SUCF #071030 - Binghamton University -Renovate Data Center in Computer Center Building

Provide renovations to existing Data Center


Accepting Bids

Prebid Date4/2/20 1:30 pm

Bid Date4/15/20 2:00 pm

Company & Contacts

M/E Engineering P.C.

Mary Lou Dredger   585-288-5590


Binghamton University - Computer Center Building

Non-refundable $49.00 payable to Avalon

The State University Construction Fund will receive sealed Proposals for Project No. 071030-00 Titled Renovate Data Center in Computer Center Building at the State University of New York at Binghamton until 2:00 p.m. Local Time on April 15, 2020
at the Fund’s Office at State Univ. Plaza, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY 12246, where such proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud in Room S201. All proposals and/or proposal modifications must be received and stamped in no later than 2:00 p.m. on the bid opening date. The Proposal may be hand delivered to Room S204A, or be mailed or sent by delivery service to the State University Construction Fund, State University Plaza, 353 Broadway, Albany, New York 12246. Proposals that are mailed to the Fund must be delivered by 1:00 p.m. on the day of the scheduled bid opening and all of such Proposals when
mailed should be sent “return receipt requested.” The Fund assumes no responsibility for any Proposal that is not delivered to the aforesaid address by 1:00 p.m. See Section 3 of the Information for Bidders for additional instructions regarding proposals, including modifications. Please be advised that all individuals who access the State University Plaza to submit bids or attend bid openings will be required to present picture identification to building security officials and obtain a visitor’s pass prior to entering the building.
To assure delivery of their bid prior to the aforesaid deadline for receipt of bids, bidders should allow sufficient time for individuals to find public parking for their vehicles since no parking is available for bidders at SUNY Plaza, to find the Main
Entrance to the building, to be processed through building security, to find the Fund’s office within the building, to properly complete and submit their proposal and to allow for delays that are typical for congested urban areas and crowded public
bid openings.

To assure delivery of their bid modification, if any, prior to the aforesaid deadline for receipt of bids, bidders should allow sufficient time to account for internet connectivity problems, to correct email address errors, to be processed through spam filters and security software and to allow or delays that are typical for congested internet servers.
All work will be completed within 365 calendar days from receipt of the Notice to Proceed.

The Fund’s project specific goals for this project are 12% MBE and 18% WBE and 3% SDV. See Sections 00 21 13 20 Information for Bidders, 00 21 13 30 MWBE Utilization Plan and Instructions and 00 21 13 30 SDVOB Form and Instructions for more information.

The on-site walk through has been changed to an online meeting. The time and date of the
virtual walk through has been moved to Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 1:30 PM. By Noon on
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 please send your email address to the Consultant at By close of business Wednesday an invite will be sent to
all participants who have sent their information to the consultant. No bidders will be allowed
on site or provided with a computer terminal to participate in this online event. The online
walk through will consist of visual images as well as a voiceover from the Consultant who will
review the project scope, schedule and other items.

For additional information, see Section 15 of the Information for Bidders.

There is no free parking on campus for those attending the walk through.

Bidding and Contract Documents may be examined free of charge at the campus and at:
Consultant’s Office M/E Engineering, P.C.
300 Trolley Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14606

Matthew Shannon, P.E.
Site (SUNY Campus) Binghamton University
Physical Facilities Department
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902

Julie Carl
Assistant Director, Long Term Planning & Capital Project Management
CMD (formerly Reed) (subscribers only): Visit
Dodge Reports Visit
ConstructConnect Email:
Construction Journals Visit
Bldrs Exchange of the Southern Tier-West 65 East Main Street, Falconer, NY 14733-1397
Syracuse Builders Exchange 6563 Ridings Road, Syracuse, NY 13206
Minority Contractors Assoc of Central NY 2610 South Salina Street, Suite 7, Syracuse, NY 13205.
Mohawk Valley Bldrs Exchange 10 Main Street, Suite 202, Whitesboro NY 13492
Bldrs Exchange of the Southern Tier-East 15 Belden Street, Binghamton NY 13903-2159
Eastern Contractors Assoc 6 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205
Urban League of Rochester (Business Development Div) 265 N. Clinton Ave, Rochester NY 14605
NYS Assoc of Minority Contractors Brooklyn Navy Yard Bldg. 280, 4th Fl, Brooklyn NY 11205
Albany Ctr for Economic Success #101, 255 Orange Street, Albany, NY 12210

Plans will be available on March 9, 2020 from Avalon, Buckingham Commons, 89 Allen Street, Rochester, NY 14608, Phone (585) 242-9999 in either electronic or paper format. Bidders will be able to access the project online at the Printer’s web site:
Search for SUCF #071030 – Binghamton University -Renovate Data Center in Computer Center Building

Bidders who register as a planholder through the Printer may acquire the bidding and contract documents using the following
1. For a fee of ten dollars ($10), interested firms may request and receive an electronic download of the bidding and contract documents. At the bidder’s expense, purchase a printed copy or copies of the bid set.
2. For a fee of ten dollars ($10), interested firms may request and receive a CD with electronic copies of the bidding and contract documents. At the bidder’s expense, purchase a printed copy or copies of the bid set.
3. For a fee of $49, interested firms may request and receive a printed copy of the complete set. An electronic download or copy on CD will not be provided.

Payments of less than $50.00 are non-refundable. Deposits of $50.00 or more will be returned to all entities who have paid the aforesaid deposit for the entire set of Bidding and Contract Documents and who return such sets to the Consultant in good condition within forty-five (45) calendar days after the opening of bids, not exceeding five (5), so returned to the Consultant.
Bids must be submitted in duplicate in accordance with the instructions contained in the Information for Bidders. A Bid Security will be required for each bid in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the Total Bid. It is the policy of the State
of New York and the Fund to encourage minority and women-owned business enterprise participation in this project by contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. All bidders are expected to cooperate in implementing this policy.

Please be advised that the Fund’s insurance requirements are contained in the bidding documents. Paragraph (1)a of Section 5.06 of Article V of the Agreement requires that all insurance must be provided by companies approved by the Fund, licensed to do business in the State of New York (“admitted” carriers), and rated at least “A-” by A.M. Best Company. Excess line
insurers are not acceptable.
Please be advised that Section 11 Requirements and Procedures for Participation by New York State -Certified Minority and Women -Owned Business Enterprises and Equal Employment Opportunities for Minority Group Members and Women in 00 21 13 20 Information for Bidders have been changed for projects advertised after Jan. 1, 2017.

Please visit and download the “Bid and Post Bid Checklist” that gives bidders a one page summary of how to be prepared if bidding.
Please note that Sections 139-j and 139-k of the State Finance Law imposes certain restrictions on communications between the Fund and bidders during the procurement process. Pursuant to those sections of law, the Fund designates the following
persons to which communications concerning this procurement may be addressed:
Peggy McSorley 518 320-1710
Lois McLaughlin 518 320-1673 (MWBE issues only)
Contact with other than the above-designated Fund employees concerning this procurement may result in the rejection of your bid. To purchase plans or for technical inquiries specific to this project, please contact the Architect or Engineer of

INTEGRITY HOTLINE: As part of its Corporate Integrity Program, the Fund operates an Integrity Hotline 24-hours a day, sevendays a week. If you have knowledge of or suspect fraudulent, unethical, or other misconduct on a Fund project, please call the Hotline toll-free at 866-543-8107 or locally at 518-320-1525. All calls will be received and reviewed only by the Corporate Integrity Officer. Calls can be made anonymously or on a confidential basis. The identity of confidential callers will be fully protected. The Hotline is not equipped with Caller ID and no effort will be made to identify anonymous callers.

The Fund reserves the right to reject any or all bids.