1. The Laws of New York
  2. Unconsolidated Laws
  3. Urban Development Corporation Act 174/68

Section 11 Construction contracts

Urban Development Corporation Act 174/68 (UDA)

(1) Construction contracts let by the corporation shall be in conformity with the applicable provisions of section one hundred thirty-five of the state finance law, provided, however, that construction contracts let by subsidiaries of the corporation which are housing companies shall be governed by the applicable provisions of the private housing finance law; provided further, however, that in the case of industrial projects, whenever the corporation determines that trade secrets or other confidential information about the prospective project occupant's business operations, products, processes or designs would be revealed by public bidding, the requirements of section one hundred thirty-five of the state finance law with respect to public bidding may be waived. In such event, separate specifications shall be prepared for, and separate and independent contracts shall be entered into, for the following three subdivisions of work to be performed: (a) plumbing and gas fitting; (b) steam heating, hot water heating, ventilating and air conditioning apparatus; and (c) electric wiring and standard illuminating fixtures.

  (2) The corporation may, in its discretion, assign contracts for supervision and coordination to the successful bidder for any subdivision of work for which the corporation receives bids. Any construction contract awarded by the corporation shall contain such other terms and conditions as the corporation may deem desirable. The corporation shall not award any construction contract except to the lowest bidder who, in its opinion, is qualified to perform the work required and who is responsible and reliable. The corporation may, however, reject any or all bids or waive any informality in a bid if it believes that the public interest will be promoted thereby. The corporation may reject any bid if, in its judgment, the business and technical organization, plant, resources, financial standing, or experience of the bidder justifies such rejection in view of the work to be performed.