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September 20, 2018

October 9, 2018

December 14, 2018

EMERGENCY PROJECTS
Slide Repair Cascade ~ September 20, 2018 Letting

201 - EAST OF THOMPSON RIVER-EAST - September 20, 2018

Notifications

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Submitted: Monday    10-SEP-2018 11:06 AM
MDT holds an open-cut permit on a pit located on a property in the NW ½  NE ¼ Sec. 15 T21 N. R29 W. in Sanders County that may be available as a waste disposal site.    A contractor who desires to use the pit would have to obtain a written agreement from the property owner; comply with all  applicable laws and regulations; and  place the waste material and recontour it as directed by the Project Manager.


Addendums

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Submitted: Tuesday 18-SEP-2018 12:36 PM 
An Addendum has been posted for this project:  ADDENDUM
To download the addendum bid files, click here:  BID FILES


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

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Submitted: Tuesday   28-AUG-2018 03:26 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction
Contact: Estimating
According to CrossTek Company, they will be providing the equipment, labor and materials required for the installation of the Wildlife Deterrent Mat with the exception of asphalt removal, subgrade preparation and traffic control. Is the intent of MDT for the Contractor to Subcontract this work with CrossTek or has MDT already contracted with CrossTek directly to perform this work?
Answer
Submitted: Friday   31-AUG-2018 08:43 AM
MDT's intent is that the Contractor will execute a subcontract with CrossTek Company in accordance with Section 108.01 of the Standard Specifications.

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Submitted: Thursday  30-AUG-2018 03:34 PM
Company: True North Steel
Contact: Rick jones
On Sheet 32, the double cattle guard is noted w/out wings. Does this apply to all cattle guards as well? Please clarify.
Answer
Submitted: Friday 31-AUG-2018 10:59 AM
The Cattle Guard & Wildlife Fence Detail (Sheet 32) is applicable to all cattle guards on the project.  The design is for the connection of wildlife exclusionary fencing to the cattle guards.The Cattle Guard & Wildlife Fence Detail (Sheet 32) is applicable to all cattle guards on the project.  The design is for the connection of wildlife exclusionary fencing to the cattle guards.

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Submitted: Friday    07-SEP-2018 10:37 AM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Please post any additional geotechnical information for this project.
Answer
Submitted: Monday    10-SEP-2018 11:41 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

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Submitted: Monday    10-SEP-2018 10:04 AM
Company: Oldcastle Precast Inc.
Contact: Ken Turnbull
The special provisions 53.c.1 Requires a dry fit-up of the entire precast bridge structure and sub structure in the manufacturing plant. Since there is a cast in place section in the abutments 4' wide and therefore no support for the middle precast slab may the two halves of the bridge be set up independently and without the middle slab?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 11-SEP-2018 12:55 PM
The entire precast bridge superstructure and substructure is to be dry fit as per the special provisions.  Temporarily shore the middle slab over the 4-ft cast in place section as needed to accomplish this.

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Submitted: Wednesday 12-SEP-2018 03:55 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction
Contact: Estimating
In reference to the EWDMS, can MDT include the cost for CrossTek's scope of work as a pre-determined cost in the bid to ensure uniformity and price? How will MDT guarantee that CrossTek will meet our schedule? How will MDT guarantee that CrossTek will provide the same bid price to all Contractors and control their pricing for their work?

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Submitted: Wednesday 12-SEP-2018 03:59 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction
Contact: Estimating
How will MDT guarantee the Prime Contractor will not be responsible if CrossTek is unable to complete the work, go out of business, ect...

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Submitted: Monday    17-SEP-2018 08:32 AM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Bid Item 0320 Emulsified Asphalt-Fog Seal shows 53 gallons. Plans show 3,080 gallons of Emulsified Asphalt-Fog Seal in the surfacing summary. Please verify the bid quantity.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 18-SEP-2018 08:54 AM
The correct total quantity for Emulsified Asphalt-Fog Seal is 3,080 gallons.  This will be changed by addenda.

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Submitted: Monday    17-SEP-2018 09:24 AM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
In the fill slope portions of the project the existing slopes are approximately 1.5:1 or 2:1 and the proposed newly constructed slopes will also be 1.5:1 or 2:1.
What is MDT's stance on the compaction requirements for the fill material over the existing slopes?
Is it MDT's intention to have the entire slope meet a compaction requirement?
If compaction is required on the entire fill, the fills would need to be "benched" into the existing, consolidated material to accommodate compaction equipment. This would be a major operation and may cause more harm than good to the existing, in-place soils, it also would not seem practical considering the narrow roadway prism to have these fills constructed by the end of the shift to reopen the highway to two-lane, two way traffic.
Can the fills be consolidated using tracked machinery and/or roller bucket and be exempt from specific compaction requirements?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 18-SEP-2018 10:31 AM
In areas requiring new fill depths of 2 feet or less (when measured perpendicular to the existing ground line), compaction may be accomplished using tracked equipment as directed by the Project Manager. All other cases require construction of fill slopes as specified in Subsection in 203.03.2 Embankment, C. Preparation of Embankment Foundations.

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Submitted: Monday    17-SEP-2018 09:37 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Special Provision No. 42, (Scaling) requires temporary rockfall protection.  There are no specifics for this.  Please clarify how this will be paid for.

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Submitted: Monday    17-SEP-2018 09:43 AM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
1)  With restricted width in the underground utility conduit installation area may the contractor use signaled 24-hour single-lane two-way traffic control till the utility conduit installation is complete?
2)  Will MDT please consider adding a bid item for positive barrier for the underground utility conduit installation?

202 - SLIDE REPAIR CASCADE - September 20, 2018

Notifications

No Notices available for this project.


Addendums

No Addendums available for this project.


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

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Submitted: Monday    17-SEP-2018 09:44 AM
Company: Helena Sand & Gravel
Contact: Ken Frost
1)  Have all underground and overhead utilities been moved to outside the cut and fill areas?
2)  Is item # 402 020 315 Emulsified Asphalt used for paving tack coat, or Cover coat fog seal?
Answer
Submitted: Monday    17-SEP-2018 01:44 PM
1)  The utilities shown in the plans were surveyed based on locations provided through the One Call utility locate request initiated by the MDT.  The utilities shown in the plans are not in conflict with the work, therefore, no utility moves were required.  The contractor is still responsible for having utility locates completed prior to beginning excavation activities.  
2)  Item # 402 020 315 Emulsified Asphalt is used for the paving tack coat only (see page 6 of the plans). The item # 402 020 375 Emulsified Asphalt CHFRS-2P is the seal oil for the seal and cover operation. There will not be a fog seal on this project.

301 - BILLINGS DISTRICT ADA UPGRADES - October 9, 2018

Notifications

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Submitted: Monday    18-JUN-2018 10:40 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 July 13, 2017.

Billings District ADA Upgrades
CMDO STWD(590)

This project includes design and construction of ADA compliant sidewalk, ramps, and approaches in the following communities and along the following routes (See Attachment A – Project Maps):  
W 1st Ave and E 1st Ave – Stock St to Bramble St (just past the wye) – Big Timber 
McLeod St – W / E 1st Ave to W 9th Ave – Big Timber
1st Ave W – 7th St W to Main St – Roundup
Main St – 1st Ave W to 2nd St W – Roundup 
8th Ave E – Main St to 4th St E – Roundup 
Center Ave – W 3rd St to 8th St – Hardin
Mitchell Ave – W 3rd St to 2nd St S – Hardin

Not all intersections will be included in this project, a spreadsheet with generally estimated quantities and the number and location for ADA ramps and approaches will be developed for the RFP.


The project RFQ is at the following link:  RFQ

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Submitted: Tuesday  31-JUL-2018 01:45 PM
SOQ Ranked Short List
1 – Riverside Contracting Inc. / DOWL
2 – Century Companies, Inc. / Stahly Engineering / Peaks to Plains Design


Addendums

No Addendums available for this project.


Clarifications

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Submitted: Friday 17-AUG-2018 02:38 PM
Linked are the Preproposal Meeting Minutes with Attendance Sheet:  PREPROPOSAL MEETING MINUTES

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Submitted: Wednesday 22-AUG-2018 11:54 AM
Regarding Question 11 in the posted Preproposal Meeting Minutes in Clarification 1, dates for the community events have not been officially announced.  Listed below are three community events, anticipated dates, and links to previous events/dates to be aware of: 

1.  Sweet Grass Fest in Big Timber, typically held last Friday – Sunday in June, SWEET GRASS FEST
2.  Roundup Independence Days, typically the first week of July, ROUNDUP INDEPENDANCE DAYS
3.  Little Big Horn Days events in Hardin, typically the third week of June, LITTLE BIG HORN DAYS

 At a minimum, schedule and perform no construction activities during the above events, or the day immediately preceding or following the actual days of the events.  No lane or complete sidewalk closures will be permitted during this timeframe.  Ensure vehicle and temporary pedestrian access is maintained with the least possible inconvenience and disruption to the public during these times.  Consider planning and phasing the project so that ADA ramps, sidewalks and streets associated with these events are not disturbed during the event dates.  Ensure the public involvement plan and implementation includes communicating with MDT, community leaders and event sponsors.

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Submitted: Thursday 30-AUG-2018 03:54 PM
Linked below are as-built files retrieved from our database.  These are posted as a clarification in response to a request received by a proposing Firm.  MDT provides them for informational purposes only.  Some of the information contained in these documents may be out of date or not applicable with regard to the advertised project.  The Firms should not rely solely on the as-built drawings provided for bidding purposes nor does any data in these files supersede the data in the contract documents.  AS-BUILTS


Questions

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Submitted: Thursday  05-JUL-2018 10:10 AM  
Company: Stahly Engineering & Associates  
Contact: Byron Stahly
The Certification Of Right Of Way form provided in the SOQ information, makes reference to a DB Firm providing this verification. Please clarify if indeed this is a requirement.
Answer
Submitted: Monday  09-JUL-2018 11:05 AM
Right-of-Way Certification by the DB Firm is required for the project.

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Submitted: Thursday  05-JUL-2018 11:36 AM  
Company: Stahly Engineering & Associates  
Contact: Byron Stahly  
What is the extent of "replace surfacing section" and "plant mix surfacing" identified for McLeod Street in Big Timber?
Answer
Submitted: Monday  09-JUL-2018 11:15 AM  
The extent of replacement will need to be designed by the DB Firm and will depend on existing features and topography.

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Submitted: Tuesday   07-AUG-2018 04:44 PM  
Company: Century Companies, Inc.  
Contact: Estimating  
Can MDT provide the approximate number of locations for mid-block sidewalk/approach replacement, mid-block curb and gutter replacement, and mid-block sidewalk replacement. Quantities for said mid-block improvements were provided, however, determining work efforts necessary for items such as survey, design, subsurface utility investigation, environmental consideration, right of way certification sidewalk and approach construction agreements (from each adjacent landowner), and mobilization are all dependent upon the number of locations.

Answer
Submitted: Thursday   08-AUG-2018 04:48 PM

Refer to Attachment M of the RFP.  There is a General Summary for each community that gives the quantity for developing the bid price proposal.
 

Big Timber:  The existing alley approach locations to be replaced (5) are shown for P-91.  We anticipate the number of additional mid-block sidewalk replacement locations to range between 15 and 20.  A few of these mid-block sidewalk locations will also be associated with approaches (other than the 5 alley).  We anticipate the number of mid-block curb and gutter replacement locations to be less than five, with a few of these also being associated with approaches.  The C & G replacement areas all correspond with sidewalk or approaches.

 

Roundup:  We anticipate the mid-block sidewalk replacement locations to range between 15 and 20.  Only a couple of these are associated with approaches.  The majority of additional sidewalk replacement areas occur on Main Street.

 

Hardin:  We anticipate the mid-block sidewalk replacement locations to range between 10 and 15.  Only a couple of these are associated with approaches.  The majority of additional sidewalk replacement areas occur on Center Avenue.

 

It will be up to the selected DB Firm to work with the MDT EPM and MDT staff to further define the locations for mid-block sidewalk and approach work.

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Submitted: Thursday  06-SEP-2018 12:49 PM  
Company: Stahly Engineering & Associates  
Contact: Byron Stahly  
The RFP states no final design activities can be performed before MDT furnishes an approved Environmental Document. The language used in RFP, regarding design documents, is 90% component plans, 100% component plans, and final plans for construction. What does MDT consider "final design activities"?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 10-SEP-2018 08:45 AM
MDT considers 100% Component Plans "final design activities." 

401 - CLARK FORK - 1M NW TROUT CREEK - December 14, 2018

Notifications

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Submitted: Monday    27-AUG-2018 11:33A M
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is accepting Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) from entities (Proposers) interested in providing Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC) services for the project identified below.  Proposers are encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) response electronically to , or in hard copy to the Montana Department of Transportation – Engineering Division, Engineering Construction Contracting Bureau, Room 101, 2701 Prospect Avenue, Helena, Montana by 11:00 a.m., local time on September 28, 2018. Electronic submittals must be one single pdf file.

Clark Fork - 1 Mile NW Trout Creek
BH 6-1(149)28
This project includes design and potentially construction activities to rehabilitate the Highway 200 bridge over the Clark Fork River near Trout Creek, MT. The project is located on MT-200 (P6) between milepost 27.92± and 28.43±. This project includes preconstruction services and the option for construction services for the structural rehabilitation work in order to address the deficiencies with the existing bridge deck.

The project RFQ is at the following link:
  RFQ


Addendums

No Addendums available for this project.


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 12-SEP-2018 10:52 AM
Company: Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Contact: Heather Schaefer
May charts, tables, exhibits, and other illustrative material be printed on 11-inch x 17-inch paper and be counted as one (1) page?

Answer
Submitted: Friday 14-SEP-2018 11:40 AM
Yes.  Larger sheets may be included if folded neatly to the standard submittal page size of 8.5" x 11".  Each sheet containing printed material will count as one (1) page.

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Submitted: Tuesday   18-SEP-2018 01:26 PM  
Company: Granite Construction Company  
Contact: Eric Wells
What are the expectations for the Quality Control Manager?  Is this Materials Testing or Internal Quality Oversight?