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Notice to Proposers:

PH: (315) 661-3200

Bid #: RD-O4-14-2016

The Development Authority of the North Country (Authority) is soliciting proposals for the completion of the Fort Drum Joint Land Use Study. The Joint Land Use Study will address compatible land use between the U.S. Army installation at Fort Drum, NY and communities within a 30-mile radius of Fort Drum.

An optional pre-proposal meeting has been scheduled for April 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM (EST) at the Development Authority of the North Country, 317 Washington Street, 4th Floor, Watertown, NY 13601. Consultants will be provided an opportunity to ask questions regarding the proposal and materials. If you are planning to attend this meeting please contact me at by April 27, 2016.

Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 p.m., May 27, 2016, to be considered. Submittals shall be made electronically to Michelle Capone at File size is limited to 10 MB and consultants are encouraged to confirm receipt of submittals. Multiple files are permitted.

All questions shall be directed, in writing, to Michelle Capone, Director of Regional Development, at

The Request for Proposals can be downloaded from the Development Authority’s website at

The Authority reserves the right to negotiate costs with one or more of the top ranked proposers. Final selection will not be made solely on the basis of cost and the Authority reserves the right to award to other than the lowest submitted proposal, or to reject all proposals.


Sealed bids for the furnishing of all labor, equipment and material necessary for the St. Lawrence County Former Jones & Laughlin (J&L) Redevelopment Project, Contract No. 1 – Hazard Abatement and General Demolition will be received by St. Lawrence County, Purchasing Department, 48 Court Street, Canton, New York 13617 until 10:00 AM local time Friday, June 17, 2016, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud in Courthouse Conference Room located in the basement of the County Court House, 48 Court Street, Canton, New York 13617.

Bids will be received for the following Contract:

Contract No. 1 – Hazard Abatement and General Demolition T

he Project is located on State Highway 3, Star Lake, New York 13690 in the Township of Clifton, St. Lawrence County, New York. This project includes the abatement of asbestos-containing and other hazardous materials, and the demolition of selected buildings. The facility is owned by St. Lawrence County.

Contract Documents, including Advertisement For Bids, Information For Bidders, Labor and Employment, Bid Documents, Agreement, Standard Terms & Conditions, Specifications, Contract Drawings and any Addenda, may be examined and downloaded electronically at no expense. To obtain the documents go to the Authority website at , “click” on “procurement” and then request the applicable contract at the bottom of the page. If you have issues downloading the document, contact Terri Belden via e-mail at

Each bid must be accompanied by security in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid in the form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. No Bidder may withdraw his bid within ninety (90) days after the actual date of opening thereof.

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 St. Lawrence County prior to incorporation into the work of the Contract.

The 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.

The right is reserved to waive any informalities in the Bid and to reject any or all Bids.

Bidders are advised that a Pre-Bid Site Visit will be held prior to bid submissions at the ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Former Jones & Laughlin Ore Processing Facility, located at 4669 State Highway 3, Star Lake, NY 13690. Attendance by those proposing to submit bids is mandatory. The conference will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 10:00 AM. The Contractor shall be responsible to obtain for himself, at his cost, any and all information required for the preparation of his proposal.

WCINS0716-0717 WC

The Development Authority of the North Country (Authority) is issuing this Request for Proposals for Workers Compensation Insurance.

Proposals must be received no later than 12:00 PM on May 31, 2016. Five copies of the Proposal must be submitted in hard copy from, signed by an authorized officer of the Proposer, and received by:

Laura R. Tousant, Deputy Comptroller
Development Authority of the North Country
317 Washington St., Suite 414

Watertown, NY 13601

Pursuant to the Procurement Lobbying Law, the Authority has designated one person who may be contacted by Bidders regarding this procurement and shall require disclosure from Bidders of persons or organizations designated, retained or employed to attempt to influence the procurement process using the form included in the proposal packet.

All questions shall be directed, in writing, to Laura R. Tousant, Deputy Comptroller, at Answers shall be provided via email to all respective Proposers. Questions will be accepted until close of business on May 20, 2016.

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