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

DANC 03162015

The Development Authority of the North Country (Authority) is soliciting bids for the US Army at Fort Drum Optical Fiber Extension Project for the Telecom Division.

This is a Public Works project, therefore, Contractor and its subcontractors must pay at least the prevail¬ing 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.

Due to security issues / requirements, bidders ability to access Fort Drum to look at project scope will not be possible. Therefore, a mandatory pre-bid conference will be conducted on Tuesday April 14, 2015 at 10:00am. Conference location will be:

Dulles Statet Office Building, 1st floor conference room
317 Washington Street Watertown, NY 13601


State Routes 26 and 3 are open to evaluation by bidders.

Sealed bids will be accepted at Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street 4th floor suite 406 Watertown, NY 13601 until 1:30pm on Friday, April 17, 2015 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

One contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder submitting a bid that complies with all requirements. Complete details on the scope of services requested and other requirements can be downloaded from the Development Authority’s website at Click on the the link: to Access the DANC FTP site to down load Construction Package and the US Army I3A document. Bidders may also use the following gain access to the construction package without a direct link:
      Username: FDAFP
      Password: ogivcy7

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 must be e-mailed to the following point of contact:

Robert J. Durantini Jr. MSc., 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 only to all respective bidders. Questions will be accepted until 1:30pm on Monday April 13, 2015.

Mary Street Dock Electrical Improvements Project

Sealed bids for the furnishing of all labor, equipment and material necessary for the Village of Clayton Mary Street Dock Electrical Improvements, Contract No. 1 – General Construction will be received by the Development Authority of the North Country at the Warneck Pump Station, 23557 NYS Route 37, Watertown, New York 13601 until 1:00 p.m. local time Thursday April 09, 2015, 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

Villages of Clayton Mary Street Dock Electrical Improvements, Base Bid – Remove the existing electrical panel, pedestrian lights, pedestals and appurtenances as required. Furnish and install a new electrical service and panel, new pedestals, pedestrian lights and appurtenances.

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 forty-five (45) 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 Village of Clayton 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 Village of Clayton DPW Garage, located at 615 East Line Road, Clayton, New York 13624. Attendance by those proposing to submit bids is recommended. The conference will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 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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