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Contractors and Consultants

Contractors and Consultants interested in contracting or already under contract with Cornell University will find information regarding contractor qualification, bidding and consulting opportunities, awarded contracts/ agreements, forms and templates, as well as other links useful in performing work or providing services at Cornell University.  

On this page, you will find information for:

  • Qualification Process

  • Bid and Consulting Opportunities
  • Award Information
  • Forms and Templates

COVID-19 Update  5/4/21

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Electronic Bidding

All bids for campus funded capital construction contracts will be bid electronically via the e-Builder Bidding Portal.  As bidder’s lists are developed for each new project, Cornell’s e-Builder Group will reach out to any contractors that do not already have a designated bidding contact set up in e-Builder and work with those companies to set that designee up and to provide bid portal training if necessary.  Guidance on electronic bidding can be found at: *e-Builder Resources-Documents-Bidding Module Help-Bidders Help. Feel free to contact us at to for assistance.

Qualification Processes

Contractors Consultants

All contractors must complete a Qualification Process. Use the following link to submit preliminary information about your organization - Contractor Qualification Process (e-Builder).

The Qualification Statement Form is available to download at: Contractor Qualification Help Files and Statement of Qualification Form

Upon submission of the Initial Request to be qualified, someone from Cornell University will contact you within thirty (30) days to schedule a Meet & Greet.  If you do not hear from us within that timeframe, please feel free to send an inquiry email to  Additional qualification materials, including audited financial statements, may be requested via the e-Builder process.  Please respond promptly to any e-Builder Request for Comment emails messages relative to our “Contractor Qualification” process as this will ensure timely review and qualification determination.  All information submitted will be maintained as confidential.

Cornell will request a qualification Update be submitted via the e-Builder portal every three (3) years or as may be needed for awarding of contracts.  Updates must be entered in the Contractor Qualification process using the same link noted above. Please note that Cornell University and the Tompkins-Cortland Counties Building Trades Council have an Agreement which states that all labor on the Ithaca & Tompkins County Endowed campus be performed by union personnel for the following trades: electricians, plumbers and pipefitters, carpenters, bricklayers, masons and plasterers, painters, sheet metal workers and laborers assisting these trades.  Additionally, under New York State Labor Law, contractors and subcontractors must pay the prevailing wage and supplements (fringe benefits) to all workers performing labor on the Contract College (State) campus at Cornell.


Contact the University Architect’s Office

Bid and Consulting Opportunities

Construction Bidding Opportunities

Consulting Opportunities

Are you a contractor, builders exchange or construction news organization that would like to know what construction projects are currently out to bid at Cornell University?  Do you want to know how to obtain a set of bid documents or see a plan holders list?  Would you like to view the bid documents?

Cornell University publicly advertises SUCF funded Architectural/Engineering, Commissioning and Construction Manager as Agent opportunities in the New York State Contract Reporter.  Firms will be evaluated and rated based on criteria such as qualifications & experience of firm and personnel, previous experience specific to project, approach & capabilities of project team, MWBE subconsultant participation, and past performance.

Interested firms must submit qualifications in electronic format (pdf) by email to the contact listed on the NYS Contract Reporter solicitation. Questions regarding submissions shall be directed to same unless otherwise specified in the advertisement. Firms must submit clear, concise qualifications formatted as indicated in the advertisement. No other format will be accepted.

Award Information

Awarded Projects
Want to know who was awarded a recently bid project?


Find documents pertinent to Contractors and Consultants here: forms and templates