individuals: Project Manager, Construction Superintendent, Project Estimator, Environmental Manager, Quality Manager, Other project personnel as the Proposer deems useful…”
The difference between these two lists is the omission of Preconstruction Manager in the RFP language as compared to the RFQ. Is it MDT’s intent to omit the Preconstruction Manager as key personnel or was it an oversight in publishing the RFP and Preconstruction Manager is still considered a required key personnel in the technical proposal?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 18-JAN-2024 07:40 AM
The RFP should have included the Preconstruction Manager as Key Personnel.

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Submitted: Tuesday 16-JAN-2024 02:05 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Co., Inc.
Contact: Kyle Schellinger
The RFQ states “Provide a list of active and/or recently completed projects like this project…”
The RFP states “Provide a table listing relevant projects completed during the last 5 years.” Would MDT allow the use of active projects as well for this table?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 22-JAN-2024 12:24 PM
To maintain consistency between the RFQ and RFP language, we will allow the CM/GC teams to list currently active projects.

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Submitted: Wednesday 17-JAN-2024 11:21 AM
Company: Kiewit Infrastructure
Contact: Michael George
During the Pre-Proposal Meeting on Dec. 21st, MDT provided some clarity on the section regarding when the funds would be fully obligated and the expectation that the construction cost would be established at that point (2025). Can MDT provide the information shared during the Pre-Proposal Meeting regarding funding obligation, cost expectation and schedule?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 25-JAN-2024 02:42 PM
The project has a funding obligation deadline of September 15, 2025.  To accomplish this goal, the Contractor and Independent Cost Estimator will use the engineers 60% plans and quantities to generate the preliminary construction estimate.  Assuming the CM and ICE estimates are within 10% of each other, the estimated cost will be used to prepare the federal obligation request.  The preliminary estimate does not constitute the final approved contract price.  MDT will follow our standard CM/GC process to complete the design and facilitate a successful estimate reconciliation at PS&E.
In accordance with the project grant requirements, funds need to be expended by September 15, 2030.

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Submitted: Thursday 25-JAN-2024 02:36 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Co., Inc.
Contact: Kyle Schellinger
We understand that only Key Personnel (maximum of 7) are allowed to participate in the interview, are we allowed to have more than 7 including consultants review the 6-8 prepared questions, during our 30 min allotted time, with us as long as they do not come inside the interview room?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 25-JAN-2024 02:46 PM
MDT will allow the teams to bring additional staff to review the Q&A questions provided that the total staff in the interview doesn’t exceed 7 members.

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Submitted: Thursday 25-JAN-2024 02:37 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Co., Inc.
Contact: Kyle Schellinger
We are unclear on how the Hourly Wage Rates for Pre-construction are to be presented. We thought that there was an attachment that we filled out and submitted it with our Construction Phase Multiplier in the sealed envelope, however we can not seem to locate an attachment. Does anything need to be included within the Technical Proposal that includes these wage rates?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 26-JAN-2024 07:20 AM

Following are links to the two attachments referenced in the Request for Proposal.  Do not include any wage rate or construction cost multiplier information in the technical proposal.  Inclusion of cost data in the proposal is grounds for being non-responsive and your team is excluded from further consideration.
CONSTRUCTION PHASE MULTIPLIER
DRAFT PRECON CONTRACT

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Submitted: Thursday 25-JAN-2024 02:36 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Co., Inc.
Contact: Kyle Schellinger
The RFP under the interview section states "15-minutes to present your team. Presentations, charts and handouts may be used in this portion of the interview" Is this the only time charts and presentations will be allowed during the interview? Are power point presentations allowed during the interview at any time? If so, would we have access to MDT's screen, computer, monitors etc. or would be required to bring or own equipment?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 25-JAN-2024 3:00 PM
The teams can use flip charts, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations. Regarding use of PowerPoint, MDT has a projector and screen in the conference room.  We recommend that you use your own laptop.  We will set up a Teams meeting link for you to connect to MDT’s network.  We also suggest that your IT person test run the presentation during the 30-minute question review period.  We can assist with the connection.