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Current RFPs: Week of May 2, 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:

Capital Plan Management – Demographic Consulting Services

May 6, 2016- The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) is seeking qualified firms interested in responding to a Request for Qualifications and Expression of Interest (RFQEI) to provide annual enrollment projections and other demographic studies and analyses within all five boroughs of New York City.

Pin number: 16-000XXR

Communicable Disease and Investigation Surveillance & Investigation

May 9, 2016- An Invitation to Bid has been issued by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Division of Epidemiology (DOE) to accept bids from qualified contractors for the provision of staffing services to place high level professional medical staff such as epidemiologists and registered nurses in NYS DOH offices throughout NYS as delineated in the two following regions. A maximum of four (4) contract staff will be placed in NYS DOH offices located in the ‘Upstate region’ (Albany, Buffalo or Rochester, and Syracuse) and a maximum of five (5) contract staff in NYS DOH offices located in the ‘Downstate region’ (New York City, Central Islip and New Rochelle). The DOH will contract with one qualified primary contractor for each region and one secondary contractor for each region as necessary. If one bidder is awarded both regional contracts, the contract awards will be combined and executed as one contract.  The term of this contract(s) is a maximum of five (5) years with an anticipated contract period from August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2021, The IFB is available on the Department’s website at: http://devweb.health.ny.gov/funding/index.htm#ifb

Construction of a Comfort Station

May 10, 2016- In Green Central Knoll Park, Located at Evergreen Avenue, Central Avenue, and Noll Street. This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. To request the Plan Holder’s List, please call the Blue Print Room at 718-760-6576.  The Cost Estimate Range is Under $1,940,000.00 for this project.

Pin number: 84616B0061

Design and Construction Services for Jacob Javits Center Expansion Project

May 10, 2016- The New York Convention Center Development Corporation (Owner or CCDC) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from interested and qualified firms to provide design and construction services required to design, construct and commission the expansion (the New Facilities) of the JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER (the Existing Facilities) in New York City. Under the design-build (DB) delivery method, a single entity, which may include one or more firms, will be procured and will be responsible to the Owner for the design and construction of the New Facilities. The New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (Operating Corporation or CCOC) is the operator of the Existing Facilities and will be the operator of the New Facilities. The New Facilities are expected to consist generally of an offstreet truck marshalling facility, a ballroom, exposition space, meeting rooms, and new outdoor space.

This RFQ invites Respondents to submit SOQs describing in detail their technical and financial qualifications to perform the Contract Services. The issuance of this RFQ is the first step in a two-step procurement process being conducted pursuant to the New York Transformational Economic Development Infrastructure and Revitalization Projects Act, effective in April 2016 (Enabling Legislation). ONLY THOSE FIRMS THAT RESPOND TO THIS RFQ AND ARE SHORT-LISTED BY THE SELECTION COMMITTEE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS RFQ AND THE ENABLING LEGISLATION WILL BE ISSUED A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) AND INVITED TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL IN RESPONSE TO THE RFP. UP TO THREE (3) FIRMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SHORT-LISTED AS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RFP STAGE OF THIS PROCUREMENT.

Reconstruction of Comfort Station

May 11, 2016- At Various Locations, Borough of Brooklyn, Contract #: BG-815M.  This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013.  Bidders are hereby advised that this contract is subject to the Project Labor Agreement (”PLA”)Covering Specified Renovation and Rehabilitation of City Owned Buildings and Structures entered into between the City and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York “BCTC”) affiliated local unions. Please refer to the bid documents for further information.  To request the Plan Holder’s List, please call the Blue Print Room at 718-760-6576.  The Cost Estimate Range is Under $3,300,000.00 for this project.

Pin number: 84616B0119

Maintenance and Repair of Heating Systems, Citywide

May 11, 2016- A pre-bid conference has been scheduled at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10107 Farragut Road, Brooklyn, NY 11236. Vendors are required to pick up bid book, free of charge, at 33 Beaver Street, 13Th Floor Bid desk, New York, NY 10004 from 9:30 A.M to 1:00 P.M. and from 2:00 P.M to 4:30 P.M.

M/WBE participation goals of 24 percent apply to the contract.

Pin number: 07116S021508

Bilingual Education Program Grant

May 11, 2016- The New York State Education Department, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, is seeking applications from Public School Districts for a Bilingual Education Program (transitional bilingual and one-way and two-way dual language) that provides English Language Learners (ELLs) with home language instruction as well as English/English as a New Language instruction. Bilingual Education Programs seek to offer students the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural while improving their academic ability. Students learn to speak, read, and write in two languages, and also learn about other cultures while developing strong self-esteem and diverse language skills. The primary purpose of this grant program is to develop academic excellence and bilingual proficiency for ELLs, and depending on the model, English Proficient (EP) students, and to promote new Bilingual Education programs in school districts across the State.

Please review the complete RFP here: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/currentapps.html.

Total MWBE Participation Goals: 30%

New Women’s Locker Rooms and Toilets

May 11, 2016- For two (2) DSNY facilities In The Bronx located at: BX-3A at 1661-1715 West Farms Road, Bronx, NY 10460 and BX-7 at 423 West 215 Street, New York ,NY 10034. The Bid Estimate: $750,000.00. There is a $40.00 refundable fee for this bid document. Postal Money Order only accepted, please make payable to “Comptroller, City of New York”.

Pin number: 82716RR00031

In-Kind Reconstruction of Deteriorated Electrical Systems

May 12, 2016- For Various Parks and Recreation Pool Facilities, Citywide, Contract #: CNYG-815MA. This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. To request the Plan Holder’s List, please call the Blue Print Room at 718-760-6576. The Cost Estimate Range is Under $1,800,000.00 for this project.

Pin number: 84616B0047

Bathroom and Shower Upgrade

May 12, 2016- At the 67th Precinct Station House – EPIN 05616B0011 – Agency PIN 0561600001054. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2016 at the 67th Precinct Station House, 2820 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11226. Free copy of the bid package also available at: Online at www.nyc.gov/cityrecord. This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. This procurement is subject to the Project Labor Agreement (“PLA”) entered into between the City and the building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (“BCTC”) affiliated Local Unions.

Pin number: 05616B0011

George Washington Bridge Replacement and Upgrade in Intelligent Transportation System Signs and Field Devices

May 13, 2016- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking to identify firms interested in responding to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for performance of Expert Professional Services for George Washington Bridge Replacement and Upgrade of Intelligent Transportation Systems Signs and Field Devices.

RFP# 45566 may be obtained online at http://www.panynj.gov/business-opportunities/bid-proposal-advertisements.html?tabnum=6. Addenda to the RFP, if any, will be posted at this site.  Monitor the advertisement on the web site to ensure your awareness of any changes.

If you have any technical problems accessing the documents online, email us ataskforbids@panynj.gov or call us at (212) 435-4600 for assistance.  Your email should include the RFP number, your firm name, email address, contact person, mailing address, and phone number.

It is currently anticipated that proposals shall be due by 2:00 PM on May 13, 2016 or as otherwise indicated in the document.  Proposals must have the RFP Number and full legal name of the proposing firm clearly indicated on the outside package.

Send Proposal(s) to: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 4 WTC, 150 Greenwich Street, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10007, Attention: RFP/Proposal Custodian

Consulting Services for Global Climate Change

May 16, 2016- TRS is seeking the services of qualified professionals in accordance with specifications indicated in this Request for Proposal (RFP) to assist TRS in evaluating options available to both the Pension Fund and the Tax Deferred Annuity Programs to mitigate the risk of climate change in TRS’ investment portfolios, including the positives and negatives of each option and the potential impact/cost to the plans, consistent with the Board’s fiduciary duties to TRS members and beneficiaries.

Pin number: RFP-GCC032016

Raise Shorelines Citywide: CDBG-DR funded Engineering, Design and Related Consultant Services

May 16, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide design and construction administration services for new infrastructure and/or infrastructure upgrades at various project sites throughout NYC to protect vulnerable areas from future flooding as a result of sea level rise at the 2050 water level.  Proposed infrastructural elements include but are not limited to: revetments, bulkheads, living shorelines, sea walls, berms and associated drainage work.

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, the quality of the plan for M/WBE participation and the proposed fee. This project is expected to be funded through the Community-Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, and is included in the City’s CDBG-DR Action Plan, approved by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in May 2013 and subsequently amended.

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

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

Reconstruction of Two Comfort Stations – Borough of Staten Island

May 17, 2016- At 1) Arrochar Playground (R062) Located at Sand Lane, between Major and McFarland Avenues, and 2) Grandview Playground (R068) located at Grandview Avenue and Continental Place, Borough of Staten Island, Contract #: RG-515M

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

Bidders are hereby advised that this contract is subject to the Project Labor Agreement (”PLA”)Covering Specified Renovation and Rehabilitation of City Owned Buildings and Structures entered into between the City and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York “BCTC”) affiliated local unions. Please refer to the bid documents for further information. To request the Plan Holder’s List, please call the Blue Print Room at 718-760-6576.

The Cost Estimate Range is Under $2,100,000.00 for this project.

Pin number: 84616B0117

Energy Absorption System Impact Attenuator

May 17, 2016- For more information on this RFP, please contact Mark Thompson.

Waterproofing, Roofing + Repointing in all Five Boroughs

May 17, 2016- The New York City Police Department seeks a vendor for furnishing all labor and material necessary and required for multi-year repairs / maintenance of various roofs and miscellaneous waterproofing and repointing at NYPD facilities in the five boroughs – EPIN 05616B0013 – Agency PIN 0561600001055. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the NYPD Building Maintenance Section, 59-06 Laurel Hill Blvd., Woodside, New York. If you are interested, you may obtain a free copy of the bid package in 3 ways: (1) Online at www.nyc.gov/cityrecord, (2) In person, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Contract Administration Unit, 90 Church Street, 12th Floor, Room 1206, New York, NY 10007, or (3) Contact Stephanie Gallop at (646) 610-5225. This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. This procurement is subject to the Project Labor Agreement (“PLA”) entered into between the City and the building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (“BCTC”) affiliated Local Unions.

Pin number: 05616B0013

Full Service Elevator Maintenance, Repair and Emergency Services for the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Bush Terminal and Various Sites

May 17, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a Contractor to provide the materials and perform the tasks necessary to adequately furnish all labor, materials, supervision, schedules, tools, equipment, supplies, permits and other items for Full Service Elevator Maintenance, Repair and Emergency Services (collectively, the “Services”) for the Brooklyn Army Terminal (“BAT”), Bush Terminal (collectively, the “Specific Sites”) and for the “Various Sites” listed in Appendix B on a “When” and “Where” basis. The Contractor shall perform all of the Services in a prudent and professional manner in accordance with standards and practices as are customary for such Services in the New York City Metropolitan Statistical Area and in compliance with all Legal Requirements.

The Scope of Services includes but is not limited to providing a maintenance schedule to examine, adjust, lubricate, clean, repair or replace necessary items and all other mechanical or electrical equipment, necessary for the safe and proper operation of the Elevators.

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

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

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

BK 6 New Women’s Locker Rooms and Toilets

May 17, 2016- For more information on this RFP, please contact Mark Thompson.

Pin number: 82716RR00030

Reconstruction of the Boiler, Heating System and Air Conditions at the Recreation Center

May 18, 2016- Located at Jerome Avenue and East 193rd Street in St James Park, Borough of the Bronx, Contract #: X044-113MA.  This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013.  Bidders are hereby advised that this contract is subject to the Project Labor Agreement (”PLA”)Covering Specified Renovation and Rehabilitation of City Owned Buildings and Structures entered into between the City and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York “BCTC”) affiliated local unions. Please refer to the bid documents for further information.  To request the Plan Holder’s List, please call the Blue Print Room at 718-760-6576. The Cost Estimate Range is Under $1,100,000.00 for this project.

Pin number: 84616B0055

Reconstruction of Three Comfort Station

May 25, 2016- At Various Locations, Boroughs of Staten Island, Contract #: RG-216M. This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. Bidders are hereby advised that this contract is subject to the Project Labor Agreement (”PLA”)Covering Specified Renovation and Rehabilitation of City Owned Buildings and Structures entered into between the City and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York “BCTC”) affiliated local unions. Please refer to the bid documents for further information.  To request the Plan Holder’s List, please call the Blue Print Room at 718-760-6576. The Cost Estimate Range is Under $4,100,000.00 for this project.

Pin number: 84616B0116

Are You Qualified to Provide a Virtual Book Store?

May 25, 2016- The City University of New York (“CUNY” or the “University”) is seeking proposals from qualified companies to provide certain CUNY colleges with a virtual, on-line, substitute to a brick and mortar bookstore (“Virtual Bookstore”). The purpose of the Virtual Bookstore is to support the educational mission of these colleges by providing necessary textbooks (new, used, digital, rental, etc.) and related course materials to students at the lowest possible cost.

Pin number: UCO 630

Data Capture Services for Notices of Violation/Summonses

May 25, 2016- Furnishing all labor and materials necessary for data capture services for notices of violation and summonses.

Pin number: 82016B0001

Condoms and Lubricant Packets

May 26, 2016- A copy of the bid can be downloaded from City Record Online at www.nyc.gov/cityrecord . Enrollment is free. Vendor may also request the bid by contacting Vendor Relations via email at dcasdmssbids@dcas.nyc.gov, by telephone at to (212) 386-0044 or fax (212) 669-7585.

Pin number: 8571600174

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.

GAGAS External Peer Review

May 31, 2016- This review must be conducted in accordance with the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) as promulgated by the Comptroller General of the United States in the publication Government Auditing Standards. The final report is to be completed by December 27, 2016.

Organizations wishing to submit proposals in response to this Request For Proposals (RFP) must meet the minimum qualification requirements specified below. These requirements must be maintained during the term of the contract awarded pursuant to this RFP. Proposals from organizations which do not meet these minimum requirements will not be considered. Proposals from certified minority-owned and/or women-owned businesses or proposals that include partnering arrangements with certified minority-owned and/or women-owned firms are encouraged. Additionally, proposals from small and New York City-based businesses are also encouraged.

The minimum requirements are as follows:

1. The proposer must have provided external audit peer review services to a government entity within the past four (4) years;

2. The majority of the proposed external audit peer review staff must have had government auditing experience within the past four (4) years;

3. The proposer must have performed external audit peer reviews for clients that have staff of at least 15 professional auditors;

4. The proposer must have conducted reviews that have included performance audits as detailed in GAGAS; and

5. Only audit supervisors or higher level professional staff who have a minimum of five (5) years of audit supervisory experience shall perform the services required pursuant to this RFP.

Pin number: 01516AUDIT04

2016 Rural Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

May 31, 2016- Pursuant to the Agriculture Appropriations Act, Section 7(b)3 of P.L. 95-313 (Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (The Department) will administer the 2016 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant program to assist eligible rural fire departments in the purchase of eligible wildland fire suppression equipment. VFA applications will be accepted through May 31, 2016.

The Department received a federal appropriation of $400,000 to award fire assistance grants. Fire departments eligible to apply may receive grant funding up to $1,500 for the purchase of eligible wildland fire suppression equipment. Fire departments are required to equally match (50/50) the amount of the award. Grant funding is based on federal guidelines for use in fire districts serving a rural area or a rural community with a population of 10,000 or less. A fire department serving a population greater than 10,000 and not providing protection to a rural area or rural community is not eligible for VFA financial assistance.

Applications are scored based on established rating criteria including: population, the I.S.O. Fire Prevention Insurance rating, the presence of Native American communities in the district and the date of the last VFA grant received.

Applications are available on-line athttp://www.dec./ny.gov/regulations/2364.html. For further information, contact:Lynne Korona, NYS DEC Division of Forest Protection, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-2560, (518) 402-8835 or email questions to vfagrant@dec.ny.gov

Total MWBE Participation Goals: 30%

Media-Buying and Planning Services

May 31, 2016- Through this Request for Proposals (“RFP”), the New York State (“State”) Department of Health (“DOH”) is seeking competitive proposals from vendors to provide media buying services to support the department’s public health campaigns and programs.

The NYSDOH’s Bureau of Marketing and Creative Communications (BMCC) provides creative and marketing services for the Department’s marketing and health education campaigns. These campaigns are financially supported by the Department’s many public health programs and their partner agencies, can cover almost any topic that could affect the health, safety or well being of the citizens of New York State, and can range from large, statewide promotions to small campaigns for pilot program involving one or two counties. Some programs cover upstate areas only. Some may need to reach people through print and broadcast outlets that use languages other than English. All documents pertaining to this RFP can be found on the following link http://www.health.ny.gov/funding/

Minority Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 15%

Women Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 15%

MTA Property Lease: 125 Street and 51 Street, Lexington Avenue

June 1, 2016- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking proposals from qualified parties interested in leasing newsstands at the 125 Street / Lexington Avenue and 51 Street / Lexington Avenue stations in Manhattan.

Lease of Berth Space at the Fulton Ferry Landing Pier in Brooklyn, NY for Purposes of Cultural Programming

June 15, 2016- NYCEDC plans to select a respondent on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the proposal feasibility, team qualifications and financial resources, consistency with RFP objectives, provision of cultural programing that enriches the neighborhood at affordable prices, experience and quality of Respondent and the Respondent’s team, completeness of the proposal; demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the rent payment proposal.

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.

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. Respondents/contractors/ subcontractors are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.

An optional site visit and information session will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:00am at the Fulton Ferry Landing Pier. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to FultonFerryBargeSpace@edc.nyc on or before Wednesday May 4, 2016. Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to FultonFerryBargeSpace@edc.nyc. For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFP, please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to all questions will be posted by Wednesday, June 8, 2016, to www.nycedc.com/RFP.

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

NYS Sewage Pollution Right to Know Grant Program

June 24, 2016- This grant is intended to provide funding to municipalities so they can purchase and install detection or monitoring devices on CSO outfalls to better inform the public and state agencies about CSO conditions in real time. Specifically, this grant focuses on smaller communities with fewer CSO outfalls. Smaller communities typically have less funding available for projects such as monitoring or detection.

Eligible applicants must meet all of the criteria listed below.

1. Municipality, as defined in 6 NYCRR Part 750, means any county, town, city, village, district corporation, special improvement district, sewer authority or agency thereof; AND

2. Municipality must have permitted CSOs; AND

3. The municipal wastewater system must serve less than 200,000 people; AND

4. The municipality must agree to use NY-ALERT to report CSO discharges for their entire system. The municipality must be registered with NY-ALERT, or must have submitted to DEC by Friday, June 24, 2016 an application to use NY-ALERT.

Application must include one of the following types of CSO detection technologies;

  • CSO activation detection devices
  • Flow monitoring devices
  • Flow monitoring with remote communications systems
  • Public notification system

Total MWBE Participation Goals: 30%

Multifamily Open Window

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

1. Highly Ready Project Initiatives 

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

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

2. Open Window Application process for FY2016-17

Provides additional funding for existing programs:

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

Applications

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

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

NY Prize Community Grid Competition

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

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

Eligibility/Qualifications Requirements/Preferences:

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

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

Submission Deadlines:
March 29, 2016 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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