City of Binghamton, New York

PIN 9754.87 – Hawley Street/Washington Street Traffic Signal Replacement Project

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Board of Contract and Supply, City of Binghamton, City Hall, Binghamton, New York, until 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 after which time and at which place they will be publicly opened and read aloud at the 11:00 A.M. Board of Contract and Supply meeting.

The Owner is the City of Binghamton and the work site is located at the intersection of Hawley Street and Washington Street in the City of Binghamton.  The project limits extend approximately 100 feet down each approach.

The work includes providing all labor, materials, machinery, tools, equipment and other means of construction necessary and incidental to the completion of the work shown on the plans and described in these specifications including, but not necessarily limited to the following: Replacement of the outdated traffic signal system, installation of pedestrian signals, upgrades to the sidewalk curb ramps, asphalt milling, asphalt paving, signing and pavement markings.

This is a Federal Aid Project and NYSDOT Standard Specifications, officially finalized and adopted on January 1, 2021 as posted on the New York State Department of Transportation’s website must be followed by the successful bidder.

The DBE goal for this project is: 6%

There are no M/WBE goals for this project.

The EEO Employment goals for this project are:    

1.1% Minority Employment Goal

6.9% Women Employment Goal

The use of the NYSDOT approved civil rights reporting software, Equitable Business Opportunities (EBO), is required. Access authorization to EBO can be found at

No residential or geographical restrictions will be in effect for this project. Applicable Federal requirements take precedence over State and local requirements unless state and local requirements are deemed to be more stringent.

Contract Documents, including Invitation to Bidders, Instructions to Bidders, Wage Rates, Bid Documents, Agreement, Special Notes, Specifications, Contract Drawings, and any Addenda, may be examined, at no expense, at the office of the City Engineer, at City Hall, Binghamton, New York between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. USB drives containing digital versions of the plans and specifications may be obtained at this location upon a non-refundable payment of $50.00 (check or money order), payable to the City of Binghamton. The City of Binghamton and McFarland-Johnson, Inc. will not mail any USB drives or any other Bid Documents. Pick up of USB drives or other Bid Documents must be arranged with the City.

No questions or inquiries regarding this bid will be accepted within three (3) business days prior to the bid opening.

Contractors that obtain Contract Documents from a source other than the issuing office must notify the issuing office in order to be placed on the official Plan Holder List, to receive Addenda and any other Bid correspondence.  Bids received from Contractors other than those on the official Plan Holders List will not be accepted.

Addenda will be emailed from City of Binghamton to Bidders listed on the official Plan Holders List.  An emailed response from the Bidder, to the Addendum sent by the City of Binghamton will act as proof that the Bidder received the Addendum.  In addition to an emailed response, Bidders must acknowledge receipt of all Addenda by signing and dating each Addendum on the Bid Form. Failure of any Bidder to receive any such Addendum or interpretation shall not relieve such Bidder from any obligation under this Bid submittal.  All Addenda so issued shall become part of the Contract Documents.

Questions regarding the Contract Documents should be directed to Scott P. Faulkner, P.E., McFarland-Johnson, Inc. through email at:  Bidders shall promptly notify Scott P. Faulkner, P.E. of any errors, omissions, conflicts or ambiguity within the Contract Documents within 10 days of bid opening.

All bids must include the completed Bid Form, Non-Collusive Bidding and Disbarment Certifications, and Lobbying Certifications.  This is a unit price bid as described in the Instructions to Bidders.  No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within forty-five (45) calendar days after the actual date of the opening thereof. 

No proposal will be considered unless it is accompanied by a notarized bid guaranty which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the amount bid for the total work contemplated to be done.  At the option of the bidder, the guaranty may be a certified check, bank draft, negotiable US Government bonds (at par value), or a bid bond approved by the Corporation Counsel.  Certified check or bank draft must be payable to the order of the City of Binghamton. Cash deposits will not be accepted.  The bid guaranty shall insure the execution of the agreement and the furnishing of the surety bond or bonds by the successful bidder, all as required by the contract documents.

Bids to be considered must be received in a sealed envelope at City Hall, City of Binghamton, New York by 10:30 AM, local time, on April 21, 2021 after which time and at which place they will be publicly opened and read aloud at the 11:00 A.M. Board of Contract and Supply meeting. Bids received after the above noted time will not be accepted.  All sealed envelopes should be clearly labeled:


The Bidder to whom the Contract is awarded will be required to furnish Performance, Payment and Guarantee Bonds from an acceptable Surety Company for an amount not less than 100% of the accepted bid.  The successful Bidder and all subcontractors must have an approved CCA-2 on file with NYSDOT prior to being awarded a contract.  If the successful Bidder does not currently have a CCA-2 on file with NYSDOT, the Bidder may find the CCA-2 forms and instruction for completion online at

The successful Bidder will be required to comply with all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 2, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804). Successful bidders will be required to pay prevailing wage rates on this contract.

The City of Binghamton reserves the right to consider the bids for forty-five (45) days after receipt before awarding any Contract, and to waive any minor informalities in, and to reject, any and all bids. All bids are subject to final review and approval by City Council before any award of contract may be made.  Receipt of bids by the City of Binghamton shall not be construed as authority to bind the City of Binghamton. 

The project work will be fully completed within 60 work days from Notice to Proceed.

The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title VI Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to the related solicitation, request for proposal or invitation to bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award.

Owners Contact

Ray L. Standish, City Engineer


Engineers Contact 

Scott P. Faulkner, P.E., Project Manager


The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to award the contract in the best interests of the City of Binghamton, New York.


   Board of Contract and Supply

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