October 25, 2021 11:33 AM EDT
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The Authority began distributing letting documents and accepting electronic bids using Bid Express on October 12, 2021.
Construction Contract Lettings - The Authority will stop accepting electronic bids through Bid Express at 10:30 am on the Letting date specified to allow sufficient time to download them and prepare for the public bid opening at 11:00 am. Lettings are normally scheduled for a Wednesday but may be scheduled for a different weekday under special circumstances.
Postponed Contracts - The Authority will handle postponements utilizing a Project Bids amendment file (e.g. .001x, .002x, etc...). Contactors will simply need to download the amendment file and apply it to the original .ebsx file. This saves them from having to transfer data into a new .ebsx file.
Additional Contract Information or Questions - For information or questions concerning contract documents, submit a "Bidder Request for Information (TA-W44137)" form, available on the Authority's website at https://www.thruway.ny.gov/business/contractors/documents/index.shtml.
Steps to Begin Using Bid Express to Bid Electronically with the Authority -
1) Create a "Digital ID" with Bid Express for the AASHTOware Project Bids Bid component.
2) Submit a "Request to Bid" with the Authority. Please note that prior approval to bid with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) doesn't automatically grant approval to bid with the Authority.
A Contractor must be registered with the NYS Department of State (www.dos.ny.gov/existing-corporations-and-businesses) and have an approved NYS Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire For-Profit Construction (CCA-2) form (www.osc.state.ny.us/state-vendors/vendrep/file-your-vendor-responsibility-questionnaire?redirect=legacy) on file with the Authority Before a contract can be awarded to them.
Withdrawal of Proposal - Contractors wanting to withdraw a submitted bid must:
1) Be present at the public bid opening.
2) Have submitted the low bid on a project for which bids have been announced.
3) Provide a written request on Authority provided forms of intent to withdraw.
If a contractor exercises this option, any electronic bids submitted for other projects in the Letting will be deleted and the bids not made public. If the other submissions were physical, sealed bids they will be returned to the contractor unopened.
Electronic documents and bid files are also posted on the Authority's website at https://www.thruway.ny.gov/business/contractors/documents/index.shtml.