On Tuesday 8/4/20 bids were opened for the construction phase of replacing the bridge on Thompson Road over Rice Creek. We were pleased that the apparent low bid was slightly below cost estimates. At a Special Town Board meeting, also on 8/4/20, the Oswego Town Board passed a resolution authorizing the awarding of the bid to the apparent low bidder, pending review by the Town’s engineers, The BCA Group. The Town is moving forward with this project as quickly as possible. Updates will be posted when a construction schedule has been established.
Rick Kaulfuss, Town Supervisor
TOWN OF OSWEGO
OSWEGO NEW YORK
REPLACEMENT OF THOMPSON ROAD BRIDGE OVER RICE CREEK – BIN 2209140
BCA Project No.: 2016-187
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
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 List; the office of the printing company, Syracuse Blue Print Company, 825 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210 (www.syracuseblueprint.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 www.thebcgroup.com 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 13210. Copies 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
Date: July 9, 2020
**END OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS**
If you are planning to replace your driveway this season, please let The Town Highway know so the culvert under your driveway can be inspected. If replacement is needed, either now or in the foreseeable future, we will do it before your new driveway in installed. There is no charge to replace an old, non-functioning culvert.
Is your address number posted on your home or business where it can be clearly seen from the street?
IT IS THE LAW IN OSWEGO COUNTY!
ALL homeowners and businesses are required to have their assigned 9-1-1 address number posted on the structure where it can be seen clearly from the street
There is no parking on any roads in the Town of Oswego between November 15 and April 15.
Please keep this in mind so that our Highway Deptartment can keep the roads clean and safe throughout the winter months.
Remember, passing a snowplow is dangerous. Its better to stay behind where the road is clear and salted. Also, stay several car lengths back, especially at intersections where they sometimes need to back up.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Holly Rosenthal, Executive Director
Metropolitan Water Board
PERMANENT RESTRICTION OF PUBLIC ACCESS TO ONONDAGA COUNTY PRIVATE-ACCESS ROADWAY EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
The private-access Onondaga County road, which connects Gardenier and Rathburn Roads in the Town of Oswego will be permanently closed to all public traffic beginning Monday, July 18 th , 2016, by means of electro-mechanical gates. Access will be permitted, with proper identification, for business purposes only.