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Sealed bids for the construction of Contract Nos. 1 – General and 2 – Electrical will be received by the Director, Onondaga County Division of Purchase, 13th Floor Civic Center, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, New York 13202, until 2:00 P.M. Local Time, on August 3, 2023, and at their said office, at said time, publicly opened and read aloud.

The Project consists of dewatering pump replacements and other operational improvements at the Midland Avenue Regional Treatment Facility.

A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) utilization goal of 18% and a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) utilization goal of 12% have been established for the project.

1) MBE Utilization Goal of 18%

2) WBE Utilization Goal of 12%

The Division of Purchase is available for consultation with prime contractors and their designated points of contact regarding the requirements for the development of M/WBE Utilization and Workforce Participation programs. Questions or concerns related to such programs should be directed to:

Herman Howard

Contract Compliance Officer Onondaga County

Division of Purchase, 421 Montgomery Street

13th Floor Civic Center, Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: (315) 435-8462

Fax: (315) 435-3424

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is Avalon Document Services, 901 North State Street, Syracuse, New York 13208. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents online and may also obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the online “public jobs” planroom: If you do not have internet access or have questions on ordering from the site, please contact Avalon Document Services at (315) 471-3333.

A non-refundable deposit of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) payable to Avalon Document Services will be required to download from the Issuing Office website as PDF files or to obtain a compact disc (CD) of the Contract Documents (Project Manual, Contract Drawings). The payment includes shipping and tax. By submission of the $20.00 non-refundable payment, bidder will be registered as an official plan holder. Only official plan holders are eligible to bid on the project. Subcontractors, suppliers, equipment vendors, etc. will also be required to submit the non-refundable payment to receive the Contract Documents.

If bidders wish to purchase printed copies of the Contract Documents, they may be obtained directly through Avalon Document Services. Only official plan holders will be allowed to obtain printed copies of the Contract Documents. Bidders acknowledge that they are responsible for review of all components of the Contract Documents, including all specification sections and drawings, regardless of how many drawings they print and in which format/size they are printed. Full-size Contract Drawings are on 22-inch x 34-inch paper. Bidders acknowledge they are responsible for properly scaling drawings if they are printed at any other size.

Each plan holder of record will be notified by an e-mail regarding each addendum issued for the project. E-mails will be from Avalon Document Services “ReproConnect.” It is the responsibility of each prospective bidder to submit an accurate e-mail address when requesting Bidding Documents. It is the responsibility of each bidder to check the Public Jobs Planroom on the website to ensure that all addenda have been received and to download each addendum that is issued.

Copies of the above described Contract Documents may be examined at no expense at the Division of Purchase, 13th Floor Civic Center, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, New York 13202, and at the office of the County of Onondaga, Department of Water Environment Protection, 3rd Floor, Administration Building, 650 Hiawatha Boulevard West, Syracuse, New York 13204.

A pre-bid meeting will be held July 18, 2023, at 9:00 A.M. in the Administration Building at the Metropolitan Syracuse Wastewater Treatment Plant, 650 Hiawatha Boulevard West, Syracuse, New York 13204. A site tour will follow. Attendance is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.

Each bid must be accompanied by cash, certified check, or bid bond 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. In addition, the Contractor shall be required to provide a "Statement of Surety's Intent" with his bid.

Bidder shall be prepared to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond for 100% of the Contract amount.

The Bidders should not include in their bid the Sales and Compensating Use Taxes on the cost of the materials which are to be incorporated into the Project and which are to be separately sold by the Bidder to the municipality prior to incorporation into the Project.

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

Questions from Contractors are due in writing to Bernie Mahoney ( and John DeBarbieri ( July 25th by 4:00 pm. No questions will be accepted after this date.

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