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Current RFPs: Week of March 21, 2016

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

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

Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District (DBCD) South Site Development Construction Management and Related Consultant Services RFP

March 24, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), on behalf of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and the City of New York, is seeking a consultant for construction management and related services for the interior fit-out of a cultural unit, located in Downtown Brooklyn. The cultural unit is part of a 350,000 sq. ft. mixed-use residential building and 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza currently being developed by a private developer. The building site is located on a triangular area defined by Flatbush Avenue to the west, Lafayette Avenue to the north, and Ashland Place to the east.

The cultural unit is a 50,000 sq. ft. space that will be purchased in core and shell state from the private developer at the end of 2016. Upon purchase of the cultural unit, the City will commence tenant improvements of the cultural lobby, shared spaces, and four (4) tenant spaces. The four (4) local non-profit institutions that will occupy the cultural unit are 651 Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Cinemas, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), and the Brooklyn Public Library.

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 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. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visithttp://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.

Citywide Economic Development Services for Governors Island

March 25, 2016- The New York City Department of Small Business Services intends to enter into sole source negotiations to purchase the above services for the Governors Island Corporation. These services are for the purposes of providing planning, preservation, redevelopment and ongoing operations and maintenance of approximately 150 acres of Governors Island plus surrounding lands under water. Any firm that believes it is qualified and has the in-house expertise to provide such services or would like to provide such services in the future is invited to do so. Please indicate your interest in writing to Daryl Williams, Agency Chief Contracting Officer, NYC Department of Small Business Services, 110 William Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10038 no later than March 25, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

Pin number: 801SBS160224

URAC Accreditation Consultant Services

March 25, 2016- MetroPlus Health Plan, Inc., a network-model health maintenance organization and subsidiary corporation of New York City Health + Hospitals, has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a vendor to provide URAC Accreditation Consultant Services. Proposer must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Consulting Firm with at least 3 years of experience providing URAC accreditation support;
  • Consulting Firm must have a team of at least five people, including staff with diverse skills in managed care environment (e.g. IT/UM/CM);
  • Consulting Firm must have knowledge of NYS Medicaid Managed Care regulations; and
  • Consulting Firm must have experience with at least one Plan of 350,000 members or greater.

Proposals are due by 4:00 PM, February 22, 2016 Prospective vendors wishing to receive an RFP package should contact Kathleen Nolan, Contract Administrator, MetroPlus Health Plan, at: nolank@metroplus.org or by telephone at 212-908-8730. Refer to Document Control No. 100912R126.

Pedestrian Safety at Strategic Intersections: Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens

March 25, 2016- 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”. 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.

Financial Empowerment for NYCHA Residents – Project Coordinator Consultant

March 28, 2016- The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, with the assistance of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment, seeks a project coordinator consultant for its Financial Empowerment for New York City Public Housing Residents initiative. To facilitate stakeholder engagement, support project record-keeping and documentation, and to help synthesize learnings from the project to affect systems-change, the Mayor’s Fund will contract with a temporary, part-time consultant to coordinate this project. With the assistance of the consultant, the Mayor’s Fund, the New York City Housing Authority and DCA OFE look to develop and implement new, relevant, and high-impact financial coaching models for public housing residents and communities. Download the solicitation and attachments here: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/fund/rfp/rfp.page

Pin number: #MF201605

Handy Man Work at Various Health and Hospital Clinics

March 28, 2016- There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference on March 14,2016 @ 10:00 AM. at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dept. Of Facilities Management, Room: BB-1179-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY, 11373.
For all technical questions, please contact Luis Mendo: Mendol@nychhc.org or Rocco Sapone: Saponero@nychhc.org

Pin number: 036-0025

Repair of Donated Musical Instruments

March 29, 2016- This is a requirements contract for repair of donated musical instruments under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education of the City of New York. For all questions related to this RFB, please contact Henry Sheehan at 718-935-5688 or send an email to hsheehan3@schools.nyc.gov

Pin number: #B2847040

Slash Resistant Gloves

March 30, 3016- The New York City Police Department Equipment Section is seeking bids from manufacturers for NYPD, Slash Resistant, Black Leather (Universal) Gloves which all conforms to the Specifications. Bid openings will take place at the NYPD Contract Administration Unit, 90 Church Street, Room 1206, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10007 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 2:00PM.

Pin number: 05616ES00003

NYS Council on the Arts Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Grants Cycle Now Open for Application

March 30, 2016- The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) accepts grant applications on an annual basis for discipline-based funding of arts and cultural activity. Nonprofit organizations registered to do business in New York State are eligible to apply. Funding is also available for individual artists sponsored by eligible organizations. For more information about eligibility, visit: www.arts.ny.gov

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis in the following areas:

  • Architecture + Design
  • Arts Education
  • Dance
  • Electronic Media & Film
  • Facilities
  • Folk Arts
  • Individual Artists
  • Literature
  • Museums
  • Music
  • Presenting
  • Special Arts Services
  • State & Local Partnerships / Decentralization
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

FY17 Application Period Begins: Feb. 25, 2016

Please review the program guidelines for detailed information and instructions on NYSCA’s FY17 application process and funding programs.

All successfully submitted applications will be reviewed and evaluated by NYSCA staff, advisory panels and Council. Funding notifications will be issued in Fall 2016. All new FY2017 contracts will be issued on or around January 1, 2017 and will have a January – December 2017 contract term. This is the period in which the funded activity must occur. Please plan accordingly.

Contract term: One Year With Possible Multi-Year Extensions

Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Services

March 31, 2016- The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking to award one and/or multiple contracts to qualified firms (“Consultant(s)”) to provide commercial brokerage/tenant representative services. Such services, more fully described in Scope of Services, include site selection, market research and analysis, advisory services, and lease negotiations. NYCEDC plans to select a Consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the Respondent’s experience in providing similar services, the quality of the Respondent’s proposal, the proposed broker commission schedule, the quality of the Respondent team, and the Respondent’s acceptance of the contract attached to 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. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Non-Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.  An optional pre-proposal session will be held on Thursday, March 17 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at NYCEDC. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to commercialbrokerageRFP@edc.nyc on or before Tuesday, March 15 2016.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21 2016. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to commercialbrokerageRFP@edc.nyc. Answers to all questions will be posted by Friday, March 25 2016, to www.nycedc.com/RFP.
Please submit eight (8) sets of your proposal to: NYCEDC, Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.

Pin number: #6542-00

Information Technology Consulting Services

April 5, 2016- The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is seeking experienced vendors to provide Information Technology (IT) consulting services as needed for various projects. The IT consultants requested may include, but are not limited to: Architects, Developers, Engineers, Project Managers and Specialists. The goal of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to establish requirement agreements with multiple IT staffing vendors who will then compete to provide qualified consultants at pre-approved ceiling rates as requested by DOE. Consulting services may be requested for the design, development, implementation, management, and documentation of new software, hardware, or network systems and/or the maintenance of existing systems. In addition, from time to time, development, integration or other project-based services, rather than individual consultants, may be requested.

We strongly encourage vendors to submit questions to clarify any uncertainties you may have about this procurement.  RFP amendments may be made based on your questions if they are deemed beneficial and appropriate for this procurement.  Use the Google Docs URL link on the cover page of the solicitation to submit your questions.

RFP number: R1045

Bids for Mobile Food Concessions at Central Park, Manhattan

April 7, 2016- 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 (“Parks”) is issuing, as of the date of this notice, a Request for Bids for the sale of food from mobile food units at various locations at Central Park, Manhattan.

Hard copies of the RFB can be obtained, at no cost, commencing on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 through Thursday, April 7, 2016, 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. All bids submitted in response to this RFB must be submitted no later than Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

The RFB is also available for download, commencing Wednesday, March 16, 2016 through Thursday, April 7, 2016 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.
TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR THE DEAF (TDD) 212-504-4115

Pin number: #CWB2016A

Mobile Food Concessions at the Battery

April 7, 2016-  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 (“Parks”) is issuing, as of the date of this notice, a Request for Bids for the operation of six (6) mobile food concessions within the Battery, Manhattan.

Pin number: #CWB2015C

Mobile Food Concessions Citywide

April 7, 2016- 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 (“Parks”) is issuing, as of the date of this notice, a Request for Bids (“RFB”) for the sale of food from mobile food units at various park locations citywide.

Hard copies of the RFB can be obtained, at no cost, commencing Wednesday, March 16, 2016 through Thursday, April 7, 2016 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. All bids submitted in response to this RFB must be submitted no later than through Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

The RFB is also available for download, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 through Thursday, April 7, 2016 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 related to the RFB contact Zoe Piccolo (for Bronx and Staten Island Parks) at (212) 360-1397 or via email: zoe.piccolo@parks.nyc.gov; Eric Weiss ( for Brooklyn Parks) at (212) 360-1397 or via email: eric.weiss@parks.nyc.gov; Joseph Conforti (for Queens Parks) at (212) 360-1397 or via email: joe.conforti@parks.nyc.gov, or Glenn Kaalund (Manhattan Parks) at (212) 360-1397 or via email: glenn.kaalund@parks.nyc.gov.
TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR THE DEAF (TDD) 212-504-4115

Pin number: #CWB2016B

Planning, Design and Engineering Services for Rockaway Ferry Landing(s)

April 8, 2016- The New York City Economic Development Corporation is assisting the City of New York in connection with the planning, design, and construction of permanent passenger ferry terminal or terminals and associated upland improvements at a to-be-determined location(s) on the Jamaica Bay-side of Queens’s Rockaway Peninsula, west of Beach 84th Street. In furtherance of this objective, NYCEDC seeks a consultant team to conduct a project consisting of site selection and scoping; design; environmental review, permitting, and approvals; and construction assistance.

NYCEDC anticipates commencement of the first phase of the Project to commence on or about May 2016 with anticipated completion on March 2019. The total project cost is estimated to be $3,300,000.

NYCEDC plans to select the most highly qualified firm on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include:

Experience of Firm and Subcontractors    35% The respondent’s and, as applicable, the proposed Consultant Team’s experience in providing services similar to the Scope of Services described herein; the quality of the respondent’s management, reputation, and references and, as applicable, the quality of the proposed Consultant Team; favorable history, if any, in contracting or doing business with the City and/or NYCEDC.

Individuals Proposed for the Consultant Team   25% The quality of the proposed Consultant Team, including the educational and experiential background of the members of the Consultant Team.

Quality of the Proposal      40% The quality of the proposal and the degree to which it demonstrates the respondent’s full understanding of and the ability to perform the Services to be rendered; the content of the proposal demonstrating the respondent’s full understanding of the Project schedule; the terms under which the respondent will commit its personnel and, as applicable, the personnel of the proposed Consultant Team members, without transfers and changes.

This RFP is a Qualifications-Based Selection RFP. Respondents must submit a completed “Standard Form 330 – Architect-Engineer Qualifications” (“SF-330”), which can be found at Exhibit 2 of 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 Title VI provisions and the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Non-Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

This project is being funded with Federal transportation funds, through the New York State Department of Transportation, and this project has Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) participation goals of 20%. A list of certified DBEs can be found at http://biznet.nysucp.net/. Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are also encouraged to apply.

NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on NYCEDC 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.

Defensive Drivers Training Program

April 11, 2016- The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (”DCAS”)/Fleet Division (”Fleet”) is seeking appropriately qualified contractors to provide defensive driving training and related services for New York City employees and employees of other entities seeking to utilize this training through DCAS.

There will be an optional Pre-Proposal Conference on March 23, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. at One Center Street, 18th Floor North, Bid Room, New York, NY 10007.

By registering your contact information on the form provided at the following web address, http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/home.asp, you will be able to view and download a copy of the RFP. Alternatively, a copy of the RFP can be picked up from DCAS at its Office of Citywide Procurement, 1 Centre Street, 18th Floor North, New York, NY 10007 between the 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on a regular City work day.

Pin number: #85616P0010

In-Person Interpretation Services, Consultant Services

April 12, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) seeks to promote participation and provide access, as needed, to individuals of Limited English Proficiency (“LEP”) in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Federal Executive Order 13166, New York City Local Law 73 of 2003 and Mayoral Executive Order No. 120 of 2008. To that end, NYCEDC is seeking a qualified Consultant to provide Consultant in-person interpretation, both consecutive and simultaneous interpretations, for NYCEDC-related events and meetings throughout the five (5) boroughs of New York City.  The Consultant shall meet the language interpretation needs of NYCEDC by providing in-person oral or sign language interpretation services for community meetings, public forums, stakeholder events or other activities or functions as specified by NYCEDC. The Consultant shall adhere to industry-wide best practices, certifications and training necessary to provide these services in an accurate, precise and professional manner for all subject languages.

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 (“MWBE(s)”) 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. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visithttp://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.

Consultant to Provide Telephonic Interpretation Services

April 12, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) seeks to promote participation and provide access, as needed, to individuals of Limited English Proficiency (“LEP”) in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Federal Executive Order 13166, New York City Local Law 73 of 2003 and Mayoral Executive Order No. 120 of 2008. To that end, NYCEDC is seeking a qualified Consultant to provide on-demand telephonic language interpretation services for NYCEDC-related projects and work located at NYCEDC’s office. The Consultant shall provide on-demand telephonic interpretation services through a call center service that would pair an operator with an NYCEDC staffer seeking assistance in response to a call or in-person visit from LEP person(s). The call center operators would be expected to provide interpretation needs for languages listed in Request for Proposals (“RFP”). The Consultant shall adhere to industry-wide best practices, certifications and training necessary to provide these services in an accurate, precise and professional manner for all subject languages.

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 (“MWBE(s)”) 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. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visithttp://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.

Grand Central Terminal Retail Leasing Opportunity (MKT – 20)

April 14, 2016- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is seeking a market food tenant for space MKT-20 (currently Zaro’s Bakery) in the Grand Central Market in Grand Central Terminal. Proposals should reflect appropriate market value given the space’s prominent location and high foot traffic.

DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by 4:00 PM on April 14, 2016. Proposals submitted after such deadline will, at the MTA’s sole discretion, only be considered if the MTA determines that such consideration is in the public interest. Each proposal must include the items listed in the “Submission Requirements” section below. Proposals not including all requested items may be rejected.

SITE VISIT: An optional site visit will take place at 10:00 AM on March 24, 2016 in front of the space. Please respond to Mitch Friedel at mfriedel@ngkf.com or Reed Zukerman at rzukerman@ngkf.com or Adam Weinblatt at aweinblatt@ngkf.com for further details and to confirm your attendance.

Grand Central Terminal Retail Leasing Opportunity (MC – 70)

April 14, 2016- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is seeking a tenant for a retail store in space MC-70 (currently Aveda) in the Lexington Passage in Grand Central Terminal. Proposals should reflect appropriate market value given the space’s prominent location and high foot traffic.

DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by 4:00 p.m. on April 14, 2016. Proposals submitted after such deadline will, at the MTA’s sole discretion, only be considered if the MTA determines that such consideration is in the public interest. Each proposal must include the items listed in the “Submission Requirements” section below. Proposals not including all requested items may be rejected.

SITE VISIT: An optional site visit will take place at 10:30 am on March 24, 2016 in front of the space. Please respond to Mitch Friedel at mfriedel@ngkf.com or Reed Zukerman at rzukerman@ngkf.com or Adam Weinblatt at aweinblatt@ngkf.com for further details and to confirm your attendance.

Futureworks NYC, Consulting Services at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

April 15, 2016- NYCEDC, on behalf of The City of New York, is launching “Futureworks NYC” – an investment in partnerships, services and spaces to support the development of the City’s production ecosystem.

NYCEDC is issuing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) seeking several service providers (the “Service Providers”) with proven track records to develop and launch services (the “Services”)  as part of Futureworks NYC. The Services will collectively drive Advance Manufacturing technology development and dissemination in NYC.

Through this RFP, NYCEDC seeks to:

  • Create a world-class center dedicated to the field of Advanced Manufacturing
  • Create services that provide the City’s researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists and businesses with affordable access to production tools, technologies and support to catalyze the development of their work and contribute to their growth
  • Further the development of technology that will lead to the formation and expansion of production-oriented companies in the City and the attraction of companies to the City, in areas that demonstrate relevance to the City with the most potential for growth
  • Connect, complement, and build on the capabilities of the City’s existing business community, institutions and the City’s production landscape
  • Contribute to the City’s economy by expanding its production sector

The Services are as follows:

  • Business Extension Services to increase the City’s existing manufacturing and industrial businesses’ awareness of these opportunities and ability to take advantage of them;
  • Virtual Incubator Services to help startups in the advanced manufacturing ecosystem grow and encourage local production;
  • Partner Center Services to provide increased, affordable access to prototyping, production and testing equipment and workspace across New York City;
  • Advanced Manufacturing Center Services to develop a Center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) to provide needed space and equipment for developing advanced manufacturing technologies, products and processes in New York City.

NYCEDC plans to select consultants 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. Successful respondent team(s) for the the Advanced Manufacturing Center Services is anticipated to enter into a leasing agreement with NYCEDC to open and operate the Center at BAT.

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 Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visithttp://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.

Demolition and Replacement of Existing Underground Vaults

April 21, 2016- Project Number: JFK-12, Document Fee: $100, Project Manager: Vasyl Kravchyk (718)595-7512. There will be a pre-bid meeting on 4/4/16 located at 9605 Horace Harding Expressway, 4th Floor Conference Room 5 East, Corona, NY 11373 at 10:30 AM.

The procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1
Please be advised this contract is under Apprenticeship Program Questionnaire.

Pin number: #82616B0022

RFEI/RFQ for the Redevelopment of Penn Station (“Penn RFEI/RFQ”)

April 22, 2016– By responding to the Penn RFEI/RFQ, a Respondent can offer privately-funded solutions to renovating Penn Station, including a redeveloped upper level (“Upper Level”), lower level (“Lower Level”) and if applicable project enhancements described in Section V.  A Respondent must make a submission to this RFEI/RFQ in order to be further considered for future Penn Station redevelopment engagements.  The Project Sponsors will evaluate those solutions and such project enhancements and consider how they might be implemented.  In preparing its submission, the Respondent should consider:

  • a long-term net lease from Amtrak of portions of the Upper Level and Lower Level at fair market value in order to construct new or improved retail and passenger circulation space;
  • a long-term net lease from LIRR of its portion of the Lower Level in order to construct new retail and passenger circulation space;
  • taking into consideration the location and type of advertising within Penn Station when proposing improvements and, if of value to Project Sponsors, potential opportunities for revenue participation; and
  • identifying which of the project enhancements can be achieved through private funding that the Respondent might incorporate into its redevelopment solutions.

Total MWBE Participation Goals: 30%

RFP for the Redevelopment of the Farley Building (“Farley RFP”)

April 22, 2016– The Project Sponsors seek proposals for the lease and redevelopment of the Farley Building into a vibrant mixed-use facility. The selected developer will have the opportunity to construct the new iconic Moynihan Train Hall within the Farley Building and to develop and operate an additional 640,000 square feet in the building for commercial uses including office space, retail and hospitality.  The expected completion date of the train hall will be a significant factor in the evaluation of proposals.  The delivery of the train hall by the selected developer will be subject to financial incentives and penalties based on this schedule.

The train hall, which will be ringed by shops and restaurants, will include new, primary facilities for LIRR commuters. Passenger services within the LIRR space will include—ticketing, waiting areas and other amenities and will be seamlessly connected to a widened and improved LIRR Concourse running underneath 33rd Street directly through to 7th Avenue where LIRR ticketing, waiting and passenger services will also be enhanced.  The train hall is also intended to include facilities and services for AirTrain passengers connecting to New York area airports. The redevelopment of the Farley Building is also intended to include Amtrak ticketing, waiting and boarding facilities. It will significantly increase the amount of passenger circulation space available in Penn Station today and will create a passenger concourse that will span from 7th to 9thAvenues.

Total MWBE Participation Goals: 30%

Printing of Pocket Borough Bus Maps

April 28, 2016- This five-year contract is for the printing and delivering of Pocket Borough Bus Maps (Types A, B and C) from digital files supplied as either InDesign files (with accompanying Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Files, and fonts) or screened and trapped TIFF separates, including all Work, labor and materials. Included in the project and price shall be all pickups, transportation and delivery expenses, proofs, samples, completed Work as well as all labor, materials, equipment, incidentals and overhead costs and expense in performing the Work, and all such additional and incidental Work as may be necessary for completion of the project. The Contractor shall prepare proofs, print, trim, fold, package, label, and deliver maps.

MBE Sub-Contracting Goal: 15%

WBE Sub-Contracting Goal: 15%

Redevelopment a New York City Block (780,000 ZSF) in Hell’s Kitchen

May 2, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Covenant House (CH) are seeking a developer/s to redevelop the majority of a Manhattan block with approximately 780,000 ZSF located in Hell’s Kitchen. Through this initiative, the Developer will construct a mixed-use development that addresses the City’s goal of creating economically diverse neighborhoods, supports CH’s operations through construction of a new, state-of-the art facility, and introduces a pedestrian friendly streetscape that reconnects the block to the surrounding urban fabric.

NYCEDC and CH plan to select a developer on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: completeness and quality of overall response, program and design, financial and schedule feasibility, hiring and workforce programs, respondent qualifications and experience, and economic impact.

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 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.

Long Island City Waterfront Mixed-Use Redevelopment RFP

May 26, 2016- NYCEDC seeks proposals from qualified developers for the long-term lease and mixed- use redevelopment of two adjacent City-owned sites on the Long Island City waterfront. The sites, totaling up to over four and a half acres, each offer a unique opportunity to develop a catalytic mixed-use program that capitalizes on Long Island City’s vibrant and growing commercial cluster. As such, NYCEDC seeks proposals that maximize commercial office and light production space in order to contribute to the growing network of innovative businesses in Long Island City.  NYCEDC seeks proposals  that also include mixed-income affordable housing, publicly accessible waterfront open space, and community-serving retail and community space.

The sites include a single-story Department of Transportation facility, and a surface parking lot abutting a dilapidated bulkhead and platform. Respondents that propose to redevelop the DOT facility may be required to relocate the DOT Facility. Respondents that  propose  to  redevelop  the  surface  parking  lot  may  be  required  to  provide replacement parking on- or off-site on an interim basis. Detailed information about the existing uses in this regard is provided in the RFP and related documents.

The sites are located within an M1-4 zoning district, however it is anticipated that the respondents will seek a rezoning to develop the project in a manner that is consistent with the RFP’s goals. Further land-use and urban design guidance for the sites can be found in the body of the RFP.

NYCEDC plans to select a developer 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, the respondent’s categorization as an emerging developer, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the proposal’s competitiveness with regard to the project goals.

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/W BE, 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.

New York/NY 111 Supported Housing Congregate

June 16, 2016– The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an open-ended rolling RFP in 2007 to establish 3,000 units of citywide supportive housing in newly constructed or rehabilitated single-site buildings for various homeless populations pursuant to the New York/New York III Supported Housing agreement. Proposals continue to be accepted on an on-going basis. The RFP is available on line at http://www.nyc.gov/health/contracting. Any questions regarding this RFP must be sent in writing, in advance, to the Contracting Officer or e-mailed to the address below. All proposals must be hand delivered at the office of the Agency Chief Contracting Officer. As a minimum qualification requirement for (1) the serious and persistent populations, the proposer must be incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, and (2) for the young adult populations, the proposer must document site control and identify the source of the capital funding being used to construct or renovate the building. Use the following address unless otherwise specified in notice, to secure, examine or submit bid/proposal documents, vendor prequalification and other forms; specifications/blueprints; other information; and for opening and reading of bids at date and time specified above.

Health and Mental Hygiene, Gotham Center-LIC, 42-09 28th Street, 17th Floor, CN30A, Queens, NY 11101-4132. Jasmine Salome (347) 396-6637; Fax: (347) 396-6758; jsalome@health.nyc.gov

Pin number: 81608PO076300R0X00

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, visithttp://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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