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101 - PHILIPSBURG - NORTH - February 10, 2022

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102 - BUSBY - EAST & WEST - February 10, 2022

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103 - APEX - GLEN - February 10, 2022

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104 - GERALDINE - SOUTH - February 10, 2022

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Submitted: Monday 24-JAN-2022 08:52 AM
Company: Prince, Inc.
Contact: Mike Sharp
Is there a possibility of a flex time notice to proceed for this project? There is an inadequate amount of time for the award, pit permitting process, mobilization, mix design development and verification, and construction in the time allowed within the special provision. Thank you.
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Submitted: Monday  24-JAN-2022  01:04PM
Special Provision #2 Contract Time is hereby replaced by Special Provision Contract Time-Flex Time Proceed Date.  SPECIAL

105 - BIG HORN COUNTY LINE - WEST - February 10, 2022

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Submitted: Friday 14-JAN-2022 02:15 PM
Company: Wharton Asphalt LLC
Contact: Ed
Would you consider changing the crack filling mastic bid item to pounds. Usually this product is bid in pounds not linear footage. Also the pounds listed on the plans are not accurate as mastic at the minimum application is 1 pound per linear foot. I feel that this is going to put everyone not comparing apples to apples.
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Submitted: Friday  21-JAN-2022  02:14PM
Bid item # 403 010 258 Crack Filling-Mastic lnft is hereby replaced with Bid Item# 403 010 257 Crack Filling Mastic 76,590.0 lb.   Plan sheets 2 and 5 have been revised and are attached.   PLANS

106 - SILVER STAR - N & S - February 10, 2022

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107 - HARDIN - EAST (S-384) & I-90 WYOLA SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS - February 10, 2022

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Submitted: Friday 14-JAN-2022 09:50 AM
A mandatory Pre-Bid meeting is being held for the Hardin – East and I-90 Wyola Safety Improvements tied projects on Thursday, January 27, 2022 starting at 10:00am in the Billings District’s Conference Room.
 
Montana Department of Transportation
Billings District Conference Room
424 Morey St.
Billings, MT 59101
406-252-4138
 
__Join Zoom Meeting
https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/4065401201?pwd=TVQ2cERrRmhyS0xaN0ZMcXRjakZWZz09
 
Meeting ID: 406 540 1201
Passcode: 5401201
 
Dial by Telephone
+1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 406 540 1201
Passcode: 5401201
Find your local number: https://mt-gov.zoom.us/u/acjtaqzcu4


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301 - TIMBER BRIDGES - GLASGOW AREA - April 07, 2022

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Submitted: Monday  25-OCT-2021  08:31AM
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 November 15, 2021.

Project Name:   Timber Bridges – Glasgow Area
Project No.:        STPB STWD(789)
Control No.:       9885000
 
This project includes design-build services required to design and reconstruct fifteen (15) existing timber bridges in northeast Montana, impacting US 2 between Hinsdale and Glasgow, MT 24 between Glasgow and Opheim, MT 248 between Opheim and Scobey, and MT 251 between Poplar and Flaxville.  The project involves replacing all the aging and deteriorating timber bridges with new structures and will reconstruct the adjacent roadways as necessary.
 
The project RFQ and attachments can be found at the following link: RFQ AND ATTACHMENTS

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Submitted:  Friday  03-DEC-2021  01:26PM
SOQ Short List:
Lawrence Construction Co./ KLJ Engineering LLC/Collins Engineering Inc.
Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Sletten Construction/ Morrison-Maierle / Century Companies

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Submitted: Thursday  09-DEC-2021  01:28PM
Correction to page 13 of the RFP:
MDT will not be conducting the 1st set of ATC meetings the week of December 20th.  MDT will be rescheduling the 1st meeting to January 10th, 12th, and 13th (coincidental with the previously schedule meeting schedule).  The second set of ATC meetings will be conducted on:

  • February 1, 2022, 10:00 – 12:00

  • February 1, 2022, 3:00 – 5:00

  • February 3, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00

Revised Schedule:

01/10/2022 - 01/14/2022

1st Week of One-on-One Meetings (various time and locations TBD)

02/01/2022 - 02/03/2022

2nd Week of One-on-One Meetings (various time and locations TBD)

02/03/2022 - 02/07/2022

Receipt of Alternative Technical Concepts (ATC's) - Cutoff Date by 11:00am MST

3/28/2022        

Technical Proposal Due Date by 11:00am MST

04/15/2022

Q &A Forum closes at 5:00pm MST

04/21/2022

Bid Price Proposal Due Date by 11:00am MST, Public Bid Price Proposal Opening at 11:00am

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Submitted:   Monday  13-DEC-2021  09:24AM
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING MINUTES
 


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Submitted:  Monday  13-DEC-2021  08:43AM
Amend the Request for Proposals to add the following scope of work item to Section I.G. (Environmental and Permitting):

12. In accordance with MDT Activity 726 – Reclamation and Erosion Control, develop a project specific strategy and plan for revegetation of disturbed areas.   This deliverable is required with the 90-percent submittal.

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Submitted: Tuesday 25-JAN-2022 07:05 AM
Clarification to page 26 of the RFP.
MDT will allow up to 15 ATCs to be presented at the discussion. ATCs are due to the Department two working days before the 2nd ATC Meeting.
The Second ATC meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and extended times.
-February 1, 2022, 10:00am – 1:00pm
-February 1, 2022, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
-February 3, 2022, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
 
MDT will allow component packages to begin warranty periods at the end of each season (November 15th). All bridge components must be fully complete to begin the warranty period. MDT Maintenance will take responsibility for the bridges after the warranty period has completed.  Damage to the bridges occurring during the warranty period, due to unforeseen causes beyond the control of and without the fault or negligence of the Contractor, will follow the Standard Specifications.
 


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Submitted: Wednesday 03-NOV-2021 02:25 PM
Company: Exeltech Consulting, Inc.
Contact: Cathy Ridley
In light of MDT's FY 2020-2022 DBE utilization goal of 6.5% (as stated in https://www.mdt.mt.gov/other/webdata/external/civilrights/dbe/FY20-22_GOAL_METHODOLOGY.pdf ), we are interested in learning the rationale for the Timber Bridges - Glasgow Area project having a 0.0% utilization goal. Will this project have federal funding? Thank you.
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Submitted: Friday 05-NOV-2021 08:15 AM

MDT currently operates a race-neutral DBE Program, so contract specific goals are not placed on contracts; however, MDT has an overall 6.5% DBE goal it must achieve. 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.  This project is federally funded.

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Submitted: Thursday 30-DEC-2021 12:28 PM
Company: Sletten Construction Company
Contact: Russ Robertson
1. Please provide SPT hammer calibration reports for CME 75 and Longyear BK-81 drill rigs used to complete SPT borings. 2. Please provide Gint Files for bore logs and laboratory tests. 3. Are soil/rock samples available for review?
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Submitted: Tuesday 04-JSN-2022 07:30 AM
The following two files include the hammer calibration reports: HAZ TECH SPT HAMMER CALIBRATION & DR947 HAMMER CALIBRATION. The gINT information requested is included in PDF form in the Activity 106 report appendices located in the RFP Phase 1 analysis. MDT typically does not provide the raw gINT files. All boring soil samples are stored in the TD&H Great Falls office and are available for viewing. Only one box of rock core is available for review. In the preliminary geotechnical borings, data is limited; when rock was encountered it did not hold up to coring. Arrangements to review the soil samples and cores can be made by appointment – contact Brady Lassila of TD&H at 406-761-3010.