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Current RFPs: Week of May 9, 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:

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

Reconstruction of Perimeter Sidewalk on Riverside Drive

May 26, 2016- Located Between West 91st Street and West 96th Street, in Riverside Park, Borough of Manhattan, Contract #: M071-215M. 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 $800,000.00 for this project.

Pin number: 84616B0069

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.

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

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

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

“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%

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%

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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