Bid Projects




Dawson County is requesting proposals from firms capable of providing engineering services related to irrigation pipeline installation. The professional services will involve assisting Dawson County with preparation of a Preliminary Engineering Report for the River Road Irrigation Project.


A detailed Request for Proposal may be found on the Dawson County webpage www.dawsoncountymontana.com.  For questions or a copy of the detailed request for proposal, please contact the Dawson County Commissioners, 207 W. Bell St., Glendive MT 59330.


Proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked on the outside "River Road Irrigation Pipeline Project”.  Proposals should be sent or delivered to the Dawson County Clerk & Recorder, 207 W. Bell St., Glendive, MT 59330. Proposals must be received no later than 5 p.m. July 24, 2017.


Finalists may or may not be interviewed based on an evaluation of written responses. All factors considered, the award of the contract will be made to the most qualified offeror(s) whose proposal(s) is(are) deemed most advantageous to Dawson County.


Detailed request for proposal


Dawson County is requesting proposals from qualified firms for engineering services for a proposed gravity flow pipeline system to provide Buffalo Rapids irrigation water to the residents of the River Road Subdivision.

The services to be provided will include:


       development  and evaluation of a pipeline route through the subdivision;

-        calculation of required pipe sizes and shutoff and drain back locations;

-       calculation of an estimated cost of the project;

-       call for bids and assist in the hire of a contractor to perform the work;


Dawson County may, at its option, utilize the selected engineer for final design and construction management services. Services to be provided for this phase will include:

-          design system improvements and perform construction engineering;

-          prepare the construction bid package in conformance with applicable requirements and supervise the bid advertising, tabulation, and award process, including preparation of the advertisements for bid solicitation, conduction of the bid opening, and issuance of the notice to proceed;

-          provide reproducible as-constructed drawings to Dawson County upon project completion;

-          prepare a maintenance schedule;

Responses should include:

  1. The firm's legal name, address, and telephone number
  2. The principal(s) of the firm and their experience and qualifications
  3. The experience and qualifications of the staff to be assigned to the project
  4. A description of the firm's prior experience, including any similar projects
  5. A description of the firm's current work activities, how these would be coordinated with the project, and the firm's anticipated availability during the term of the project
  6. Past work performed for Dawson County
  7. The proposed work plan and schedule for activities to be performed


The selection of the successful firm(s) will be based on an evaluation of the written responses and an interview if Dawson County deems the latter is needed. The award will be made to the most qualified firm(s) whose proposal is deemed most advantageous to Dawson County, all factors considered. Unsuccessful offerors will be notified as soon as possible.

Respondents will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Overall quality of the proposal (15%)
  2. Qualifications and experience of personnel to be assigned to the project including reference checks (30%)
  3. Prior experience with similar projects (25%)
  4. Present and projected work load and ability to satisfy schedule and budget (10%)
  5. Recent and current work for Dawson County (15%)

Location (5%)

Interested individuals or firms should contact Dawson County Commissioner 406-377-3562 for additional information concerning the proposal and responses to any questions that respondents may have concerning the project.

The proposal must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 24, 2017 and should be submitted to Dawson County Clerk & Recorder, 207 West Bell Street, Glendive, MT 59330. Please state "River Road Irrigation Project Services Proposal" on the outside of the response package. This solicitation is being offered in accordance with Federal and Montana statutes governing procurement of professional services.

No costs for engineering services are required in the proposal. Accordingly, Dawson County reserves the right to negotiate an agreement based on fair and reasonable compensation for the scope of work and services proposed, as well as the right to reject any and all responses deemed unqualified, unsatisfactory or inappropriate.


Call for Bids-Security System-Note the date has been extended to July 18th at 5:30 p.m.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN; That the Board of County Commissioners of Dawson County, Montana, will receive sealed bids in their office at the Dawson County Courthouse, for the installation of security cameras and 6 electronic doors at the Dawson County Courthouse until July 18th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Prevailing Wages may apply.  The bids be opened during regular commissioner session in the Dawson County Community Room, 207 W. Bell Street, Glendive, MT.

Bids will be presented in a sealed envelope containing a complete copy of the bid and specifications clearly marked.  They may be sent to Dawson County Commissioners 207 W. Bell St., Glendive, MT  59330.  The outside of the envelope should be marked Courthouse Security System bid.


Details may be found on the county web page at www.dawsoncountymontana.com under commissioners and bids.  Questions should be directed to Russ Henke 406-377-6866.


The Board of County 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 Dawson County.


Security System to be designed by bidder in order to provide complete coverage to the courthouse complex.  The project manager will do a walk through with anyone submitting a bid.  Interior and Exterior cameras to be bid separately.

Call for Bids-Forest Park & Highland Park Pothole Repair


Dawson County will be accepting bids for pothole repair in Forest Park and Highland Park Subdivisions, Glendive Montana.  Specifications may be found on the county web site at www.dawsoncountymontana.com.  Bids are due to the Clerk and Recorder, 207 W. Bell St. by 5:00 p.m. July 24, 2017. Proof of Worker’s Comp and Liability Insurance will be required. Prevailing wages may apply.


Specifications for Pothole repair:

Minimum standards for patching new or existing pavement include the following:

    1. Neatly cut all asphalt edges using an asphalt saw.
    2. Cut asphalt edges to form as regular a patch shape as practical and should, in general, approximate a rectangle.
    3. Cut asphalt edges at least 30 cm (12 inches) wider than then trench width on each side of trench excavations; and, in general, be cut parallel to the street centerline for mainline construction and perpendicular to the street centerline for service lateral construction.
    4. Remove and replace asphalt surface widths of less than 3 feet (90 cm).
    5. Compact to a density equal to or greater than 92 percent of Maximum Theoretical Density (RICE) as determined by ASTM D2041.
    6. Transport the mix in vehicles cleaned of all foreign material which may affect the mix.  The truck beds must be painted, or sprayed with a lime-water, soap or detergent solution at least once a day or as often as required.  After this operation elevate the truck bed and thoroughly drain it, with no excess solution being permitted.  Dispatch the vehicles so that all material delivered is placed in daylight, unless the Engineer approves artificial light.  Deliver material to the paver at a uniform rate and in an amount well within the capacity of the paving and compacting equipment.
    7. Spread and finish meeting the following requirements:  The maximum lift thickness is 2 ½ inches (6.5 cm) for surface courses and 5 inches (13 cm) for base courses.
    8. Hand Spreading.
      1. In small areas where the use of mechanical finishing equipment is not practical, the mix may be spread and finished by hand, if so directed by the Engineer.  Wood or steel forms, approved by the Engineer, rigidly supported to assure correct grade and cross section, may be used.  In such instances, measuring blocks and intermediate strips must be used to obtain the required cross-section.  Perform hand placing carefully.  Uniformly distribute the material to avoid segregation of the course and fine aggregate.   Broadcasting of material is not permitted.  During the spreading operation, loosen and uniformly distribute all material using lutes or covered rakes.  Reject material that has formed into lumps and does not break down readily.  Following placing and before rolling, check the surface with templates and straightedges and correct all irregularities.
      2. Maintain on the project heating equipment for keeping hand tools from asphalt.  Exercise caution to prevent heating that may burn the material.  Assure the temperature of the tools when used is not greater than the temperature of the mix being placed.  Use heat only to clean hand tools; petroleum oils or solvents are not permitted.

 Streets for repair listed below:

Forest Park:               

Fir and Chestnut, drainage strip both sides

300 Block Chestnut,

Cedar and Chestnut, drainage strip both sides,

Ash and Chestnut,

200 Block Mulberry

Mulberry and Hemlock

200 Block Hemlock

300 Block Hemlock

Hemlock and Fir potholes on south side waterway

500 Block Pine and Juniper potholes on waterway

Oak and Juniper Potholes on both sides of waterway

200, 300 & 400 Block Juniper,

Juniper and Cedar potholes on waterways

North end of Mulberry

200 & 300  Block Linden

Linden and Cedar, potholes on waterways

Linden and Oak, potholes on south waterway

300 Block Maple

400 Block Poplar

Highland Park:
1st and 2nd Street
Avenue B&C


Projects are posted in the Ranger Review, watch for postings



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