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.


Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Contract and Supply, City of Binghamton,  City  Hall,  Binghamton,   New  York  until  10:30 A.M. on  Wednesday, March  2, 2016 after which time and at which place they will  be publicly opened and read aloud at the  II :00 A.M. Board of Contract  and Supply  meeting, of the following work:

Rehabilitation of South Washington Street Pedestrian  Bridge

PIN 9753.96

This  is  a  federally  funded  project  that  will  include  bridge  painting,  timber sidewalk  replacement, joint seal replacement, structural steel  replacement,  refurbishing ornamental   steel  railing,  approach   pavement  milling  and   re-paving,  and  pavement striping.   The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Utilization Goal for this project is 3%.

The contract  documents  and  plans may  be examined  at the office  of  the City Engineer,  City Hall, Binghamton,  New York, and copies may be obtained  upon a non­ refundable   payment   of  $75.00   (check  or   money  order,   payable   to   the   City  of Binghamton),  per set.

No proposal  will  be considered  unless  it  is accompanied   by a  notarized  bid guaranty  which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the amount bid for the total work  contemplated  to be done.    At the option  of  the bidder,  the guaranty  may be a certified  check, bank draft, negotiable  US Government  bonds  (at par value),  or a bid bond  approved  by  the  Corporation  Counsel.  Certified  check  or  bank  draft  must  be payable to the order of the City of Binghamton. Cash deposits will not be accepted.  The bid guaranty shall insure the execution  of the agreement and the furnishing of the surety bond or bonds by the successful  bidder, all as required by the contract documents.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to award the contract in the best interests of the City of Binghamton, New York.

Closing Date:
March 2, 2016

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, February 24, 2016.  Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the 11:00 a.m. meeting for the following work.


The contract documents and plans may be picked up at the Office of the Parks Department, Third Floor, City Hall, 38 Hawley Street, Binghamton, New York 13901 or by downloading the bid from the link below.

Closing Date:
February 24, 2016
Sealed Bids for construction of the Joint Sewage Treatment Plant Restoration  and Rehabilitation for the City of Binghamton and Village of Johnson City will be received by the Board of Contract and Supply, City of  Binghamton,   City  Hall,  38 Hawley  Street,  Binghamton,  NY  13901  until  10:30  a.m. local time  on March 2, 2016,and at that place will be publicly opened and read aloud at the 11:00  a.m. Board of Contract and Supply meeting.
Separate sealed Bids will be received for the following:
Contract No. 5 - General
Contract No. 6 - Electrical
Contract No. 7- HVAC
Contract No. 8 - Plumbing
The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:
GHD Consulting Services Inc.
One Remington Park Drive
Cazenovia, NY 13035
    Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant
    4480 Old Vestal Road
    Vestal, NY 13850
Syracuse Builders Exchange
6563 Ridings Road
Syracuse, NY 13206
Office of the City Engineer City Hall
38 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Associated Building Contractors of the Triple Cities, Inc.
15 Belden Street
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 $500, made payable to Dataflow. Documents will be made available beginning on December 23, 2015.
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 Eric Dienst at   The subject heading for all e-mails shall be:  Subject: Joint Sewage Treatment Plant Restoration and Rehabilitation.  No response will be given to questions received less than 10 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 5 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 120 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 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 10:00 a.m.  on the 12th  day  of January,  2016 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.  Hardhat, high-visibility vest, gloves and steel-toed boots are required for site visits.
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:
March 2, 2016