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SECTION 00100

INVITATION TO BID

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the City of Thompson Falls City Office at P.O. Box 99, 108 Fulton Street, Thompson Falls, Montana 59873 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, for construction of the Ainsworth Community Park Project. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at the City Office immediately after bid closing.

The site of the work is located at the vacant lot at the intersection of Maiden Lane and Lincoln Street in the City of Thompson Falls, MT. The work includes construction of a public park located on 3.34 acres of City-owned land with improvements consisting of a pavilion, restroom, amphitheater seating, stage and structure, park perimeter trail, parking area, power and lighting, landscaping, irrigation system modifications, site amenities, and associated work. 

The project is funded, in part, by the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and is subject to all applicable federal/state regulations, as indicated within the contract documents. 

All work must be substantially completed within   120 calendar days  after the commencement date stated in the notice to proceed.  A winter shutdown will be allowed if necessary.

Contract Documents for use in preparing Bids may be reviewed or purchased from the Engineer upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit of $85.00, payable to the Engineer, for each set of documents. The Engineer for this project is WGM Group, Inc., 431 1st Avenue West, Kalispell, MT 59901. In addition, contract documents may also be examined at the following locations:

Northwest Montana Plans Exchange - 2303 Highway 2 East, Kalispell, MT 59901

Missoula Plans Exchange – 201 N. Russell, Missoula, MT 59801

City of Thompson Falls City Office - 108 Fulton Street and website as follows:

https://cityofthompsonfalls.com/ 

 

Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to the City of Thompson Falls, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. 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.

Contractor 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, PO Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena MT 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-406-444-7734. All laborers and mechanics employed by contractor or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as included within the contract documents. The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

The bidder shall guarantee the total bid price for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of bid opening.

Prospective bidders are encouraged to attend a pre-bid conference on at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019, which will be conducted by the Engineer via a conference call to the following number: 1-406-813-5058 (Conference ID: 43894). 

All questions relative to this project prior to the opening of bids shall be directed to the Engineer. It shall be understood, however, that no specification interpretation will be made by telephone, nor will any "or equal" products be considered for approval prior to award of contract. The Engineer for this project is WGM Group, Inc. with questions addressed to Stephanie Reynolds, P.E.

The City of Thompson Falls reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in a bid, or to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid and bidder, and to make awards in the interest of the Owner. Award of the project will be contingent upon securing appropriate financing and concurrence by CDBG.

The City of Thompson Falls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The City of Thompson Falls has received notice of the award of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Montana Department of Commerce. The City of Thompson Falls will soon commence implementation of the Ainsworth Community Parkproject.

CDBG regulations governing the grant require that to the greatest extent feasible, opportunities for training and employment arising in connection with this CDBG-assisted project will be extended to local lower-income residents. Further, to the greatest extent feasible, business concerns located in or substantially owned by residents of the project area will be utilized.

For more information, please contact the City of Thompson Falls at 108 Fulton Street, Thompson Falls, Montana or call (406) 827-3557.

Publication Notice Dates:

Kalispell Daily Interlake:

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sanders County Ledger:

Thursday, September 26, 2019