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Legals for December, 21 2022

| December 21, 2022 12:00 AM

No. 2666 MONTANA WATER COURT NOTICE TO WATER USERS CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBES - MONTANA - UNITED STATES COMPACT WC-0001-C-2021 The Montana Water Court has extended the deadline for filing Objections to the Compact Preliminary Decree to February 9, 2023. Order and Objection Form are available at Info/PublicNotices. If you have questions, please call the Montana Water Court at 1-800-624-3270 or 1-406-586-4364 or email December 21, 2022 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 2669 CITY OF WHITEFISH, MONTANA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Proposals due: Friday January 21, 2023 4:00 P.M. Contact: Karin Hilding, Senior Project Engineer Phone Number: (406) 863-2450 Email Address: ANNOUNCEMENT In accordance with Title 18, Chapter 8 (MCA) and adopted City policy for consultant selection, The City of Whitefish, Montana (City) is seeking proposals from qualified consulting engineering firms to provide engineering services for the Karrow Avenue Reconstruction Project. PROJECT OVERVIEW The Karrow Avenue Reconstruction Project will involve design and construction of approximately 1,950 ft of Karrow Avenue, from Highway 93 to 7 th Street. The scope of work will include surveying, engineering design, public relations and construction management services; water distribution, wastewater collection and storm water collection system improvements; coordination of private utilities; a new bicycle/pedestrian trail along Karrow Avenue; and new streetlights. The funding will be provided by local Resort Tax funds. The City’s goal is to award a consultant contract in February 2023. Project design and construction will proceed based on the availability of Resort Tax funds. It is anticipated that the project will be constructed in Fiscal Year 2024. REQUIRED SERVICES The work to be performed by consultant shall include, but not be limited to, the following services: * Work closely with city staff as requested to confirm criteria for the project. Discussion and presentation of the project to the City Council may be required. * Produce a detailed topographical survey for the project depicting important features, lot corners, utilities, etc. * Conduct (or subcontract) soil investigations as necessary to determine soil type, condition and suitability. * Prepare preliminary design drawings for discussion including a site plan and cross sections sufficient to depict the project. * Prepare preliminary estimates of construction costs for the project. * Upon approval of the final design, the selected form shall produce a complete set of construction documents including, but not necessarily limited to, construction grade drawings, written specifications, and final cost estimates. * Administration of the public bidding process. * Provide construction administration services necessary to confirm that the project complies with the plans and specification of the bid. * Provide the City with electronic copies of documents generated during the design and construction of the project along with an as built survey of the completed project. FORMAT AND CONTENT OF SUBMITTAL Five (5) hard copies along with an electronic copy of the firm’s proposal shall be submitted to the Whitefish Public Works Department, 418 E 2 nd Street, PO Box 158, Whitefish, MT 59937, no later than 4:00 P.M. Friday January 21, 2023. Faxed or emailed proposals will not be considered. In order to be responsive, all proposals must follow the format and contain information listed in this section. Unnecessarily elaborate brochures and other presentations beyond those sufficient to present a complete and effective response to the solution are not desired. 1. Cover Letter – Provide a letter of transmittal introducing your firm. 2. Overview – Provide an abstract of your firm’s submittal summarizing the nature of the proposal and demonstrating your understanding of the project. 3. Key Personnel – Include brief resumes of the staff who will be assigned to the project. Discuss experience and how experience will be applied to this project. 4. Experience – Provide details of up to three (3) prior projects your firm has completed which relate to this assignment. 5. References – Provide names and telephone number of three (3) references who will attest to your firm’s ability to undertake and complete projects similar to this on time and on budget. EVALUATION, SELECTION PROCESS AND CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS Proposals will be ranked by a Selection Committee and the three highest ranked engineering firms will be invited to present their proposal to the committee. Contract negotiations will begin with the highest ranked firm as soon as possible following the interviews. If the City determines acceptable terms cannot be reached, the City will terminate negotiations and continue with the next highest ranked firm. The City may choose to expand an engineering contract resulting from this selection process to include similar or related work. Each proposal will be ranked according to the following criteria: 30% - Overall quality of the proposal including clarity of the submittal, project understanding, and responsiveness to the Request for Proposal 30% - Qualification of the personnel who would be assigned to the project and the project team’s experience, as a group, with design and construction oversight of municipal Public Works Projects. 20% - Prior experience with similar projects 10% - The firm’s past work for the City of Whitefish 10% - Office location for personnel who would be assigned to the project Questions may be referred to Karin Hilding – Senior Project Manager, by telephone at (406) 863- 2450, or by email at ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS * The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. * City reserves the right to request for clarification of information submitted and to request additional information from the firm(s). * If a contract and fee cannot be successfully negotiated with the selected firm, the City may choose to enter into negotiations with another prospective firm, or it may re-advertise for new proposals. * The successful consultant shall provide and maintain professional liability, workers compensations, property damage, error and omissions, and any additional lines of coverage required by the City. December 21, 28, 2022 MNAXLP __________________________

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