BIDCO Marine Group of Grand Island is one of three local firms awarded a contract by the New York Power Authority.
NYPA President Richard M. Kessel announced Dec. 16 that NYPA has approved several new contracts with New York state companies for carrying out various essential services undertaken by the statewide public power utility.
"One of the Power Authority's key missions is to support economic development and job creation throughout the state of New York," Kessel said. "NYPA does hundreds of millions of dollars a year in business with New York companies and we plan to continue that practice for years to come."
BIDCO Marine Group and McLaren Engineering Group of West Nyack will provide for underwater inspection services to support the operation and maintenance of authority facilities located throughout New York state. Such services include routine outage underwater inspections, debris management and minor underwater equipment and structural repairs. The contracts will last up to five years and total a maximum of $2 million.
The contracts, which will become effective on or about Jan. 1, 2011, result from competitive processes for obtaining the lowest-priced bids from qualified companies, in response to requests for proposals posted on the authority's procurement website and notices in the New York State Contract Reporter.
Fox Fence of Niagara Falls received a contract to provide for on-call emergency repair services for security gates and fences at the Niagara Power Project. The up-to-four-year $100,000 contract includes all labor, supervision, equipment, materials and technical support.
According to NYPA, the public authority has made it a priority to support the state's economy with efforts to purchase the products and engage the services of New York state-based companies. NYPA estimates claim that in 2010, more than $220 million in contracts have been awarded to state firms, supporting taxpaying businesses and jobs with the infusion of capital into the local economies across the state.