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Current RFPs: Week of May 4, 2015

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

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

JFK North RFEI

May 4, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals (“Proposals,” each a “Proposal”) from qualified developers (“Respondents,” each a “Respondent”) for the purchase or lease and redevelopment (the “Project”) of an approximately seven (7) acre parcel in Springfield Gardens, Queens (the “Site”) owned by the City of New York (the “City”) and located near JFK International Airport. The Project offers a unique opportunity to develop a commercial and/or industrial building on a very large vacant parcel adjacent to the Airport. Through this Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”), NYCEDC is seeking users and/or developers to redevelop the Site for industrial and/or commercial use. Given the Site’s 7 acre size, Respondents have the opportunity to create a modern campus plan with industrial and/or commercial programming that supports job-intensive uses and attracts both established and growing businesses.

The seven (7) acre Site is part of Queens Tax Block 14260 Lot 1. The irregularly shaped Site is bound to the north by Rockaway Boulevard, to the south by Nassau Expressway and to the west by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) office building. The Site is located in the Queens neighborhood of Springfield Gardens, which contains one of the air cargo industry’s largest concentrations of customs brokers and freight forwarders, numerous other Airport related industrial facilities, residences, and retail uses. The Site is bounded by Rockaway Blvd to the North, and the Nassau Expressway to the South.

This RFEI is not intended as a formal offering for a future negotiated transaction. However, NYCEDC reserves the right to select a developer or developers for all or any portion of the Site on the basis of the responses to this RFEI without further process. If NYCEDC plans to select a developer, it will be on the basis of factors stated in the RFEI 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 RFEI, and the proposed purchase price or lease terms.

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

Payment of Annual License Fees to SESAC in Order to Publicly Perform Live or Recorded Renditions of Musical Compositions

May 11, 2015– The Department of Parks and Recreations intends to enter into sole source negotiations with SESAC LLC, 55 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203 to obtain license to publicly perform live or recorded renditions of musical compositions. Any firm that would like to express their interest in providing services for similar projects in the future may do so by phone and joining the city bidders list by filling out the NYC-FMS Vendor Enrollment form at https://a127-pip.nyc.gov/webapp/PRDPCW/SelfService/ To enroll your organization with the City of New York.

Pin number: 84615S0005

Sale Of Specialty Food From Mobile Food Units At Various Locations Citywide

May 11, 2015– In accordance with Section 1-13 of the Concession Rules of the City of New York, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”) is issuing as of the date of this notice, a Request for Proposals for the sale of specialty food from mobile food units at various locations citywide.  The RFP is also available for download on the Parks’ website. To download the RFP, click here, and after logging in, click on the “download” link that appears adjacent to the RFP’s description.

Pin number: CWP-2015-A

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3 Connectors

May 15, 2015– BBP is in the process of constructing an eighty-five (85) acre waterfront park in Brooklyn, NY, which involves partial demolition of portion of the eastern end of Pier 3 and the construction of two (2) new connector bridges which span the East River from the mainland of the Brooklyn Bridge Park to the existing Pier 3. The project entails demolition and new construction. The project’s demolition is of concrete pier deck, timber piles and concrete pile extension caps. The new construction component of the project includes driving new steel piles in the East River, placing new precast concrete pile caps, planks, forming and pouring-in-place a new concrete deck with concrete wing walls including the installation of utilities and light fixtures. The completion of the new connector bridges will provide wide access and egress points to the pier which will support pedestrian and vehicular loads.

Exhibit 7 to the RFP (MVVA Re-Grading of Existing Path Bid Documents) will not be available on the release date of this RFP but will be uploaded to the City Record web site at a later date.

Pin number: BBP 041615

Queens Borough Hall Planted Fountain Restoration

May 18, 2015– This project consists of creating a sitting area around the existing historic fountain.  The fountain basin will be stabilized and waterproofed and turned into a planter, and the fountain steps will be reconstructed.  Benches, lighting and pavement will be added to create an accessible plaza.

There will be an Optional Pre-bid Walk-thru on May 8, 2015 at 10:00am at Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11424. This contract 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. For Further Information, see Volume 2 of the Bid Documents. Bid documents are available at: http://www.nyc.gov/buildnyc.

Companies certified by the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority- or Women- Owned Business Enterprises (”M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to submit a bid. This procurement is subject to Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation goals as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. All respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Plan with their response. For the MWBE goals, please visit our website at www.nyc.gov/buildnyc see “Bid Opportunities”. For a list of companies certified by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, please visit www.nyc.gov/buycertified. To find out how to become certified, visit www.nyc.gov/getcertified or call the DSBS certification helpline at (212) 513-6311.

Pin number: 8502015PV0010C

Installing, Removing or Relocating Equipment Performing Other Electrical Work in Connection with Decorative Street Lighting in the Borough of Manhattan

May 20, 2015– A printed copy of the contract can also be purchased. A deposit of $50.00 is required for the bid documents in the form of a Certified Check or Money Order payable to: New York City Department of Transportation. NO CASH ACCEPTED. Company address, telephone and fax numbers are required when picking up contract documents. Entrance is located on the South Side of the Building facing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Proper government issued identification is required for entry to the building (driver’s license, passport, etc.) A Pre Bid Meeting (Optional) will be held on May 5, 2015 @ 10:00 AM @ 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10041. For additional information, please contact Sharif Choudhry at (212) 839-4370.

Pin number: 84114MNTR879

St. Ann’s Avenue/ East 142nd Street RFP

May 22, 2015– The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) invites developers to submit proposals for a new construction project in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. The Site is owned by the City of New York and located at the intersection of St. Ann’s Avenue and East 142nd Street in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx within Community District 1 (Block 2268, Lots 23-30, 32).  The goal is to develop a mixed-income development that will expand affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood.

Interested parties that choose to download the RFP using the link below must provide their contact information.  Only those who provide their contact information will receive updates or additional communications regarding the RFP.  The RFP contains a detailed description of the development program, requirements, guidelines, eligibility requirements, selection process, and submission requirements.  A pre-submission conference will be held at HPD, 100 Gold Street, 1R, New York, NY on March 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to attend the conference.  If you are planning on attending the conference, please RSVP at the email address below.  People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend the pre-submission conference should contact Eunice Suh at the email address below. All proposals are due in hand no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 22, 2015.  Detailed instructions are provided in the RFP.

All communications must be in writing to: Eunice Suh NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Office of Neighborhood Strategies 100 Gold Street, Room 9G-4 New York, NY 10038 or via email: StAnnsRFP@hpd.nyc.gov.

Commercial Life Sciences Infrastructure Initiative: Strategic Review Consultant Services

May 26, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”), is seeking a consultant (“Consultant”) to assist NYCEDC with the development of a long-term infrastructure strategy for New York City’s commercial life sciences R&D sector (“the Project”).   The goal of the Project is to define the current and future states of New York City’s physical environment for the life sciences.

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, track record and qualifications 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.

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Sub-Contractors Participation Plan with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women Business Development as M/WBE, please go to the http://www.esd.ny.gov/MWBE/directorySearch.html.

NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on NYCEDC projects.   Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, payrolls, 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.

Total Design and Construction Support Services for the Rehabilitation of FDR Drive NB Bridge from East 42nd St. to East 49th St. Over East River Shore

May 26, 2015– A deposit of $50.00 is required for the specification book in the form of a Certified Check or Money Order payable to: New York City Department of Transportation. NO CASH ACCEPTED. Company address, telephone and fax numbers are required when picking up contract documents. The Pre-proposal Conference will be held on May 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM at 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, Bid Room. Sealed proposal must be submitted by 2:00 PM on May 26, 2015 to 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10041. Entrance is located on the South Side of the Building facing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Proper government issued identification is required for entry to the building (driver’s license, passport, etc.)For additional information, please contact Gail Hatchett at (212) 839-9308.

Pin number: 84115MNBR885 (HBM8650)

Urban Technology Growth Hub

June 6, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) has a strong history of supporting entrepreneurs in launching early-stage companies, including a network of incubators across the five boroughs of New York City (“NYC”). These facilities have helped foster early-stage startups, centralize the community, and bring educational programming to New Yorkers. As startup companies grow, NYCEDC has identified an unmet need to provide resources to growth-stage companies and enabling organizations that are crucial to transforming the sector’s ecosystem into a leading hub for urban innovation.

NYCEDC, acting on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”), is seeking an Operator (the “Operator”) with a large entrepreneurship network, proven business-development success, and experience with securing and managing real estate to develop and launch the Urban Technology Growth Hub (the “Hub”). The Hub will be dedicated to growth stage companies that address the city’s most pressing urban challenges, including, but not limited to, the clean technology, energy, infrastructure, and smart cities sectors. Specifically, the space will serve three primary functions; dedicated sector workspace, a co-located or adjacent prototyping and testing facility, and shared support services (e.g. demonstration space, mentorship, community building). Ultimately the Hub will provide a home for urban technology startups to further develop collaboration, innovation, and successful growth in NYC.

NYCEDC plans to select an Operator on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, the proposed concept and program, the quality of the space identified, financial feasibility, economic and community impact, and schedule.

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

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

Ferry Operator, Citywide Ferry System RFP

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

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

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

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

Teleport Site B-1

September 25, 2015– The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (“the Port Authority”) are seeking proposals to develop a manufacturing use on all or part of an 18-acre site (“the Site”) located within Staten Island’s industrial “Working West Shore.” The successful response to this request for proposals (RFP) will be for a project that generates quality jobs in a dynamic industry; depending on the strength of the response, the City may be willing to consider certain forms of tax relief and other financial assistance to support the project’s development.

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

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

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

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

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

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Sub- Contractors Participation Plan with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women Business Development as M/WBE, please go to the http://www.esd.ny.gov/MWBE/directorySearch.html.

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

Universal Pre-kindergarten Services For 2015-2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program Description:

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

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

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

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

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