Amber Conger, Communications Director, Department of Administration - 406-444-5764
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, July 23, 2020
MONTANA – The Department of Administration today announced the selection of a contractor for the new Montana Heritage Center.
Proposals for construction were received in May and Sletten Construction of Great Falls was successfully awarded the construction contract.
Six Montana contractors submitted proposals based on criteria developed by the selection committee and participated in interviews. All six submittals demonstrated the quality of these firms and their capabilities to construct the project. Based upon the scoring criteria in the Request for Proposals, Sletten received the highest score among the competitors.
The design phase is underway and expected to last through spring 2021 as detailed plans are finalized. The contractor will join the Building Committee and other project team members in reporting to Director John Lewis throughout the process.
Several substantial project elements involving preparation of the site for major construction activities, relocation of utilities, and more immediate access to Fish, Wildlife & Parks are expected to be completed this fall.
“We are now one step closer to completion. This facility will be strategically located half-way between Glacier Park and Yellowstone National Park and has been 15 years in the making. We are also pleased to be putting Montanans to work as we move this exciting project forward during otherwise challenging times,” said Director Lewis.
This project will also provide needed jobs to Montana’s skilled labor force during construction. The project is anticipated to be completed in early 2024.
Information and updates, including upcoming meetings of the Building Committee and opportunities for public involvement, will be posted online throughout the project at https://montanasmuseum.org/