BCA Project No.: 2016-187


Sealed Bids for the Replacement of Thompson Road Bridge over Rice Creek – BIN 2209140, BCA Project No. 2016-187 will be received, by The Town of Oswego, at the office of the Town of Oswego, 2320 County Route 7, Oswego, New York 13126, until 4:00 P.M. local time on Tuesday August 4, 2020, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.  The Project consists of demolishing the existing bridge carrying Thompson Road over Rice Creek and constructing a replacement bridge structure and appurtenances.

Given the current situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) this bid opening will also be announced via electronic conference methods for those unable to attend the bid opening in person. The Town of Oswego will be using the video conferencing software Microsoft Teams for the bid opening. To view the bid opening please go to:

Or call in by using the following information:

+1 716-304-0775   United States, Niagara Falls (Toll)

(888) 304-9354   United States (Toll-free)

Conference ID: 229 188 894#

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract.  Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis, with bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: BCA Architects & Engineers, 327 Mullin Street, Watertown, New York 13601, phone: (315) 782-8130. Prospective Bidders may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.

Bidding Documents may be examined at numerous builders exchanges throughout New York as noted on the Plan Holders Listthe office of the printing company, Syracuse Blue Print Company, 825 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210 (, click on NextPlans); and the office of the Town of Oswego, 2320 County Route 7, Oswego, New York 13126, on Mondays through Fridays during regular business hours.

Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained by sending a request (via fax at (315) 782-7192 or email at [email protected]) and deposit to the Issuing Office. The deposit is $100.00 for each initial set and $100.00 for each additional set requested (if available).  Bidders wishing electronic pdf documents shall submit a non-refundable check of $100.00. The request shall include the following information: company name, phone, fax, email address, physical address, confirmation of deposit and shipping charges ($15 check or a UPS/FedEx number). Bidding documents remain the property of the Engineer and must be returned in good condition within thirty (30) days after award of contract or rejection of bids. The selected bidder is not required to return the bidding documents. All refunds of deposits will be made only in accordance with the Plan Deposit Policy. The Plan Deposit Policy, Plan Holders List, Pre-Bid Estimates, and a list of Addenda, if any, may be found at under Bidding Projects.  Upon request and receipt of the document deposit indicated above plus a non-refundable shipping charge, the Issuing Office will transmit the Bidding Documents through Syracuse Blue Print Company, 825 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210Copies are not available for pickup at the Issuing Office. The shipping charge amount will depend on the shipping method selected by the prospective Bidder.  The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents.  Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office.  Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

Any bid may be withdrawn without prejudice prior to the official bid submission time or any publicized postponement thereof.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities or defects in such bid either before or after opening.

A pre-bid conference will be held at the jobsite upon request. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to condition of employment to be observed and to the minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract. Refer to Instructions to Bidders & Bid Form for requirements regarding modifications and withdrawing of bids.

Owner: Town of Oswego

By:       Richard E. Kaulfuss

Title:    Supervisor

Date:    July 9, 2020


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