Bids, RFPs, and RFQs

Architectural/Engineering Services

Cascade County is currently requesting statement of qualifications (SOQ) for architectural/engineering services relating to the design and construction for site improvements, and interior remodel to their existing facility located at 121 4th Street North, Great Falls, MT 59401.  Service may include, but is not limited to, preliminary design, community meetings, preparing bidding documents, construction administration, and any other services deemed necessary by the owner to complete the project.  The proposed remodel will be phased to keep the building occupied during duration.  Questions regarding project-specific items will be answered by:

Brian K. Clifton, Director
Cascade County Public Works Department
121 4th Street N, Suite 2H/I
Great Falls, MT 59401
Ph: 406-454-6905

All proposals must be submitted in printed format.  Please provide 5 copies.  Proposals must be received no later than 2:00p.m. January 31, 2018.  Proposals received by this time and date will be reviewed by the owner.  Proposals received after the aforementioned time and date will not be considered.  Responses may not exceed 4 one-sided pages, not including resumes of key personnel, and cover letter.

The RFQ's received from qualified firms or individuals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. Qualifications of professional personnel to be assigned to project (15%)
  2. Capability to meet time and budget requirements for the project (10%)
  3. Present and projected workloads at the time of the proposed project (10%)
  4. Related experience on similar projects (25%)
  5. Recent work for Owner (10%)
  6. Current work for Owner (15%)
  7. Location of the firm (5%)
  8. Overall quality of proposal (10%)

Those firms ranked highest by the selection committee may be selected based on the SOQ submitted or interviewed to determine which firm will be awarded the contract, should it be awarded.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities to evaluate the proposals submitted, and to accept the proposal which best serves the interest of the entity.

See RFQ for more details.

Fleet Light-Duty Vehicles

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cascade County Board of Commissioners will receive sealed bids for the purchase of a variety of fleet vehicles for Cascade County. A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will occur at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Cascade County Public Works Department, 279 Vaughn South Frontage Road, Great Falls, MT 59404. Specifications for the various types of vehicles may be obtained by contacting Brian K. Clifton, Director, Cascade County Public Works, 279 Vaughn S. Frontage Road, Great Falls, MT 59404; Phone (406) 454-6920.

Bids will be accepted until the 1st day of February, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the office of the Cascade County Public Works Department Planning Division located at 121 4th Street North, Suite 2H/I, Great Falls, MT 59401.

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 for the vehicles without deduction for the value of the possible trade in equipment. The successful bidder shall forfeit to Cascade County their bid security if they fail or refuse to enter into a contract 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 and most responsible bidder for each of the various types or model of vehicles.

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.

The Board of Commissioners 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 11th day of January, 2018.

See bidder's package for full details.