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(2021-07) St. Lawrence County Highway Garage and Salt Storage Buildings

3:00 PM
St. Lawrence County Purchasing Office



 Sealed bids for St Lawrence County Highway Garage and Salt Storage Buildings, will be received until 3:00 pm, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by St Lawrence County, Attention: Stephanie Kerr, Assistant Purchasing Agent, St. Lawrence County Purchasing Department, 48 Court Street, Canton NY 13617, at which place and time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.  Proposals received after that time will not be accepted.

Separate lump sum bids are required for each separate Prime Contract, under a “Multiple Prime Contract” system, in accordance with plans and specifications, as follows:

Contract #1:        General Construction Work

Contract #2:        Plumbing Work and Fire Suppression

Contract #3:        Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Work

Contract #4:        Electrical Work


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
  • 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.
    No Pre-Bid walk thru is scheduled. Bidders should visit the site and be familiar with site conditions prior to bidding.  Electronic Copies of the Bidding and Contract Documents will be available beginning April 19, 2021 from the County Purchasing Office.  Hard copies may be examined there; at the County Highway Department, 44 Park St., Canton or at Brooks Washburn, Architect, DPC, 22 Depot Street Suite 16, Potsdam, NY 13676.
    All bids must be written in ink on the forms provided.  Bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, in the form of a certified check, drawn upon a national or state bank or trust company to the order of "St. Lawrence County Treasurer", or a bond from a surety company licensed in the state of New York, with sufficient sureties in a penal sum, conditioned that if Bidder's proposal is accepted, bidder will enter into a contract for the same, and will execute separate Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Bond each equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Amount. Bid Bonds and Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Bond shall be obtained from Surety Companies with a Best Rating of A (excellent or better).  Bids must be accompanied by a completed Statement of Surety’s Intent.  If the selected Bidder fails to sign the Contract and deliver the required bonds, he shall be subject to forfeiture of the bid security. 
    Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract.  This is a New York State Prevailing Wage Project.
    Attention of bidders is called to the tax exempt status of St. Lawrence County.  Bids should not include sales and compensating use tax on the cost of materials which are to be incorporated into the structure.
    Prospective Bidders may request clarifications of the bidding documents at other times from the Architect by contacting Brooks Washburn, AIA at 315.268.1338 or Emailing to
    St. Lawrence County reserves the right to consider all bids for a period of not to exceed forty-five (45) days following the bid opening before awarding the Contract, during which period bids shall not be withdrawn, and reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the bids, and to award the Contract in the Owner's best interest. 
    The Base Bid work shall be completed in three phases and reach Substantial Completion as follows:
    Russell Building NLT 29 October 2021
    Lisbon Buildings NLT 30 November 2021.
    Potsdam Buildings NLT 30 December 2021. 
    A penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per day may be assessed for late substantial completion.
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