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Current RFPs: Week of August 8, 2016

If you are interested in pursuing business opportunities pertaining to procurement, please contact Mark Thompson or Tunisha W. Walker.

 Capalino+Company’s Latest Business Opportunities:

Please see the full list of Request for Proposals recently issued by City government below:

Manage, Operate & Maintain Four Outdoor Food & Beverage Concessions 

August 12, 2016- The City of New York Department of Transportation (“DOT”) has issued this RFP for the operation, management, and maintenance of four (4) outdoor food and beverage concessions (each a “Kiosk”) on Saint Andrew’s Plaza and the South Plaza both adjacent to the Municipal Building at 1 Centre Street. DOT is seeking to select a proposer (a “Concessionaire”) or multiple Concessionaires Proposer(s) with strong backgrounds in the management of high quality food and beverage kiosks, stands, and/or mobile food vending.

Each concession will be operated pursuant to a license agreement issued by DOT with no leasehold or other proprietary rights offered. Each License will have an initial term of five (5) years with one four (4) year renewal option. No longer term will be considered.

Pin number: 84116MNBR956

PS 152- Playground Redevelopment & Removal of Transportable Classroom Units, Brooklyn

August 15, 2016- Project Range: $1,000,000 to $4,000,000

White Toilet Paper Rolls

August 15, 2016- A copy of the bid can be downloaded from the City Record Online site at www.nyc.gov/cityrecord. Enrollment is free. Vendors may also request the bid by contacting Vendor Relations via email at dcasdmssbids@dcas.nyc.gov, by telephone at 212-386-0044 or by fax at 212-669-7585.

Pin number: 5871600211

Contractor to Install and Maintain a New Access Control and CCTV System for 110 William Street

August 16, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a Contractor to install and maintain a new Access Control and CCTV System for 110 William Street. Services at the 110 William Street facility shall include, without limitation, furnishing of a Closed Circuit Televisions Circuit and Access Control System, including IP cameras, power supplies, switches, flat screen televisions, additional cabling if needed, and all related programming equipment, and the provisions of the necessary monitoring, oversight and repair services for use of such equipment.

NYCEDC plans to select a Contractor on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the proposed fee, if applicable.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Non-Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

Companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about M/WBE certification and NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, please visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe.

Pin number: 66220001

Community Based Organization Planning Grant

August 16, 2016- The New York State Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs is issuing a Request for Applications (RFA) to announce the availability of funds for the support of Community Based Organizations in specific targeted areas that remain un-served/underserved as part of the DSRIP Program. With major initiatives such as DSRIP, smaller community organizations are often challenged in how to engage and contract with larger, lead organizations, such as the PPS in DSRIP. These organizations tend to be administratively lean, have fewer resources and also compete with other CBOs for similar funding grants.

Additionally, it may be challenging to analyze and present their service mission and enterprise in a business framework for contract arrangements. The administrative time and resources required for such engagements often exceed what individual CBOs have available to analyze the business requirements, and to successfully formulate a business strategy and proposition. Further, such demands may burden the CBO and undermine the resources needed for the CBO to continue to deliver its core services.

This RFA is intended to solicit applications for grants to assist CBO Consortiums in planning activities to identify business requirements and formulate strategies for short-term needs. This also includes longer term plans that the CBO consortium may envision in system transformation. Overall, this will allow them to better position themselves for continuing engagement with PPSs in DSRIP projects, and consequently, value based payment and contracting.

It is the Department’s intent to award one award for each of the three regions outlined in the RFA. The three regions consist of New York City, Long Island and Mid-Hudson, and Rest of State.  A maximum funding amount for each region is $2,500,000.

Development, Operation and Maintenance of a Snack at Union Square, Manhattan

August 17, 2016- In accordance with Section 1-13 of the Rules of the Franchise and Concession Review Committee (“FCRC”), the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”) is issuing, as of the date of this notice, a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the development, operation and maintenance of a snack bar at Union Square, Manhattan.

There will be a recommended proposer meeting on August 3, 2016 at 11:00am. We will be meeting at the proposed concession site, which is located at 15th Street and Union Square East, in Union Square Park, Manhattan. If you are considering responding to this RFP, please make every effort to attend this recommended meeting.

Hard copies of the RFP can be obtained, at no cost, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays, at the Revenue Division of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, which is located at 830 Fifth Avenue, Room 407, New York, NY 10065.

The RFP is also available for download on Parks’ website. To download the RFP, visit http://www.nyc.gov/parks/businessopportunities and click on the “Concessions Opportunities at Parks” link. Once you have logged in, click on the “download” link that appears adjacent to the RFP’s description.

Pin number: M89-SB-2016

Request for Proposals to Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime

August 19, 2016- As part of CJII, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) are soliciting proposals that increase access to services for survivors of crime, particularly those from underserved groups. Programs that address barriers to service access have the potential to increase service usage and increase reporting, both of which may improve survivor outcomes. Increased use of services and reporting may also facilitate the prosecution of criminals and mitigate the increased risk of criminal offending that is often associated with victimization or circumstances surrounding victimization, ultimately increasing public safety.

Programs should focus on one or more of the following groups that face significant barriers to access: immigrants; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) individuals; individuals who are D/deaf or hard of hearing; individuals with disabilities; people of color; and/or individuals who belong to other underserved groups.

Applicants may propose to either expand/enhance their existing capacity to deliver services or develop and pilot new approaches to accomplish the aforementioned goals. Proposals should address one (or more) of the following needs:

  • Sign language interpretation and translation services to ensure communication and service access for survivors who are D/deaf or hard of hearing and/or non-English speaking
  • Education and training for service providers on culturally-competent programming tailored to particular groups of survivors
  • Culturally-specific/competent programming tailored to a specific group of survivors, taking into account members’ unique identities and needs
  • Public awareness and outreach programs that aim to raise awareness about and connect survivors to available services, increase crime reporting, and educate about victimization, particularly with respect to underserved groups and those who may experience higher rates of victimization
  • Other approaches to increase use of supportive services (by increasing access) for survivors, which may, in turn, increase crime reporting

Programs should be administered in Manhattan and/or serve residents of Manhattan, with preference given to applicants that have close community ties to and/or serve residents of four focus neighborhoods: East Harlem, Central and West Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Lower East Side.

Anticipated total funding for the Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime initiative is up to $11.4 million to be spread across up to ten awards.

SustaiNYC: 76,600 Sq. Ft. Passive House Design in East Harlem

August 23, 2016- The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) invites developers to submit proposals for a new construction project in the East Harlem section of Manhattan.

The Development Site is owned by the City of New York and located on Block 1617, Lots 20, 22-33 and 35-54. The Site consists of approximately 76,600 square feet and is located in Community District 11. The goal is to develop a high-quality, sustainable, mixed-income and mixed-use project that will expand affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood.

Interested parties that choose to download the RFP using the link below must provide their contact information.  Only those who provide their contact information will receive updates or additional communications regarding the RFP.  The RFP contains a detailed description of the development program, requirements, guidelines, eligibility requirements, selection process, and submission requirements.

A pre-submission conference will be held at 2:00 PM on June 15, 2016 at 125 Worth Street, 2nd Floor auditorium, New York, NY 10013. Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to attend the conference.  If you are planning on attending the conference, please RSVP at the email address below.  People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend the pre-submission conference should contact Evan Easterbrooks-Dick at the email address below.

All proposals are due in hand no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 23, 2016.  Detailed instructions are provided in the RFP.  

All communications must be IN WRITING to:

Evan Easterbrooks-Dick
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Office of Neighborhood Strategies
100 Gold Street, Room 9X
New York, NY 10038
E111RFP@hpd.nyc.gov

Click here to register for future updates and download the SustaiNYC RFP
The following Proposal Forms can be downloaded below.

Manage & Operate a Mobile Souvenir & T- Shirt Concession at the Battery

August 24, 2016- In accordance with Section 1-13 of the Concession Rules of the City of New York, the Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”) is issuing, as of July 19, 2016, a RFP for the operation of mobile T-shirts and souvenir concessions at The Battery.

All proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be submitted by no later than Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to Parks’ Revenue Division. There will be a recommended on-site proposer meeting and site tour Monday, August 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. We will meet at the Broadway and State Street entrance to The Battery, inside the park at the flagpole of the Netherlands. If you are considering responding to this RFP, please make every effort to attend this meeting and site tour. To obtain directions to the proposed concession site, please call (212) 360-1397.

Hard copies of the RFP can be obtained, at no cost, commencing Tuesday, July 19, 2016 through Wednesday, August 24, 2016, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays, at the Revenue division of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, which is located at The Arsenal, 830 Fifth Avenue, Room 407, New York, NY 10065.
The RFP is also available for download commencing Tuesday, July 19, 2016 through Wednesday, August 24, 2016 on Parks’ website. To download the RFP, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/businessopportunities, click on the link for “Concessions Opportunities at Parks” and, after logging in, click on the “download” link that appears adjacent to the RFP’s description.

Pin number: M5-TS-SV 2017

Integration of a Wetland Cell System with a Golf Course in Van Courtland Park, Bronx

August 24, 2016- Project consists of a clubhouse and landscape features for the Mosholu Golf Course, a Wetland Cell System which filters storm water and groundwater for re-use by the golf course irrigation system, and Security Features which protect the adjacent DEP Croton Water Treatment Plant facility. The entire site is located within Van Courtland Park and the aim of the project is to integrate the new facility into the surrounding landscape.

This procurement is subject to Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation goals as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. All respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Plan with their response. For the MWBE goals, please visit our website at http://ddcbiddocuments.nyc.gov/inet/html/contrbid.asp see “Bid Opportunities”.

Pin number: 85016B0088

Lower Concourse Infrastructure, Consultant Services 

August 25, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide civil engineering, traffic engineering, landscape and project site architecture, land surveying engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental remediation, cost estimating, and other engineering, design and related services for design of the Lower Concourse Infrastructure project. The Lower Concourse infrastructure project includes reconstruction of Exterior Street and associated infrastructure improvements. The project site is located along Exterior Street between East 150th Street and East 138th Street, Bronx, New York. The design of Lower Concourse infrastructure will include roadway layout and design, site grading, utility upgrades including watermain and sewer, gas main relocation, paving, sidewalks and curbs, lighting, signage, signals, and pavement markings.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the proposed fee.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Non-Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Sub-Contractors Participation Plan with their response.

Pin number: 61980001

Furnishing, Installation and Removal of Electrical Traffic signal Equipment to Control Traffic in the Five Boroughs

August 25, 2016- A printed copy of the bid can also be purchased.A deposit of $50.00 is required for the contract in the form of a Certified Check or Money Order payable to: New York City Department of Transportation. NO CASH ACCEPTED. Company address, telephone and fax numbers are required when picking up proposal documents. A Pre-Bid Meeting (Optional) will be held on August 2, 2016 @ 1:00 PM @ 55 Water Street Ground Floor Conference Room, New York, NY 10041. (Entrance is located on the South Side of the Building facing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial). Proper government issued identification is required for entry to the building (driver’s license, passport, etc.). This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Section 6-129 of the New York City Administrative Code. MBE is 12 percent and WBE is 18 percent.

Pin number: 84116MBTR999

Real Estate Investment Consultant

August 25, 2016- The Comptroller of the City of New York (the “Comptroller”), acting on behalf of the New York City Retirement Systems, has prepared a Request for Proposals (”RFP”) to identify a firm or firms to provide strategic real estate investment consulting and support services, including services for real estate related economically targeted investments (“ETIs”). The RFP will be available for download from the Comptroller’s Web site at www.comptroller.nyc.gov on or about July 28, 2016. You must register to download the RFP. Select “Forms and RFPs” then “RFPs and Solicitations” then “Asset Management RFPs and Solicitation” and click on link provided to “Register.” Questions about the RFP should be e-mailed by August 9, 2016.

Pin number: 015-16818500 ZR

South Brooklyn Resiliency Projects for the Provision of Engineering, Design & Related Consultant Services Funding is Being Provided Under the FEMA Public Assistance Program – Hurricane Sandy Disaster

August 26, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide civil, marine, environmental, general architecture, MEP engineering, structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, surveying engineer, code expediting and compliance, cost estimating and value engineering, and other design services for the Project. The Consultant will be responsible for all Design Team Services, including but not limited to: overall Project coordination; community outreach; obtaining topographic and utility surveys; civil and related engineering services; landscape architecture and architecture services; coordination of contract documents; sustainable design and other environmental initiatives; permitting from relevant Agencies, including PDC, and Utilities; cost estimating; tracking Hazard Mitigation; and value engineering; and assistance in strategic efforts to develop construction phases for the Project. Additional Services may be added at the sole discretion of the Corporation.

Funding for this project is being provided under the FEMA Public Assistance Program, Hurricane Sandy Disaster DR-4085-NY. FEMA funding requires that the Consultant (and subsequent contractors and subcontractors) track and separate the different scopes of work and associated costs by 1) Project Location and by 2) Funding Source. This delineation should be made on all of the contract documents, which include, but are not limited to: the plans, drawings, specifications, estimates, bid forms and contractor invoices.

NYCEDC plans to select a Consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Non-Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Sub-Contractors Participation Plan with their response.

Tethered Unmanned Aerial System Tethered

August 29, 2016- TUAS will maintain continuous flight for a minimum of 6 hours at 200 feet.

Pin number: 8571600465

Resident Engineering Inspection Services in Connection with Madison Avenue Bridge: Rehabilitation of Electrical and Mechanical System, boroughs of the Bronx and Manhattan

August 29,2016- The M/WBE goal for this project is 15 percent. A printed copy of the proposal can also be purchased. A deposit of $50.00 is required for the proposal in the form of a Certified Check or Money Order payable to: New York City Department of Transportation. NO CASH ACCEPTED. Company address, telephone and fax numbers are required when picking up contract documents.(Entrance is located on the South Side of the Building facing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial). Proper government issued identification is required for entry to the building (driver’s license, passport, etc.). The Pre-proposal Conference will be held on August 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM at 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, Bid Room. For additional information, please contact Gail Hatchett at (212) 839-9308.

Pin number: 84116MBBR989

Renovate & Operate Clearview Restaurant and Banquet Facility 

August 31, 2016- In accordance with Section 1-13 of the Concession Rules of the City of New York, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”) is issuing, as of the date of this notice, a significant Request for Proposals (”RFP”) for the operation, renovation, and maintenance of a restaurant and banquet facility at 201-10 Cross Island Parkway, Queens. There will be a recommended site visit on July 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM. We will be meeting at 201-10 Cross Island Parkway, Bayside NY 11360, off the Cross Island Parkway between 201st and 202nd Streets in Queens. If you are considering responding to this RFP, please make every effort to attend this recommended site visit. All proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be submitted no later than August 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

Pin number: Q10-A-R-2016

Citywide Landscaping Services

September 1, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a contractor to provide supervision, schedules, tools, equipment, supplies, permits and other items for landscaping and related services at various locations throughout the city.

NYCEDC plans to select a contractor on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the proposed fee, if applicable.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Non-Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

Companies who have been certified with the New York City Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Construction Project in the Hunter’s Point South Section of Queens

September 1, 2016- The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) invites developers to submit proposals for a new construction project in the Hunter’s Point South section of Queens.

The Site is owned by the City of New York and located in the southern section of the Hunter’s Point South Project Area, at the intersection of 2nd Street and 57th Avenue within Queens Community District 2 (Block 6, Lot 20 and part of Block 6, Lot 30).  The goal is to develop a mixed-use, mixed-income development that will expand affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood.

Interested parties that choose to download the RFP using the link below must provide their contact information.  Only those who provide their contact information will receive updates or additional communications regarding the RFP.  The RFP contains a detailed description of the development program, requirements, guidelines, eligibility requirements, selection process, and submission requirements.

A pre-submission conference will be held at 125 Worth Street, 2nd floor auditorium, New York, NY on June 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to attend the conference.  If you are planning on attending the conference, please RSVP at the email address below.  People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend the pre-submission conference should contact Zlata Kobzantsev at the email address below.

All proposals are due in hand no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 1, 2016.  Detailed instructions are provided in the RFP.

All communications must be IN WRITING to:
Zlata Kobzantsev
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Office of Neighborhood Strategies
100 Gold Street, 9X Area
New York, NY 10038

HPSparcelFGrfp@hpd.nyc.gov

Click here to Register for future updates and Download the Hunter’s Point South Parcels F&G RFP

The following Proposal Forms can be downloaded below.

Transportation Planning and Policy Consultant, On Call Consulting Services

September 2, 2016- The Ports and Transportation division at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a number of consultants or consultant teams for retainer services.

Specific services being requested are planning and development related in the following areas: freight rail, aviation, ports/intermodal, traffic, mass transit, resiliency, dredging, waterfront permitting, and warehouse/distribution. We will also seek strategic planning and policy analysis services. To provide those services, a number of Consultants or consultant teams will conduct economic impact analyses, industry analyses, market and commodities analyses, and supply chain analyses while considering workforce development and transportation equity. The consultant or consultant teams will also conduct reviews and analysis of appropriate government regulation, programs, and taxation.

NYCEDC plans to select a number of consultants or consultant teams on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the proposed fee.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Non-Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit a M/WBE Narrative Form with their response.

Gifted and Talented Assessment Program

September 6, 2016- The NYCDOE, on behalf of the Division of Teaching and Learning, Office of Assessment, is seeking proposals from qualified organizations that are capable and experienced in providing an identification tool that includes multiple cognitive measures strongly related to the identification of Gifted and Talented (G and T) students in grades Pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) to two. Strong performing students who meet pre-determined thresholds on a nationally norm-referenced assessment will then be eligible to apply to Citywide and/or District G and T programs throughout the New York City school system.

Approximately 40,000 children seeking placement in one of six DOE citywide G and T program schools and 96 DOE district wide G and T programs take G and T assessments each year. Citywide program schools consist of only G and T classes for each grade. District programs are housed in general education schools and typically include one G and T class per grade. The DOE G and T program follows the New York State Common Core Learning Standards. This Request for Proposal (RFP) may result in one (1) requirements contract agreement. The awarded contract will be for a term of six (6) years, which will cover five (5) test administration cycles. A test administration cycle includes test development, the main administration of the test in January and February, scoring of the test, and the summer administration of the test for students new to New York City. It is anticipated that services will commence on or about January 2017. Detailed service descriptions and requirements are provided in the RFP solicitation. M/WBEs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pin number: R1126040

University Partnership for Leadership Development

September 7, 2016- The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) invites proposals from colleges or universities to collaborate with the NYCDOE’s Office of Leadership (OOL) for two distinct service components that support the development of a robust and sustainable school leadership pipeline. Component one involves providing support for two already established leadership programs that are delivered by OOL staff: the Leaders in Education Apprenticeship Program (LEAP) and the Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI). Component two involves collaborating with the OOL to design and deliver a new Turnaround Leadership Institute Development program.
The RFP may result in the award of one (1) or two (2) requirements contracts for a base term of five (5) years. The NYCDOE reserves the unilateral option to extend the contract for two (2) additional 1-year periods. Services are anticipated to commence on or about July 2017.
There will be a pre-proposal conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Community Room, Brooklyn, NY 11201 at 1:00 P.M. EST, on August 12, 2016.

Pin number: R1124040

Pick-Up and Removal of Lost Items at LIRR & MNR

September 9, 2016- The Long Island Rail Road Company (LIRR) is seeking Firm(s) to provide Pick-up and Removal of Lost Items at LIRR & MNR on an as needed basis. The Vendor is to purchase all of the Low Value and High Value property that the Agencies need to dispose of in the Lost & Found Retained Asset Property Disposal Process. Vendor shall furnish the LIRR the necessary vehicles to transport the Property and/or find another mutually agreeable mode of transfer that is beneficial to both parties. The Vendor shall furnish all boxes to be used in the loading of the lost and found property. A full description of the RFP process, including Proposer submittal requirements, is contained in the Contract Document. Copies of contract documents may be obtained by contacting Daphne Pierre-Louis via e-mail at dplouis@lirr.org or telephone at (718) 725-2670. A site tour is scheduled for 8/16/16. Proposals are due on 9/9/16 at 2:00 PM.

“Carport” – Solar Powered Vehicle Charger 

September 12, 2016- A copy of the bid can be downloaded from the City Record Online site at www.nyc.gov/cityrecord. Enrollment is free. Vendors may also request the bid by contacting Vendor Relations via email at dcasdmssbids@dcas.nyc.gov, by telephone at (212) 386-0044 or by fax at 212-669-7603.

Pin number: 8571600450

New Five Story Building + Renovation to Existing Building

September 14, 2016- PS 46 (Bronx). Project Range: $4,000,000 plus. Pre-Bid Meeting Date: August 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM at NYCSCA, 30-30 Thompson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, First Floor, Conference Room 1238.

Pin number: SCA17-025250-1

Pest Elimination and Management

September 14, 2016- The NYS Office of Mental Health seeks to enter into a five (5) year contract to procure a contractor to provide Pest Elimination and Management Services for Manhattan Psychiatric Center. Details are specified in the Contract Work Plan/Appendix D. Specifics of the Contract Work Plan/Appendix D and other pertinent information regarding contract expectations can be found in the attached Contract Boiler Plate (BP) and Invitation for Bid (IFB).

A Mandatory Site Visit is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

MWBE goals of 30% are established for this procurement, MBE 16% and WBE 14%.  

Renovate, Operate & Maintain a Food Service Facility at Allen Street Mall

September 15, 2016- The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is issuing a significant Request for Proposals (”RFP”) for the renovation, operation, and maintenance of a vacant comfort station as a food service facility in the Allen Street Mall, Manhattan.

There will be a recommended proposer meeting on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 11:00AM. We will be meeting at the proposed concession site (Block # 20011 and Lot # 9999), which is located at 76 Delancey Street (Allen Street Mall at Delancey Street).

Pin number: M4-SB-2016

Supportive Congregate Housing for Chronically Homeless Single Adults Living with AIDS or Advanced HIV Illness

September 19, 2016- The Human Resources Administration (HRA) is seeking appropriately qualified vendors to operate and maintain the remaining units of permanent supportive congregate housing for chronically homeless single adults who are living with HIV/AIDS and who suffer from a co-occurring serious and persistent mental illness, a substance abuse disorder, or a Mentally Ill Chemical Abuse (MICAS ) disorder.
Please note that HRA has received increased funding for an additional 351 permanent supportive congregate housing units.
This is an “Open-Ended” RFP; therefore, proposals will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until all units covered by this RFP`s increased funding are sited.

Pin number: 06913H082100

New Fulton Fish Market Building, Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, Bronx

September 23, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is issuing Requests for Proposals (RFP) seeking responses from qualified food manufacturing, wholesale and/or distribution companies to lease 2.18 acres including a built 27,000 square foot industrial space at the northwestern end of 800 Food Center Drive (the New Fulton Fish Market building) in the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx. NYCEDC will construct a demising wall to separate the space from the New Fulton Fish Market Cooperative’s (COOP) operations. The space will have a separate building entrance and a separate parking lot.

The selected respondent will enter into a direct lease with the City of New York (City). Respondents must be food-related entities, but should not directly compete with the business operations of the COOP, whose businesses involve the on-site comparison shopping for fresh fish and seafood. Respondents should maximize quality job creation and promote the growth of the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center and the City’s food-related industrial sector as a whole.

NYCEDC plans to select a qualified food manufacturer, wholesaler and/or distributor on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the proposed fee.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected categories and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe.

Affordable Housing for “Next Generation” NYCHA Sites in Mott Haven, Bronx

September 30, 2016- The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), are issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for two Project sites as a step toward achieving these goals, and to help realize the visions set forth in Housing New York and NextGeneration NYCHA. Development teams (“Applicants”) are invited to submit development proposals (each a “Proposal”, collectively, the “Proposals”) in response to this RFP for the design, financing, construction and operation of affordable housing developments on two sites at NYCHA-owned public housing developments. Development Site 1 includes an adjacent City-owned vacant lot, under the jurisdiction of HPD.

Development Site 1:
NYCHA’S Dr. Ramon E. Betances Houses V, Block 2287, Lot 26
City-owned vacant lot under the jurisdiction of HPD, Block 2287, Lot 71

Development Site 2:
NYCHA’s Dr. Ramon E. Betances Houses VI, Block 2291, Lot 1

Applicants may submit Proposals for one or both Projects. A separate submission is required for each Project. For more details, please review the RFP document.

Two (2) Pre-Submission Conferences will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 11:30AM and Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:30AM at NYCHA, 250 Broadway, 12th Floor Board Room, New York, NY 10007. Every Applicant intending to submit a Proposal in response to this RFP is encouraged to attend one of these sessions as it will be the only opportunity to ask questions and receive answers in person regarding this RFP.

A Site Inspection will be held at Betances V at 444 East 143rd Street, Bronx, NY 10454 and Betances VI at 474 Willis Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455 on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:00AM. Applicants are encouraged to attend. Those attending must notify Jacques Barbot at Jacques.barbot@nycha.nyc.gov and cc: Meddy Ghabaee at Meddy.ghabaee@nycha.nyc.gov by 12:00 PM on July 12, 2016, of their intent to attend.

Proposers shall submit written questions, via e-mail, to NGN.MottHaven@nycha.nyc.gov by no later than 2:00 PM on August 22, 2016, and must include the firm name and the name, title, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the individual. NYCHA will coordinate to have all submitted questions and answers posted on HPD’s website (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/developers/rfp-rfq-rfo.page) prior to the submission due date.

Multifamily Open Window

September 30, 2016- The current RFP has two sections:

1. Highly Ready Project Initiatives 

Funding for projects expected to close by July 2016- $70 million available

  • New Construction Capital Program (“NCP”) for households earning less than 60% AMI
  • Supportive Housing Opportunity Program (“SHOP”) for households earning less than 60% AMI
  • Public Housing Preservation Program (“PHP”), Multifamily Preservation Program (“MPP”), and
  • Middle Income Housing Program (“MIHP”) for households between 90 and 130% AMI.

2. Open Window Application process for FY2016-17

Provides additional funding for existing programs:

  • Homes for Working Families (HWF)- $26,750,000
  • State Low Income Housing Credit (SLIHC)- $4,000,000
  • Rural and Urban Community Investment Fund (CIF) – $31,200,000
  • House NY Mitchell-Lama Loan Program (HML) – $42,000,000.

Applications

Applications for the second group of programs will be accepted on a rolling basis through March 1, 2017, and will be evaluated monthly. HCR will also be making available a limited number of Project Based Vouchers (PBV) (applications due September 30, 2016) and HOME assistance, for proposed projects.

To view the RFP visit NYSHCR Multifamily Open Window Request for Proposals.

Affordable Housing Opportunity Located in Lower Concourse, Bronx 

October 11, 2016- Be a part of Mayor de Blasio’s “Housing New York” affordable housing plan through a new development opportunity located in the Lower Concourse area of the Bronx, one of the City’s most vibrant neighborhoods. New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) are seeking expressions of interest for the long-term lease and redevelopment of an approximately 158,000-square-foot site (the “Site”) along the scenic Harlem River in the City’s northernmost borough.

Developing housing as part of the Lower Concourse North project is a unique opportunity. You’ll be creating a gateway for the southwest Bronx, connecting residents to the Harlem River waterfront, supporting the growth of the Lower Concourse neighborhood, and contributing to the evolving Bronx skyline. The Site is less than four blocks from the transportation hub at 149th Street and Grand Concourse with the 2, 4 & 5 trains, and it sits adjacent to the 145th Street Bridge that easily connects the neighborhood to Manhattan. Lower Concourse North is also located across from the Bronx Terminal Market shopping mall, a stone’s throw from beautiful parks and green space including Mill Pond Park, and overlooks the picturesque Harlem River.

This project has M/WBE participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response.

NY Prize Community Grid Competition

October 12, 2016- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces the availability of up to $40,000,000, under the NY Prize Community Grid Competition (NY Prize), to support developing community microgrids.  The purpose of this competition is to solicit proposals to design and build community grids that improve the local distribution system performance and resiliency in both a normal operating configuration as well as during times of electrical grid outages. NY Prize objectives include empowering community leaders, encouraging broad private and public sector participation including local distribution utilities, local governments and third parties, protecting vulnerable populations and providing tools for building a cleaner more reliable energy system.

Stage 2:  NYSERDA is accepting proposals for funding to conduct Audit-Grade Detailed Engineering Design and Financial /Business Plan that evaluate the details of installing/operating a community microgrid at a site within New York State.  Proposals must be received by NYSERDA by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on October 12, 2016.

Eligibility/Qualifications Requirements/Preferences:

(a)   For demonstration projects, the site must be in New York State.
(b)  A New York State manufacturer should be on a new product development project.
(c)  Other requirements vary among three categories.  Please refer to RFP 3044 on NYSERDA’s website, www.nyserda.ny.gov, for specific information.

Purchase of 1,025 Subway Cars

October 18, 2016- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, acting by the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT), is issuing a Request For Proposals (RFP) for Solicitation Number R34211 for the purchase of 1025 Subway cars as follows: A base order of 285 cars comprised of 10 open gangway cars (R211T) for the NYCT “B” Division, 75 cars for the Staten Island Railway (R211S) and 200 cars for the NYCT “B” Division (R211A). In addition there will be an option for 740 R211T or R211A cars for the NYCT “B” Division. There will also be an additional option for up to 520 Cars for the NYCT “B” Division. The Contractor will provide all design, engineering, testing, manufacturing, delivery, warranty, training, spare parts, tools, diagnostics test equipment and other services necessary.

This contract will contain Federal funds.

A Pre-Proposal Conference will take place on September 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM at a location to be determined.

Proposals from responsible proposers will be evaluated with respect to the evaluation criteria set forth in the RFP, which are summarized below.  Please consult the RFP for a complete description of the evaluation criteria.

Evaluation Criteria:

1) Technical Proposal and Overall Technical Qualifications:

Technical features of the Proposal; experience of the Proposer/Suppliers/Subcontractors; demonstrated capability to make or improve on delivery of cars based on Contract delivery schedule; evaluation of major subsystems; systems integration experience; management approach; system support; quality assurance; and a U.S. Employment Plan.

2) Overall Project Cost and Financial Benefit to the Authority

3) Other Relevant Matters.

Industrial or Commercial Use of “The Teleport” in Staten Island 

November 18, 2016- The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (the “Port Authority”) are seeking proposals to develop for industrial or commercial use an approximately 7.5-acre site (the “Site”) located within Staten Island’s industrial “Working West Shore.” The Site (Block 2165, Lot 75, Staten Island, New York) is part of the industrial park named The Teleport. The successful response to this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) will be for a project that generates quality jobs in a dynamic industry. Depending on the project, certain forms of tax relief and other financial assistance may be available to the successful respondent. All uses permitted in an M1-1 zone will be considered, though proposed uses which generate quality manufacturing and industrial jobs are encouraged.

NYCEDC and the Port Authority plan to select a proposal on the basis of factors stated in the open RFP, which include: the quality of the proposal, program and design, experience of key staff, experience and quality of any subcontractors, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those proposed.

NYCEDC and Port Authority comply with all federal, state and city laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected categories and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives.

Respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to the www.nyc.gov/buycertified.

Non-Profit Industrial Developers for the New York City Industrial Developer Fund

Submission Deadlines:
March 29, 2016 

June 29, 2016 
September 29, 2016 
December 29, 2016 – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”), is seeking submission of proposals from qualified not-for-profit organizations that plan to acquire, construct, and/or renovate industrial real estate in the City. The primary goal for the use of the New York City Industrial Developer Fund is to create, modernize and preserve industrial real estate.  Additionally, the aim of the Industrial Developer Fund is to increase the capacity of the not-for-profit organizations to develop industrial real estate and support the growth of a more robust mission-driven industrial development ecosystem.

Between Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2019, NYCEDC in cooperation with The New York City Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) can allocate up to $41 million of City capital through the Industrial Developer Fund for acquisition, construction, and/or renovation costs for eligible industrial development projects, which support the City’s goals of promoting and growing a more robust not-for-profit industrial development ecosystem in the City. Not-for-profit organizations are uniquely positioned to increase the supply of affordable industrial real estate; the Industrial Developer Fund aims to support this sector by creating a new financing tool.

NYCEDC plans to select respondents on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBEs”) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

Respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to the www.nyc.gov/buycertified.

Notice of Funding Availability for the Preservation of Affordable Housing South of Houston Street

December 31, 2019– The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development announces the availability of $11,800,000 in funding for the acquisition and preservation of affordable housing south of, and including properties on, East/West Houston Streets, bounded by the Hudson and East Rivers in Lower Manhattan to applicants who are funded pursuant to a Request for Qualifications issued by HPD (“RFQ”).

Purpose:
The purpose of the Lower Manhattan Acquisition Program is to preserve residential housing with apartments affordable to low-income households.

Program Description:

  • Not-for-profit organizations qualified under the RFQ may identify privately-owned residential properties for purchase and long-term ownership in the Lower Manhattan area.
  • Eligible buildings are multi-family buildings in the program’s target area, where at least one unit is or will be rented to and affordable to a household earning no more than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
  • Up to $125,000 per dwelling unit in acquisition funding may be available to fill the gap between private debt supportable by the acquired property or properties and the acquisition cost. The program funding will be based only on those units that are rented to and affordable to households earning no more than 80% of AMI.
  • The program’s target area is Manhattan south of, and including properties on, East/West Houston Streets. (Boundary map is available at the website listed below).
  • The program will run until the earlier of the time at which all funding has been exhausted or December 31, 2019.

Request for Qualifications (RFQ):
In order to become qualified for participation in the program, not-for-profit organizations must respond to the RFQ and be found qualified by HPD. Applicants may respond to the RFQ available at the website below. To be considered for qualification, applicants must demonstrate ownership, management and rehabilitation experience, as well as financial strength and stability. Please refer to the RFQ for more information on qualification.

Proposals:
Qualified not-for-profit organizations may submit proposals to request acquisition funding for eligible residential buildings. Proposals will be assessed on both the viability of the project and strength of the applicant’s experience. Proposals will be evaluated and funded on a “first-come, first-served basis” for the duration of the program. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications received as a result of this advertisement.

Notice Requirements:
All not-for-profit organizations entering into negotiations with building owners must comply with tenant and owner notification procedures in accordance with the federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. Information about these notification requirements will be provided to pre-qualified non-profits. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ), map of the program area, and additional information about the program are available on HPD’s website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/developers/rfp-rfq-rfo.page. Interested parties should forward all requested documentation to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development; Attention of Lower Manhattan Acquisition Program RFQ Coordinator, 100 Gold Street—Room 9-O3, New York, NY 10038; or electronically to HPDPres@hpd.nyc.gov. This program is made possible by a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which is funded through Community Development Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Andrew Cuomo, Governor
Bill de Blasio, Mayor
Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
Vicki Been, HPD Commissioner
David Emil, LMDC President
Avi Schick, LMDC Chairman

NYC Industrial Developer “Fund” for Qualified Projects Seeking Fund Support

The NYC Industrial Developer Fund is a $150 million public/private fund to provide project financing for industrial real estate development projects in New York City.  The Fund is designed to catalyze investment in 400,000 sf of new or renovated industrial real estate workspace across New York City, supporting the creation of as many as 1,200 quality and accessible industrial jobs by 2020.The Industrial Developer Fund supports industrial job-creation in New York City by providing public/private financing for industrial real estate development projects.  Total size of the Fund is $150 million, which includes approximately $60 million in public funds leveraging $90 million in private financing.

The Industrial Developer Fund provides qualified real estate developers with partial public gap-financing assistance in the form of grants, low-interest subordinate loans, and guarantees on senior private loans.  These public funds are intended to leverage owner equity so that the transaction merits traditional bank/senior lender financing provided under the Fund structure.

Qualified projects seeking fund support will be considered when high impact projects are unable to move forward due to funding gaps.  The Fund will consider both non-profit and for-profit entities.

New York City’s industrial and manufacturing sector employs 530,000 people, or 15.4 percent of the city’s private sector workforce.  The sector is a vital pathway to the middle class for many families, with median wages of $50,400 a year. In addition, more than 328,000 jobs in the sector (61.5 percent) are located outside Manhattan, 62 percent of the workforce comes from culturally diverse backgrounds, and nearly half are foreign-born. Finally, approximately 63 percent of jobs are available to individuals who do not have a college degree.

  • Land/Building Acquisition, Construction and/or Renovation
  • Project Size: Minimum of 25,000 square feet
  • Geography: New York City’s 5 boroughs
  • Use/Purpose: Projects must create long-term industrial real estate property and demonstrate creation of quality, permanent industrial jobs

For additional information, please contact the NYCEDC Strategic Investments Group at 212.618.5737 or , with “Industrial Developer Fund Inquiry” in the subject line.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact NYCEDC to determine eligibility and review in-depth financing criteria prior to submitting materials.

 

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