Construction Horizontal: Highways & Roadways; Maintenance, Repair & New Construction - Construction

Issue Date: 09/21/2023 Contract Number: D040929

PIN 775394, County Route 35 (Slab City) over Trout Brook


Notice is hereby given that St. Lawrence County will accept sealed bids for:

Replacement of County Road 35 (Slab City) (BIN 3341700) over Trout Brook,

Town of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County

            PIN 7753.94


The Owner is St. Lawrence County, and the work site is located in the Town of Potsdam. The project limits extend from approximately 425 feet south of the existing bridge to approximately 250 feet north of the existing bridge, including work along Morley-Potsdam Road from approximately 440 feet west of County Road 35 to approximately 285 feet east of County Road 35.

The work includes providing all labor, materials, machinery, tools, equipment and other means of construction necessary and incidental to the completion of the work shown on the plans and described in these specifications including, but not necessarily limited to the following: complete removal of the existing bridge superstructure with partial removal of existing bridge substructures and replacement with a new single span, steel multi-girder superstructure and a monolithic concrete deck slab, construction of integral abutments founded on piles, construction of approach slabs at each end of the bridge, re-alignment of Trout Brook within the project limits, re-alignment of the intersections of Morley-Potsdam Road and County Road 35, installation of SPDES stormwater treatment swales and drainage, and reconstruction of roadway approaches as required to accommodate bridge replacement efforts.

This is a Federal Aid Project and NYSDOT Standard Specifications, officially finalized and adopted on September 1, 2023 as posted on the New York State Department of Transportation’s website must be followed by the successful bidder.

The DBE goal for this project is: 4%

There are no M/WBE goals for this project

The EEO Employment goals for this project are: 2.5% Minority Employment Goal

                                                                                          6.9% Women Employment Goal

The use of the NYSDOT approved civil rights reporting software, Equitable Business Opportunities (EBO), is required. Access authorization to EBO can be found at

No residential or geographical restrictions will be in effect for this project. Applicable Federal requirements take precedence over State and local requirements unless state and local requirements are deemed to be more stringent.

Contract Documents, including Invitation to Bidders, Instructions to Bidders, Wage Rates, Bid Documents, Agreement, Special Notes, Specifications, Contract Drawings, and any Addenda, may be examined, at no expense, at the office of:  St. Lawrence County Purchasing Department, 48 Court Street, Canton, New York. The Courthouse is open by appointment only and arrangements for viewing documents must be made in advance by calling the Purchasing Office at (315) 379-2207. An electronic copy of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS/DRAWINGS can be made available to the CONTRACTOR upon request from the St. Lawrence County Purchasing Department, or by calling (315) 379-2207.

No questions or inquiries regarding this bid will be accepted within three (3) business days prior to the bid opening.

Contractors that obtain Contract Documents from a source other than the issuing office must notify the issuing office in order to be placed on the official Plan Holder List, to receive Addenda and any other Bid correspondence.  Bids received from Contractors other than those on the official Plan Holders List will not be accepted.

Addenda will be emailed from the St. Lawrence County Purchasing Office to Bidders listed on the official Plan Holders List.  An emailed response from the Bidder to the Addendum sent by the St. Lawrence County Purchasing Office will act as proof that the Bidder received the Addendum.  In addition to an emailed response, Bidders must acknowledge receipt of all Addenda by signing and dating each Addendum and the Acknowledgement of Receipt of Addenda, page 78.  Failure of any Bidder to receive any such Addendum or interpretation shall not relive such Bidder from any obligation under this Bid submittal.  All Addenda so issued shall become part of the Contract Documents.

Questions regarding the Contract Documents should be directed to Donald R. Chambers, St. Lawrence County or Thomas R. Butler, Stantec Consulting Services Inc. either through email at:, or by telephone at (315) 379-1542, (585) 413-5261.  Bidders shall promptly notify Donald/Thomas of any errors, omissions, conflicts, or ambiguity within the Contract Documents within seven (7) calendar days of bid opening.

All bids must include the completed Bid Form, Non-Collusive Bidding and Disbarment Certifications, and Lobbying Certifications.  This is a unit price bid as described in the Instructions to Bidders.  No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within forty-five (45) calendar days after the actual date of the opening thereof. 

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 Instructions to Bidders.

Bids to be considered must be received in a sealed envelope at St. Lawrence County Purchasing Department, 48 Court Street, Canton, New York 13617 by 3:00 PM, local time, on October 19, 2023 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.  Bids received after the above noted time will not be accepted.  All sealed envelopes should be clearly labeled “BID: BridgeNY Project, Replacement of County Road 35 (Slab City) (BIN 3341700) over Trout Brook, PIN 7753.94”.

The Bidder to whom the Contract is awarded will be required to furnish Performance and Payment Bonds guaranteeing performance of work and prompt payment from an acceptable Surety Company for an amount not less than 100% of the accepted bid.  The successful Bidder and all subcontractors must have an approved CCA-2 on file with NYSDOT prior to being awarded a contract.  If the successful Bidder does not currently have a CCA-2 on file with NYSDOT, the Bidder may find the CCA-2 forms and instruction for completion online at

The successful Bidder will be required to comply with all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 2,1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804). Successful bidders will be required to pay prevailing wage rates on this contract.

St. Lawrence County reserves the right to consider the bids for forty-five (45) days after receipt before awarding any Contract, and to waive any minor informalities in, and to reject, any and all bids. All bids are subject to final review and approval by the St. Lawrence County Board of Directors before any award of contract may be made.  Receipt of bids by St. Lawrence County shall not be construed as authority to bind St. Lawrence County. 

Enactment of the off-site detour and construction work shall not begin prior to April 1, 2024 and shall be substantially completed and ready for final payment on 10/31/2024. 

The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title VI Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to the related solicitation, request for proposal or invitation to bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award.

Owner’s Contact                                                                   Engineer’s Contact

Donald R. Chambers                                                            Thomas R. Butler

Superintendent                                                                     Project Manager

St. Lawrence County Dept. of Highways                         Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

44 Park Street                                                                        61 Commercial Street, Suite 100

Canton, New York  13617                                                      Rochester, New York   14614 

(315) 379-1542                                                                       (585) 413-5261                                            

Due Date: 10/19/2023 3:00 PM

Contract Term: Per Contract Proposal

Location: County Route 35, Town of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County

Ad Type: General

Technical contact:     Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

Thomas R. Butler
Project Manager
61 Commercial Street, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14614-1009
United States
Ph: 585-475-1440
Fax: 585-272-1814

Primary Contact:     Transportation, NYS Dept. of
St. Lawrence Co Highway Dept

Chambers Donald
Highway Superintendent
44 Park Street
Canton, NY 13617
United States
Ph: 315-379-1542
Fax: 315-379-1061

Secondary contact:     Transportation, NYS Dept. of
St. Lawrence Co Purchasing Dept

Stephanie Kerr
48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
United States
Ph: 315-379-2207