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The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Requests for Proposals and Bids

    Current RFPs and Bids

    Cornell Street Improvements Invitation for BIDS

    Sealed bids for CONTRACT NO. CK-2018-007, CORNELL STREET IMPROVEMENTS,  City of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, are sought and requested as set forth in specifications prepared by The Office of the City Engineer, City of Kingston, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, New York 12401.

     The proposal will consist of a single contract for General Construction.  The project consists of installing new concrete sidewalks, stone curbing, and plantings along Cornell Street between Broadway and the railroad tracks, approximately 500’ north of Broadway, in the City of Kingston, Ulster County, New York.

     There will be a prebid conference at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Conference Room 1, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401. Attendance at the prebid conference is not required but is highly encouraged.

     Separate sealed proposals completed on forms provided with the Contract documents shall be received by the City of Kingston at the Office of the City Engineer until 10:00 AM on Friday November 2, 2018 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.  Bids received after the designated date and time will be considered unresponsive and returned to the bidder unopened.

     All of the contract documents, including Instructions to Bidders, Proposal Forms, General Conditions governing the contract, drawings and detailed specifications, may be examined at the Office of the City Engineer, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, New York 12401.  Electronic copies of these documents may be obtained at a no cost to prospective bidders via electronic mail by contacting Richard Waite, Clark Patterson Lee at rwaite@clarkpatterson.com.

     Attention is also directed to the fact that the Contractor will be governed by the Labor Standards Provisions, which are made part of these specifications and contract. The City of Kingston Resolution # 179 of 2012 requires that for any City construction contract over $100,000, the Contractor and Subcontractors must have approved Apprenticeship Agreements pursuant to NYS Labor Law 816.b.

     The bidder, by signing his proposal, certifies that he is fully aware of the State Laws regarding the non-collusion bidding certification.  No separate forms will be required, but the actual signing of the proposal includes such a statement and is included in the proposal.

     The City of Kingston expressly reserves the right to waive any informality in or to accept any bid, or to reject any and all bids, or to award on any or all items, as the interest of the City of Kingston may appear to require.

     The City of Kingston is an exempt organization under the Tax Laws and is exempt from payment of Sales and Compensating Use Taxes of the State of New York and Cities and Counties of the State of all materials which are to be incorporated into the project, pursuant to the provisions of the Contract.  These taxes are not to be included in the Bid.  No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 (sixty) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

     By order of the City of Kingston Common Council.

     Steven T. Noble, Mayor, October 7, 2018

    PAST RFPS AND BIDS

    Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet Invitation for Bids

    Sealed bids for Contract No. CK2018-5, Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet, City Hall, City of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, are sought and requested as set forth in specifications prepared by The Office of the City Engineer, City of Kingston, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, New York 12401.

    The proposal will consist of a single contract for General Construction.

    The project consists of construction of the Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet, City of Kingston, Ulster County, New York.

    Separate sealed proposals completed on forms provided with the Contract documents shall be received by the City of Kingston, Ulster County, New York at the Office of the City Engineer until 10:00 AM local time on Friday, September 7, 2018 which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the designated date and time will be considered unresponsive and returned to the bidder unopened.

    All of the contract documents, including Instructions to Bidders, Proposal Forms, General Conditions governing the contract, drawings and detailed specifications, may be examined at the Office of the City Engineer, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, New York 12401.  Electronic copies of these documents may be obtained at a no cost to prospective Bidders via electronic mail upon request to:

    Ralph Swenson, City Engineer

    (845) 334-3967

    rswenson@kingston-ny.gov

    Attention is also directed to the fact that the Contractor will be governed by the Labor Standards Provisions, which are made part of these specifications and contract. The City of Kingston Resolution # 179 of 2012 requires that for any City construction contract over $100,000, the Contractor and Subcontractors must have approved Apprenticeship Agreements pursuant to NYS Labor Law 816.b.

    The bidder, by signing his proposal, certifies that he is fully aware of the State Laws regarding the non-collusion bidding certification.  No separate forms will be required, but the actual signing of the proposal includes such a statement and is included in the proposal.

    The City of Kingston expressly reserves the right to waive any informality in or to accept any bid, or to reject any and all bids, or to award on any or all items, as the interest of the City of Kingston may appear to require.

    The City of Kingston is an exempt organization under the Tax Laws and is exempt from payment of Sales and Compensating Use Taxes of the State of New York and Cities and Counties of the State of all materials which are to be incorporated into the pavilion project, pursuant to the provisions of the Contract.  These taxes are not to be included in the Bid.

    No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 (sixty) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

    By order of the City of Kingston Common Council.

    Steven T. Noble, Mayor

    August 17, 2018

     

    Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Pedestrian Access Design RFP

    The goal of this design project is to complete site reconnaissance, design, engineering, and permitting for shoreline improvements on the City's waterfront from the eastern end of the Cornell Building property to the Kingston Lighthouse and Rotary Park.  More information about the project can be found here: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/rrsspa

    An engineering and design consultant or team with experience in municipal projects that includes engineering of shoreline stabilization, the design of water and sewer facilities, and the development of promenades, trails, or pedestrian and bicycle facilities is being sought.

    Responses to the RFP are due on September 21, 2018 at 2 pm.  The due date has been extended from the original date of September 14th.  

    CK-OECD-2018-002 RRSS & PA RFP for Download

    CK-OECD-2018-002 RRSS & PA Map for Download

    CK-OECD-2018-002 RRSS & PA Addendum 1 for Download

    CK-OECD-2018-002 RRSS & PA Map Version 2 for Download

     

    Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1 Construction BID

    The Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1 is one of many projects on the Kingston Greenline, a system of rail trails, linear parks, and complete streets in Kingston, NY.  This construction project includes a 10-foot wide paved rail trail of approximately 1 mile that begins at the Jansen Avenue and East Chester Street intersection and ends at the intersection of Garraghan Drive and 9W at Rondout Gardens.  There are three trailheads in the project at Jansen Ave., at Delaware Ave. and Murray St., and at Rondout Gardens that will have permeable pavers and trailhead furnishings such as benches, picnic tables, bike racks, etc.  The project also includes some daylighting of a tunnel that goes under Delaware Ave, electrical work, and stair installation.   

    A construction contractor with experience in municipal projects including paving, drainage work, installation of permeable pavers, electrical work, installation of site furnishings, and landscaping is being sought to build the project.

    Bids were originally due on August 9th, 2018 at 2 pm. The due date was extended to August 10th, 2018 at 2 pm. The bid opening took place.

    A pre-bid meeting will be held at 1 pm on July 17th, 2018 in Council Chambers, Kingston City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401.

    For more background information about this project visit: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/kingstonpointrailtrail and https://www.kingston-ny.gov/kingstongreenline.

    CK-OECD-2018-006 KPRT Project Manual FINAL for Download

    CK-OECD-2018-006 KPRT Plans Bid Set FINAL for Download

    CK-OECD-2018-006 KPRT Bid Addendum 1 & Attachments for Download

    CK-OECD-2018-006 KPRT Bid Addendum 2 & Attachments for Download

    CK-OECD-2018-006 KPRT Addendum 3 for Download

    CK-OECD-2018-006 Interested Bidders List as of 8/7/2018 for Download

    CK-OECD-2018-006 KPRT Addendum 4 for Download