INVITATION TO BID
Separate sealed bids for construction of SANITARY SEWER TRENCHLESS
REHABILITATION, PHASE 25 - O.F. 1675.8 will be received by the City Clerk at the Finance
Office Window, Room 104, Civic Center, P.O. Box 5021, Great Falls, Montana 59403, #2 Park Drive,
Great Falls, MT 59403, until 10:00 a.m. local time on March 8, 2023, and then publicly opened and
read aloud thereafter in the Gibson Conference Room at the Great Falls Civic Center.
The project consists of the cleaning, installation of approximately 18,000 linear feet of 8, 9, 10,
and 15 inch Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP); internally reinstating approximately 260 service
connections; and removing approximately 20 areas of calcium buildup.
The contract documents consisting of Drawings and Project Manual may be examined or obtained at
the office of the City Engineer at the Great Falls Public Works Department, 1025 25th Avenue
Northeast, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Required Deposit is $75.00 per set, which
is not refundable.
There will be a Pre-Bid conference in the City Engineering Conference Room located at 1025 25th Ave
NE at 10:00 a.m., on February 21, 2023. Interested CONTRACTORS are encouraged to attend.
Bidder questions will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. local time on February 23, 2022 and must be
provided in writing via e-mail to Amanda Brownlee at email@example.com.
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, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect,
Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-406-444-7734.
CONTRACTOR is not required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project, but
CONTRACTOR and subcontractors must have registered prior to execution of the Construction
Agreement. All laborers and mechanics employed by the CONTRACTOR, or subcontractors in
performance of the construction work, shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by the laws of
the City of Great Falls and 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.
Each bid, or proposal, must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier's Check, or Bid Bond
payable to City of Great 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 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 all subcontractors, must be licensed to perform work in the City of Great
Falls prior to contract award.
No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for public opening of bids, which is 10:00 a.m.,
local time on March 8, 2023.
The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the
award of the contract for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive
and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the OWNER.