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INVITATION TO BID 

The City of Kalispell, Montana will receive bids for the construction of Glacier Rail Park. Bids must be received through QuestCDN by 4:00 p.m. local time on June 9, 2017. At 4:00 pm, bids will be publicly read aloud in City Council Chambers, City Hall,201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, MT 59901.

The Glacier Rail Park is a proposed rail served industrial facility that will serve the northwest Montana region. The development will include upgrading several roads to meet City of Kalispell road standards, installing stormwater collection and disposal, extending City water and sewer service, adding a signaled intersection, providing dry utilities (gas, electricity, etc.) and construction of various railroads. A portion of the project is funded by a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant obtained through the US Department of Transportation.

The contractor is responsible for completing the construction activities as part of this contract, generally described below. Note the following is an approximation of the quantities to give a contractor scope and scale of the project. Bid quantities in the bid schedules should serve as the basis of any bid presented.

Bid Schedule KAL–1: General Requirements

Work will include mobilization, taxes, bonds, and insurance.

Bid Schedule KAL–2: Sanitary Sewer System

City sewer service will be extended to the Rail Park. Approximately 12 manholes and 2,300 linear feet of 8” gravity sewer will be installed. Another 2,300 linear feet of 4” force main will be installed. One lift station will be constructed enclosed in a wooden structure.

Bid Schedule KAL–3: Water Distribution System

City water service will be extended to the Rail Park. Approximately 7,900 linear feet of 12” water main will be constructed with approximately 20 residential services requiring temporary water service and reconnection. Approximately 1,900 feet of pavement will require asphalt patching.

Bid Schedule KAL–4: Dry Utilities

A 10-foot wide dry utility corridor will encircle portions of the Rail Park. This will include a natural gas line, power (1” and 2” PVC conduit), and 3 separate PVC conduits (2” diameter). The contractor is responsible for installing the power and 3 separate PVC conduits. Also included in this schedule is the installation of light pole bases.

Bid Schedule KAL–5: Landscaping

Work will include seeding the boulevards (18,000 square feet), irrigation system within the boulevards, monument sign, trees and shrub plantings, and hydroseeding slopes and disturbed ground.

Bid Schedule FRA–1: Site Work

Site work will consist of excavating 300,000 cubic yard of materials. An approximately 130,000 cubic yards will be placed within the rail park and within the BNSF right-of-way. Also included is the demolition of two buildings and the construction of an 850-foot-long retaining wall (40,000 square feet). A total of 14 monitoring wells within the construction area must be modified or abandoned.

Bid Schedule FRA–2: Storm Water

Stormwater collected along the Interior Road and East Oregon Lane will convey water to two stormwater detention ponds. A total of 12 manholes (48”, 60”, and 72”), 24 curb inlets (30” to 72”), and 3,400 linear feet of pipe (12” to 30” RCP) will be installed. A dry well and hydrodynamic separator will also be installed at one of the detention ponds.

Bid Schedule FRA–3: Roads

Road work will include replacing an existing gravel road with 4,400 liner feet of 34-foot wide asphalt cement road, 1,200 linear feet of 32-foot wide asphalt cement road, and approximately 17,000 square feet of 8-inch thick concrete pavement.  Also included in the road improvements is curb and gutter (9,200 linear feet) and 3,600 linear feet of 5-foot wide sidewalk.  The new sections of sidewalk will include boulevard and irrigation.

Bid Schedule FRA–4: US – Highway 2

The current intersection at Flathead Drive, Woodland Park Drive, and US Highway 2 will be upgraded to a signaled intersection. Approximately 500 feet of Flathead drive will be widened and Woodland Drive will be narrowed. Left hand turning lanes on US Highway 2 will be modified. Pedestrian ramps and sidewalks will be constructed at each corner of the signaled intersection.

Bid Schedule FRA–5: Railroads

Approximately 10,000 linear feet of new rail, three No. 11 turnouts, six No. 9 turnouts, and a scale will be constructed.  The scale is a relocation.  The rail installation includes one siding track, 3 storage tracks, and 4 spurs.

Bid Schedule FRA-6:  Traffic Control

This work will include temporary traffic control for the project and include road signs and striping.

Bid Schedule KAL-A: Storage Track No. 4 Additive

An additional 1,600 feet of track and 1 No. 9 turnout will be constructed.

The contract documents consisting of Drawings and Project Manual may be examined at the City of Kalispell, Public Works Department, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, MT 59901, Phone: (406) 758-7720. In addition, the Drawings and Project Manual may be examined at KLJ, 1830 3rd Avenue East, Suite 202, Kalispell, MT 59901 in accordance with Article 2.01 of the Instruction for Bidders.

A digital copy of the bid documents may also be obtained at www.questcdn.com. Interested parties may download the digital bid documents for $20.00 by inputting Quest Project #5107494 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at (952) 233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. The City will only be accepting online electronic bids through QuestCDN.Bidders must obtain bid documents from the ENGINEER or through QuestCDN, and must be shown on the plan holders list, to be considered a responsive Bidder.

There will be an optional Pre-Bid Conference at City Hall, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, MT 59901, in Council Chambers at 10:00 a.m. on May 23, 2017. Interested Bidders are encouraged to attend.

Contractors and any of the Contractor’s subcontractors bidding or doing work on this project will be required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 406-444-0563. All laborers and mechanics employed by Contractor or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by the laws of Montana Prevailing Wage Rates or by Davis Bacon Wage Act, whichever is higher. The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

All bids must expressly covenant that if the bidder is awarded the contract, the bidder shall within fifteen (15) calendar days of the acceptance of said bid by the City Council, enter into a contract and give good and sufficient bond to secure the performance of the terms and conditions of the contract.  In the event the successful bidder does not enter into a formal contract within fifteen (15) calendar days or give sufficient bond to secure performance, the bidder shall pay unto the City the difference between the amount of the bid of said bidder and the amount for which the City legally contracts with another party to perform said work if the latter amount is more than the former. 

No bid shall be withdrawn after the opening of bids without the consent of the City Council for a period of ninety (90) days after the scheduled time of receiving the bids.

Publication Dates May 7 and May 28, 2017 in the Daily Inter Lake        

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                  ALL BIDS ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING:

All bidders shall, as bid security, accompany the bid with: 1) lawful currency of the United States or a cashier’s check; or 2) a certified check or bank money order drawn and issued by a national bank located in Montana or by a banking corporation incorporated in Montana; or 3) a bid bond or bonds, executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in Montana. The bid security shall be in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount bid. Any such bank instrument shall be payable to the City of Kalispell. If a contract is awarded, the bidder whose bond is accepted and who shall thereafter refuse to enter into and execute the proposed contract, or as stated in the covenant, shall absolutely forfeit such moneys or bank instruments to the City, and become immediately liable on said bid bond in said sum. The bid security shall be returned to the unsuccessful bidders.

All bids must expressly covenant that if the bidder is awarded the contract, the bidder shall within fifteen (15) calendar days of the acceptance of said bid by the City Council, enter into a contract and give good and sufficient bond to secure the performance of the terms and conditions of the contract. In the event the successful bidder does not enter into a formal contract within fifteen (15) calendar days or give sufficient bond to secure performance, the bidder shall pay unto the City the difference between the amount of the bid of said bidder and the amount for which the City legally contracts with another party to perform said work if the latter amount is more than the former. 

The City will accept the lowest responsible bid, but the Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any technicality or informality and accept any bid which may be deemed in the best interest of the City

The successful bidder will be required to abide by Federal and State laws, particularly Section 18-2-401 et seq., M.C.A. (Montana Prevailing Wage Rates).

The successful bidder will be required to furnish an acceptable security for the full amount of the contract for faithful performance thereof and payment of labor, material and subcontractor claims.

The successful bidder will be assessed the Montana Contractor’s withholding tax.

The successful bidder shall be required to furnish to the City evidence of insurance in accordance with the Sixth Edition of the Montana Public Works Standard Specifications. The successful bidder shall for the purpose of the Contract with the City, name the City of Kalispell as additional insured on said policy while performing work under City contract.  

Authorized by order of the City Council of the City of Kalispell, Montana, in a regular meeting held on August 15, 2016.

City of Kalispell, Aimee Brunckhorst, CMC, City Clerk

 

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