Buffalo Bills New Stadium Construction Resource Center

Welcome to the Resource Center

The Resource Center exists to better connect individuals, businesses, and the community at large to opportunities related to the construction and operation of the Buffalo Bills New Stadium Construction. This page provides information related to the project and available partner programs.

Our Commitment

Gilbane | Turner is committed to creating a lasting impact on the community and its residents that extends well beyond the Buffalo Bills New Stadium.

Empire State Development (ESD)

The mission of Empire State Development (“ESD”) is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance.

NYS OGS Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Development

The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, signed into law on May 12, 2014, allows eligible Veteran business owners to get certified as a New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB). The goal of the Act is to encourage and support eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state’s economy by increasing their participation in New York State’s contracting opportunities. The New York State Office of General Services Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development is responsible for certifying eligible SDVOBs and assisting and promoting their participation in the state’s procurement activities.

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Erie County, New York

The mission of the EEO Office is to help build an inclusive workforce in an environment that fosters dignity and respect for the individual through best customer practices and focus on the taxpayer, and cultivates business and economic development opportunities for minority and women owned businesses.

WNY Be In Business

Visit the WNY Be in Business to learn more about available resources and services, including education and training.

Advocacy Partners

These organizations collaborate with local small, women, and minority business organizations and may provide relevant resources and information for firms.

  • Buffalo Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Buffalo Employment Training Center
  • Buffalo Urban League​
  • Center for Employment Opportunities ​
  • Independent Contractors Guild of WNY​
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce​
  • National Association of Minority Contractors New York Tri-State Area
  • Northland Workforce Training Center
  • The General Contractors Association of New York
  • Women Business Enterprise Council - WBEC NY DMV​


Scroll through to view frequently asked questions:

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Q: Where should I look for bidding opportunities and advertisements? 

A: In the Contracting Opportunities section of this website. 

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Q: As a potential lower-tier vendor, do I need to complete the prequalification process to participate in a work opportunity with Prime Contractors? 

A: No. Only vendors seeking to participate as a Prime Contractor need to go through the prequalification process. Lower-tier vendors should notify of their interest via Vendor Interest Registry link on this project website.

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Q: How do I determine which Prime Contractor I should reach out to for potential participation in the Project?

A: We encourage vendors of all sizes and capabilities to carefully review the “Contracting Opportunities” tab on this project website to determine which Proposal Packages best fit your firm’s capabilities. Contact information and a list of Prime Contractors is also available in that link, including the best contact to discuss your potential participation. 

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Q: Will the Prime Contractor provide smaller scopes of work to help me determine what I can reasonably bid on, or is this my responsibility? 

A: Prime Contractors will work to create smaller scopes for sub-tier vendors to bid on to the extent possible. Of course, if your firm is interested in a particular portion of the Proposal Package, please communicate that to the Prime Contractors. 

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Q: What do I do if I have not been able to successfully connect with Prime Contractors?

A: Gilbane|Turner has requested that Prime Contractors be as responsive as possible to all inquiring lower-tier vendors.  If you have reached out to the contact person listed on the “Contracting Opportunities” tab and have not received an answer within three (3) working days, please notify Gilbane|Turner via procurement@buffalobillsnewstadium.com. 

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Q: Can I provide bids to multiple Prime Contractors for the same Proposal Package?

A: Yes. We encourage you to consider doing so to increase your chances of being included on the team ultimately selected.

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Q: How do I access drawings and specifications for the Proposal Package I am interested in?

A: The applicable drawings and specifications will be provided to lower-tier vendors by the Prime Contractors they will be providing bids to.

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Q: When and where is the next information session I can attend?

A: Gilbane|Turner holds Meet the Primes sessions at the start of each new work release process as well as various other project information/outreach sessions. All sessions are posted in advance on this project website, and we encourage you to check here frequently.

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Q: I am a Minority- or Women-Owned business, but I have not received my certification from either Erie County or New York State. Can I still participate in this Project?

A: All qualified businesses who offer relevant services have the opportunity to participate in the Project.  However, to qualify toward the project goals established for Minority- , Woman- or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned business participation, your firm must be NYS ESD or OGS certified  at the time you enter into a contract for this Project. With that said, the Project also places an emphasis on local hiring and procurement, so your certification status is not the only measure by which selection is being made. 

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Q: I am an Erie County certified Minority- and/or Women-Owned business, but have not received my New York State certification, will my local certification count for this project?

A: As outlined in the CCA and CBA approved by the Erie County Stadium Corporation, a state development agency, New York State’s Minority-, Women- or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned certifications are the only certifications recognized toward the established goals for this project. With that said, the Project also places an emphasis on local hiring and procurement, so your certification status is not the only measure by which selection is being made.

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Q: Is there a schedule of future Proposal Package opportunities that I can monitor to be prepared to participate?

A: All work releases are posted on this project website under the “Contracting Opportunities” tab, and we encourage you to monitor this website regularly. 

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Q:  I am a small, non-union contractor.  How can I participate if I am unable to meet the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) requirements?

A: While there is a PLA on the project, it does afford avenues for non-union contractor participation under certain conditions. Individual circumstances can be reviewed with Gilbane|Turner or the Prime Contractors.

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Q:  Do I need to subscribe to specific software to be able to submit a bid to a Prime Contractor?

A: Gilbane|Turner has requested that Prime Contractors show flexibility and accept bids from lower-tier vendors in various formats.  If you are having difficulty meeting the requirements of a specific Prime Contractor to submit a bid, contact Gilbane|Turner via procurement@buffalobillsnewstadium.com and we will do our best to assist.


If you are a business interested in construction opportunities and have questions about the procurement process, including prequalification and upcoming proposals, please fill out this short form, and our team will be in touch within two business days.

Gilbane | Turner encourages New York State certified minority-, women-, service-disabled veteran-owned, and local subcontractors and suppliers to participate in this project. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status.