The City of Kalispell, Montana will receive sealed bids for the WATER SYSTEM TELEMETRY AND SCADA UPGRADES PROJECT. The project generally includes furnishing materials, labor, and equipment required to complete control system upgrades on 11 well pumping, 4 booster pumping, and 4 water storage facilities within the Kalispell water distribution system. Work consists of control system equipment replacement and associated wiring modifications within existing control panels, conduits and wiring to provide signal from existing instrumentation to control panel, and associated electrical work.
Bidding documents may be examined at the City of Kalispell Public Works Department, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901. Plans and specifications may also be examined beginning Monday, November 16, 2020, through QuestCDN, Quest #7390567. A page will open which allows free viewing of the project and plan holders list.
The City will be only accepting online electronic bids through QuestCDN. Electronic plan download and electronic bidding can be completed through QuestCDN for a fee of $30.00. To access the electronic bid form, download the project documents and click the online bidding button at the top of the advertisement. For electronic bids, scans of required electronic bid documents will be accepted.
Construction of the WATER SYSTEM TELEMETRY AND SCADA UPGRADES shall be performed by an Electrical Contractor who is registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. The Contractor shall be properly registered at the time of submitting the Bid.
Any bidder wishing further information may obtain the same from the City of Kalispell Public Works Department, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901. Phone 406-758-7720.
A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held in the City Hall Lower Level Conference Room, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901 at 1:30 PM on December 2, 2020. Interested Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Meeting. A site/facility field review will be provided to three sites after the Pre-Bid Meeting.
Bids will be received until 2:30 PM on December 10, 2020. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 PM on December 10, 2020 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 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.
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 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 17, 2020.