INVITATION TO BID
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT 59802 until 1:30 p.m., Thursday November 10th, 2022, and will be opened and publicly read on Teams Meetings, at 2:00 p.m. Thursday November 10th, 2022. Contact for an invitation to the bid opening. As soon thereafter as is possible, a contract will be made for the following:
Purchase of two (2) Hydraulic Driven loader mounted snowblowers.
Bidders shall bid by City bid proposal forms, addressed to the City Clerk's Office, City of Missoula, enclosed in separate, sealed envelopes marked plainly on the outside, “Bid for Street Dept loader mounted snowblowers, closing 1:30 p.m., Thursday November 10th, 2022, Bid opening will be via teams meeting at 2:00 p.m. Thursday November 10th 2022
Pursuant to Section 18-1-102 Montana Code Annotated, the City is required to provide purchasing preferences to resident Montana vendors and/or for products made in Montana equal to the preference provided in the state of the competitor.
Each and every bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified check, bid bond, cashier’s check, bank money order or bank draft payable to the City Treasurer, Missoula, Montana, and 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 for an amount which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the bid, as a good faith deposit. The bid security shall identify the same firm as is noted on the bid proposal forms.
No bid will be considered which includes Federal excise tax, since the City is exempt there from and will furnish to the successful bidder certificates of exemption.
The City reserves the right to determine the significance of all exceptions to bid specifications. Products or services that do not meet bid specifications must be clearly marked as an exception to the specifications. Vendors requesting inclusion or pre-approved alternatives to any of these bid specifications must receive written authorization from the Fleet Maintenance Director a minimum of five (5) working days prior to the bid closing.
The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and if all bids are rejected, to re-advertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award as in the judgment of its officials best meets the City's requirements. The City reserves the right to waive any technicality in the bidding which is not of substantial nature.
Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to bid Closing 1:30 p.m., Thursday November 10th, 2022. Bidders may obtain further information and specifications from the City Vehicle Maintenance Division at (406) 552-6387. Bid announcements and bid results are posted on the City's website at www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids.
Martha L. Rehbein
Publish: October 23th, 2022
October 30th, 2022