Montana Department of Transportation

Contracting & Consulting

Latest Updates to the Contractor System

Thu, 17-Apr-2014 12:20 MDT
The tentative plan for the Zimmerman - Rockfall Mitigation project is as follows:

* Advertise on April 30th or May 1st, 2014.

* The Question and Answer Forum will be open from the date of advertisement and
will close May 6th, 2014 at 10:00 am.

* Bids will be opened on May 8th, 2014.

* There will be an expedited award and Notice to Proceed slated for the week of
May 19th.

* Performance Bonds, Insurance and Contracts must be completed after award and prior to the Notice to Proceed.
Wed, 02-Apr-2014 16:05 MST
Recent rock slide activity on Zimmerman Trail in Billings has caused a closure of the road. The City of Billings and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) are in the stages of expedited analysis and design with the intent to award a construction project for rock fall mitigation for a portion of Zimmerman Trail. The construction project will be awarded through MDT by competitive bid. Due to the urgency of the project, MDT is anticipating an abbreviated advertisement period and letting close to the first part of May. A Prequalified Blasting Contractor and a Prequalified Rock Slope Contractor will be required for any blasting or slope stabilization. The list of Prequalified Contractors can be found at the following link:
When the advertisement and letting and award schedule is determined we will post the information. Please look for more information on the Question and Answer forum as well as the latest updates. _____________________________________________________________________________



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 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 9, 2014.

This project includes design and construction of a new rest area facility located at the existing rest area site in Flowing Wells, MT. This project is located on MT Highway 200 at approximately milepost 249 in Garfield County. The rest area is situated at the junction of MT 200 and MT Highway 24.

RFQ for NH 57-5(33)249, Flowing Wells Rest Area has been posted for viewing at the following web site: FLOWING WELLS REST AREA _____________________________________________________________________________

Upcoming Projects:
MDT will be advertising a number of contracts using Job Order Contracting (JOC). JOC is a type of delivery method where the contractor will bid unit costs on a list of work items. There will be a guaranteed minimum amount of work for these bid items. The project will be awarded to the lowest responsive bidder. The work will be performed on an on-call basis JOC is ideal for projects that are repetitive in nature and have a minimal design component.
Beginning in March, all districts will process progress payments at the same time of the month with a cutoff of approximately the 25th. The payments will then be released on the Friday closest to the 15th of the following month. The eastern half of the state will no longer process their estimates in the middle of the month.