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Legals for July, 12 2023

| July 12, 2023 12:00 AM

INVITATION TO BID –  Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by WGM Group, Inc., Attn Michael Day, 1111 E Broadway, Missoula MT, 59802 until 4:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, August 10th, 2023, for construction of the St. Regis Sewer Force Main Replacement Project. Bidders shall submit sealed bids addressed to WGM Group, Inc. enclosed in envelopes plainly marked on the outside “ST. REGIS SEWER FORCE MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT.” Envelope shall include contractor’s name, mailing address, and Montana Contractor’s Registration Number. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at the St. Regis Community Center located at 230 Lobo Loop, St. Regis, MT during the monthly St. Regis Sewer District Board Meeting on August 10th, 2023 at 6 p.m.  The site of the work is located in the town of St. Regis, Montana on either side of the Clark Fork River. Along the west side of the river, the work will occur along Two Rivers Road, near the St. Regis Fishing Access Site. On the east side of the river, the work will occur along Smith Ranch Road, near the intersection with Mill Creek Road. The work generally includes the replacement of a damaged sewer force main crossing under the Clark Fork River. The project is comprised of two bid schedules, one for General Work and one for Project Activities.  The project work to replace the sewer main crossing includes: partial removal of the existing sewer force main, sanitation and abandonment of the remaining portion of the existing main, temporary sewage transfer, installation of a sewer force main with 8” DR9 HPDE via directional drilling and trenching and 6” DR11 HDPE via trenching, installation of 2 HDPE transition restraints, installation of 1 automatic air release and vacuum valve, and connection of the new main to the existing system on either side of the river. The project also includes: installation of a 2” PVC gravity sewer service line, installation of a 4” PVC sewer service stub, temporary gravel road construction, gravel road patching, asphalt pavement patching, clearing and grubbing along construction areas, and site restoration.  The project is funded by an ARPA Minimum Allocation Grant, SRF Loan, and the St. Regis Sewer District and is subject to all applicable state and local regulations as indicated within the specifications. All work must be substantially complete within 90 calendar days after the commencement date stated in the notice to proceed. Notice to proceed is flexible, with completion required by December 30th, 2023. The 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) except as listed in MCA 39-9-211. Information on registration can be obtained from the DLI by calling 1-406-444-7734. The Contractor is required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project. Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to the St. Regis Sewer District, 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. A complete set of the Contract Documents and Project Manual will be furnished to Contractors making application therefore from WGM Group, 1111 E. Broadway, Missoula, MT, 59802, (406) 728-4611 upon payment of one hundred dollars ($100.00), which is not refundable, by company check, cashier’s check, or bank money order. In addition, the bid proposal may also be examined at the following location: There will be a non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference for interested bidders at 6 p.m. local time on July 13th, 2023. This meeting will be held at the St. Regis Community Center located at 230 Lobo Loop, St. Regis, MT during the monthly St. Regis Sewer District Board Meeting. Questions regarding the project manual, drawings, details, or specifications shall be directed to the Engineer: WGM Group, Inc. Michael Day, PE at 1111 East Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, via phone at (406) 728-4611 or email at mday@wgmgroup.com  The St. Regis Sewer District (Project Owner) reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any and all bids, and, if all bids are rejected, to readvertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award as in the judgment of its officials best meets the District’s requirements.   SRF Loan Program is funding the project in whole or in part, therefore federal and state laws require that each employer pay, as a minimum, prevailing wages for each classification in accordance with the Federal Labor Standards Provisions (Davis-Bacon) or Montana Prevailing Wage Requirements, whichever is greater. A copy of said wage rates are included as part of the contract documents.  The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against on the basis of race, ancestry, color, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or familial status, creed, ex-offender status, physical condition, political belief, public assistance status or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, except where these criteria are reasonable bona fide occupational qualifications. Published in the Mineral Independent on June 28 and July 12, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________