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Albany County Airport Authority Bid Opportunities


PUBLIC NOTICE

Albany County Airport Authority (the “Authority”) intends to file a new Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)
application #4 with the Federal Aviation Administration (the “FAA”) to impose and use PFCs on nine (9)
new projects at Albany International Airport (the “Airport”) at a $4.50 PFC collection rate.

The proposed effective date for the new application is February 1, 2021, and the estimated charge expiration
date is September 1, 2023. The application requests $11,249,385 of PFC collection authority.

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS: The Authority welcomes the public’s comments and support for the
projects discussed below and will review all comments submitted in writing by no later than May 5, 2020.
Please address any questions or comments to:

Michael F. Zonsius
Chief Financial Officer
Albany County Airport Authority
737 Albany Shaker Road
Administration Building, Suite 200
Albany, New York 12211
Email: mzonsius@albanyairport.com

PROJECT INFORMATION
In accordance with 14 CFR §158.30, the County will be requesting authorization to impose and use PFC
funds for the following projects:

Project B.1 - Air Traffic Control Tower Rehabilitation, Phase I and Phase II

Project Description: The Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is 21 years old and many of its building
system and components are in need of replacement. The Albany County Airport Authority (ACAA)
owns the ATCT and the FAA leases the facility from ACAA. A building assessment was completed as
requested by the FAA and this documents serves as our basis of design. (See attached Building
Assessment dated February 4, 2019).

The project has been advanced in two phases. The first phase addresses those elements of the project
which are weather dependent. These items include but, are not limited to, minor roof replacements, minor
concrete repairs, painting, pavement, and sealing of critical areas on exterior of the building. The second
phase of the work includes, but it not limited to the following items:

1. Replacement of roofs on the tower cab, penthouse, TRACON building and connecting walkways.
2. Remove and replace concrete sidewalks and posts on the exterior of the building.
3. Remove rubber tile floors and replace with vinyl.
4. Replace all exterior weather tights joints along the precast panels and other areas of the building.
5. Replace Elevator.
6. Repair and replace several doors, hardware and frames.
7. Replace two boilers and associated system pumps.
8. Replace condensing units along with associated refrigerant piping.
9. Replace computer room air conditional units (CRAC) in equipment room and TRACON building.
10. Provide electric heaters in tower stairwell.
11. Replace humidifiers throughout facility.
12. Replace fire pumps.

Project B.1 - Air Traffic Control Tower Rehabilitation, Phase I and Phase II, continued

Project Justification: The FAA has requested an assessment to be completed based upon the age of the
existing ATCT. The Albany County Airport Authority has agreed to advance the rehabilitation project
and utilize the airport staff to facilitate the needed improvements.

PFC Collection Level: $4.50

Project Funding: Amount
Pay-As-You-Go PFCs $3,106,647
State/Local Funds -
Total Project Funding $3,106,647


Project B.2 - Terminal Public Address System Replacement 993-PA

Project Description: The project is to replace a twenty-one year old Terminal Building Public Address
System installed in 1998 to meet current standards and ensure ongoing public safety. The new Public
Address System includes the replacement of all airline microphones, amplifiers, controllers and cabling to
upgrade to the system. TTY visual paging monitors are included and will be installed to meet the NYS
ADA requirements for public address systems. Emergency announcements and other instructions will
also be broadcasted throughout the Terminal and Concourses to alert passengers of urgent situations as
they arise.

The project is being advanced in three phases as follows:

Phase 1: Replace amplifiers and controller.

Phase 2: Provide Cat 6 cables and upgrade cable infrastructure.

Phase 3: Provide controller, software and microphones throughout the Terminal.

The work was phased in a manner that would not interrupt the airline nor airport operations.

Project Justification: The replacement and upgrading of the Public Address System will provide a safer
environment for the 3.0 million passengers, which use the airport on an annual basis. The emergency
evacuation announcements in the event of a fire or other emergencies will guide the passengers and
employees to safe areas. The law enforcement agencies, first responders, and other agencies rely on a
communication system to provide instructions to all personnel during emergencies.

The airlines utilize the Public Address System continuously to provide the passengers about boarding,
luggage retrieval, and flight changes.

The TSA utilizes the system to alert passengers to be vigilant in their surroundings and to report any
suspicious activity. Security protocols depend on a fully functional and modern public address system.

Lastly, individuals with hearing impairments utilize the monitors, which offer information in the event of
an emergency or airline or airport information and announcements.

Project B.2 - Terminal Public Address System Replacement, continued

PFC Collection Level: $4.50

Project Funding: Amount
Pay-As-You-Go PFCs $ 565,606
State/Local Funds -
Total Project Funding $ 565,606

Project B.3 - Terminal Fire Alarm System Replacement 1031-E

Project Description: The terminal-wide fire alarm system replacement project consists of the removal of
the existing 22 years old fire alarm system and replacement of all system components. The system
consists of the head-end equipment, software, annunciators, cabling, detector heads, and equipment
located in the Operations Center and the Air Rescue and Firefighting Building. The system covers all
three concourses, ticketing, baggage make-up and airline offices. Included are carbon monoxide
detectors, smoke and heat detectors, duct detectors, pull stations, smoke barrier doors, and other
equipment to provide protection to the Terminal. Connections will also be made to the public address
system to alert the passengers, visitors and employees of pending emergency.

Project Justification: The current fire alarm system is now obsolete and it is difficult or impossible to requisition
replacement parts. The computer system utilized is 25-year old technology and is no longer supported. In addition,
updates are not available. The existing system uses only one common control point. The new system will require at
least two operational command and control points for use during emergency events for redundancy and to enhance
safety. Current New York State Codes recognize the need for redundancy and require special wiring paths and
redundant controls for proper protection of the thousands of people occupying the airport Terminal on a daily basis.

PFC Collection Level: $4.50
Project Funding: Amount
Pay-As-You-Go PFCs $1,745,250
State/Local Funds -
Total Project Funding $1,745,250

Project B.4 - Terminal Amenities – Toilet Room Renovations and Miscellaneous Upgrades 991-P

Project Description: 991-P Terminal Amenities – Toilet Room Renovations and Miscellaneous
Upgrades. The project scope includes the modernization of public bathrooms including any mechanical,
electrical, plumbing, and fire protection work. The work also includes a FAA mandated pet relief station,
security and non-security door repairs, ceiling and light modernization in the baggage claim area.
Mechanical upgrades located above the ticket counters have been excluded to meet PFC eligibility
requirements.

Project Justification: 991-P Terminal Amenities – Toilet Room Renovations and Miscellaneous Upgrades. The
project scope includes the modernization of public bathrooms including any mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and
fire protection work. The work also includes a FAA mandated pet relief station, security and non-security door
repairs, ceiling and light modernization in the baggage claim area. Mechanical upgrades located above the ticket
counters have been excluded to meet PFC eligibility requirements.

PFC Collection Level: $4.50
Project Funding: Amount
Pay-As-You-Go PFCs $1,959,668
State/Local Funds 1,252,987
Total Project Funding $3,212,655

Project B.5 - Terminal Amenities – Photovoltaic Panel System 991-R

Project Description: 991-R Terminal Amenities Photovoltaic Panel System. The project scope includes
the removal of existing skylight panels and provide a new metal roofing system in its place. Modifications
need to be made to the existing structure to accommodate the new roofing system. The useful life of the
reconstruction is greater than 40 years.

The work includes the reconstruction of a roof opening, infilling with steel beams, fire-proofing of steel
members, roof underlayment, roof membrane, and interior finishes which included gypsum board and
paint. The array of photovoltaic panels has been adjusted. The photovoltaic panels are a small portion of
the project and are not PFC eligible.

Project Justification: The project is a reconstruction project consisting of removing a leaking and
unsafe, major skylight located in Concourse A. The skylight constructed I 1979 was positioned over an
escalator, passenger corridor, and a food concessionaire. Included in the project was the removal of a
large glass area and the area was infilled with roofing materials along with structural framing.
Photovoltaic panels have been removed from the project t meet PFC eligibility.

PFC Collection Level: $4.50
Project Funding: Amount
Pay-As-You-Go PFCs $ 608,228
State/Local Funds 568,799
Total Project Funding $1,177,027

Project B.6 - Terminal Amenities – Garage Escalator Replacement 991-ES

Project Description: Garage Escalator Replacement. The scope includes the replacement of escalator
located in the Collector Building located at the end of the pedestrian bridge. The work includes the
removal and disposal of the existing escalators. All new electrical and plumbing connections will need to
be made with the new installation.

Project Justification: 991-ES The project consists of replacing a 22 year old escalators located in the
Collector Building located at the end of the pedestrian bridge. The escalators are located along a major
travel path bringing passengers and visitors from the ground level to the second floor where the airline
gates and checkpoint are located. The new escalators will provide a safe means of moving many of the
thousands of passengers, visitors, and employees that frequent the Airport on a daily basis.

PFC Collection Level: $4.50
Project Funding: Amount
Pay-As-You-Go PFCs $ 617,700
State/Local Funds 332,608
Total Project Funding $ 950,308

Project B.7 - Terminal Amenities – Wayfinding Signs 991-W

Project Description: 991-W The project scope includes removal and installation of Terminal
wayfinding signage and the removal and installation of curbside signage. The work also includes new
signage in the Parking Garage, and all electrical and data connections.
The project objective is to install new wayfinding signage which meets the safety requirements of the
New York State Building Codes.

Project Justification: The new wayfinding signage shows all of the Terminal escape routes. It will also
include monitors for the hearing impaired providing essential information in the event of an emergency.
The new signage reflects changes which have been made throughout the years and clearly identifies the
location of all destinations and allow for the easy navigation throughout the Terminal. The new wayfinding
signage will address the safety requirements of the New York State Building Codes.

PFC Collection Level: $4.50
Project Funding: Amount
Pay-As-You-Go PFCs $1,291,284
State/Local Funds 695,307
Total Project Funding $1,986,591

Project B.8 - Airport Pavement Management Program S-1046

Project Description: The project will consist of providing planning services associated with the
development of a Pavement Management Plan (PMP) at the Albany International Airport (ALB) in
accordance with FAA AC 150/5380-7B, Airport Pavement Management Program.

There will be a visual pavement condition inspection of all airfield pavements: runways; taxiways; taxi
lanes; and aprons. The establishment of Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for all pavements and the
development of a formal Pavement Management Plan (PMP) with recommendations on the scope, timing
and costs of pavement maintenance, repairs and/or reconstruction will be developed. (PCI is a numerical
rating, on a scale of 0 “failed” to 100 “excellent” of the surface conditions of a pavement with
implications of structural performance.)

The airside pavement network will be divided into uniform sections, and sampling rates and units will be
developed for visual inspection and PCI calculations in accordance with ASTM D5340-12 (2018),
Standard Test Method for Airport Pavement Condition Index Surveys and FAA AC 150/5380-7B, Airport
Pavement Management Program.

Based upon the results of the airport wide PCI’s, a maintenance plan, a 5-year near term capital
improvement plan, and a 20-year Pavement Capital Improvement Plan (PCIP) will be developed. A
Pavement Classification Number (PCN) will be calculated for the runway pavements in accordance with
FAA AC 150/5335-5C, Standardized Method of Reporting Airport Pavement Strength – PCN.

A comprehensive Master Plan report will be developed to include a technical report, summary, an Airport
Layout Plan, Web Page and Public Information Kit.

Project Justification: The FAA requires all Airport Sponsors to have a current Airfield Pavement
Management Plan (“PMP”) in place. A comprehensive PMP is necessary to adequately and
systematically plan for and execute pavement repairs, rehabilitation and reconstruction. The PMP will aid
in the Sponsor in project planning and securing grant funding as part of an overall maintenance,
rehabilitation and reconstruction plan for their airfield pavements. The project is eligible for AIP funding
and does not require an Environmental Finding.

PFC Collection Level: $4.50
Project Funding: Amount
Pay-As-You-Go PFCs $ 255,000
State/Local Funds -
Total Project Funding $ 255,000

Project B.9 - Escalators #22 and #23 Replacement S-1047

Project Description: Project No. S-1047, Escalator #22 and #23 Replacement.
The scope includes the replacement of the two escalators located in the Terminal, which convey
passengers and others from the second floor into the baggage claim area. The work includes the removal
and disposal of the existing escalators. All new electrical and plumbing connections will need to be made
with the new installation.

Project Justification: The project consists of replacing 15-year-old escalators located in the Terminal,
which connect the second floor with the baggage claim area. The escalators are located along a major
path of travel bringing returning passengers from the boarding gates, through the checkpoint exit lane and
into the baggage claim area. The new escalators will provide a safe means of moving many of the
thousands of passengers, visitors, and employees that frequent the Airport on a daily basis.

Further justification is that the condition of the escalators is very poor. The escalators steps, step chains,
and step chain assembly are worn to the point that replacing individual parts is no longer a feasible
option. These two escalators have undergone repeated repairs to the point where the Airport’s service
provider, KONE, has indicated that the escalators may fail permanently prior to replacement, leaving the
airport without a means to provide rapid vertical transportation for the thousands of patrons of the
Airport.

PFC Collection Level: $4.50
Project Funding: Amount
Pay-As-You-Go PFCs $1,100,000
State/Local Funds ________
Total Project Funding $1,100,000

PFC APPLICATION #4 AIRLINE PFC CONSULTATION MEETING PRESENTATION

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Authority hereby announces its fiscal years 2021 through 2023 goal of 4.08% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction Contracts. The proposed goals and rationale is available for inspection between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Albany County Airport Authority Albany International Airport, Administration Building, Suite 200, Albany, New York 12211 for 30 days from the date of this publication.

 

Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for thirty (30) days from the date of this publication and can be sent to Philip F. Calderone, Esq., Albany County Airport Authority, Albany International Airport, Administration Building, Suite 200, Albany, New York 12211.

Sealed bids are hereby requested by the Albany County Airport Authority for Contract No. 20-1013-EL for Air Traffic Control Tower Rehabilitation – Phase 2 at Albany International Airport. This project includes the modernization of the elevator including supporting systems such as electrical power upgrade to the elevator, hoistway sump pump, and elevator machine room air conditioning.  Bid DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED beginning at 10:00 AM on August 27, 2020, from Bid Net Direct by visiting www.bidnetdirect.com//albany-county-airport-authority or AT THE ALBANY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY PURCHASING OFFICE for a non-refundable fee of $75.00. In accordance with Article 15A of the Executive Law, this project includes a combined Minority Owned Business Enterprise Participation and Woman Owned Business Enterprise Participation goal of thirty percent (30%) combined.  A participation goal of (0%) zero percent for Service Disabled Veterans is requested for this project.   No bid shall be considered unless the organization making the bid has first obtained a copy of the IFB.  In accordance with State Finance Law §§139-j and 139-k, this solicitation includes and imposes certain restrictions on communications between the Airport Authority and an Offerer/bidder during the procurement process.  An Offerer/bidder is restricted from making contacts from the earliest notice of intent to solicit offers by this solicitation through final award and approval of the Procurement Contract by the Authority (“restricted period”) to other than designated staff unless it is a contact that is included among certain statutory exceptions set forth in State Finance Law §139-j(3)(a).  Designated staff, as of the date hereof, is Bobbi Matthews, Purchasing Agent.  Authority employees are also required to obtain certain information when contacted during the restricted period and make a determination of the responsibility of the Offerer/bidder pursuant to these two statutes.  Certain findings of non-responsibility can result in rejection for contract award and in the event of two findings within a 4 year period the Offerer/bidder is debarred from obtaining governmental Procurement Contracts.  Further information about these requirements can be found by request to the designated staff and the New York State Office of General Services Advisory Council on Procurement Lobbying Web site at: https://www.ogs.ny.gov/acpl/ . A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on September 10, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. in the Albany County Airport Authority Conference Room, located in the Administration Building, Second Floor at Albany International Airport.  All interested parties MUST pre-register for this meeting by emailing  the Airport Purchasing Agent at bmatthews@albanyairport.com or call 518-242-2213.  In order to comply with social distancing, the Authority may schedule a second pre-bid meeting.  Only those bids in the hands of the ALBANY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY, PURCHASING OFFICE, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, ROOM 204, SECOND FLOOR, ALBANY, NEW YORK 12211 at 2:00 P.M. (EST) September 23, 2020, shall be considered. Bids shall be opened and read at such time.  Bidders may listen via telephonic mean.  Instructions will be distributed to bidders.  This opening will be recorded and available upon request to the Airport Authority Purchasing Department.  MWBE/SDVOB RESPONSES ARE ENCOURAGED.

The Albany County Airport Authority hereby solicits request for qualifications for Contract No. S-20-1064 for Professional Engineering Services of Taxiway “A” Pavement Rehabilitation Design and Construction Administration at Albany International Airport.  The Authority invites you to submit a Statement of Qualifications if you wish to be considered.  Complete sets of Request for Qualification Documents  MAY BE OBTAINED beginning  September 10, 2020, AT THE ALBANY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY PURCHASING OFFICE, Albany International Airport, Administration Building, Albany, New York.  For an electronic version of the RFQ document go to www.bidnetdirect.com//albany-county-airport-authority.  Please submit qualifications, relevant past experience and any other information you think would assist the Authority in making its selection.  The submission Deadline is 11:00 A.M. (EST), September 28, 2020.   In accordance with State Finance Law §§139-j and 139-k, this solicitation includes and imposes certain restrictions on communications between the Airport Authority and an Offerer/bidder during the procurement process.  An Offerer/bidder is restricted from making contacts from the earliest notice of intent to solicit offers by this solicitation through final award and approval of the Procurement Contract by the Authority (“restricted period”) to other than designated staff unless it is a contact that is included among certain statutory exceptions set forth in State Finance Law §139-j(3)(a).  Designated staff, as of the date hereof, is Bobbi Matthews.  Authority employees are also required to obtain certain information when contacted during the restricted period and make a determination of the responsibility of the Offerer/bidder pursuant to these two statutes.  Certain findings of non-responsibility can result in rejection for contract award and in the event of two findings within a 4 year period the Offerer/bidder is debarred from obtaining governmental Procurement Contracts.  Further information about these requirements can be found by request to the designated staff and the New York State Office of General Services Advisory Council on Procurement Lobbying Web site at: http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/aboutOgs/ regulations/defaultAdvisory Council.html.   Please submit your Statement of Qualification, by mail or delivery, to: Bobbi Matthews, Purchasing Agent, Albany County Airport Authority, Albany International Airport, Administration Building, Albany, New York 12211-1057, or electronically to: bmatthews@albanyairport.com.  DBE RESPONSES ARE ENCOURAGED.

Sealed proposals are hereby requested by the Albany County Airport Authority for Contract No. SC-20-1062 for Overhead Door, Baggage Belt & Baggage Carousel Maintenance & Services at Albany International Airport.  Complete sets of Contract Documents and Proposal Forms MAY BE OBTAINED beginning at 10:00 AM on September 17, 2020, from BidNet Direct by visiting www.bidnetdirect.com//albany-county-airport-authority or AT THE ALBANY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY PURCHASING OFFICE for a non-refundable fee of $20.00.   No proposal shall be considered unless the organization making the proposal has first obtained a copy of the RFP from the Albany County Airport Authority Purchasing Office.  In accordance with State Finance Law §§139-j and 139-k, this solicitation includes and imposes certain restrictions on communications between the Airport Authority and an Offerer/Proposer during the procurement process.  An Offerer/proposer is restricted from making contacts from the earliest notice of intent to solicit offers by this solicitation through final award and approval of the Procurement Contract by the Authority (“restricted period”) to other than designated staff unless it is a contact that is included among certain statutory exceptions set forth in State Finance Law §139-j(3)(a).  Designated staff, as of the date hereof, is Bobbi Matthews, Purchasing Agent.  Authority employees are also required to obtain certain information when contacted during the restricted period and make a determination of the responsibility of the Offerer/proposer pursuant to these two statutes.  Certain findings of non-responsibility can result in rejection for contract award and in the event of two findings within a 4 year period the Offerer/proposer is debarred from obtaining governmental Procurement Contracts.  Further information about these requirements can be found by request to the designated staff and the New York State Office of General Services Advisory Council on Procurement Lobbying Web site at: http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/aboutOgs/ regulations/defaultAdvisory Council.html. A non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held on September 29, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. (EST) in the Albany County Airport Authority Conference Room, Second Floor, Albany, New York 12211.  All interested parties MUST pre-register for this meeting by emailing the Airport Purchasing Agent at bmatthews@albanyairport.com or call 518-242-2213.  In order to comply with social distancing, the Authority may schedule a second pre-bid meeting.  Each proposal must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Proposers. Only those proposals in the hands of the ALBANY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY, PURCHASING OFFICE, Administration Building, Second Floor, Room 204, Albany, New York 12211 available to acknowledge at 2:00 P.M. (EST) October 15, 2020, shall be considered. Proposals shall be verbally acknowledged at such time in the Albany County Airport Authority Conference Room, Administration Building, Second Floor, Room 202, Albany, New York. This acknowledgment will be recorded and available upon request to the Airport Authority Purchasing Department.  Proposer may listen via telephonic mean.  Instruction will be distributed to proposers. MWBE/ SDVOB RESPONSES ARE ENCOURAGED.