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April 13, 2017

June 14, 2017

June 15, 2017

PLEASE NOTE - The Frenchtown – E & W and Frenchtown - SE projects are being pulled from the March 16, 2017 letting.
We will be adding additional work (cable median rail) and will re-advertise as soon as this work is incorporated. 


201 - BEARTOOTH HWY - March 30, 2017

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Submitted: Wednesday 15-MAR-2017 03:01 PM
Company: Alpine Signs, Inc
Contact: John O'Brien
Sign Back bracing - There are only a few locations shown where back bracing is not required. Is this MDT's intentions?

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Submitted: Monday 20-MAR-2017 03:51 PM

Back bracing is required where shown on the plans.

202 - MUSSELSHELL RV-6 M SW MELSTONE - March 30, 2017

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Submitted: Monday    20-MAR-2017 05:20 PM  
Company: Sletten Construction  
Contact: Chad Mares
It states that the utilities will not be removed by the time the project is awarded. Is it the intent that the utilities will be removed at some point prior to construction commencing?
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Submitted: Wednesday  22-MAR-2017 03:45 PM
The intent is that conflicting utilities will be relocated prior to the Notice to Proceed.

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Submitted: Monday    20-MAR-2017 05:17 PM  
Company: Sletten Construction  
Contact: Chad Mares  
Will positive separation such as sheetpile be required to place the riprap in the stream? Also, will the area need to be dewatered to place the riprap?
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Submitted: Wednesday  22-MAR-2017 03:48 PM
Isolation of the work zone is required as specified in Subsection 208.03.3.

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:28 PM
Company: Malcolm International
Contact: C. Masterson
Special Provisions section 11, B(2), page 13, states the Section 404 CWA Nationwide permit authorization is valid until March 18, 2017. The project NTP is after this date. Will a valid permit be in place to perform the project scope of work?

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:31 PM
Company: Malcolm International
Contact: C. Masterson
Is there lead based paint on the existing structure?

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:32 PM
Company: Malcolm International
Contact: C. Masterson
Bridge Demolition. Is this bridge being adopted under MDTâ¿¿s historic bridge adoption program?  If so, where is the contractor supposed to place the existing bridge structure to complete the demolition work?  What condition should the bridge be in following demolition?  Is the truss to be cut into specific lengths or weights?  Does the asphalt deck remain intact?

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:37 PM
Company: Malcolm International
Contact: C. Masterson
Will stay in place formwork be allowed for the top deck? (pan decking)

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:38 PM
Company: Malcolm International
Contact: C. Masterson
On Special Provisions page 21 under State Furnished Pile, it states "All pipe piles are furnished by the State."  Plan sheet B1 has a note that only the 24" pile are furnished by the State.  Please verify which pile are to be supplied by the State, and which need to be furnished by contractors.

101 - S FK FLATHEAD-HUNGRY HORSE - April 13, 2017

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Submitted: Friday    17-MAR-2017 10:04 AM  
Company: Penhall Company  
Contact: Eric Blackburn  
Requesting asbuilt drawings for existing bridge scheduled for removal.
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Submitted: Friday  17-MAR-2017 10:54 AM
The as-builts can be found at the following link:
  AS-BUILT DRAWINGS

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Submitted: Friday    17-MAR-2017 03:27 PM
Company: Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc
Contact: Eric Dybevik
Can I get a copy of the Geotechnical Report?
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Submitted: Monday    20-MAR-2017 10:45 AM
 
Attached are PDF Files of the available project alignment and/or structures geotechnical report(s), geotechnical report supplements, and geotechnical laboratory summaries. There is remaining geotechnical information that is voluminous and very difficult to compile in a concise manner. Contractors are welcome to come to MDT Headquarters to inspect rock samples taken for the project that are stored here or to look through the complete set of Geotechnical field investigation notes, laboratory testing, analytical, or other data in our project files. It should be noted that the project may have undergone significant changes during the design process after the original geotechnical report and supplements were issued. Thus, some of the information contained in these documents may be out of date or not applicable with regard to the advertised project. Some of the changes include, but are not limited to: Project splits (for funding, ROW issues, etc.); alignment and grade changes; and changes due to environmental factors (sensitive areas, etc.). The documents can be found at:   GEOTECH REPORT

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Submitted: Friday    17-MAR-2017 04:15 PM
Company: Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc
Contact: Eric Dybevik
Do you intend on requiring both CSL testing and TIP testing for the drilled shafts?
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Submitted: Monday    20-MAR-2017 10:45 AM

Yes, both CSL testing and TIP testing will be required.

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Submitted: Monday    20-MAR-2017 05:13 PM  
Company: Sletten Construction  
Contact: Chad Mares  
Would it be permissible to have a construction joint roughly 15'-5" down from the top of the two small spiral rebar cages that extend up into the cap? The construction joint would allow the contractor to pour the drilled shaft without having to place the two smaller rebar cages during the pour and then extend the pour up to the top of the shaft (bottom of pier cap). If allowed, the contractor could completely clean the top of the drilled shaft, place the two rebar cages and pour the remainder of the shaft to the top of the drilled shaft. The joint would be inside the permanent casing as well.

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-MAR-2017 03:52 PM
Company: Dick Anderson Construction
Contact: Ashley Davis
Plan sh 24 shows a 2'x2' Pedestrian Rail Foundation.  Is this work paid under proposal line no. 0620.

102 - RED ROCK-CLARK CANYON RES & SF 129-GUARDRAIL JCT 324 - April 13, 2017

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Submitted: Monday 20-MAR-2017 3:48 PM
Special Provision #29 – Salvage Guardrail is hereby replaced and can be found at the following link:  SALVAGE GUARDRAIL


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103 - SF 139-BOZEMAN SIGNAL SFTY - April 13, 2017

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104 - RAINBOW BEND - April 13, 2017

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105 - SF 129-SFTY IMPRV BRDGR CANYON - April 13, 2017

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106 - SF 149 SFTY IMPRV N-24 - April 13, 2017

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304 - D1 Slope Stability Phase II - June 14, 2017

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Submitted: Friday  27-JAN-2017 09:50 AM
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 the email address in the RFQ 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 March 7, 2017.

D1 Slope Stability Phase II
STPP-NH-IM STWD (408)
This project includes design and construction of slope stabilization measures for unstable cut slopes or embankments at the following locations:  
Site 1 – US-2, MP 5.1, Yaak Hill, West of Troy, Lincoln County.
Site 2 – US-2, MP 5.5, Yaak Hill, West of Troy, Lincoln County.
Site 3 – US-2, MP 5.6, Yaak Hill, West of Troy, Lincoln County.
Site 4 – US-2, MP 5.8, Yaak Hill, West of Troy, Lincoln County.
Site 5 – US-2, MP 158.7, East of W. Glacier, Flathead County.
Site 6 – MT 200, MP 56.8, East of Highway 141 junction, Powell County.
Site 7 – MT 1, MP 29.0, West of Georgetown Lake, Granite County.
Site 8 – MT 1, MP 29.15, West of Georgetown Lake, Granite County.
Site 9 – MT 1, MP 29.5, West of Georgetown Lake, Granite County.
Site 10 – I-90, MP 70.3, Cyr Interchange, Mineral County.

The project RFQ is at the following link:  RFQ

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Submitted: Monday 20-MAR-2017 3:40 PM
SOQ RANKED SHORT LIST

1      GeoStabilization International/Shannon & Wilson/HDR
2 Geobuild/Gannett Fleming
3 Oftedal Construction/Terracon


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Submitted: Tuesday   07-FEB-2017 08:48 AM  
Company: Morrison-Maierle  
Contact: John Pavsek
Has MDT conducted topographic survey of the 10 sites and will that information be available DB teams?  Reason for question is survey has been provided on past slope stability projects. This effort can be a significant for DB teams to undertake in the Tech Proposal process.
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Submitted: Tuesday   07-FEB-2017 09:40 AM
MDT is finalizing the survey information. The survey information will be provided with the RFP.

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Submitted: Tuesday   07-FEB-2017 09:37 PM  
Company: Hayward Baker Inc  
Contact: Spencer Mills
Would MDT consider moving the completion date for the project to fall of 2018?  Given the high snowfall potential for the Missoula District, construction lane closures during the winter and early spring months will likely impede snow plow operations.  The current delivery schedule significantly restricts access to the sites and poses some safety concerns.  An extension would allow teams to better mitigate risks associated with inclement weather construction.
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Submitted: Thursday 09-FEB-2017 08:52 AM

MDT will extend the contract time from what is included in the RFQ. New contract time language will be finalized and included in the Request For Proposals (RFP).

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Submitted: Wednesday 08-FEB-2017 08:52 AM
Company: ConstructConnect
Contact: Stacey Mighton
Are there any union requirements?  When is the start date?

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Submitted:  Thursday 09-FEB-2017 08:56 AM
There are no union requirements in the contract. However, any contractor union requirements are the contractors responsibility. Davis Bacon wage rates apply to this contract. The tentative schedule is included in the posted RFQ.

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Submitted: Thursday  09-FEB-2017 03:08 PM
Company: Sletten Excavating
Contact: Neal Barnes
I would like to find out what consultants are pursuing this project.
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Submitted: Friday  10-FEB-2017 03:14 PM

MDT has no way of knowing which consultants are pursuing this project.

301 - Bozeman – Livingston ADA UPGR - June 15, 2017

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Submitted: Friday  17-MAR-2017 09:10 AM
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 the email address in the RFQ 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 7, 2017.

Bozeman – Livingston ADA UPGR
CMDO STWD (479)
9214000
DB717

This project includes design and construction of ADA compliant sidewalk, ramps and approaches along the following routes:  
Main St. – Bozeman – From Yerger Dr. to W Babcock St.
N 7th Ave. – Bozeman – From Aspen St. to Wheat St. / Nikles Dr.
N 19th Ave. – Bozeman – From Commerce Way to 22nd Avenue
Geyser Street – Livingston – From Park St. to H St.
Park St – Livingston – From Merrill Ln. to I St.
RFQ


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