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(2021-04) Ad Notice

INVITATION TO BID

 St Lawrence County (Project Sponsor) invites contractors to submit Sealed bids for the furnishing of all labor and material necessary for (2021-04) Contract No. D040155- PIN 7753.96 – Bridge Preservation Project (2 Bridges) Island Branch Road Bridge over Island Branch of the Oswegatchie River BIN (3340980), County Route 27 over South Branch of the Grasse River BIN (3341780) will be received by the St.  Lawrence County Purchasing Department, 48 Court Street, Canton, New York 13617, until 3:00 P.M. local time, April 14th, 2021, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

As a result of the unprecedented public health emergency related to COVID-19, we have been directed by the State of New York to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this virus. In order to protect members of the public and county staff, we will be making the following changes to the bid opening for above referenced bid.

  • County staff will open and witness the opening of the bids. Bidders and other members of the public will not be allowed in the room.
  • It is our intent to provide a live stream of the bid opening utilizing YouTube that will allow bidders and other members of the public to witness the bid opening. Approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled bid opening a link will be provided on the homepage of the County Website https://www.stlawco.org
  • Delivering Bids in Person: Since access to the Courthouse is limited, you will need to call the Purchasing Office at 315-379-2207 upon your arrival in the parking lot and staff will accept your bid at the entrance of the 1993 Addition to Courthouse.
  • We strongly encourage all vendors to submit bids as soon as possible. Bidders will be fully responsible for the delivery of their bids in a timely matter. Reliance upon the US Postal Service or other carriers is at the bidder's risk. Late bids will not be considered.

Bids will be received for the following Contract:

 Contract No. D040155 -Bridge Preservation Project (2 Bridges) Island Branch Road Bridge over Island Branch of the Oswegatchie River & County Route 27 over South Branch of the Grasse River

 The project consists of rehabilitation of two bridges, The Island Branch Road Bridge (BIN 3340980) Major work includes existing superstructure deck removal, Bridge railing removal, New Exodermic bridge decking and concrete backwall reconstructions. The CR27 Bridge (BIN 3341780). Major work includes Superstructure removal, Minor substructure removal, new concrete bridge seats, new abutment backwalls, new prestressed concrete spread box beams, new concrete deck and new railing

 Contract Documents, including Advertisement for Bids, Information to Bidders, Labor

and Employment, Additional Instructions, Bid Documents, Agreement, General Conditions, General Requirements, Specifications, Contract Drawings and any Addenda, may be examined at no expense at the following locations:

 St. Lawrence County Department of Highways          Delta Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors

44 Park Street                                                              860 Hooper Road

Canton, New York 13617                                           Endwell, New York 13760

 Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained from the St. Lawrence County

Purchasing Department, 48 Court Street, Canton, New York 13617. The purchasing office may be contacted through email at purchasing@stlawco.org or by phone (315) 379-2207.

 The bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier's check, or bid bond made payable to "Treasurer, St. Lawrence County”, in the amount of 5% of the bid, as a guarantee that  if the Contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will sign the Contract and furnish a satisfactory performance bond. If a bidder should fail to sign the Contract and deliver the performance bond Within ten (10) calendar days after he/she has received the Contract, then he/she shall forfeit the proposal guaranty.

 This is an exempt capital improvement project, and Bidders shall not include in their bid  sales and compensating use taxes on the cost of materials which are to be incorporated into the work and which are to be separately sold by the Contractor to the County prior to incorporation into the work of the Contract.

In compliance with the provisions of Section 115 (Prevailing Rate of Wage), Public Law 627, the minimum wages paid laborers and mechanics are included in wage schedules that are set out in the bid proposal.

 DBE Utilization Goal = 4% Female Participation Goal= 6.9%
Minority Goal= 2.5%

The right is reserved to waive any informalities in the Bid and to reject any or all Bids. The County of St. Lawrence reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive any informality  in any Bids, and to award the Contract in the County’s best interest.  The County reserves the right to make the award within forty-five (45) calendar days after the date of the Bid opening during which period Bids shall not be withdrawn.