This Phased Solicitation is issued by the New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Procurement Services (PS) for the purpose of awarding a statewide commodity Contract for Road Salt, Treated Salt & Emergency Standby Road Salt. This is a new way of soliciting Bids and awarding an OGS Contract and Bidders are advised to pay close attention to all requirements and deadlines to prevent disqualification.

There are two (2) phases with the first being a pre-qualification of Bidders for responsiveness and responsibility. Only Bidders deemed responsive and responsible at the conclusion of Phase 1 will be eligible to participate in the Phase 2 Reverse Auction/Online Bidding Event. OGS will provide written notification to those who qualify for participation in the Reverse Auction event. The Reverse Auction will be the process used to determine some or all OGS Items at the discretion of OGS Procurement Services pursuant to Section 5 - Method of Award.

The online Reverse Auction will be managed and hosted by EASiBuy, LLC (hereinafter referred to as "EASI"). The Contractor is required to pay a Transaction Fee of .15% to EASI for all payments received from Authorized Users resulting in the subsequent contract. The Total Transaction Fee paid to EASI shall not exceed $50,000.00.

During the Reverse Auction, Bidders shall provide itemized pricing on any county and salt type. All counties and salt types are set forth in Attachment 1 - Intent to Bid.

Bid documents may be obtained up until the bid opening date by visiting the OGS Procurement Services Online Bid Calendar through the link below.

https://nyspro.ogs.ny.gov/content/finding-bid-opportunities

Dates

Deadline: Friday, August 3, 2018

Date Published: Friday, July 13, 2018

Date Updated: Friday, July 13, 2018

Contact

Bailey Baleno

bailey.baleno@ogs.ny.gov

Corning Tower, 38th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242

518-473-1614

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