The Development Authority of the North Country is a New York State public benefit corporation.  To view its procurement policy please click here.

DANC 08-13-2014

The Development Authority of the North Country (Authority) is soliciting bids for the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority (OBPA) Opitcal Fiber Development Project for the Telecom Division.

This is a Public Works project, therefore, Contractor and its subcontractors must pay at least the prevailing wage rate and pay or provide the prevailing supplements, including the premium rates for overtime pay, as determined by the State Labor Department in accordance with the Labor Law. This public work contract is covered by Article 8 of the Labor Law, the Contractor understands and agrees that the filing of payrolls in a manner consistent with Subdivision 3-a of Section 220 of the Labor Law shall be a condition precedent to payment by the Authority of any Authority approved sums due and owing for work done upon the project.

Sealed bids will be accepted at Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street 4th floor suite 406 Watertown, NY 13601 until 1:30pm on Monday, September 22, 2014 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

A pre-bid conference will be held at the OBPA Office conference room located at One Bridge Plaza, Ogdensburg NY 13669 at 10:00am on Wednesday September 3, 2014. Bidders are not required to attend to submit a bid response but are encouragred to do so. A field review can be made after the pre-bid conference.

One contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder submitting a bid that complies with all requirements. A copy of the IFB along with complete details on the scope of services requested and other requirements can be downloaded from the Development Authority’s website at Prospective bidders will be required to register to be able to download IFB. Click on the the link: to Access the DANC FTP site to down load Construction Package.

The Development Authority reserves the right to reject any or all Bids received or to award partial Bids to more than one Bidder.

Primary Point of Contact:
Pursuant to New York State Finance Law §§ 139-j and 139-k (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.

All questions regarding this IFB should be e-mailed to the following point of contact:

Robert J. Durantini Jr. PMP
Director Network Facilities & Construction
Development Authority of the North Country
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Office: (315) 661-3200

Answers shall be provided via email to all respective bidders. Questions will be accepted until 1:30pm on Monday, September 8, 2014.

ENG 07-30-2014

Sealed bids for the furnishing of all labor, equipment and material necessary for the Ogdensburg Growth Fund Development Corporation, 611 Rensselaer Ave. Rehabilitation Project, Contract No. 1 – General Construction will be received by the Ogdensburg Growth Fund at City Hall, located at 330 Ford Street, Room 11, Ogdensburg, New York until 1:00 p.m. local time Wednesday August 27, 2014, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Bids will be received for the following Contract:

Contract No. 1 – General Construction – Base Bid

Ogdensburg Growth Fund Development Corporation, 611 Rensselaer Ave. Rehabilitation Project, Base Bid – Furnish & install various materials including but not limited to; roof, siding, soffit, drywall, cabinets, appliances, porch, doors, and windows. Additionally the contractor shall supply all labor and equipment as necessary for a complete rehabilitation of the existing home as specified within contract documents.

Contract Documents, including Advertisement For Bids, Information For Bidders, Additional Instructions, Bid Documents, Agreement, General Conditions, General Requirements, Specifications, Contract Drawings and any Addenda, may be examined and downloaded at no expense on the Development Authority of the North Country’s website Once logged onto the website; click on “Procurement” in the top right and fill out the form at the very bottom of the page (be sure to “Select” the correct “Procurement to Download”). If you need assistance you may contact Terri Belden via e-mail at or phone her at (315) 661-3210.

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 Ogdensburg Growth Fund 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 Conference will be held prior to bid submissions at the Project Site, located at 611 Rensselaer Ave., Ogdensburg, New York 13669. Attendance by those proposing to submit bids is recommended. The conference will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. The Contractor shall be responsible to obtain for himself, at his cost, any and all information required for the preparation of his proposal.

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