INVITATION FOR BIDS
The City of Kalispell, Montana will receive sealed bids for an Aerial Lift Forestry Truck to meet or exceed the minimum specifications on file in the office of Department of Parks and Recreation, 306 1st Ave East, Kalispell, Montana. The City will purchase up to one (1) truck based on the information and pricing provided.
Full bidding instructions, documents, and specification are linked here.
Sealed bids with the title “Forestry Truck” will be received by the City Clerk’s Office at 201 First Avenue East (PO Box 1997) Kalispell, MT 59903 until 2:00 PM, local time on Thursday, October 8, 2020. All bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud in the Main Level, City Hall Conference Room, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901.
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 total 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 Performance Bond shall remain in effect until the date the City of Kalispell accepts the Aerial Lift Forestry Truck with Chip Box. The Payment Bond shall remain in effect for ninety (90) days, beginning the date the City of Kalispell accepts the Aerial Lift Forestry Truck with Chip Box. Performance and Payment Bonds shall be for 100% of the total contract price.
No bid shall be withdrawn after the opening of bids without the consent of the City Council for a period of sixty (60) days after the scheduled time of receiving the bids.
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 shall be required to abide by Federal and State Laws.
Authorized by order of the City Council of the City of Kalispell, Montana, in a regular meeting held on August 19, 2020.
City of Kalispell, Aimee Brunckhorst, CMC, City Clerk