City of Binghamton, New York

Bids & RFPs

Bids & RFPs

In addition to procuring goods & services from County & NYS purchase contracts, competitive bids are required for the purchase of materials or equipment in excess of $10,000. The threshold for public works or building contracts (labor & material) is $30,000. Bids are advertised in the Press-Sun Bulletin in the legal ads.

Bids are typically advertised EIGHT (8) business days prior to the bid opening. The bid advertisement contains information as to the nature of the bid, due date & time, and where to obtain bid documents.

Invitation for Bids

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Contract and Supply, City of Binghamton, City Hall, 38 Hawley Street, Binghamton, New York, 13901, until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.  Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the 11:00 a.m. meeting for the following work.

Old DPW Central Garage Asbestos Abatement

The contract documents and plans may be obtained at the office of the City Engineer, Third floor, City Hall, 38 Hawley Street, Binghamton, New York 13901.  Copies may be obtained upon a non-refundable payment of $50.00 (check or money order, payable to the City of Binghamton) per set.  


Closing Date:
December 2, 2015


Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant (BJCJSTP) flood wall

Vestal, NY

Sealed Bids for construction of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant Flood Wall will be received by the City of Binghamton Board of Contract and Supply, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 38 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 until 10:30 a.m. local time on December 2, 2015, and will be publicly opened and read aloud at the 11:00 a.m. at the Board of Contract and Supply meeting.

The work is part of the Plant Flood Mitigation System and consists of constructing the flood wall, complete with all equipment and accessories including but not necessarily limited to the following:

A.         Site Clearing, Preparation, Earthwork, Environmental Protection, and Restoration.

B.         Reinforced Concrete Flood Wall with Sheet Pile Cut-Off Wall

C.         Related Utility Relocations and Modifications Including Gates, Valves, Piping, and Structures.

D.         Stormwater Pumping Systems and Piping.

E.         Site/civil modifications and paving.

F.         New electrical instrumentation and control systems and modifications to existing systems.

Contractor shall perform a minimum of 50% of the Work, excluding material and equipment in accordance with the Bidding Documents heretofore prepared by Griffiths Engineering, LLC

The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations beginning on October 12, 2015:

Griffiths Engineering, LLC                                                                             Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant

13 S. Washington Street                                                                                                     4480 Vestal Road

Binghamton, NY 13903                                                                                                       Vestal, NY 13850


Syracuse Builders Exchange                                                                                      Office of the City Engineer

6563 Ridings Road                                                                                                           3rd Floor City Hall

Syracuse, NY 13206                                                                                                         38 Hawley Street

                                                                                                                                             Binghamton, NY 13901


Dodge Data & Analytics                                                                        Associated Building Contractors of the Triple Cities, Inc.

117 Metropolitan Park Drive                                                                                         15 Belden Street

Liverpool, NY 13088                                                                                                     Binghamton, NY 13903


Hard copies of Bidding Documents must be obtained from Dataflow, 19 South Washington Street, Binghamton, NY 13903,, (607) 772-2001, which will act as the Issuing Office, upon submission of a check or money order for a non-refundable amount of $100. Prospective bidders must register as a planholder and obtain a hard copy of the Bidding Documents from Dataflow in order to submit a bid. The Bidding Documents are available on Dataflow’s website for viewing purposes only. Direct all questions regarding distribution of Bidding Documents to Dataflow.

All other questions shall be submitted in writing to Gerald Angelo at or mailed to Gerald Angelo, Griffiths Engineering, 13 S. Washington Street, Binghamton, NY 13903

The subject heading for all e-mails shall be:          Subject: BJCJSTP Flood Wall

No response will be given to questions received less than seven days before the Bid opening date.

Bidders shall review and acknowledge all Addenda on the Bid Form.

A Bid must be accompanied by Bid security made payable to Owner in an amount of Three (3) percent of Bidder’s maximum Bid price and in the form of a certified check, bank money order, or a Bid Bond (on the form included in the Bidding Documents) issued by a surety meeting the requirements of paragraphs 5.01 and 5.02 of the General Conditions.

If, upon acceptance of a Bid, a Bidder fails to enter into a contract with the City of Binghamton, the Bid security shall be forfeited to and become the property of the City.

No Bidder may withdraw its Bid within 45 days after the date of the Bid opening. The successful Bidder must furnish a 100% Performance Bond and a 100% Payment Bond with a surety company satisfactory to the City of Binghamton and conforming to the prerequisite requirements of Article 5 of the General Conditions on the forms included in the Bidding Documents.

The City of Binghamton reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in the Bids received, or to reject any or all Bids.

Bidders are advised that this project is being funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is subject to the Davis Bacon Act and other FEMA, HUD, and other Federal requirements as outlined in the contract documents.  Financing is provided through the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYSEFC) and as such requires MWBE participation and other requirements as specified by NYSEFC. 

Bidders are required to certify, under penalty of perjury, that Bids have been prepared without collusion with other Bidders, subcontractors, suppliers, etc. This certification is included with the Bid Form and each Bidder must sign in the space provided.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10 a.m. on the 22nd day of October 2015 in the University Room at the Vestal Quality Inn & Suites, 4105 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal NY 13850. Representatives of Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the Project. Bidders are required to attend and participate in the conference. A site visit and walk-through of the site will follow the pre-bid conference, and Contractors will be allowed to perform a site inspection.

Bidders may perform site inspections by appointment only by calling the Owner’s Construction Administrator, Jerry Nystrom, Jacobs Engineering, at (972) 670-5114 or by e-mail at Appointments can generally be made from 9:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bidders must sign-in at the Construction Administrator’s office located at 4500 Old Vestal Road, Second Floor West, for their scheduled appointment.

Closing Date:
December 2, 2015