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Bid Letting Dates:

December 17, 2020

January 28, 2021

March 23, 2021

CM/GC Workshop: On December 16, 2020, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM MST, MDT will be conducting a workshop on the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) program.  MDT Alternative Contracting will address: Design development, risk management, cost estimating and reconciliation, and optimization of schedules.  We will review the CM/GC contractor procurement process, including MDT reviewer expectations of what a good proposal looks like.  Click Here for a copy of the meeting agenda and Zoom Logon information.
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Watch - Public Bid Opening - Live Stream: Zoom Meeting Information

In order to promote social distancing, MDT encourages contractors and the public to attend the openings remotely.  Bid openings will be accessible using Zoom, a web browser or by telephone.  As Read information will be posted shortly after the Bid Opening.

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MCA, FHWA, and MDT met October 21st and 22nd for a Partnering Training Workshop. This two day workshop was led by Jacques and Associates from Utah who has been working with multiple organizations for 25 years helping to improve their projects through the Partnering process. The participants were excited to work together to create a plan to implement Partnering in Montana. Click Here for more information.  To register, Click Here .
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 Electronic bid submission and electronic bid bond verification are now required, effective September 03, 2020. For more information Click Here.   Contract & Bidding Web Page Click Here.   Bidx Click Here.  SBE/DBE Assistance Click Here


201 - MANHATTAN - BELGRADE / BOZEMAN HILL - GUARDRAIL - December 17, 2020

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Submitted: Saturday  21-NOV-2020 01:35 PM  
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.  
Contact: Estimating
Assuming there is adequate site distance, can the contractor build a median crossing off the east end of the project to utilize as a truck turn-around: YES or NO?  The alternative is to use 19th Street, which is over 4 miles away and already has heavy traffic.

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Submitted: Saturday  21-NOV-2020 01:28 PM  
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.  
Contact: Estimating
Can the median crossing at approximately MM 293.6 be used as a truck turn-around?

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Submitted: Monday    23-NOV-2020 01:20 PM  
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.  
Contact: Estimating  
Can MDT attach the As-Built plans for the previous overlay, along with the mix design utilized on the previous overlay?

202 - STILLWATER RIVER - 2 M NW ABSAROKEE - December 17, 2020

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203 - US 12 BANK STABILIZATION - PHASE 2 - December 17, 2020

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204 - COTTONWOOD HILL - GUARDRAIL - December 17, 2020

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205 - EAST OF WISE RIVER - GUARDRAIL - December 17, 2020

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206 - DILLON - NORTH - December 17, 2020

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303 - KALISPELL ADA UPGRADES - January 28, 2021

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Submitted: Wednesday 07-OCT-2020 02:40 PM
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 4, 2020.
Project Name:    Kalispell ADA Upgrades
Project No.:        CMDO 6799(52)
Control No.:       9834000
 
This project includes design and construction of ADA compliant sidewalk, ramps, and approaches along the following routes in Kalispell, Montana located in Flathead County.

  • U.S. 93 South between the intersections Kelly Road and 1st Ave E.
  • U.S. Highway 2/W Idaho St between the intersections of 8th Ave W N and US 93/Main St. 
  • U.S. HWY 2/E Idaho St between the intersections of 1st Ave E N and 7th Ave E N. 

The project RFQ and attachments can be found at the following link: 9834000_RFQ

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Submitted: Friday 20 NOV 2020 7:55AM
SOQ SHORT LIST:
Century Companies, INC.
Helena Sand & Gravel
Knife River


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Questions

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Submitted: Friday    30-OCT-2020 11:07 AM  
Company: WGM Group, Inc.  
Contact: Cody Thorson  
Would MDT please consider providing any locations/intersections listed in the RFP that will require design as part of the Technical Proposal, if any, to allow survey activities to be performed prior to winter weather.
Answer
Submitted: Monday 02-NOV-2020 02:55 PM
Preliminary Design for the following three locations will be a requirement for the Technical Proposal submittal.
        SE corner of Intersection US 2/E Idaho St and 3rd Ave E N
        SW corner of Intersection US 2/E Idaho St and 4 Ave E N
        SW corner of Intersection US 2/E Idaho St and 7th Ave E N
The above locations are called out "Design" in RFQ Attachment C(Draft) page 7 and 8.

301 - BOZEMAN REST AREA RELOCATION - March 23, 2021

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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 August 21, 2020.

Project Name:   Bozeman Rest Area Relocation
Project No.:        SF 90-6(156)245
Control No.:       9851000
 
The project includes the replacement of the existing North 19th Avenue Bozeman Rest Area at a new location along Interstate 90 west of the current facility. The 6.12-acre 5.48- acre existing Bozeman Rest Area facility was built in 1999. Due to the expanding limits of the City of Bozeman and the increased infrastructure needs in the area, a new location for a replacement facility is desirable. The project requires that the Design-Build Firm provide a property exchange in lieu of any other compensation or cost reimbursement.  In addition to procuring new property to relocate the existing rest area, the successful Firm is also required to design and construct a new single unit rest area facility along and adjacent to I- 90 which meets all MDT and FHWA requirements.

The project RFQ and attachments can be found at the following link:  9851000 RFQ

Updated: Monday 10-AUG-2020  8:49AM
The acreage has been changed from 6.12 to 5.48

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Submitted: Wednesday  09-SEPT-2020  8:00 AM
SOQ SHORT LIST:
Dick Anderson Construction
C.A. Rickert & Associates, Inc. & Diamond Construction, Inc.


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Clarifications

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Submitted: Tuesday 09-JUNE-2020 09:40 AM
A Pre-SOQ meeting will be conducted via SKYPE (link) at 3:00 PM MST on June 15, 2020. Attendees can alternatively use the referenced phone call-in number. This meeting is intended to provide an overview of the project requirements, schedule, SOQ/RFP scoring process, and award procedures. Prospective design-build firms will have the opportunity to ask questions. All comments will be documented and incorporated into the project Q&A Forum
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Submitted: Monday 22-JUNE-2020 09:35AM
PRE-SOQ Meeting Minutes

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Submitted: Monday 22-JUNE-2020 09:38AM
Page 11, Item K. Public Involvement, First Bullet – replace paragraph with:
The Firm is required to include an independent public involvement firm on the team.  Failure to include an independent public involvement firm will be reflected on the Firm’s Team Qualifications score.  The exception is that design firms who hold public involvement term contracts do not need an independent PI firm.  
Page 15, Fifth Bullet – replace sentence with:
Once the Bid Price Proposals have been received by MDT, the Technical Review Committee (TRC) will review the proposals, and using the scoring criteria described above, determine the Preliminary Best Value proposal.

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Submitted: Friday 07-AUG-2020 2:11PM
Page 2, PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK, first paragraph, replace the second sentence with the following:The approximate 5.48-acre existing Bozeman Rest Area facility was built in 1999.

Page 15, second bullet under REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – SELECTION CRITERIA, replace the first sentence with the following: The current MDT appraised value of the existing Bozeman Rest Area facility is $3,818,888.

MDT has identified the need for future highway widening along North 19th Avenue and the I-90 Interstate eastbound onramp.  A site plan is located at the following link SITE PLAN which illustrates the area MDT will reserve for the future widening.  Note that the reserved area is shown in relation to the existing access control fencing.  The 5.48-acre remainder is approximate and the final developable acreage deeded to the successful design-build firm may vary based on the final surveyed acreage.

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Submitted: Wednesday  09-SEPT-2020   8:01 AM
MDT no longer will be ranking the firms who have submitted responsive Statements of Qualifications and have met the criteria to be short listed to submit a Technical Proposal and Bid Price Proposal.

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Submitted Thursday 24-SEPT-2020 09:45 AM
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING MINUTES


Questions

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Submitted: Friday    10-JUL-2020 01:56 PM
Company: DOWL
Contact: Doug Fischer
In the RFQ under Major Design Features, Section A. Rest Area Location, 3rd bullet: Would MDT consider extending the parameter of "2500 feet from the interchange ramps" to 3000 feet?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    14-JUL-2020 09:33 AM
The third paragraph under Item A. in the RFQ project scope is modified as follows: "The closest entrance cannot be located any further than 3000 feet from the interchange ramps".

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Submitted: Tuesday   14-JUL-2020 01:33 PM
Company: Diamond Construction Inc
Contact: Nicki Goettel
If the successful firm is to purchase the land in their name and complete a Rest Area under their ownership, who will the proposal guarantee be made to? In stating that the contracting firm must have a bonding capacity of at least 100 percent of the total projected combined cost of the new facility and property, is MDT stating the successful firm would be required to provide payment and performance bonds on a project they own through construction?
Answer:
Submitted: Friday 07-JULY-2020 02:10 PM
Response to 1st part of question:  In accordance with Standard Specification section 102.09, the Proposal guaranty will be unconditionally payable to the Department for no less than 10% of the Proposal.  For the purpose of this project, the Proposal amount equals the appraised value of the Bozeman Rest Area. 

 Response to 2nd part of question:  In accordance with Standard Specification sections 103.06 and 103.07, the successful firm must furnish an executed contract bond or bonds in a sum equal to the contract amount.   For this project the contract amount will equal the Proposal amount described above. The contract bond must remain in effect until the certificate of completion is accepted by the Commission.

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Submitted: Monday    10-AUG-2020 11:59 AM  
Company: CWG Architecture  
Contact: Tony Perpignano
While we appreciate the effort to streamline and trim down these proposals from past efforts, particularly in this first submittal phase, we are finding it incredibly confining and limiting to showcase and provide enough information about our teams and individuals experience. After all the point of this effort is to separate our team from our competition. If we could suggest that the page limits particularly on the resumes may want to be looked at and increased. Also is the a reason for the project approach to decrease from four pages to two?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 11-OCT-2020 02:25 PM

At the team's discretion, one page resumes meeting the size and font requirements for the SOQ can be added as an attachment to the Staffing and Coordination Plan section.  Limit the resumes to just the key personnel and critical support staff.  The stand-alone resumes will not be counted in the SOQ's 15 page limit.  Note that all of the Staffing and Coordination Plan requirements outlined in the RFQ still apply and will be scored accordingly.  
 
The Project Approach section in the RFQ was limited to 2 pages when originally posted, and it remains at 2 pages.