Sunday, April 23, 2017



Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received and publicly opened at 9:00 a.m., local time on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by the Stillwater County Commission at the Stillwater County Courthouse, 400 3rd Avenue North, Columbus, Montana 59019 for the construction of “Airport Improvements” to include the following:

SCHEDULE I: •Mill and repave runway/taxiway/apron/taxilane pavements to include earthwork, drainage, paving and striping. •Relocate ladder taxiway. •Install new taxiway tapers. •Widen taxilanes. •Install sanitary sewer/water sleeves. •Adjust duct banks/lighting and install new airfield signs and taxiway reflectors. •Remove existing tie downs and install new.
•Replace existing beacon.

ADDITIVE ALTERNATIVE NO. 1 TO SCHEDULE I: •Replace runway lights and airfield conductor. •Replace existing primary windcone with new LED windcone. •Remove existing 2-box PAPI and install new. •Replace electrical vault equipment. •Replace supplemental windcone. •Install new bare counterpoise and ground rods.

ADDITIVE ALTERNATIVE NO. 2 TO SCHEDULE I: •Install new Runway 10 2-box PAPI with conduit/conductor. This work is to include all tools, equipment, materials and labor to complete this project.

Bids must be sealed and delivered to the Stillwater County Courthouse, Attn: Joe Morse, 400 3rd Avenue North, P.O. Box 795, Columbus, Montana, at or before 9:00 a.m., local time on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, and marked “Bid for Airport Improvements at the Columbus Airport, AIP 3-30-0017-013-2017”. The bidder’s name, address and state Contractor’s Registration Number shall appear in the lower left hand corner of the envelope. Bid Bond. All bids must be accompanied by lawful monies of the United States or a Cashier’s Check, a Certified Check, Bid Bond, Bank Money Order or Bank Draft, drawn and issued by a National Banking Association located in the State of Montana, or by any Banking Corporation incorporated under the Laws of the State of Montana, in an amount equal to not less than ten (10) percent of the total bid, payable to the order of Stillwater County as liquidated damages in the event said successful bidder shall fail or refuse to execute the contract in accordance with the terms of his bid. Performance and Payment Bond. After a contract is awarded, the successful bidder will be required to furnish a separate Performance and Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract. Contract Documents. The Contract Documents consisting of half size Drawings and Project Manual may be viewed or obtained by either electronic documents on-line, or a hard copy at the office of Morrison-Maierle, Inc., 2880 Technology Blvd. West, Bozeman, MT 59718. 1.Electronic Transfer - Complete electronic Project Plans, Project Manual, and “Bid Proposal Packet” are available at the Morrison-Maierle, Inc. website “”, by clicking on the “Projects Bidding” link and selecting this project from the project list. Documents can only be viewed on the Morrison-Maierle, Inc. website, and cannot be downloaded or printed without purchasing. To purchase and download the project documents in pdf format and be placed on the planholder’s list, click “Download Project PDF” and sign on to Plan documents and “Bid Proposal Packet” can be downloaded for a fee of $20.00. Please contact QuestCDN at 952-233-1632 or email “” for assistance in the free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. 2. Hard Copy. A hard copy set of Project Manual and half size plan documents (not including “Bid Proposal Packet”) may be obtained for a non-refundable price of $80.00 for each complete set from the office of Morrison-Maierle, Inc., 2880 Technology Blvd. West, Bozeman, MT 59718, (406) 587-0721. Payment of an additional $25.00 is required for express mail. The Bid Proposal Packet can only be obtained from The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive irregularities. The Bidder must supply all the information required by the bid documents and specifications.

Funding for This Contract is Federally Assisted. Contractors at every tier must comply with applicable federal requirements including but not limited to: the Buy American Preference, Foreign Trade Restriction, Davis Bacon, Affirmative Action, Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension, Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-free Workplace, as contained in the bid documents. Title VI Solicitation Notice. Stillwater County and the City of Columbus, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Davis Bacon. The Contractor will be required to comply with the wage and labor requirements and to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedule of wage rates established by the United States Department of Labor as referenced in the Contract. Contractor Registration. Contractors and any subcontractors doing work on this project will require registration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect Avenue, Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-800-556-6694. Contractors are required to have been registered with the Department of Labor and Industry prior to bidding on this project.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Requirement. The proposed contract is under subject to 41 CFR § 60-1.4 and Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, and to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Federal Labor Provisions. A Contractor having 50 or more employees and his subcontractors having 50 or more employees and who may be awarded a subcontract of $50,000 or more will be required to maintain an affirmative action program, the standards for which are contained in the specifications. To be eligible for award each bidder must comply with the affirmative action requirements which are contained in these specifications.

DBE Requirement. Stillwater County and the City of Columbus have established an overall DBE goal for the year. Under this contract, Stillwater County and the City of Columbus are adopting a race-neutral means of facilitating DBE participation. The bidder shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in the performance of this contract. The bidder shall carry out all applicable requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 in the award and administration of DOT assisted contracts As required by 49 CFR Part 26, Stillwater County and the City of Columbus are required to create a bidders list, consisting of information about all DBE and non-DBE firms that bid or quote on DOT-assisted contracts. The purpose of this requirement is to allow use of the bidder’s list approach to calculating future overall DBE goals. As per the requirements of the Proposal section, all Prime Bidders submitting bids on this project must submit, with his or her bid, a list including the name, address, and DBE/non-DBE status of all subcontractors and suppliers that bid or quote for work under this contract. Failure to provide this information, as outlined in the Proposal section, will make the bidder non-responsive and not eligible for award of the contract. Funding and Award. This contract will be funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. Therefore, award of the Contract by the Sponsor will be made subject to concurrence of FAA. Bidders may not withdraw Proposals for a period of sixty (60) days after the bid opening date. Pre-bid Conference. The pre-bid conference is hereby established at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 27th, 2017, at the Columbus Airport Pilot Lounge (second pivot gate entrance to airport off 1st Avenue South), Columbus, Montana. A tour of the work site will be conducted following the pre-bid conference. Signed: /s/ Dennis Shupak Chair, Stillwater County Commission
Published by SCN April 20, 27, 2017