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Current RFPs: Week of May 23, 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:

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.

SMD Case Management and Supportive Services for Choice Neighborhoods Implementation in Mott Haven

June 2, 2016- The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), by issuing this RFP, seeks proposals from qualified service providers to collaborate with NYCHA in the event NYCHA is awarded a Grant and implement the People objectives of NYCHA’s Transformation Plan by providing case management and supportive services to NYCHA residents.

A non-mandatory Proposers conference will be held on May 17, 2016, at 10:00 AM, in the NYCHA Board Room, located on the 12th floor of 250 Broadway, New York, New York 10007. Although attendance is not mandatory at the Proposers Conference, it is strongly recommended that all interested Proposers attend.

Those attending must notify NYCHA’s Coordinator, Meddy Ghabaee at meddy.ghabaee@nycha.nyc.gov by 12:00 PM on May 16, 2016, of their intent to attend.

NYCHA additionally recommends that Proposers submit, via e-mail, written questions in advance of the Proposers Conference to NYCHA’s Coordinator by no later than 12:00 PM on May 16, 2016. Questions submitted in writing must include the firm name and the name, title, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the individual to whom responses to the Proposer’s questions should be given. Proposers will be permitted to ask additional questions at the Proposers Conference. All questions and answers will be provided to all firms that received a copy of this RFP.

MTA Leasing Six Retail Units

June 3, 2016- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking proposals from qualified parties interested in leasing six retail units located at 4th Av. – 9th St. Station / Sixth Avenue Subway Line in Brooklyn.

Security Tracking System for Key Control and Audit Tracking of Specific Locks

June 3, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to furnish an electronic access control system, including provision of equipment, maintenance and monitoring services. NYCEDC seeks to enhance our security through key control and audit tracking. This new system should allow NYCEDC to grant access to specific key holders for specific time periods, and specific locks. It should also have a report feature to allow NYCEDC to track the individual who opened a lock at a specific time and date. 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, the proposed fee, and demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP.

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

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.

An optional informational session will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at NYCEDC. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to AccessControl2016@edc.nyc on or before May 10, 2016.  Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to AccessControl2016@edc.nyc. Answers to all questions will be posted by Wednesday, May 25, 2016, to www.nycedc.com/RFP. Please submit five (5) sets of your proposal.

Pin number: 6495-00

Operate and Maintain a Ferry Service Concession

June 3, 2016- The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”) is issuing, as of the date of this notice, a significant Request for Proposals (RFP) for the operation and maintenance of a ferry service at Gangway Six at The Battery, Manhattan.

There will be a recommended proposer meeting and site tour on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 10:00am. We will be meeting at the proposed concession site (Block # 3 and Lot # 1), which is located at Gangway Six at The Battery, Manhattan. If you are considering responding to this RFP, please make every effort to attend this recommended meeting and site tour.  Hard copies of the RFP can be obtained, at no cost between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays, at the Revenue Division of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, which is located at 830 Fifth Avenue, Room 407, New York, NY 10065.

Pin number: M5-B2-M

Manage and Oversight of Design and CM for FEMA & CDBG Funded Rehabilitation Projects

June 3, 2016- The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is issuing a Request for Proposals to retain an Professional A and E or Engineering firm experienced in management and oversight of FEMA and CDBG funded rehabilitation projects to be designed and constructed by other professional entities.

Pin number: 000118

New York City Department of Transportation – Bridge Expansion Joint System

June 6, 2016- To provide BEJS Expansion Joint System as manufactured by EMSEAL, or equal, as per the attached specifications. This system is used to make critical repairs on bridge deck expansion joints which are integral in ensuring the structural integrity of the bridge decks.

Pin number: 8571600070

Technology Skills Training Services via Classroom

June 6, 2016- The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) is seeking up to five (5) qualified contractor(s) to provide Technology Skills Training Services that includes instructor-led end-user and application training delivered via the classroom (Service Area I); synchronous Web-based technical IT (Information Technology) certification training that includes professional certification coursework and examination (Service Area II); synchronous Web-based end-user and application training (Service Area III); asynchronous Web-based technical IT training that includes professional certification coursework (Service Area IV); and asynchronous Web-based end-user and application training (Service Area V). There will be an optional Pre-Proposal Conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the 18th Floor Pre-Bid Room at DCAS, One Centre Street, New York, NY 10007.

Pin number: 85616P0007

Saturday Night Lights – Brooklyn

June 9, 2016- The District Attorney’s Office of New York County (DANY) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide high quality skill-development activities (e.g., sports, dance, or other fitness activities) to young people in Brooklyn on Saturday nights.

Pin number: 20160600072R

Professional Development Training Services

June 9, 2016- The Department of Citywide Administrative Services is seeking qualified vendors to provide professional development training services that include professional development course offerings delivered via the classroom, coaching services, and organizational development services needed to support training initiatives. Contracts are subject to goals for project participation by Minority and Women owned Business Enterprise (MWBEs) as required by LL1 of 2013.

Pin number: 85616P0011

Reconstruction of Greenstreet Known as Soho Square

June 9, 2016- Located on 6th Avenue, Between Spring Street and Broome Street, Borough of Manhattan.  This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013.  The Cost Estimate Range is Under $2,800,000.00 for this project.

Pin number: 84616B0130

Furnishing and Installing of a Prefabricated Lifeguard and Comfort Station Trailer

June 14, 2016- Located at Beach 149th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard on Rockaway Beach.  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 $540,000.00 for this project.

Pin number: 84516B0151

Sidewalk Sheds and Scaffolding

June 15, 2016- Requirements Contract for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary and required to erect, maintain, dismantle, and remove various sidewalk sheds and scaffolding at various facilities throughout the five (5) boroughs of the City of New York. The contract term is 1095 CCDs, with an option to renew for two (2), three year terms.  This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBES and/or WBES as required by Local Law 1 of 2013.  The estimated contract value is $3,000,000.00.

Pin number: 85616B0004

Helicopter – DEP Police

June 15, 2016- Bids are invited for the purchase a new, 3 or 4 blade main rotor, single gas turbine engine powered helicopter for the NYC-DEP Police.

Pin number: 8571500312

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.

Construction Management and Related Consultant Services, Water Street Corridor Streetscape Improvements Project

June 16, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant team for construction management and related services related to the streetscape improvements on Water Street in lower Manhattan. The improvements shall provide for sidewalk and street reconstruction; intersection improvements; landscaping; and plaza improvements to Whitehall Plaza and Coenties Slip Plaza as well as roadway and sidewalk reconstruction on Moore Street between Water Street and Pearl Street. The project site is located along Water Street from Whitehall Street to Fulton Street, and Whitehall Street, Moore Street, and Coenties Slip from Water Street to Pearl Street in lower Manhattan.

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. These services are expected to be funded in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and in part with grant funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and administered by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

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/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 Narrative Form with their response. For the list of companies who have been certified with the Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women Business Development as M/WBE, please go to the http://www.esd.ny.gov/MWBE/directorySearch.html.

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

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

Rubbish Removal Services

June 17, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a contractor to provide trash removal services.  The services are to be performed at La Marqueta Buildings 3 and 4, Whitehall Ferry Terminal, Staten Island Ferry Terminal and Moore Street Market, and various other locations that may require service by the Contractor on a when and where basis as directed by NYCEDC.

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

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

Companies who have been certified with the New York City Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply. To find out more about M/WBE certification, please call 311 or go to www.nyc.gov/getcertified.

“BQX” Financial Advisor, Consultant Services for the potential

June 17, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation, is exploring the feasibility of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (“BQX”), a potential streetcar route that would connect Astoria, Ravenswood, Long Island City, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn, Red Hook and Sunset Park. NYCEDC is currently in a due diligence phase to further refine the proposed route, costs and other project considerations.

As part of the due diligence process, NYCEDC seeks a consultant to provide advisory services to NYCEDC in structuring (governance structures and delivery models), financing, and project management of the BQX project, as well as transaction advisory (extended services) with respect to financial and contract procurement services, at the option of NYCEDC.

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 (“M/WBE”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 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 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.

Citywide Construction Management Services, Consultant Services

June 17, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) seeks two or more Consultants to provide construction management services (the “Services”) at various properties located throughout the City, as more particularly described herein. Consultants shall be selected for two separate streams of work as follows:
• Workstream 1 – Established CM
• Workstream 2 – Emerging CM

The selected Consultant(s) shall provide the Services at various properties located throughout the City, including waterfront and railyard properties, that are either owned, managed and/or leased by the City, by an agency of the City or by NYCEDC to assist NYCEDC with the management, maintenance, improvements to and efficient operation of such Properties. The number and location of such Properties may be updated from time to time by the Corporation to include new Properties or to exclude previously designated Properties

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

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

Braille and Large Print Books and Educational Materials for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

June 17, 2016- The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education is seeking proposals from vendors to provide Braille and large print books and educational materials for blind and visually impaired school age students in New York State (NYS).

Eligible bidders are for-profit and non-profit organizations with documented experience in producing and providing Braille and large print materials.

Subcontracting will be limited to thirty percent (30%) of the total contract budget. Subcontracting is defined as non-employee direct personal services and related incidental expenses, including travel.

Bidders are required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goals for this RFP through one of three methods. Compliance methods are discussed in detail in the Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Participation Goals section of the RFP.

NYSED will award one contract(s) pursuant to this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a term anticipated to begin January 1, 2017 and to end December 31, 2021.

The RFP and all related material will be posted on NYSED’s website at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/compcontracts/compcontracts.html

Minority Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 17%

Women Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 13%

Disaster Recovery Services

June 22, 2016- On an on-call basis at various sites managed by NYCEDC. Services shall include emergency power, environmental services, preparedness planning, fire damage cleanup, mold remediation, document restoration, contents restoration, drying and dehumidification, air duct cleaning and restoration, electronic restoration, emergency boilers, water pump out services and fuel supply.

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.

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

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit a M/WBE Narrative Form with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to the www.nyc.gov/buycertified.

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

An optional informational session will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:00am at NYCEDC. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to DisasterRecoveryServices2016@edc.nyc on or before May 20, 2016.
Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 7, 2016. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to DisasterRecoveryServices2016@edc.nyc. Answers to all questions will be posted by Tuesday June 14, 2016, to www.nycedc.com/RFP.

Pin number: 61160002

Office for New Americans Hotline

June 23, 2016- Pursuant to “The Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act” of 2014 (Executive Law § 94-b), the Office for New Americans is required to establish a toll free multi-lingual hotline to disseminate information and referrals on programs and services available to new Americans, and to receive and refer complaints of fraud and other related crimes against immigrants to appropriate government offices.

To address this need, the New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) seeks one qualified organization able to serve as a centralized source of information on resources and services for new Americans to operate and maintain the toll-free multi-lingual hotline program as described above and herein.

ONA Hotline Program Overview

Pursuant to Executive Law § 94-b(5)(h),this Request for Applications (RFA) seeks organizations within New York State that have the ability to establish and maintain a toll-free multi-lingual hotline. The purpose for this hotline includes, but is not limited to, dissemination of information about the programs and services offered by the Office for New Americans, referral for services, and receipt of complaints relating to fraud and other related crimes against new Americans.

The ONA Hotline will be a toll-free statewide new American information and referral hotline that ensures anonymity of the caller and provides callers with referrals to a range of service providers in New York State. The hotline will also provide information to address other new American service needs, as determined in conjunction with the callers. For this reason the administrating organization for this reason will also be required to create and maintain a Statewide Resource Directory, and update it on a yearly basis.

Each applicant for this funding must describe their experience providing hotline services, their current organizational capacity to host such services, and provide a detailed description of the services they will offer, and a detailed budget.

Eligible Applicants

Not-for-Profit Organizations located within New York State are eligible for funding under this RFA. Not-for-Profit Organization shall mean any not-for-profit corporation exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code . All applicants are required to have been in continuous operation as an eligible entity as described above for a minimum of three years. All applicants must be pre-qualified within the Grants Gateway by the ”Application Due Date” listed on the cover page of this RFA.

Eligible applicants are required to have experience and/or demonstrated ability to provide a hotline to answer telephone calls and provide referrals in multiple languages, with a focus on providing the services listed in this RFA in a culturally competent manner. Eligible applicants should have experience in providing information and referrals related to naturalization and other service needs to new Americans residing in New York State. Eligible applicants are also required to demonstrate knowledge of a network of statewide community-based providers of immigrant services, particularly citizenship services and a network of social service providers.

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%

2016 Hudson River Estuary Grants for Local Stewardship Planning (Round 18)

June 30, 2016- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is pleased to announce funding for projects that will implement priorities of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda – to provide benefits of a vital estuary ecosystem: clean water; resilient communities; the sustainability of Estuary fish, wildlife, and habitats; conservation of natural scenery; and enhanced access, river education, and recreational opportunities.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) anticipates approximately $450,000 in available funding for Hudson River Estuary Grants For Local Stewardship Planning projects for plans, feasibility studies, assessments, inventories, design and permitting, and the development of regionally-applicable guidance documents or handbooks to help communities improve infrastructure and protect water resources and habitat.  Funding for this grant opportunity is provided by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.  Hudson River Estuary Grants For Local Stewardship Planning projects must implement objectives of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda.  The Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda can be viewed at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5104.html . Projects Eligible for state assistance must be located within the geographic boundaries of the Hudson River.  Grants will range between a minimum award amount of $10,500, up to a maximum amount of $50,000. Applications must be completed online and are available in the NYS Grants Gateway athttps://www.grantsgateway.ny.gov . The application ID number is DEC01-HRER18-2016. All applicants must register in the Grants Gateway to be eligible to apply for any NYS grant opportunity.  All applications must be submitted by 3:00 P.M. June 30, 2016. More information regarding the Hudson River Estuary grant application can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5104.html . Please email all HRE grant opportunity questions to Susan Pepe: Susan.pepe@dec.ny.gov.  Questions will be accepted by the Department until close of business June 23, 2016. All questions and answers will be posted continuously in the Grants Gateway.

Total MWBE Participation Goals: 30%

MTA: Sale of 2,816 SF of Vacant Land

July 1, 2016- Sale of approximately 2,816 square feet of vacant land adjacent to Bogart Street to be apportioned from Brooklyn Block 3056 Lot 32.  The apportioned area (128 feet by 22 feet) is located approximately 206 feet northwest of where Bogart Street crosses Johnson Avenue in the industrial neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

SUV, Extended Full Size, Unmarked – NYPD

July 12, 2016- This vehicle will be used in police work including Presidential security, K9 Counter Terrorism support, Bomb Squad response, and dignitary transport.

Pin number: 8571600351

SUV, Full Size, Unmarked – NYPD

July 12, 2016- This vehicle will be used in police work including Presidential security, dignitary transport, and other high profile assignments throughout the Police Department

Pin number: 8571600333

Community Based Organization Planning Grant

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pin number: 06913H082100

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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