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Bid Title: Kalispell Wells Project
Category: Invitation for Bids - General
Status: Closed



The City of Kalispell, Montana will receive sealed bids for the Kalispell Wells Project. The project primarily consists of furnishing materials, labor, and equipment required to complete the drilling of public water supply wells and associated well development and pump testing for the following three (3) wells:

Schedule 1: 20-inch Diameter- 2,100 gpm well is to be located upon the North Main Well site and drilled to a depth of 450-feet. The North Main Well site is located adjacent to North Main Street near the entrance of the Buffalo Hills Golf Course (which is owned by the City of Kalispell) in Kalispell, MT. 

Schedule 2: 16-inch Diameter- 1,800 gpm well is to be located upon Utility Lot 3 and drilled to a depth of 450-feet.  Utility Lot 3 is located adjacent to and south of Four Mile Drive approximately 0.50-miles west of Stillwater Road in Kalispell, MT.

Schedule 3: 8-inch Diameter- 500 gpm well is to be located upon Utility Lot 2 and drilled to a depth of 700-feet.  Utility Lot 2 is located adjacent to and east of Highway 93 approximately 0.60-miles north of Rose Crossing in Kalispell, MT.

Bidding documents may be examined at the City of Kalispell Public Works Department, 201 1st Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901. 

Plans and specifications may also be examined beginning January 9, 2022, through QuestCDN. The City of Kalispell portal to QuestCDN is located at QuestCDN project portal. Click on the project title. 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 QuestCDNElectronic 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.

Contractor and any of the Contractor’s Subcontractors bidding or doing work on this project are required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) at time of bid submission. 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 (406) 444-7734. The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Any bidder wishing further information may obtain the same from Robert Peccia & Associates, 102 Cooperative Way, Suite 300, Kalispell, Montana 59901. Phone 406-752-5025. 

A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held in the City Hall Main Level Conference Room, 201 1st Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901 at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2022Interested Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Meeting.

Bids will be received by QuestCDN until 2:00 pm Thursday, January 27, 2022. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the City Hall Council Chambers, 201 1st 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.  

Award of the project will be contingent upon funding and award concurrence from Council. Bids may only be withdrawn as provided in Section 15.03 of the Instructions to Bidders after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids. Except as provided in the aforementioned Section 15.03, 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 Section 08800 – Supplementary Conditions to the General Conditions. The successful bidder shall for the purpose of the Contract with the City, name the City of Kalispell, Robert Peccia & Associates, Inc. (RPA), and Water and Environmental Technologies, Inc. (WET) 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 16, 2021.   City of Kalispell,
Aimee Brunckhorst, CMC
City Clerk & Communications Manager


Publication Date/Time:
1/9/2022 6:00 AM
Publication Information:
January 9, 16, & 23, 2022
Closing Date/Time:
1/27/2022 3:00 PM
Submittal Information:
Bid Opening Information:
January 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pre-bid Meeting:
January 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Contact Person:
Robert Peccia & Associates, 102 Cooperative Way, Suite 300, Kalispell, Montana 59901. Phone 406-752-5025.
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