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1 Campus Let Contracts Construction Authority and Thresholds February 1, 2012

2 Construction Authority as it applies to State Operated Campuses

3 Construction Authority and Funding What gives the authority to construct? New York State Education Law (§355 and §376) establishes the authority for design, construction and rehabilitation of SUNY facilities Who has that authority? Campus Administered (Campus Let and Campus Funded) State University Construction Fund (Fund) Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) Office of General Services (OGS) New York Power Authority (NYPA) Unless authorized by specific legislation affiliated organizations (Foundations, ASC, Associations, ect.)are not authorized to hold construction contracts for projects University property.

4 Construction Authority and Funding Campus Let Contracts Campus managed construction projects funded by the Fund appropriations Capital Appropriation Capital Appropriation via transfer to the 384 account Emergency Capital Appropriation Campus Funded Contracts Campus managed construction projects funded by SUNY appropriations Campus Funds (operating budget, income fund reimbursable) Other funds (Foundation, Research Foundation, Auxiliary Service Corporation, Alumni Association, Grants)

5 Construction Authority and Funding State University Construction Fund (the Fund) Capital Appropriation Capital Appropriation via transfer to the 384 account Emergency Capital Appropriation Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) Dormitory Income Fund Reimbursable Dormitory Res Hall Revenue Bonds Income Fund Reimbursable Campus and other funds can be transferred to the Fund through the 384 appropriation account

6 Construction Authority and Funding Office of General Services (OGS) Capital Appropriation Capital Appropriation via transfer to the 384 account Emergency Capital Appropriation Campus Funds (operating budget, income fund reimbursable) Other funds (Foundation, Research Foundation, Auxiliary Service Corporation, Alumni Association, Grants)

7 Construction Authority and Funding New York Power Authority (NYPA) Capital Appropriation Campus Funds (operating budget, income fund reimbursable) Other funds (Foundation, Research Foundation, Auxiliary Service Corporation, Alumni Association, Grants)

8 Construction Authority and Funding Projects managed by SUNY affiliated organizations Alumni Association, Foundation, Research Foundation, Auxiliary Service Corporation, Special or Student Housing Foundation, ect. Other funds (Foundation, Research Foundation, Auxiliary Service Corporation, Alumni Association, Grants) Contact your University Counsel if youre interested in pursuing a project using this method

9 Procurement Requirements and Thresholds for State Operated Campuses

10 Procurement Requirements SUNY Procedures Directives & Bulletins Legislation Rules & Regs

11 Procurement Requirements

12 Competitive Bid (Construction) Awards made by public letting to the lowest qualified bidder Applicability: >$20,000 NYS Education Law §376 Procedure Item #7554 Most Qualified Selection (Consultant) Contracts are negotiated with the most qualified consultant Applicability: >$25,000 NYS Finance Law §136-A Procedure Item #7555 View procedures on our websitewebsite

13 B-1184 Division of Budget approval of contracts through the Agency Spending Controls Application (ASCA) Applicability: capital projects >$20,000 DOB eBudget applications Division of Budget Bulletin 1184 New York State Contract Reporter Advertisement in the New York State Contract Reporter (NYSCR) at least 15 business days before the bid due date. Individual ad for contracts in excess of $20,000 Quarterly ad for anticipated contracts >$10,000 but <$20,000 NYSCR Website NYS Economic Development Law (§142)

14 Newspaper Advertisement (Construction) Campus Let contracts require a one day ad in an Albany paper and in a local paper of general circulation Campus Funded contracts require an ad in a local paper of general circulation Applicability: >$50,000 NYS Education Law (§376) and Public Building Law (§8) Contact a reasonable number of local contractors minimum of 5, if feasible Albany Paper = Times Union

15 Minority and Women Owned Businesses Applicability: >$100,000 Notify regional business associations Entrepreneurial Assistance Centers New York State Small Business Development Center Minority Business Development Centers Place ads in minority publications; Minority Commerce Weekly Solicit from MWBE firms Establish MWBE goals within the solicitation Include MWBE goals in pre-bid meeting Require MWBE/EEO Policy Statement, Work Plan and Contract Breakdown from contractors Coordinate with contractors and provide assistance in identifying MWBEs where possible NYS Executive Law Article 15A SUNY Procedure #7557

16 Vendor Responsibility For all contracts vendors and contractors must be deemed responsible Contracts >$100,000 require Contractor disclosure of all information relevant to a responsibility determination Completion of the Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire Agency certification of Vendor Responsibility VendRep NYS State Finance Law §163 OSC Procurement and Disbursement Guidelines G-221

17 Procurement Lobbying Requires restrictions on contacts during the procurement process and vendor affirmation, certification and disclosure of compliance Applicability: >$15,000 NYS State Finance Law § 139-j SUNY Procedure #7552 Certificate of Insurance Required for ALL contracts and purchase orders At a minimum, insurance limits must equivalent to the limits in the construction and consultant agreements

18 Campus Procurement Certification SUNY procedures require a Campus Procurement Certification for all contracts (not purchase orders) >$250,000 – signed by a Campus Vice President and uploaded to the SUNY Procurement Officers space in Confluence Consultant Reporting Annual reporting of all consultant contracts and purchase orders OSC Form A OSC Form B NYS State Finance Law § 8 and § 163 OSC Procurement and Disbursement Guidelines G-226

19 Prevailing Wage Rates (Construction) Applicability: All contracts and purchase orders Provide a copy to the prime contractor and incorporate it into the contract Primes provides schedules to subcontractors Prime provides copies of certified payroll to SUNY Request a wage schedule from the Department of Labor websiteDepartment of Labor website NYS Labor Law, Article 8 & 9

20 Bonds (Construction) Applicability: >$50,000 Performance Bonds May be waived when only one (1) payment is made to the contractor upon successful completion of the work Labor & Material Bonds cannot be waived Multiple contracts for project - the entire project value must be fully bonded NYS State Finance Law § 139-f Learn More. A Guidance Document on construction bonds is coming soon.

21 Wicks Law (Construction) Requires separate specifications and bids for; General Contracting Plumbing: plumbing and gas fitting Mechanical: steam heating, hot water heating, ventilating and air conditioning apparatus Electrical: electric wiring and standard illuminating fixtures Applicability by county >$3M in Bronx, Kings, NY, Queens, and Richmond >$1.5M in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester >$0.5M in all other counties within the state NYS State Finance Law § 135

22 Wicks Law (Construction) Campus Let Contracts Campuses may apply for a Wicks Waiver with the Fund Campus Funded Contracts Not eligible for a Wicks Waiver

23 Campus Let vs. Campus Funded Campus Let Fund Appropriation Fund project approval and coding required Eligible for Wicks Waiver Advertisement in Albany paper and a paper of general circulation Campus Funded SUNY Appropriation Subject to Wicks Advertisement in a paper of general circulation

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