Apprenticeship Bidder's Preference Program

The City of Missoula recognizes that a well-trained construction work force is critical to the economic future of Missoula. Apprenticeship training programs are particularly effective in providing training and experience to individuals seeking to enter or advance in the work force. By providing for apprenticeship utilization on City projects, the City can create opportunities for training and experience that will help assure that a trained work force will be available in sufficient numbers in the future.

This City’s apprenticeship program is optional; it is not a mandatory requirement for working on City projects. This program only applies to a City of Missoula construction project estimated to exceed $500,000 in value.

Contractors who can prove that they are part of a Montana registered (state-approved) apprenticeship training program and can show that 10% of all labor hours will be comprised of registered apprentices, will receive a 5% preference during the bidding selection process. The total value of this preference shall not exceed $100,000 in value.