The Latest: Park service bypassed bidding process for Sperry
HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The Latest on rebuilding the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park (all times local):
National Park Service officials say they bypassed the open bidding process when they awarded a $4 million contract to a Montana construction company to begin rebuilding Glacier National Park’s Sperry Chalet.
Spokeswoman Sally Mayberry said Tuesday the park service needed to use an expedited contracting method in order to meet project deadlines.
A park service document dated May 8 that justified the contract being awarded outside of a full and open competition says the work must begin in July to permanently stabilize the burned chalet’s stone walls by fall.
The park service decided to limit the bidding competition to four Montana companies, all large companies, that it identified through research.
Mayberry said two of the companies submitted bids. The winning bid came from Helena-based Dick Anderson Construction.