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(2021-25) New Potsdam Highway Garage and Salt Storage Building

3:00 PM

Sealed bids for (2021-25) St Lawrence County Highway New Potsdam Garage and Salt Storage Building, will be received until 3:00 pm, Tuesday, 25 January 2022 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
Sealed bids shall be marked with the bidder’s name, contract number and

• It is our intent to offer this public bid opening in Zoom format as well as in person.  Approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled bid opening visit our website at: and click on the Purchasing Department home page for the link.
• 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 January 4, 2022 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. Construction start date shall be 31 May, 2022. Substantial Completion shall be NLT 30 October 2022. A penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per day may be assessed for late substantial completion.