INVITATION TO BID
Separate sealed bids for construction of the Douglas Canal Rehabilitation Project- Headgate Replacement will be received by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) at the Fred Buck Conference Room of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, 1424 9th Avenue, Helena, Montana, 59620-1601, Attention: John Connors, P.E. until 3:00 PM local time on February 27, 2020, and then publicly opened and read aloud. All interested parties are invited to attend the bid opening.
The project consists of the replacement of the Douglas Canal Headgate, installation of a sediment curb adjacent to the Douglas Canal Diversion Dam, installation of a concrete measurement section in the canal, and the installation of a stilling well adjacent to Nevada Creek. Work generally includes removal of the existing headgate, construction of a new headgate, construction of a concrete lined section of canal, installation of a concrete sediment curb, construction of a stilling well, installation of appurtenant metal structures, and regrading a section of the canal. The total length of the project area is approximately 400 feet. The project is located approximately 6.2 miles southeast of Helmville, Montana near Montana Highway 141. The project is owned by the DNRC and operated by the Nevada Creek Water Users
Bids shall be on lump-sum and unit price basis, and the award will be based on the lowest total Base Bid Price of the lowest, responsive, responsible, and qualified BIDDER as determined by DNRC. One contract will be awarded for the Work. Bidders shall bid on all base bid items in the Bid Schedule and all alternate bid items.
Construction is anticipated to begin on or around October 1, 2020. The Project shall obtain final substantial completion by April 15, 2021.
The Montana DNRC will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on-site on February 12, 2020. Those attending the conference are asked to meet at the Nevada Creek Dam Highway 141 pull off at 11:00 AM MST. The Engineer will be available to accept and answer questions related to the project until close of business on February 19, 2020.
The Contract Documents consisting of Drawings and Project Manual may be viewed or obtained by either electronic documents on-line through eMACS, or a hard copy at the DNRC office located at 1424 9th Ave., Helena, Montana on request.
1. Electronic Transfer - Complete electronic Project Plans, Project Specifications, and Bid Proposal Packet are available at the eMACS, website http://vendorresources.mt.gov, by clicking on the “State Bids & Proposals” tab. Project information can be found by typing “Department of Natural Resources and Conservation” into the Work Group Filter, then selecting the appropriate project from the list.
EMACS registration can be completed at http://vendorportal.mt.gov. For registration assistance please contact General Assistance at 406-444-2575 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Hard Copy. A hard copy set of project documents may be obtained from the Engineer’s office at 1424 9th Ave., Helena, Montana.
Contractors and any of the Contractor’s subcontractors doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration 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 1-406-444-7734. The DNRC cannot execute a contract for construction with a contractor who is not registered and may award the contract to the next responsive bidder if registration is not completed in a timely manner.
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 the state of Montana. The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Bid Security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids not accompanied by said Bid Security will be rejected. Successful Bidders shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful Bidder(s) and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided.
The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive, responsible and qualified Bidder which is in the best interest of the DNRC.
The Contractor is required to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
February 5th, 2020
February 12th, 2020
February 19th, 2020
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids will be received until the closing time of 2:00 p.m. on March 5, 2020, and will be publicly opened and read aloud in the offices of the Architecture & Engineering Division, 1520 East Sixth Avenue, P.O. Box 200103, Helena MT 59620-0103, for: HIGH SUPPORT HEATING UPGRADE, MONTANA STATE PRISON, DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS, DEER LODGE, MONTANA A/E #2019-12-02.
Bids shall be submitted on the form provided within Contract Documents that may be obtained from:
1629 AVENUE D, STE 7C
BILLINGS MT 59102
Jeff Gruizenga, P.E.
A $25.00 refundable deposit is required per plan set.
A PRE-BID WALK-THROUGH IS SCHEDULED FOR Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. PARTICIPANTS MEET AT THE REAR GUARD STATION ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE PRISON. A DRIVER’S LICENSE IS REQUIRED.
BACKGROUND CHECK INFO (Full Name, DOB, state (MT, etc.) Driver’s License #, SSN) MUST BE SENT TO MSP Maintenance Manager DAN CALCATERRA, 406 799-0925, DCalcaterra @mt.gov; ONE WEEK BEFORE ENTERING THE PRISON. ATTENDANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
Bids must be accompanied by bid security meeting the requirements of the State of Montana in the amount of 10% of the total bid. After award, the successful bidder must furnish an approved Performance Security and a Labor & Material Payment Security each in the amount of 100% of the contract.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for at least thirty (30) calendar days after the scheduled time for receipt of bids, except as noted in the Instructions to Bidders.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any and all irregularities or informalities, the right to determine what constitutes any and all irregularities or informalities.
ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING DIVISION
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
STATE OF MONTANA
Published in the Silver State Post, Deer Lodge, MT on February 12,19, 26, March 4, 2020.
Public Meeting Notice
Contact: Brian Bender, City Administrative Officer
Phone: (406) 846-2238
Greg Steckler, PE - Stahly Engineering & Associates, Inc.
Phone: (406) 522-8594
City of Deer Lodge
Wastewater Collection System Project Meeting
Deer Lodge, Montana, March 2, 2020 – On Monday, March 2nd, the City of Deer Lodge will host a meeting to discuss the City’s current Infiltration and Inflow (I&I) issues impacting the wastewater collection system and a potential Wastewater Collection System Improvement Project with specific discussion related to project status and upcoming grant applications. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm at the City Council Chambers, 300 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722. The Council will hear recommendations from Stahly Engineering & Associates regarding the condition of the wastewater collection system and submittal of grant applications to the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP), Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC), and possibly other loan funding agencies. Anyone interested in the City’s wastewater system is encouraged to attend the meeting, ask questions, and offer their comments. Information gathered during the hearing will be included in a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) being prepared for the City by Stahly Engineering.
The PER, prepared by Stahly Engineering, will provide the City with a document used in grant applications to the various funding sources including TSEP and DNRC, subject to approval for funding by the Montana Legislature and the Governor. Applications are expected to have May/June 2020 deadlines. Additional grant and/or loan applications may also be made on behalf of the City.
Each TSEP application and DNRC application will be ranked by the Department of Commerce (DOC) and DNRC respectively, and presented to the Legislature in January 2021 for its consideration. The grant process is extremely competitive. To be successful, applicants must demonstrate that their project will solve urgent and serious health or safety problems, is vital to their economy, is financially feasible, and enjoys strong public support. When City of Deer Lodge residents take an active role in selecting and planning the replacement of vital infrastructure that they rely on for their safety and the safety of their families, friends, and neighbors, the likelihood of success goes up significantly. People that are unable to attend the meeting on March 2nd are encouraged to send their written comments to the City of Deer Lodge, 300 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722.
For more information please contact Brian Bender, City Administrative Officer, at (406) 846-2238 or Greg Steckler, PE, Stahly Engineering at 406-522-8594.
Published in the Silver State Post, Deer Lodge, MT on February 19, 26, 2020.
Public Notice for
This is to notify all interested parties that the Powell County Executive Board on Aging is Applying for $25,773 under the Montana Department of Transportation’s Operating Grant Program. Funding will be used for operating expenses associated with providing transportation services to the general public, elderly, and persons with disabilities within City of Deer Lodge, Powell County and surrounding area. The application is on file at 409 Missouri Ave., Suite 109. If requested, a public hearing will be held and public notice indicating the location, date, and time of the hearing will be provided.
The Montana Department of Transportation attempts to provide accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person participating in any service, program or activity of the Department. Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request. For further information, call (406) 444-3423 or TTY (800) 335-7592, or call the Montana Relay at 711.
Published in the Silver State Post, Deer Lodge, MT on February 12,19, 2020.
MONTANA, THIRD JUDICIAL
DISTRICT, POWELL COUNTY
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF:
ROBERT L. BROWN, a/k/a
PROBATE NO. DP-20-03
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred.
Claims must either be mailed to Heidi Marie Rome, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at 629 Larkspur Road, Deer Lodge, Montana 59722, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court.
DATED this 12th day of February, 2020.
HEIDI MARIE ROME
Published in the Silver State Post, Deer Lodge, MT on February 19, 26, March 4, 2020.
AUDIT PUBLICATION STATEMENT
Newland and Company has conducted a audit of the affairs of Helmville School Dist. 15. The audit covered the fiscal year July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.
Section 2-7-521, MCA, requires the publication concerning the audit report include a statement that the audit report is on file in its entirety and open to public inspection at Helmville School, and that the clerk of Helmville School will provide a copy of the audit report to any interested person upon request.
Susan Graveley, Clerk
Published in the Silver State Post, Deer Lodge, MT on February 19, 2020.
Ovando Elementary School Audit
An audit of the affairs of the Ovando Elementary School District #11 has been conducted by Newland and Company CPA’s of 212 Missouri Avenue, Deer Lodge MT. The audit covered the fiscal school year beginning July 1, 2018 ending June 31, 2019.
Section 2-7-521, MCA requires the publication concerning the audit report to include a statement that audit report is on file in its entirety and open to public inspection at the Ovando School, Ovando MT. The Ovando School clerk will send a copy of the audit report to any interested person upon request.
Published in the Silver State Post, Deer Lodge, MT on February 19, 2020.