INVITATION TO BIDDERS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Cascade County Public Works Department will receive project bids for the construction of the new building for Cascade County Sheriff’s Office Evidence Storage. Specifications for the project may be obtained by contacting Nelson Architects, 621 2nd Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401, (406) 727-3286, or the Great Falls Builders Exchange, 325 2nd Street South, Great Falls, Mt 59405. The bid package is available at the following website: http://www.cascadecountymt.gov/index.php. Under the Bids, RFPs & RFQs tab http://www.cascadecountymt.gov/bids.
Bids will be accepted, opened, and read aloud on the 22nd day of February 2024, 2:00 PM, in the Commission Chambers, Courthouse Annex room 105, 325 2nd Ave North, Great Falls, MT 59401.
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday January 30th at 2:30 PM. at the site, 3800 Ulm North Frontage Road, Great Falls, MT, 59404. Meet at the main front door of the Jail. Any bid submissions received from bidders who are not represented at the mandatory pre-bid conference will not be accepted.
Pursuant to Section 18-1-201, each bid must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid bond payable to Cascade County in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. The successful bidder shall forfeit to Cascade County their bid security if they fail or refuse to enter into a contract and provide the required performance security within the time specified. Bid security of unsuccessful bidders shall be returned upon acceptance of the successful bid.
All bids shall remain effective for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of opening. Cascade County reserves the right to consider or reject any and all bids, and further to waive any defects or irregularities. All bidders must use the bid form supplied with the specifications. A contract will be awarded to the lowest, best value, most responsible bidder, and deemed to be in the best interest of Cascade County.
All bidders are expected to be aware of and to abide by all state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations governing the solicitation and acceptance of public contracts, including any such statute, rule or regulation relating to non-discrimination.
Cascade County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities, or to accept any bid they deem to be in the best interest of Cascade County.
DATED this 16th day of January 2024.
Les Payne, Director
Cascade County Public Works Department
Publish 01/21/2024, 01/28/2024, 02/11/2024.