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Contractors and Consultants

Upcoming Contractor's Electronic Bidding Information Sessions

January 30, 2020  8:30 am - 9:30 am  106 Humphreys Service Building
February 6, 2020  8:00 am – 9:00 am  106 Humphreys Service Building
February 13, 2020  8:00 am – 9:00 am  106 Humphreys Service Building
February 20, 2020  8:00 am – 9:00 am  106 Humphreys Service Building

Contact FCS e-Builder Group - to receive a meeting invitation for one of the information sessions.


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.

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 must be performed by union personnel for the following trades: electricians, plumbers and pipefitters, carpenters, bricklayers, masons and plasterers, painters, sheetmetal 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.

On this page, you will find information for:

  • Qualification Process

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

Qualification Processes

Contractors Consultants

All prime 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, you will contacted within 30 days to schedule a Meet & Greet.  Cornell will request additional qualification materials via the e-Builder process.  Please respond promptly to any e-Builder Request for Comment email messages relative to the “Contractor Qualification” process as this will ensure timely review and qualification determination. All information submitted will be secure and confidential.

Cornell will request a Financial Review and Insurance EMR every 2 years and a Full Review of qualifications every 4 years.  When these are required, you will receive an email that will prompt you to initiate a new Contractor Qualification process.  

Contact the University Architect’s Office

Carina Ehrensberger, 607-255-0272 (e-Builder electronic submission assistance)
Paula Slocum, 607-255-4504 (Meet & Greet assistance)
Gregory L. Crossett, 607-254-2334 (Review Committee Chair)

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 Consultant Selection Status
Want to know who was awarded a recently bid project? Are you looking for the current status of a Consultant Selection process?


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