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101 - EAST OF MILES CITY - EAST - August 11, 2022

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Questions

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Submitted: Friday 29-JUL-2022 03:22 PM
Company: Iowa Trenchless
Contact: Jason Klein
Were there any soil borings taken or is there any record or as-built information available to indicate the ground conditions or embankment material that should be anticipated at the jack and bore culvert sites?
Answer
Submitted: 03-AUG-2022 03:30 PM
A subsurface investigation specifically tailored to the proposed jack and bore culvert sites was not performed. However, Cone Penetration Tests (CPT’s) were performed to assess shallow subsurface conditions at select locations. The CPT information is located in the linked report. CONE PENETRATION TEST

102 - CLARK FORK - 5 M E ALBERTON - August 11, 2022

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Submitted: 10-AUG-2022 01:15 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: Tuesday 19-JUL-2022 07:42 AM
The project number for Clark Fork – 5 M E Alberton is NHPB 90-2(157)79. This is reflected correctly on the Advertised Proposal. The Advertised Plans have the project number NHPB 90-2(157)80. The project number will be updated to NHPB 90-2(157)79 on the Awarded Plans.

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Submitted: Monday 25-JUL-2022 12:05 PM
UPN 9787, NHPB 90-1(239)65, I-90 BR REHAB – ALBERTON Design Build project is currently slated to be constructed during the 2023/2024 construction seasons. Contractors will be working on the westbound bridge (01390) of Interstate 90, at RP 80.34.  The scope for the 01390 bridge includes bearing replacements and structural steel painting.  Contractors will also be working on the 01391 bridge located on Interstate 90 immediately east of the 01389 and 01390 structures.  Prime Contractor and construction schedule has not been determined for this project.  Anticipated award date is currently scheduled for February 2023.

If there is a scheduling conflict between Clark Fork- 5 M E of Alberton and I-90 Br Rehab – Alberton, priority will be given to the Clark Fork-5 M E of Alberton project.

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Submitted: Friday  05-AUG-2022  11:01AM
The following revised detail sheet for Crossover 2 reflects changes for a full crossover and the associated quantity revisions. REVISED SHEET 5 AND 9
The quantity for High Tension Cable Rail (606010117) has been increased to 500.00. The High Tension Cable Rail – Terminal Section (606010118) has been increased to 4.00. An addendum will be issued.
 


Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 27-JUL-2022 12:55 PM
Company: TechStar Incorporated
Contact: Del Stephen Brown
Regarding the Modular Expansion Joints
We have looked through the project specification and can comply with every line but would like to take an exception to the full penetration weld of the center beam and support bar (splices in horizontal center beams and edge beams are of course acceptable): We want to use a single bar design with an elastic connection, which is fatigue tested to the guidelines of NCHRP Report 402 as required by AASHTO. We do not like supplying the multiple bar (rigid welded connection) system as we believe these welds to be problematic to the lifetime expectancy of the expansion joint.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 02-AUG-2022 11:40 AM
A single bar design with an elastic connection is acceptable in lieu of the welded connection specified in the Modular Joint Special Provision Section E.1.b.

103 - SLIDE REPAIR - N OF TERRY - August 11, 2022

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Submitted:  Tuesday  09-AUG-2022  02:38PM
Special Provision #19 - Prequalified Compaction Grouting Contractors is hereby replaced by the following: REVISED SPECIAL
A second prequlified contractor has been added. 


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Submitted: Friday 29-JUL-2022 10:42 AM
Company: Oftedal Construction
Contact: Cameron Lundby
It appears that unclassified excavation and digout excavation not meeting the special backfill specification will need to be disposed of off site, not used in embankment. Is this the intent of the note under the grading summary?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 29-JUL-2022 02:35 PM
Yes, that is the intent.

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Submitted: Friday 05-AUG-2022 10:41 AM
Company: True North Steel
Contact: Amanda McCulloch
Bid Item - 603 015 275 - Can you confirm that the embankment protectors are to be poly coated? Will FES w/Trash Rack also need to be coated? Is 16ga allowed or is heavier gage required?
Answer
Submitted: Friday  05-AUG-2022  01:25PM
The embankment protector pipes, including FETS, are to be coated per standard spec. sec. 709.05. The trash rack bars do not need to be coated. 16 gage pipe is allowed.

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Submitted: Monday 08-AUG-2022 07:57 AM
Company: Martin Construction, Inc.
Contact: Jim Ouldhouse
For the placement of the 84" culvert is a detour required? Is this incidental to the placement of the culvert?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 10:22 AM
No site-specific detour was designed for this location due to the shallow fill.  The detour will be incidental if the contractors means and methods require it.

104 - US 93 NORTH - WILDLIFE FENCING - August 11, 2022

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Submitted: Wednesday 20-JUL-2022 07:16 AM
Company: Montana Fence Company
Contact: Lee Carter
Drawing 607-50 shows a 7"x12' panel post. After contacting our different suppliers, a 7" post will be hard to come by, but a 6"x12' post would be more readily available. Would the state accept a 6" panel post rather than a 7"?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 26-JUL-2022 03:50 PM
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6" panel post will not be accepted. Panel post size shall meet MDT Detail Drawing 607-50.
UPDATED: Wednesday 27-JUL-2022 09:58 AM
A 6”x12’ panel post will not be accepted. Panel post size shall meet MDT Detail Drawing 607-50.

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Submitted: Monday 25-JUL-2022 02:01 PM
Company: Montana Fence Company
Contact: Lee Carter
Drawing 607-50 show an access gate with vertical bars on 10" centers. Previous wildlife fence projects in the area have this style gate and are having issues with sagging and pulling posts out of plumb. Would the state consider and alternate style of gate using a heavy-duty welded frame, trussed with a 3/8" industrial truss rod and a through bolt hinge for easy adjustment, with the same 2096-12 woven wire used to match the line of fence? The FAA uses this same style gate for airport projects and are much lighter and easier to manage in areas where they will be used often.
Answer:
Submitted: Wednesday 27-JUL-2022 01:37 PM
Please bid the project as advertised.  Alternative gate styles may be considered after award in accordance with Section 104.08 Value Engineering Proposals.

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Submitted: Tuesday 26-JUL-2022 10:32 PM
Company: Montana Fence
Contact: Lee Carter
Could I have some clarification on your answer to question 1 please? The question was referring to whether or not the state would allow a 6"x12' panel post instead of a 7"x12' panel posts due to the lack of larger diameter wood being processed in mills and remaining unavailable. The answer is referring to a 6' panel posts. Please clarify what size post is acceptable.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 27-JUL-2022 09:56 AM
Please refer to the correction in answer No. 1.

105 - MT-1 SLOPE STABILITY - August 11, 2022

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Submitted: Monday 25-JUL-2022 04:00 PM
A Non Mandatory Prebid Meeting will be held at the following time and location: Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM.
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Submitted: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 10:20 AM
The linked photos are for information only: MT-1 SLOPE STABILITY PHOTOS


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Submitted: Friday 29-JUL-2022 01:50 PM
Company: HI-Tech Rockfall Construction
Contact: graham bianchi
Prop Line NO. - Shear Pin Toe Support - 241 Lineal Feet- Contractor is requesting the use shotcrete meeting or exceeding the PSI value of Class 4 Concrete. Contractor will provide ACI Certified nozzleman test panels and cores for strength and grading. Will MDOT allow the use of Shotcrete for placement of the Shear Pin Toes Support?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 03-AUG-2022 8:35 AM
The use of shotcrete for the Shear Pin Toe Support may be allowed if the shotcrete-steel reinforcement-and drainage system is structurally equivalent to the formed concrete-steel reinforcement-and drainage system shown in the plans. The length, diameter and spacing of the shear pins may not be changed. An ACI Certified nozzleman must perform the work. Test panels and cores will be required for strength testing and confirmation. The contractor must submit a design to the Project Manager for review and approval.

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Submitted: Thursday 04-AUG-2022 03:16 PM
Company: Triptych Construction LLC
Contact: Ryan
My first question is pertinent to the working days. Just confirming that this is 55 working days set for Monday through Friday? The second question; (which is understood may vary) I am looking for an Average dowel bar length for areas 5a and 5b to estimate hardware quantities for dowelling?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 08-AUG-2022 01:00 PM
The estimated average dowl length is 20 feet.  This is an estimated length and is not intended to be the exact length installed.

UPDATED: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 10:05 AM
Working Days will be assessed according to section 108 of the standard specification.

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Submitted: Friday 05-AUG-2022 10:01 AM
Company: Geostabilization International
Contact: Andrew Whitmore
This project is proposed on a expedited time frame. Material lead times may adversely impact the proposed schedule of this work. Is there an option to perform the heavy scaling portion of the work this season and construct/repair the rockfall mitigation systems in the Spring of 2023?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 04:00 PM
Time extensions will be granted in accordance with standard specification 108.07.5 Extensions. If a justifiable time extension is granted, the following must be completed in 2022:

Heavy scaling must be completed during the 2022 construction season through clean-up. Light scaling must be conducted in and below these areas to minimize risks over the winter. Tall Concrete Barrier Rail (or superior system) must be installed per direction from EPM in the ditch across this chute until the remaining work is completed in 2023. This system will be paid in accordance with standard specification 109.04.

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Submitted: Friday 05-AUG-2022 10:05 AM
Company: Geostabilization International
Contact: Andrew Whitmore
Light scaling into the existing systems has the potential to build-up excess material, causing additional damage to said systems. Has this contingency been considered and accounted for in the proposal's scaling hours and materials quantities?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 10:10 AM
Some quantity was estimated to address the existing systems. Disposal of scaling material is paid for as unclassified excavation.  Quantities on all items are estimated and actual quantities will be addressed in accordance with standard specification 109.03.  Damage to existing systems out of the control of the contractor will be addressed under Miscellaneous work or the Change Order process.  Every effort should be made to avoid damaging existing systems.

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Submitted: Friday 05-AUG-2022 10:09 AM
Company: Geostabilization International
Contact: Andrew Whitmore
For roadway protection during the heavy scaling of areas 5a and 5b would Conex boxes with weight be an acceptable form of protection?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 08-AUG-2022 03:12 PM
The use of weighted Conex boxes/shipping containers is acceptable during the period of heavy scaling with the following caveats: 
1:  Ensure the setup, placement, and configuration meets all necessary requirements for rockfall containment specific to the location and scaling operations for the project.  
2:
 Continuously monitor the slope stabilization site and the protected roadway areas while performing on-slope work.  Immediately halt slope stabilization operations and adjust the temporary roadway rockfall protection if it fails to perform adequately.

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Submitted: Monday 08-AUG-2022 09:49 AM
Company: GEOBRUGG NORTH AMERICA, LLC
Contact: Timothy Shevlin
The bid tab 607 100 665 calls the attenuator out as 10 feet tall, while sheet 13, Area 5, states the minimum post height is 8 feet. Which is correct?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 02:00 PM
Eight (8) feet is the correct post height.  See note on plan sheet 4 under the Rockfall Attenuator summary frame.

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Submitted: Monday 08-AUG-2022 10:10 AM
Company: GEOBRUGG NORTH AMERICA, LLC
Contact: Timothy Shevlin
The breaking strength of 10,000 lbs for the specified 5/16" wire rope, section 33 part B.4, requires a 6x19 IWRC rope constrction. This type of rope constructrion, 6x19, for ropes less than 1/2" dia. is not readily available and can take up to 12 weeks to make domestically, US melt meeting Buy America requirments. The readily available 5/16" dia. rope is is 7x19 IWRC constyroctionor 7x7 constrction as stated in the attenuator net panel part C.1 and has a minimum breaking strength of 9,800 and 9,200 lbs, respectively. Are these alternate acceptable due to supply and cost constraints?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 01:55 PM
Provide 5/16” wire rope with a minimum breaking strength of 9,200 lbs.

106 - SIGNAL - 12TH & W HOLLY - SIDNEY - August 11, 2022

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107 - BITTERROOT RIVER-3M S HAMILTON - August 11, 2022

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Submitted 21-JUL-2021 03:00 PM
A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the following time and location: July 26, 2022, at 11:00 AM, location: Missoula Construction Conference Room. This meeting will be held virtually, and the Zoom link information is as follows:
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Representatives of the Department will be present to describe the project and answer questions. The pre-bid conference is for information only. The Department is not bound by any statement or representation concerning conditions or description of the work given by Department employees or agents and the pre-bid conference. The answers to any questions raised are non-binding oral explanations or instructions, and relying on them is solely at the Bidder’s risk. Any issues raised at the pre-bid conference must be posted on the Question and Answer Forum to be considered an enforceable provision of the contract to be let. The pre-bid attendee list and contract document clarifications or modifications considered necessary by the Department will be posted to the Question and Answer Forum.


Questions

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Submitted: Tuesday 26-JUL-2022 11:45 AM
Company: Prospect Construction, Inc.
Contact: Nick Patch
According to articles 2, and 3 in the Special Provisions we have surmised the following timeframe: Bid on August 11th, 5 CD for Bonds/Insurance = August 16th. Then 10 days after that the project will be awarded =August 26th; at which time we can apply for and submit permits. This only gives roughly 5 working days to obtain all permit approvals required before Notice to Proceed is given the Friday before Labor day weekend on September 2nd. This does not appear to be a realistic timeframe to receive approvals on all permits required for working in a waterway from our experience. Will contract times be adjusted for permitting approval which is outside the control of the Contractor, if the Contractor can show due diligence in submitting these quickly after the Project Award Date?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 01-AUG-2022 09:25 AM
Contract time will be suspended during the period of no work while waiting on permitting approval.

108 - RR BRIDGE REMOVAL - LIVINGSTON - August 11, 2022

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Submitted: Thursday 04-AUG-2022 02:50 PM
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Commission Award meeting for this contract will take place at 4:00 (MST) on August 11, 2022, the day of the bid opening.  The apparent low bidder must submit the contract recipients form and the subcontractor report by 1:00 PM (MST) on August 11, 2022.  For projects outside of the Transportation Commission guideline for award, the apparent low bidder will be notified with a request for a bid justification by 11:00 AM (MST).  Provide the bid justification by 1:00 PM (MST) on August 11, 2022.  The bid proposal may be considered non-responsive and rejected if the above information is not submitted within the required time frame.  Provide other required submittals in accordance with timeframe provided in the contract.

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Submitted: Thursday 04-AUG-2022 03:36 PM
Some imagery included in the plan set was taken prior to the flood and may not accurately represent the present site conditions.  As described in 102.06 EXAMINATION OF DOCUMENTS AND SITE OF WORK, the Contractor shall review the project site prior to submitting a proposal.

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Submitted: Friday 05-AUG-2022 07:30 AM
Special Provision 23. Signing and Contractor Use of Adjacent US 89 Bridge Fishing Access Site (FAS) is hereby replaced with the following Special Provision:SIGNING AND CONTRACTOR USE

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Submitted: Friday 05-AUG-2022 10:35 AM
An optional pre-bid conference will be held virtually via Zoom on August 08, 2022, from 11:00AM to 12:00PM (Mountain Standard Time).  No onsite pre-bid meeting will be held.
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Submitted: Monday 08-AUG-2022 03:47 PM
Special Provision 19. Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit and Section 401 Certification is hereby replaced with the following Special Provision, Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10 and Clean Water Act Section 404 and Section 401 Certification: SPECIAL PROVISION 19-CLEAN WATER ACT SEC 404
UPDATED: Wednesday 10-AUG-2022 03:15 PM
The 404 permit allows for temporary construction impacts within the area bounded by the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM), wet or dry. Anything installed or placed within the OHWM must be removed entirely.


Questions

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Submitted: Friday 05-AUG-2022 11:15 AM
Company: Mountain West Holding Co
Contact: Chris Connors
Please describe the locations of the 700ft of guardrail to be removed and reset.
Answer
Submitted: Monday 08-AUG-2022 08:28 AM
Potential guardrail reset locations include the southwest bridge departure rail, the northwest bridge approach rail, and any of the roadside box beam along the east bank of the Yellowstone River necessary to complete the work described in the contract.

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Submitted: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 07:31 AM
Company: Sletten Construction
Contact: Tony Ewalt
Reference Special Provision 28, Special Class Riprap; Special Provision 22, Yellowstone Bridge Asbestos State CECRA Site; and, the photos on plan sheets #3 and #4. Per the SP #28, we are to install the special Riprap along the eroded bank area for approximately 570 lineal feet. SP #22 also clarifies this same area as potentially containing asbestos materials, and that we cannot disturb any of the soils, etc. When we install the Riprap, do you want us to just install on top of the existing conditions as they are currently? Or, to what extent do you want remnants of the railway removed (ie. tracks and or ties), and to what extent do you want the woody debris removed prior to installation of the Riprap?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 10-AUG-2022 07:55 AM
Remove the remnants of the existing railway (track, ties, tie plates, etc.) and woody debris that are directly beneath or inhibit installation of the Special Class Riprap. The area of concern under SP #22 is the railroad grade embankment fill material that hasn’t been washed downstream.  Do not excavate into the railroad grade embankment fill.  Some minor disturbance to the eroded riverbed is acceptable to remove these items.

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Submitted: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 07:41 AM
Company: Sletten Construction
Contact: Tony Ewalt
Please reference Special Provision #21, Bridge Demolition - Asbestos Inspection and DEQ Notification As part of this SP #21, we are required to retain a qualified individual holding a current and valid DEQ-accreditation to perform the inspection work on the bridge structure and to provide a plan for asbestos removal if necessary. Also in the Measurement and Payment section of this SP #21, it is clarified that the asbestos inspection work will be measured and paid by the unit as directed in writing by the Engineer. And, that the asbestos removal work will be in full compensation for all resources necessary to complete this item of work and paid on agreed prices or force account basis. We are assuming, but please confirm that BOTH the asbestos inspection AND the asbestos removal work will be paid on agreed upon pricing or force account basis after the award of the bid proposal?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 10:13 AM
Yes, asbestos inspection and asbestos removal will be paid as agreed price or force account.

101 - GREEN MEADOW DRIVE - HELENA - September 08, 2022

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102 - SF 189 WIBAUX RR XING RELOCATE - September 08, 2022

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103 - US 2 & 19TH AVE WEST - HAVRE - September 08, 2022

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104 - PATH PRESERVATION - KALISPELL - September 08, 2022

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105 - CLARK FORK - 5 M E ALBERTON - September 08, 2022

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303 - SF 189 D2 HT MEDIAN CABLE RAIL - October 06, 2022

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Submitted: Friday 03-JUN-2022 10:45 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 June 24, 2022.

Project Name: SF 189 D2 HT Median Cable Rail
Project No.:        HSIP STWD (744)
Control No.:       9797000


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 116.0-134.1, and along the I-90 Corridor from Mile Post 208.3-219.0, 227.0-230.5, & 274.8-315.0 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:RFQ AND ATTACHMENT

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Submitted: Friday 08-JUL-2022 12:00 PM
Short-Listed Firms:
Poteet/ WGM/ Frank Gurney/ LSM
Coral Construction Company/DJ&A
Mountain West Holding Company/ DOWL

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Submitted: Wednesday 27-JUL-2022 07:55 AM
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING MINUTES


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Questions

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Submitted: Monday 13-JUN-2022 11:30 AM
Company: Mountain West Holding Co
Contact: Chris Connors
1) The RFQ lists 4 potential suppliers to supply the desired cable systems for this project. However, further into the proposal there is a requirement that the terminal can not be a Tension Release system. That requirement eliminates 2 of the 4 systems as options. 2) Previously discussed has been the extreme shortages of cable rail available for installation in the US. This project will run concurrently with a previously let cable rail project of 50,000ft and the Missoula District Design Build project that will add further strain to the supply issues just in Montana alone. What if any provisions exist for availability issues and escalating price issues specific to cable?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 15-JUN-2022 02:50 PM
A steel price adjustment will be included with the RFP.  MDT acknowledges supply chain issues and material availability and will allow a time extension through the change order process after the project is awarded with associated justification.

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Submitted: Monday 13-JUN-2022 11:47 AM
Company: Mountain West Holding Co
Contact: Chris Connors
Please confirm that the wage package applicable to this project will be MT 20220080 6-3-22 since the RFQ advertisement date is 6-3-22.
Answer
Submitted: Monday 13-JUN-2022 01:27 PM
MT 20220080 6-3-22 is the correct wage package.

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Submitted: Thursday 16-JUN-2022 08:03 AM
Company: Mountain West Holding Co
Contact: Chris Connors
Is the MDT going to maintain the requirement that cable terminals can not be tension releasing thus eliminating 2 of the 4 potential listed suppliers?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 16-JUN-2022 10:55 AM
Yes, MDT will maintain the requirement.

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Submitted: Thursday 16-JUN-2022 08:32 AM
Company: DOWL
Contact: Ashley Belcourt
Under section III, SOQ Submittal Requirements, paragraph 1, the last sentence lists the items not included in the page limit; this list includes resumes. The assumption is the resumes are the core information in the B. Staffing Plan criteria. Please advise if resumes are in fact, not included in the page count.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 16-JUN-2022 10:56 AM
Single page resumes for Key Personnel and support staff will not be included in the page count.

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Submitted: Thursday 16-JUN-2022 11:10 AM
Company: Coral Construction Company
Contact: Kris Karpstein
VI. Bonding Requirement - This section states that the Firm must provide evidence of its ability to be bonded for a single contract in the amount of at least the Bid Price Proposal Amount. It goes onto state that we must provide a letter or a copy of a performance & payment bond in the last 12 months. Since we will not have a Price for the SOQ submittal what is the value of the Bond Amount that proposers need to use for the bond letter?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 17-JUN-2022 09:39 AM
Proof of bonding should be based on a $20 million project cost.

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-JUN-2022 01:38 PM
Company: WGM Group
Contact: Cody Thorson
If the team proposes extended work hours per day in excess of 40 hours per week, would MDT cover the additional CEI costs or would these costs be required to be covered by the D/B team?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 23-JUN-2022 9:30 am

MDT will authorize work and compensate the CEI Consultant as per the terms and conditions set forth in the CEI Term Contract and Term Assignment executed between MDT and the CEI Consultant. It is anticipated that there will be weeks in which CEI services are needed in excess of 40 hours per week.

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Submitted: Tuesday 19-JUL-2022 10:44 AM
Company: DOWL
Contact: Doug Enderson
Can MDT provide the shortlisted teams with the As-Built Road Plans for the project corridors? Our team was able to download the As-Built R/W Plans from MDT's website. I'll email Ellen directly with the list of R/W project numbers to help with the search.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 04-AUG-2022 08:11 AM
The As-Builts can be found at the following link: AS-BUILTS

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Submitted: Friday 29-JUL-2022 09:32 AM
Company: Mountain West Holding Co
Contact: Chris Connors
Please provide more detail as to the requirements of the CEI mobile trailer. Where does the department feel this trailer should be placed to best serve the 55 mile project limits? It appears that the trailer is provided by the contractor. What furnishings are required?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 03-AUG-2022 07:00 AM
The CEI firm has an office in Bozeman, the trailer will need to be located near the project, within the Butte area. The trailer will be provided by the Contractor. Provide the amenities listed in the modified Attachment O. All trailer requirements are provided in the modified Attachment O. These modifications apply only for this project.
ATTACHMENT O

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Submitted: Friday 29-JUL-2022 09:35 AM
Company: Mountain West Holding Co
Contact: Chris Connors
What is the target deflection for the cable rail system that must be used for design purposes?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 29-JUL-2022 09:45 AM
A maximum deflection of 10 feet must be used for design.

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Submitted: Friday 29-JUL-2022 09:38 AM
Company: Mountain West Holding Co
Contact: Chris Connors
Does the MDT intend to set the notice to proceed for late the fall of 2022 or spring of 2023 for materials in storage considerations?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 29-JUL-2022 10:00 AM
The Notice to Proceed is transmitted to the D-B Team after bonds and insurance are received and the contract has been signed by all parties. The NTP is issued once the final E-signature on the contract is completed. Based on the current bid opening and Commission award schedule, the approximate NTP date is Fall 2022.

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Submitted: Thursday 04-AUG-2022 11:58 AM
Company: WGM Group
Contact: Cody Thorson
Can MDT please provide direction related to the following starting locations of the cable barrier system and related reference post (RP) clarifications. 1) The initial I-90 section is listed in the RFP as RP 208.3, which appears to be a somewhat arbitrary location. Is 208.3 where MDT wants to start, or does starting at the authorized vehicle crossing at 208.00 make more sense? Or, possibly start at the Highway 1 overpass? 2) The start of the I-15 section is listed in the RFP as RP 116.0. From there to the overpass (exit 116 interchange) is a short segment of approx. 1,330’. Would MDT want to eliminate this small segment and start at the exit 116 interchange instead, or perhaps move the project start to the south and start at the authorized crossing at about 115.63? 3) The first segment of I-15 towards Helena: We believe it makes sense to end the first segment at approx. 129.9. Can MDT give us a starting point (from the south) for this segment? There are interesting geometrics through this area, and the median narrows substantially. 4) The east end of the Butte I-90 section listed in the RFP ends at RP 230.5, within existing concrete barrier rail section. Please confirm that MDT wants to end the cable barrier at the beginning of the concrete barrier rail approximately 1,600 feet to the west. We also believe that the authorized turnaround specified within the RFP listed at 229.78 is actually the existing crossing at 230.10, please confirm. 5) The RFP states that the final I-90 section will start at RP 274.8. However, the authorized vehicle crossing at 274.30 is included on the RFP crossing/gap list even though this is before RP 274.80. Does MT want to start under the overpass at 274.80, or start to the west at the authorized crossing at 274.30? 6) Starting at RP 311 and east, there is a discrepancy in the RP’s. RP 312 is only .44 miles from RP 311. Using RP 312 (.44 miles from 311), we believe the first authorized crossing (311.78 on the RFP list) would actually be at RP 312.34. The next authorized crossing would then be at 312.73, which we think MDT has listed as 312.14). These two authorized crossings are only 1,980 feet apart. Please confirm that these RP corrections/updates make sense, and that MDT wants to maintain both authorized crossings?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 09-AUG-2022 07:05 AM
All MP markers were based on existing Reference Posts, accumulated mileage was not used.
1) Begin the project at the eastern edge of Anaconda Opportunity interchange (Exit 208). Place terminal section behind guardrail.
2) Begin the I-15 section at Buxton Interchange (Exit 116).
3) Begin the I-15 section towards Helena where the median rail terminates or in close proximity to where it terminates based on your design. The intent is to provide continuous protection through this region.
4) A) Yes, end the cable barrier at the concrete barrier.  B) Yes, the existing crossing is at 230.1.
5) Begin at Western side of the Helena Ennis Interchange (Exit 274). Authorized Crossing at 274.3 is outside of the project limits.
6) Maintain both Authorized Crossings, 312.34 and 312.73 are the correct locations.