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Current RFPs: Week of June 8, 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:

Bid Extension: Miniature Golf Submission for Albee Square Public Plaza

June 12, 2015– BID EXTENSION: FMIA is soliciting proposals (“Proposals”) from qualified contractors (“Respondents”) to provide a high-quality miniature golf course subconcession (“Subconcession”) with Brooklyn appeal, in Albee Square Plaza located on DeKalb Avenue between Fulton Street, Bond Street and Albee Square (“Plaza”). This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) seeks a Subconcession that will enliven Albee Square Plaza and appeal equally to those who work, live, and visit Downtown Brooklyn.

Pin number: 84115BKAD911

Ferry Operator, Citywide Ferry System RFP

June 12, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking proposals from qualified ferry operators, individually or as team, to operate a passenger ferry service.  NYCEDC is seeking proposals that will achieve the objectives of a safe system, 2017 and 2018 service launch, and unified customer service experience. The new system will consist of the following routes: Rockaway, South Brooklyn, Astoria, Soundview, and Lower East Side. Both domestic and international businesses and institutions responding to this request for proposals (“RFP”) must be able to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations for operating a passenger ferry. The system will provide transportation equity and access to waterfront communities.

NYCEDC plans to select an operator 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.

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  projects.   Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, payroll, supplies and equipment. Respondents, sub-contractors and sub-consultants are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.

Communications Room at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Service Facility

June 16, 2015– A site tour is scheduled for 5/15/15 @ 11:00 a.m., pre-bid conference to follow. Prospective bidders must make reservations by contacting Kathy L. Murphy, Field Contract Manager at (646) 252-7311 no later than noon the preceding work day.

Pin number: VNMIT0100000

Maintenance, Configuration, Relocation and Modification Services for Telecommunications Equipment

June 16, 2015– The Fire Department of the City of New York (“FDNY”) seeks the services of a qualified Contractor to provide maintenance, configuration, relocation, and modification services for voice and data telecommunications equipment at FDNY facilities located throughout the five (5) boroughs of New York City. There will be a Non- mandatory Pre Bid Meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 Am at Fire Department Headquarters, 9 Metrotech Center, 1st Floor Auditorium, Brooklyn, New York 11201. **BIDDERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT THIS COMPETITIVE SEALED BID IS SUBJECT TO LOCAL LAW 1 – M/WBE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS** ePIN # 0571B008 Vendor Source ID 88442

Pin number: 05150001091

Preparation of Planting sites Including Invasive Species Removals, Seeding, and the Planting of New and Replacement Major Trees and Container Trees in Idlewild Park

June 23 , 2015– This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. 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: 84615B0111

Reconstruction of Fowler Square Plaza – Borough of Brooklyn

June 23, 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: 85015B0082

Cans, Garbage, and Plastic Lids and Dolly

June 23, 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 212-669-7585

Pin number: 8571500396

Management, and Operation of the Bayridge Municipal Parking Garage

June 23, 2015– A printed copy of the contract can also be purchased. A deposit of $50.00 is required for the bid 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.) A Site Visit (Optional) will be held on June 3, 2015 @ 10:00 AM @ 8501 5th Avenue, Bayridge Garage, Brooklyn, NY. A Pre Bid Meeting (Optional) will be held on June 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM @ 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10041. For additional information, please contact Michael Defede (212) 839-4883.

Pin number: 84115BKTR871

Living Lab Network for Health Technology, Consultant Services

June 25, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to establish the Living Lab Network for Health Technology, a new system for the rapid evaluation of health technology prototypes, by recruiting a network of agile healthcare providers to test new technologies. The goal of the project is to decrease transaction costs and increase investment in the health technology sector, accelerating systemic innovation in the larger healthcare services industry. For the purposes of the Project, NYCEDC means for the term health technology to be broadly inclusive, encompassing digital health, digital medicine, and health information technology.

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.

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  projects.   Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, payroll, supplies and equipment. Bidders, sub-contractors and sub-consultants are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.

Food and Beverage Co-Packing Facilities Consultant Services

July 31, 2015– The food and beverage manufacturing subsector is a bright spot of growth within New York City’s industrial sector, currently employing over 15,000 people. The subsector’s employment has increased by 11 percent during the last decade, with growth driven by entrepreneurship and small businesses. Over the last several years, the City has invested to support this entrepreneurial growth. To date, New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) has assisted the subsector with a network of culinary incubators, dedicated loan funds, and access to retail opportunities in public markets across New York City. Through this work, and research by New York City Councilmember Stephen Levin, NYCEDC has identified that a shortage of locally provided co-packing services often prevents food and beverage manufacturing firms from scaling in New York City. To better support the development of growth-stage food and beverage manufacturing businesses, NYCEDC is requesting responses from potential operators to fill this service gap for several food categories.

NYCEDC is seeking proposals for the development and operation of food and beverage co-packing facilities within New York City. Proposals are welcome from qualified Operators with manufacturing experience to develop a facility that will support the growth of businesses and jobs within the Food and Beverage Manufacturing subsector. To support the development of one or more food and beverage co-packing facilities, NYCEDC may provide funding to offset start-up costs, capital improvements and operations.

NYCEDC plans to select an Operator 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.

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.

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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