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Request for Proposals
Federal Highway Administration Funded Battery Maritime Building Slip 6 Lift Bridge and Approach Platform Rehabilitation RFP

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The Trust for Governors Island ("Trust"), is issuing a public single prime contractor bid for the Federal Highway Administration funded Battery Maritime Building Slip 6 Lift Bridge Rehabilitation procurement.

The project scope includes the replacement in full of the current transfer bridge system and rehabilitation of the approach platform at Slip 6 at the Battery Maritime Building including the replacement of the rolling log pile cap, installation of a truck scale in the approach platform and selective rehabilitation of the gallows towers.

This project is being funded with Federal Highway Administration funds through the New York State Department of Transportation. Therefore, this project has a mandatory Disadvantaged Business Enterprise ("DBE") participation goal and all respondents will be required to consider the DBE requirements in their bids as specified in the Instructions to Bidders. Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises are also encouraged to apply. A list of companies who have been certified as DBEs can be found at

The contract will be awarded, if at all, to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder whose bid meets the requirements and criteria of the IFB as determined by the Trust in accordance with all the terms and conditions set forth in the IFB.

Detailed submission guidelines are outlined in the Bid package. The cost of the Bid package is $50.00. The only form of payment accepted will be certified check or money order payable to "The Trust for Governors Island" provided at the time of pick-up. The Bid package will be released on Monday, September 23, 2013 and made available for pick up at the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street, Slip 7, NY, NY between 10:00 am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday through October 28. Bid packages may also be mailed to potential bidders. Requests for bid packages should be directed to with the bidders' FedEx number. Payment should be mailed to TGI at the address above Attn. Claire Kelly.

A non-mandatory but recommended pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 9:00am at the Battery Maritime Building. Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications, with regards to the subject matter of the project, to the Trust no later than 5:00pm on Monday, October 21. These questions should be directed to Any questions or requests for clarifications received after this date and time will not be answered. All questions or requests for clarifications received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, will be addressed by the Trust via Addenda to be posted at and emailed/faxed to all bidders which received the bid packages before October 23, 2013. These Addenda (if any) will be an integral part of the Bid package.

Sealed Bids must be received by the Trust no later than 3:00pm on Monday, October 28, 2013, and addressed to The Trust for Governors Island, 10 South Street, Slip 7, New York, NY 10004 to the attention of Claire Kelly, Director of Capital Development. Bids will not be accepted after 3:00 p.m. Bids will be opened and read publicly at the Battery Maritime Building on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:15pm.