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LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for Project No. M3130-H, comprising a separate contract for HVAC Work, Repair / Replace Valves, Pipes & Appurtenances, Buildings 2 & 9, Green Haven Correctional Facility, Route 216, Stormville (Dutchess County), NY will be received by the Office of General Services (OGS), Design & Construction Group (D&C), Division of Contract Management, 35th Fl., Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242, on behalf of the Department of Correctional Services, until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 when they will be publicly opened and read. Each bid must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and must be accompanied by a bid security (i.e. certified check, bank check, or bid bond in the amount of $19,500 for H). All successful bidders will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Bond pursuant to Sections 136 and 137 of the State Finance Law, each for 100% of the amount of the Contract estimated to be between $250,000 and $500,000 for H. Designated staff are John Pupons, Jessica Hoffman and Pierre Alric in the Division of Contract Management, telephone (518) 474-0203, fax (518) 473-7862, and John Lewyckyj, Acting Director, Design & Construction Group, telephone (518) 474-0201, fax (518) 486-1650. Pursuant to Public Buildings Law § 8(6), effective January 11, 2020, for any projects where the project design commenced on or after January 1, 2020 and for any contracts over $5,000 for the work of construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any State building, a responsible and reliable NYS-certified Minority or Women-Owned Business Enterprise that submits a bid within ten percent of the lowest bid will be deemed the apparent low bidder provided that the bid is $1,400,000 or less, as adjusted annually for inflation beginning January 1, 2020. If more than one responsible and reliable MWBE firm meets these requirements, the MWBE firm with the lowest bid will be deemed the apparent low bidder. XX Project commenced design before January 1, 2020. Not subject to provision. __Project commenced design on or after January 1, 2020. Subject to provision. No pre-bid site visits have been scheduled for this project and prospective bidders are not allowed to visit the project site or facility buildings and grounds to take measurements or examine existing conditions. Pursuant to New York State Executive Law Article 15-A and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, OGS is required to promote opportunities for the maximum feasible participation of New York State-certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (“MWBEsâ€?) and the employment of minority group members and women in the performance of OGS contracts. All bidders are expected to cooperate in implementing this policy. OGS hereby establishes an overall goal of 10% for MWBE participation, 5% for Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (“MBEâ€?) participation and 5% for Women-Owned Business Enterprises (“WBEâ€?) participation (based on the current availability of qualified MBEs and WBEs). The total contract goal can be obtained by utilizing any combination of MBE and /or WBE participation for subcontracting and supplies acquired under this Contract. Trades with 0% goals are encouraged to make “good faith effortsâ€? to promote and assist in the participation of MWBEs on the Contract for the provision of services and materials. Article 17-B of the New York State Executive Law provides for more meaningful participation in public procurement by certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (“SDVOBsâ€?). Bidders are expected to consider SDVOBs in the fulfillment of the requirements of the Contract. Such participation may be as subcontractors or suppliers, as protégés, or in other partnering or supporting roles. OGS hereby establishes overall goals for SDVOBs’ participation under this contract as follows: 3% for the H trade contractor, based on the current availability of qualified SDVOBs. Trades with 0% goals are encouraged to make “good faith effortsâ€? to promote and assist in the participation of SDVOBs on the Contract for the provision of services and materials. The Bidding and Contract Documents for this Project are available for viewing and downloading from OGS Design & Construction’s plan room hosting service, Bid Express. Vendors wishing to view and/or download bid documents must complete a one-time registration for the Bid Express service. There is no cost to register for Bid Express. Registration along with viewing and downloading of documents can be accessed at the following link: For questions about downloading of bid documents, please send an e-mail to, or call the Bid Express toll-free number at (888) 352-2439. For all other questions, please send an email to, or call (518) 474-0203. For additional information on this project, please use the link below and then click on the project number: John D. Lewyckyj, C.S.I., C.D.T. Acting Director OGS Design & Construction Group 1X: 7/21 #2199871


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