The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes desire to enter in to a Construction Agreement with a general contractor to demolish and/or remove existing electrical equipment and conductors to allow for electrical safety upgrades to the Flathead River Pumping Plant. The Flathead River Pumping Plant is located at approximately 2.0-miles southwest of Polson, MT along the Flathead River. Access to the Flathead River Pumping Plant is off MT State Route 354 (aka: Kerr Dam Road). Specific work to completed includes, but is not limited to: demolition of existing equipment and conductors, excavation and backfill of new conductors, installation of equipment and terminations and connections to new equipment on the load side of the switchgear, coordinating activities with Mission Valley Power, installation of new low and medium voltage conductors within new and existing conduit, install new equipment, and perform commissioning of new equipment. 

Plans, specifications, and bidding documents for this project may be obtained from: Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Division of Engineering & Water Resources, Attn: Dan Lozar, P.O. Box 278, Pablo, MT 59855, phone 406-676-2600, email: Plans, specifications and bidding documents may also be viewed and downloaded at the following web site: The successful bidder will be required to enter into an agreement with the Tribes to conduct this project. 

A non-mandatory virtual pre-bid meeting will be held via WebEx at 10:00 A.M. (local time) on June 9, 20202. Utilize the following link for access to the WebEx pre-bid meeting:

It is the Contractors responsibility to provide their own computers, internet access, and software programs to attend the virtual pre-bid meeting. Contractors are highly encouraged familiarize themselves with the WebEx meeting platform ahead of the meeting. Due to operational constraints and COVID-19 sensitivities, Contractors will not have physical access to the Flathead River Pumping Plant site during the bidding period.

Contractor sealed-bids must be submitted on the supplied bid forms and received at the address listed in the solicitation for bid opening no later than 2:00 P.M. (local time), June 23, 2020.

This is an Indian Preference Bid project with Indian Preference provisions. The selection of the successful contractor and award of this project will be per the provisions of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Indian Preference Ordinance 101A. Tribal Contractors who wish to receive Indian Preference must obtain certification by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Indian Preference Office as a legitimate Indian-owned business prior to the submission of bids. Proof of Indian Preference Certification must be included with your bid in the form of a copy of the Certificate issued by the Indian Preference Office. Be advised that evidence of your membership or affiliation with a Tribe does not constitute Indian Preference Certification. Contractors must be certified by the Indian Preference Office in order to claim Indian preference. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to obtain and provide proof of Indian Preference certification from the Indian Preference Office.



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