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Current RFPs: Week of August 3, 2015

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

For a current list of MWBE RFPs, click here: 

MWBE RFPs

The following Request for Proposals have been recently issued by City government:

Social Media Monitoring(Office of Emergency Management)

August 7, 2015– For more information on this RFP, please contact Mark Thompson.

Body Cameras for the NYPD and Related Hardware and Data Storage Solution

August 7, 2015– The New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) is conducting a solicitation which seeks a comprehensive end to end solution for capturing, transmitting, and storing video and audio using body-worn cameras carried by patrol officers. The NYPD is soliciting applications from firms with demonstrated experience in designing and maintaining such a solution. The body-worn cameras must be lightweight and functional in all weather conditions. Firms must also provide a data storage solution (either cloud-based or employing on-site data storage) as well as all equipment necessary to operate the cameras (e.g. charging stations, data cables) and to upload captured video and audio data from the cameras for long-term storage (e.g. docking stations). If a vendor employs a cloud storage solution, it must meet the NYPD’s security requirements, as outlined in the Solicitation. The contract established as a result of this solicitation will serve as a Requirements Contract for the purchase of hardware, storage, licenses, and maintenance services on an as-needed basis. The anticipated term of the contract would be for five years from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2020. There would also be three 3-year renewal options.

A contract award will be made by the Negotiated Acquisition source selection method, pursuant to City of New York Procurement Policy Board Rules (PPB Rules) § 3-04(b)(2) because the NYPD has determined that it is neither practical nor advantageous to award the proposed contract by competitive sealed bids or competitive sealed proposals, and that this source selection method is in the City’s best interest. First, there exists is a compelling need for the goods and services that cannot be timely met through competitive sealed bidding or competitive sealed proposals. Second, there are a limited number of vendors able to provide the required body cameras and the related equipment and services of the nature and specificity required by the NYPD. Thus, pursuant to Sections 3-04(b)(2)(i)(D) and 3 04(b)(2)(ii) of the PPB Rules, a special case determination has been made that this solicitation should be done using the Negotiated Acquisition method of Source Selection. Any Vendors that wish to express an interest to be considered for this solicitation may download or request the complete solicitation document and submit completed application(s) if they feel that they can supply the required body cameras and related goods and services.
This Procurement is subject to Local Law 1, the City of New York’s M/WBE Program.

Pin number: 05615N0001

Transport of Poll-site Voting System Components, Equipment, Supplies and Records for all Elections from 1-1-2016 through 12-31-2019

August 10, 2015– For more information on this RFP, please contact Mark Thompson.

Mobile Food Concession at Washington Square Park Fountain Area

August 10, 2015– In accordance with Section 1-12 of the Concession Rules of the City of New York, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (“NYCDPR”) is issuing, as of the date of this notice, a Request for Bids (RFB) for the sale of food from one (1) mobile food unit near the Washington Square Park Fountain area, Manhattan.

Hard copies of the RFB can be obtained, at no cost, commencing Monday, July 13, 2015, through Monday, August 10, 2015 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays, at the Revenue Division of NYC, which is located at 830 Fifth Avenue, Room 407, New York, NY 10065. All bids submitted in response to this RFB must be submitted by no later than Monday, August 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

The RFB is also available for download, commencing on Monday, July 13, 2015 through Monday, August 10, 2015 on Parks’ website. To download the RFB, 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 RFB’s description.
For more information, contact Glenn Kaalund at (212) 360-1397 or VIA email at Glenn.Kaalund@parks.nyc.gov. Thank you.
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Sponsorship Recruitment, Marketing and Even Production Services

August 10, 2015– This procurement is subject to participation goals for Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) as required by Section 6-129 of the New York Administrative Code. The M/WBE goal for this project is 5 percent . A printed copy of the solicitation can also be purchased. A deposit of $50.00 is required for the specification book 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 July 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM at 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, Bid Room. Sealed proposal must be submitted by 2:00 PM on August 10, 2015 to 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10041. For additional information, please contact David Maco at (212) 839-9400.

Bid Extension: Structural Reconstruction of Ferry Facilities When and Where Directed Within the City of New York

August 11, 2015– BID EXTENSION: CORRECTION: “This contract is subject to apprenticeship program requirements as described in the solicitation materials.” A printed copy of the contract can also be purchased. A deposit of $50.00 is required for the proposal documents 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-Bid Meeting will be held on July 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM at 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, Bid Room. For additional information, please contact Ana Betancourt at (212)839-9301.

Ready Mix Concrete

August 12, 2015– For more information on this RFP, please contact Mark Thompson.

Pin number: 8571500468

Metroplus Health Plan. Inc/NYC Health & Hospital Corp.- Baby/Infant Goods and Children’s Toys

August 12, 2015– MetroPlus Health Plan, Inc., a network-model health maintenance organization and subsidiary corporation of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a vendor to provide various goods and supplies for babies and infants, in addition to toys for children of all ages. Examples of goods and supplies for babies and infants include playpens, strollers, baby monitors, high chairs, car seats, disposable diapers, wipe warmers, chair bouncers, swing sets, including other forms of goods and supplies for babies and infants of similar categories. Toys for children of all ages will include dolls, action figures, board games, trucks, bikes, puzzles, arts & crafts, education toys, and other toys of similar categories. Proposer must demonstrate expertise and experience in providing similar services. Proposals are due on August 12, 2015 by 4:00 PM. Prospective vendors wishing to receive an RFP package should contact Kathleen Nolan, Contract Administrator, MetroPlus Health Plan, at: nolank@metroplus.org or telephone at 212-908-8730.

Pin number: 100912R121

NYPD Extra Heavy Duty Police Gear Bags

August 12, 2015– The New York City Police Department Equipment Section is seeking bids from manufacturers for NYPD Heavy Duty Police Recruit Bags which all conforms to the Specifications. If you are interested, you may download online at www.nyc.gov/cityrecord, click “visit City Record On-Line (CROL)” link. Click “CITY RECORD ON-LINE (CROL) Searchable Database of All Procurement Notices”. Click “Search Procurement Notices”. Enter PIN# 05615ES00006. Click “Submit”. Log in or enroll to download solicitations and/or awards. Bid openings will take place at the NYPD Contract Administration Unit, 90 Church Street, Room 1206, 12th Floor York, NY 10007 on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:00AM. For further information, please contact the New York City Police Department`s Equipment Section, College Point Police Academy, 127-10 28th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room PT-285, Flushing, NY 11354-2527, Telephone 718-670-9642. All potential vendors who wish to bid are required to enclose one (1) sample of each of the specified heavy-duty gear bag. Failure to submit sample will result in rejection of submitted sealed bid.

Pin number: 05615ES00006

Planting of ‘New’ & ‘Replacement’ Street Trees in Queens CB 7, 8, 11 & 12

August 12, 2015– Bid documents are available for a fee of $25.00 in the Blueprint Room, Room #64, Olmsted Center, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The fee is payable by company check or money order to the City of NY, Parks and Recreation. A separate check/money order is required for each project. The Company name, address and telephone number as well as the project contract number must appear on the check/money order. Bidders should ensure that the correct company name, address, telephone and fax numbers are submitted by your company/messenger service when picking up bid documents.

Pin number: 84615B0152

Planting of ‘New’ & ‘Replacement’ Street Trees in Brooklyn CB 1, 2, 3 & 4

August 13, 2015– Bid documents are available for a fee of $25.00 in the Blueprint Room, Room #64, Olmsted Center, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The fee is payable by company check or money order to the City of NY, Parks and Recreation. A separate check/money order is required for each project. The Company name, address and telephone number as well as the project contract number must appear on the check/money order. Bidders should ensure that the correct company name, address, telephone and fax numbers are submitted by your company/messenger service when picking up bid documents.

Pin number: 84615B0159

Planting of ‘New’ & ‘Replacement’ Street Trees in Bronx CB 9, 10, 11 & 12

August 13, 2015– Bid documents are available for a fee of $25.00 in the Blueprint Room, Room #64, Olmsted Center, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The fee is payable by company check or money order to the City of NY, Parks and Recreation. A separate check/money order is required for each project. The Company name, address and telephone number as well as the project contract number must appear on the check/money order. Bidders should ensure that the correct company name, address, telephone and fax numbers are submitted by your company/messenger service when picking up bid documents.

Pin number: 84615B0160

Lifeguard Uniforms and Bathing Suits Brand Specific

August 13, 2015– A copy of the bid can be downloaded from City Record Online at http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/home.asp . Enrollment is free. Vendor may also request the bid by contacting Vendor Relations via email at dcasdmssbids@dcas.nyc.gov, by telephone at 212-386-0044.

Pin number: 8571500643

Bronx Council on the Arts Facility Renovation “Re-Bid”

August 14, 2015– Companies certified by the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority- or Women- Owned Business Enterprises (”M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to submit a bid. 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 www.nyc.gov/buildnyc see “Bid Opportunities”. For a list of companies certified by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, please visit www.nyc.gov/buycertified. To find out how to become certified, visit www.nyc.gov/getcertified or call the DSBS certification helpline at (212) 513-6311.

Pin number: 85015B0137 – GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
Pin number: 85015B0138 – PLUMBING
Pin number: 85015B0139 – HVAC
Pin number: 85015B0140 – ELECTRIC

Planting of ‘New’ & ‘Replacement’ Street Trees in Manhattan

August 17, 2015– Bid documents are available for a fee of $25.00 in the Blueprint Room, Room #64, Olmsted Center, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The fee is payable by company check or money order to the City of NY, Parks and Recreation. A separate check/money order is required for each project. The Company name, address and telephone number as well as the project contract number must appear on the check/money order. Bidders should ensure that the correct company name, address, telephone and fax numbers are submitted by your company/messenger service when picking up bid documents.

Pin number: 84615B0150

Illegal Gun Market Study

August 18, 2015– MOCJ proposes a multifaceted effort to provide a detailed account of the varied transactions that comprise the supply lines of illegal guns to criminals in New York City. Identifying effective and feasible evidence-based approaches to disrupt these illegal transactions is thus a critical challenge in curbing gun violence. This project seeks to conduct research into the structure and dynamics of illicit firearms transactions in New York City, to ascertain how best to disrupt them. The research is intended to provide guidance in setting priorities in prosecutions, design undercover operations against gun transactions, craft new regulations, and related actions, all with the ultimate purpose of reducing gun violence.
The negotiated acquisition procurement has been chosen due to the limited number of vendors available and able to perform the work in accordance with PPB 3-04(b)(2)(ii). MOCJ will continue to accept expressions of interest to the extent required by the City of New York Procurement Policy Board Rules.

Pin number: 00215MOCJ011

Helicopter, Police – DEP

August 18, 2015– A Pre-Solicitation Conference for the above mentioned commodity is scheduled for August 18, 2015 at 9:30am at 1 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007, 18th floor.

The purpose of this conference is to review proposed specifications for the commodity listed above to ensure a good product and maximum competition. Please make every effort to attend this conference, your participation will assist us in revising the attached specifications so they can be issued as a part of final bid package.

A copy of the pre-solicitation package can be downloaded from the City Record Online site at http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/home.asp. Enrollment is free. Please review the documents the before you attend the conference. If you have questions regarding this conference, please contact Rashad LeMonier at 212-386-0412 or by email at rlemonier@dcas.nyc.gov.

Beach Cleaner, Tractor Drawn, Rake Type – DPR

August 24, 2015– A copy of the bid can be downloaded from the City Record Online site at http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/home.asp. 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: 8571500485

Skid-Steer Loader with Attachments (2.5M Contract)

August 25, 2015– A Pre-Solicitation Conference for the above mentioned commodity is scheduled for August 25, 2015 at 9:30am at 1 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007, 18th floor.

The purpose of this conference is to review proposed specifications for the commodity listed above to ensure a good product and maximum competition. Please make every effort to attend this conference, your participation will assist us in revising the attached specifications so they can be issued as a part of final bid package.

A copy of the pre-solicitation package can be downloaded from the City Record Online site at http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/home.asp. Enrollment is free. Please review the documents before you attend the conference.

Pin number: 857PS1600017

Baseboard Stripper 

August 31, 2015– For more information on this RFP, please contact Mark Thompson.

Pin number: 8571500646

Conflict Counsel Legal Services

September 1, 2015– Seeking three or more appropriately qualified law firms, each consisting of one or more attorneys, to provide legal representation in connection with matters to be assigned by the Department, to represent officials and employees of the City of New York (“City”), the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (“HHC”) who the Corporation Counsel has determined cannot be represented by the Department due to a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest, consistent with the New York Code of Professional Responsibility. Proposers should have demonstrated expertise in litigating tort cases, cases involving claims under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 or other civil rights claims, or other monetary claims under New York State common law. Proposers should have an office that is reasonably close and easily accessible by means of public transportation to and/or from 100 Church Street, New York, New York 10007.

It is anticipated that the term of the contract to be awarded as a result of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) will be for a five (5) year period from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2021.

In order to be considered for the award of a contract, the company must submit a proposal in the manner prescribed by the RFP. The Department prefers to distribute the RFP by electronic means. Interested firms may obtain a complete electronic copy of the RFP by e-mail by requesting it from: Esther S. Tak, Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department, 100 Church Street, Room 5-208, New York, New York 10007 (Phone 212-356-1122; Fax 212-356-4066; e-mail etak@law.nyc.gov). Firms can obtain a printed copy of the RFP at the New York City Law Department, 100 Church Street, 100 Church Street Messenger Center, located at street level in the middle of the block on the Park Place side of 100 Church Street, New York, New York 10007. The Department encourages interested firms to request the RFP by e-mail. In most cases, the Department will respond to an e-mail request for the RFP received during regular working hours. The electronic version of the RFP is a PDF file that can be read and printed out using the widely available Adobe Acrobat © software. Firms interested in receiving the RFP by e-mail are advised that their e-mail system must be able to accommodate an incoming 2.5 Megabyte PDF file. If the firm elects to obtain the RFP by picking it up at the Department, the person picking it up must be able to provide the name of the organization and the name, title, telephone number, fax machine number and e-mail address of an authorized and responsible person in the firm.

Pin number: 02514X100001

Energy Efficient Ballfield Lighting Retrofit at Various Parks and Recreation Facilities – Boroughs of Queens and Staten Island

September 2, 2015– Bid documents are available for a fee of $25.00 in the Blueprint Room, Room #64, Olmsted Center, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The fee is payable by company check or money order to the City of NY, Parks and Recreation. A separate check/money order is required for each project. The Company name, address and telephone number as well as the project contract number must appear on the check/money order. Bidders should ensure that the correct company name, address, telephone and fax numbers are submitted by your company/messenger service when picking up bid documents.

This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013.
Pin number: 84615B0119

Operation & Management of a Newsstand at Verdi Square, Manhattan

September 2, 2015– Verdi Square is a small triangle of land enclosed by a railing, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, between 72nd street and 73rd street on the south and north, and Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue on the west and east.

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 a Request for Bids (RFB) for the operation and management of a newsstand at Verdi Square, Manhattan.

Hard copies of the RFB can be obtained, at no cost. To download the RFB, 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 RFB’s description.

TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR THE DEAF (TDD) 212-504-4115

Request for Information – Supplying New York City with Renewable Power

September 10, 2015– Purchasing power to catalyze the development of new sources of renewable power, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and chart a path to receive 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources of energy.

Pin number: 85616RFI001

55 Stuyvesant Place – Staten Island

September 24, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals (“Proposals”, each a “Proposal”) from qualified developers for the redevelopment of 55 Stuyvesant Place, a historic municipal office building (the “Building”) located in the heart of the North Shore of Staten Island (the “North Shore”). The Building is owned by the City of New York (the “City”) and available for purchase or lease.

55 Stuyvesant Place is a five-story, 37,675 square foot Art Deco building. Constructed in 1935, the Building was designed by Henry C. Pelton, who was also responsible for Riverside Church, Park Avenue United Methodist Church and a multitude of buildings in New York City. The Building features two elevators and separate stairwells and entryways which provide access to double-loaded corridors, high ceilings and floors with waterfront views. The floor-plates range from 4,000 – 6,000 square feet and have potential for a variety of layouts. The Building is a centrally-located City-owned asset in support of an emerging cluster of innovative technology and creative businesses in Downtown Staten Island.

NYCEDC plans to select a developer on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the economic impact of the project on New York City, the response team’s qualifications, the project’s financial feasibility, and the degree to which the project is complementary to the surrounding community. NYCEDC will show preference for quality proposals that support creative, media and/or technology uses that enhance the neighborhood’s transformation as a center for information, aim to strengthen and revitalize the urban context of the Site, propose a design and program that enhances connections to and accessibility for the surrounding community and strive to achieve design excellence.

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. 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.

NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on public construction projects.  Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, labor, supplies and equipment. Bidders/subcontractors are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.

Teleport Site B-1

September 25, 2015– 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 a manufacturing use on all or part of an 18-acre site (“the Site”) located within Staten Island’s industrial “Working West Shore.” 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 strength of the response, the City may be willing to consider certain forms of tax relief and other financial assistance to support the project’s development.

This RFP follows a broader Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”) issued for the entire Teleport last year. Responses to that RFEI and subsequent diligence have informed the current understanding of which uses might be desirable and possible at the Site today.

Based upon that diligence, Modular Construction Assembly, Flood Defense System fabrication, and the manufacture of Green Energy systems (solar panels, wind turbines) were identified as uses that may be good fits for the Site, and as growth industries with strong potential in the region and on Staten Island’s West Shore. NYCEDC and the Port Authority will also consider other manufacturing uses not listed above; the foregoing merely represents examples of uses considered and explored in the preparation of this RFP.

NYCEDC plans to select a development team on the basis of factors stated in the open 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 open RFP.

If a proposal is selected, it will be on the basis of a thoughtful approach to both maximizing the development potential of the Site and managing it in a manner that acts as a catalyst to the economy of Staten Island as a whole. Responses to this RFP should aim to accomplish the following goals (“Development Goals”):

  • Identify a development plan for one or more manufacturing uses on the Site.
  • Preserve and expand quality jobs for local residents and help fulfill the area’s potential as a vital employment center.
  • Establish a site plan that addresses the infrastructure, access and utility needs for the proposed project and is not incompatible with the surrounding uses at The Teleport.
  • Propose an environmentally sensitive development that considers on-site and nearby ecological resources and neighboring communities.

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. 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 Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women Business Development as M/WBE, please go to the http://www.esd.ny.gov/MWBE/directorySearch.html.

NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on NYCEDC construction projects. Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, labor, supplies and equipment. Bidders/subcontractors are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.

Universal Pre-kindergarten Services for 2015-2018

December 31, 2015– The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE), will release an open-ended Request for Proposals (RFP) for Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Services for 2015-2018.

The RFP will be for the provision of Full-Day UPK services to four-year-olds. Vendors must provide a consistent weekly schedule for 31 hours and 40 minutes per week, at least five days per week, for 180 days of the school year. Proposals will be accepted for underserved areas of the City.

If you are interested in proposing to this open-ended RFP, you must pre-qualify with the City’s HHS Accelerator On-Line System in order to download the RFP and submit a proposal. The HHS Accelerator can be found here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhsaccelerator/html/about/about.shtml

If you have issues pre-qualifying with the HHS Accelerator System, please use the following link to reach the HHS Accelerator support team: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhsaccelerator/html/contact/contact.shtml

Please Note: This open-ended RFP will not available in the NYCDOE’s Vendor Portal

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

 

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