INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received until the closing time of 2:00 p.m. on AUGUST 20, 2020, and will be publicly opened and read aloud in the offices of the Architecture & Engineering Division, 1520 East Sixth Avenue, P. O. Box 200103, Helena MT 59620-0103 for: REID HALL FIRE SYSTEM UPGRADES, MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, BOZEMAN, MONTANA, A/E #2020-02-06. Bids shall be submitted on the form provided within the Contract Documents. Contract documents may be obtained at the offices of: CUSHING TERRELL 216 N LAST CHANCE GULCH HELENA MT 50601 406 324-7395 A refundable deposit of $50.00 is required for each set of plans and specifications. A PRE-BID WALK-THROUGH IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020, AT 10:00 A.M. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD MEET AT THE NORTH ENTRANCE TO REID HALL, ADJACENT TO CENTENNIAL HALL. PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE PLEW BUILDING. ALL VISITORS MUST SIGN IN AT THE PLEW BUILDING FRONT DESK. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE USED WHILE ON CAMPUS. ATTENDANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security meeting the requirements of the state of Montana in the amount of 10% of the total bid. After award, the successful bidder must furnish an approved Performance Security and a Labor & Material Payment Security each in the amount of 100% of the contract. No bidder may withdraw his bid for at least thirty (30) calendar days after the scheduled time for receipt of bids except as noted in the Instructions to Bidders. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any and all irregularities or informalities and the right to determine what constitutes any and all irregularities or informalities. ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING DIVISION DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION STATE OF MONTANA

1520 East Sixth Avenue, Helena, MT