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Current RFPs: Week of October 26, 2015

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

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MWBE RFPs

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

Reconstruction of a Grand Avenue & W. 181st Playground Bronx

October 30, 2015– Located at Grand Avenue and West 181st Street, Borough of the Bronx, Contract #: X244-111M

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

Pin number: 84615B0142

Extended Incubator Network, Consultant Services

November 2, 2015– Established in 2009, the NYCEDC incubator initiative has helped launch 16 incubators and shared workspaces (collectively, the “NYCEDC Incubator Network”) that have supported over 1,000 startup businesses and 1,500 employees.

In an effort to further the goals of the NYCEDC Incubator Network and to further development and collaboration across startups and small businesses, NYCEDC, on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”) is issuing a request for proposals (“RFP”) for interested operators of existing or planned incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces (each, a “Respondent”) to submit a proposal (the “Proposal”) to become part of the NYCEDC Incubator Network. Inclusion in the NYCEDC Incubator Network may result in City support of a facility, which may take the form of strategic support, publicity and/or marketing.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the open RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal and ability to meet NYCEDC incubator network goals, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, the financial feasibility of the project and the project’s relationship to the surrounding community.

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.

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.

Department of Education: Developing Measures of Student Needs

November 2, 2015– The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Teaching and Learning, is seeking proposals from qualified organizations, to assist with developing robust measures of student need, including student mobility, and with exploring how these factors relate to school improvement efforts based on the DOE’s Framework of Great Schools.

The DOE seeks vendors experienced in analyzing data to assist the DOE with developing a set of metrics related to student need, including student mobility. The student-need metrics would relate to the level of need of the student population served by the school, including the degree to which the school enrolls high-need students, and how the school’s student population compares with the student populations in related community areas (e.g., within the district, zone, or zip code) and at other schools. The student-mobility metrics would relate to the extent to which students leave the school before completing its last grade, including adjustments for factors beyond a school’s control, as well as transfers of students into the school. Detailed requirements are provided in the RFP.

The RFP may result in the award of one (1) requirements contract for a base term of one (1) year. The NYCDOE reserves the unilateral option to extend the contract for one (1) additional 1-year period. Services are anticipated to commence in May 2016.
More information about the proposal submission requirements can be obtained from the detailed RFP specifications. To download the RFP, please go to the NYCDOE Vendor Portal at https://vendorportal.nycenet.edu and download the document labeled, RFP #R1105. If you cannot download this RFP, please send an e-mail to VendorHotline@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP number and title in the subject of your email. For all questions related to this RFP, please send an e-mail to COPContracts@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP number and title in the subject line of your e-mail. There will be a pre-proposal conference at the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn Borough Hall Court Room, Brooklyn, NY 11201, at 2:30 P.M. ET, on October 5, 2015.

Large Scale Rooftop Solar Electricity on Public Buildings

November 2, 2015– The City of New York’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services is seeking to contract with up to five (5) appropriately qualified developers to supply electricity generated by solar photovoltaic systems through a long-term power purchase agreement with each developer that is awarded a contract by the Agency. Under the PPA, the developer will provide electricity services to the City through the design, installation, ownership, and operation of PV systems on the rooftops of eighty-eight (88) City-owned host buildings identified herein. The PV systems will be designed to provide maximum annual electricity generation. The electricity generated by each PV system will be sold to the City over the course of twenty (20) years. The Contractor will provide PV-generated electricity to each Host Site and provide equipment replacement and maintenance as needed to continue to provide electricity over the twenty (20) year period. The Contractor will bill the City monthly for the electricity generated at each Host Site.

There will be a pre-proposal conference on September 29, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at 1 Centre Street, 18th Floor – Pre-Bid Room, New York, NY 10007.
Attendance by proposers is optional but strongly recommended by the Agency.

Pin number: 85615P0006

Department of Sanitation: Tire Chains

November 2, 2015– A copy of the bid can be downloaded from the City Record Online site at
http://www.nyc.gov/cityrecord. Enrollment is free. Vendors may also request the bid by contacting Vendor Relations via email at dcasdmssbids@dcas.nyc.gov, by telephone at (212) 386-0044 or by fax at 212-669-7603.

Pin number: 8571600072

NYPD: Chain Style Handcuffs

November 4, 2015– All potential vendors who wish to bid are required to enclose a sample and a certified check for $1,000.00 made payable to the Police Commissioner, City of New York. Failure to submit a sample and certified check will result in rejection of submitted sealed bid.

Pin number: 05615ES00009

Citywide Infrastructure Projects – Sizes: Micro, Medium, Small & Large

November 4, 2015– HWCRQ04MI, HWCRQ04S, HWCRQ04M and HWCRQ04L, Requirements Contracts for Resident Engineering Inspection Services for Micro, Small, Medium and Large Infrastructure Projects, Citywide. All qualified and interested firms are advised to download the Request for Proposal at: http://ddcftp.nyc.gov/rfpweb/ or contact the person listed for this RFP. The contract resulting from this Request for Proposal will be subjected to Local Law 1 of 2013, Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program. Task Orders issued pursuant to the contracts may include “Federal Aid Projects” and as such will be subject to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. Any project that is subject to the DBE program will not be subject to the M/WBE requirements.

Pin number: 8502016RQ0014P-43P

Reconstruction of the Diving Pool for Use an Amphitheater and Miscellaneous Site Work

November 4, 2015– At the Bathhouse Located on 19th Street Between 23rd Street and 23rd Drive in Astoria Park, Borough of Queens, Contract #: Q004-113M

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

Pin number: 84615B0133

NYCHA Cornerstone Programs for Youth and Adults

November 5, 2015– If you are interested in this RFP, please contact Jeanne Mulgrav.

Renovation, Operation and Maintenance of Snack Bars and Mobile Food Units

November 5, 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 significant Request for Proposals (”RFP”) for the renovation, operation and maintenance of three (3) snack bars and the operation of up to fifteen (15) mobile food units at Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx.

There will be a recommended meeting and site visit on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. We will be meeting at the lower level of the Main Pavilion at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx. If you are considering responding to this RFP, please make every effort to attend this recommended meeting and site visit.

Hard copies of the RFP can be obtained, at no cost a the address above. The RFP is also available for download on Parks’ website. To download the RFP, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/businessopportunities, click on the link for “Concessions Opportunities at Parks” and, after logging in, click on the “download” link that appears adjacent to the RFP’s description.

TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR THE DEAF (TDD) 212-504-4115

Pin number: X39-C-BW-SB-2015

Gouverneur Cafe and Gift Shop

November 6, 2015 – A Proposers conference/site visit will be held on Wednesday October 21, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Gouverneur 227 Madison Street, NY, NY 10002 – 12TH Floor-Conference Room A and B.

For more information, please contact Mark Thompson.

Pin number: 035-0023

Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency, Consultant Services

November 6, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in partnership with the Mayor’s Office Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) and in coordination with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), New York City Department of City Planning (DCP), New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to for engineering, planning, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, cost estimating, economic analysis, and public engagement services to protect Lower Manhattan from storm surge and sea level rise. This study will advance recommendations from comprehensive plans including A Stronger, More Resilient New York; OneNYC: The Plan for a Strong and Just City; the Rebuild By Design winning proposal, “BIG U”; New York City’s National Disaster Resiliency Competition (NDRC) application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, in addition to other community plans.
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. This project is made possible with New York City and New York State allocations of Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Funding through the State is included by a grant from the Housing Trust Fund Corporation, which is funded through Community Development Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This project is also included in the City’s CDBG-DR Action Plan, approved by 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/Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.
This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women Owned Business Development as M/WBE, please go to ny.newnycontracts.com.

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, October 6, 2015 at 12:00pm at NYCEDC. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to LMCRRFP@edc.nyc on or before October 5, 2015.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to LMCRRFP@edc.nyc. Answers to all questions will be posted by Wednesday, October 28, 2015, to www.nycedc.com/RFP. Please submit five (5) copies and one (1) electronic version on either a USB flash drive or on CD in searchable PDF (and excel where applicable) format of your proposal.

Pin number: 62720001

Governors Island Auditor

November 9, 2015– This request for proposals (“RFP”) solicits proposals from independent certified public accounting firms for services in an engagement to perform for Governors Island Corporation d/b/a The Trust for Governors Island (“TGI”) the following services: auditing, accounting and financial reporting matters pertaining to the examination of the annual financial statements of TGI, and other related services as may be identified by TGI.

Pin number: 000012

Concession(s) for Three Parking Areas Located in the Pier 40 Parking Garage at Hudson River Park

November 10, 2015– By way of this request for proposals (“RFP”), Hudson River Park Trust (“Trust”) is making
available for concession, either individually or collectively, three (3) areas for parking passenger vehicles with a seating capacity of not more than ten (10) passengers (i.e., passenger cars, minivans, sport utility vehicles, pick-ups, etc.) and ancillary office space within the second level of the Pier 40 Garage located at 353 West Street, New York, NY 10014 (the “Parking Areas”). The Parking Areas cannot accommodate larger vehicles such as buses, enclosed panel trucks, sprinter vans, or any other high occupancy passenger vehicles. The Parking Areas are separated from the general parking areas in the Pier 40 Garage and do not include parking for the general public.

The commencement date for the first year of operation should be on or about December 1, 2015 with the exact schedule based upon the fit-out period required for the selected respondent(s) to this RFP (the “Concessionaire”). The term of the concession shall be five (5) years with one additional four (4) year renewal option available to the Concessionaire but subject to the approval of the Trust. The concession offered under this RFP is “net” to the Trust. The selected respondent will be responsible for all aspects and cost associated with any fit-out, use and occupancy, and governmental approvals required for the Parking Area(s). The Parking Areas are offered in “as is” condition.

Operation, Renovation and Maintenance of a Restaurant

November 11, 2015– The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”) is issuing, as of the date of this notice, a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the operation, renovation and maintenance of a restaurant, snack bar and rowboat rental at the Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, Manhattan.

There will be a recommended proposer meeting and site tour on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1 pm. We will be meeting at the proposed concession site (Block # 1111 and Lot # 1), which is located at the Loeb Boathouse, in Central Park, Manhattan. If you are considering responding to this RFP, please make every effort to attend this recommended meeting and site tour.

Pin number: M10-14-RB,SB,R-2015

NYPD: Solar Powered Emergency Call Boxes

November 12, 2015– Bid documents available, here.

Pin number: 05616B0003

Hazardous and Non – Hazardous Waste Removal and Disposal Services

November 12, 2015– This contract involves the “as needed” disposal of various wastes from Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) facilities, the “as needed” collection, and disposal of regulated medical wastes, and emergency response to petroleum and / or chemical releases. All work shall be performed in accordance with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Rail Administration (FRA) and LIRR safety rules and regulations, as well as all other federal, state, and local regulations and with the requirements contained herein.

Minority Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 10%

Women Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 10%

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Contracting Goal: 0%

Disadvantaged Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 0%

Contract number: 0000008563-GS7

Reconstruction of Boilers and Heating Systems – Staten Island

November 12, 2015– Systems in the Recreation Buildings at: 1. Faber Park (R008), Located at Richmond Terrace between Faber Street and Sharpe Avenue, and 2. Lyons Pool (R043) Located at Murray Hulbert Avenue between Victory Boulevard and Hannah Street, Borough of Staten Island, Contract #: RG-714M

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.

Pin number: 84615B0177

NYPD Intends to issue a RFP for the Crime Victim Advocate Program (CVAP)

November 15, 2015– The New York City Police Department (NYPD) intends to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crime Victim Advocate Program (CVAP). In advance of the release of the RFP, NYPD has developed a concept paper to outline the program`s goals and approach of enhancing the NYPD`s current response to victims of crime by providing additional direct services, expanding the number of individuals served and coordinating with other community-based providers to establish a continuum of care for crime victims. The NYPD is seeking a qualified service provider to implement the CVAP.

The concept paper will be posted on HHS Accelerator`s website at:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhsaccelerator/html/roadmap/roadmap.shtml

Developing a Digital Information Portal for Women’s Entrepreneur NYC

November 16, 2015– Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC), a new initiative housed at New York City’s Department of Small Business Services, is seeking a consultant to develop a website that provides underserved women entrepreneurs with a centralized information portal that includes information about local and national resources that will help them start, operate and grow their businesses.  Such resources will include but are not limited to opportunities to network, access mentorship, attend relevant classes, learn about other women entrepreneurs’ stories, access industry specific how-to guides, and interact with each other through an online community. As a set of resources for underserved women entrepreneurs, who primarily come from low-to-moderate income households and/or immigrant backgrounds, and are at all stages in business development, it is essential that this WE NYC site is visually appealing, user-friendly, intuitive, robust, multilingual and empowering for women.

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 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. This project is funded by tax levy money.

Women Entrepreneur Leadership Workshop RFP

November 16, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking Proposals from qualified Respondents to develop and deliver a leadership workshop for WE NYC’s audience of women entrepreneurs from underserved communities. The goal of WE NYC’s Leadership Workshop is to train these women on soft skills, such as negotiating contracts, building confidence and managing change.

The RFP is for conducting discovery, designing a leadership workshop curriculum, running two pilot workshops, creating course materials, student and facilitator guidebooks and ‘train the trainer’ curriculum, establish metrics and tracking system and proposing a delivery model.

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 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.

On-Call Environmental Consulting and Related Consultant Services

November 17, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking one or more consultant(s) or consultant team(s) to provide on-call environmental consulting services (the “Services”) for programs relating to the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (MOER) Brownfield Program. The selected consultant(s) will assist in the assessment, remediation, and redevelopment of Brownfields in New York City and will perform services such as investigations, remediations, oversight and monitoring, real estate advisory services, community planning and outreach, and project management.  Consultants are required to submit a proposal to perform all of the services needed, and are invited to assemble a consultant team if they do not perform all of the services within their company.

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 categories 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, 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. This project includes both State and Federal Grants.

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.

Reconstruction of Retaining Walls, Site Work & Construction of a Play Area – Mount Hope Garden, Bronx

November 17, 2015– Located on the West Side of Creston Avenue, Between East Burnside Avenue and East 179th Street, Borough of the Bronx, Contract # X274-113M

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

This contract is subject to Apprenticeship program requirements.

Pin number: 84616B0004

Department – Wide Auditing Services

November 19, 2015– The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) invites proposals from audit or consulting firms capable of providing audit and consulting services to assist the NYCDOE’s Office of Auditor General (“OAG”) in carrying out its internal audit function. This RFP seeks proposals for co-sourcing assistance with the planning and execution of the statutorily mandated annual fiscal performance and fraud, waste and mismanagement audits of schools. In addition to conducting state mandated school audits, OAG performs audits and other related consulting services within the Department. The successful proposer will be expected to provide or assist OAG in extending these services to other divisions within the Department, such as, performing internal audit and quality assurance
work around compliance and reporting requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The RFP may result in the award of one (1) requirements contract for a base term of five (5) years. The NYCDOE reserves the unilateral option to extend the contract for one (1) additional 1-year period. Services are anticipated to commence on or about July 2016.

To download the RFP, please go to: http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/DCP/Vendor/RequestsforProposals/Default.htm. If you cannot download this RFP, please send an e-mail to VendorHotline@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP PIN number and title in the subject. For all questions related to this RFP, please send an e-mail to COPcontracts@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP PIN number and title in the subject line of your e-mail. There will be a pre-proposal conference at Callahan Center – St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 at 10:00 A.M. ET, on October 28, 2015. Please note that proposals are due at 65 Court Street, Room #1201, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Community Health Center Start-Up Support RFP

November 23, 2015– The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is spearheading a new program to bring advanced primary healthcare resources to underserved neighborhoods across New York City through NYCEDC’s Community Health Center Expansion Program (Program). These efforts reaffirm the City’s commitment to equitable access to primary care for all New Yorkers.

NYCEDC is requesting proposals from Federally Qualified Health Centers and Look-Alikes to outfit and open new primary care health center sites to be completed by June 2016.  These sites must increase patient capacity and improve patient access in the City’s most medically underserved neighborhoods. It is contemplated that a Respondent selected pursuant to the RFP will receive an operating support grant to help manage expenses during the initial operations at a newly opened site.

NYCEDC plans to select one or more Respondents on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, community landscape of proposed expansion neighborhood, applicant strength, proposed project strength, 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.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to 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 Tuesday, November 10, 2015, on this page.

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 visithttp://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe.

CDBG-DR Resiliency Assessment of Food Networks in the NYC Region Consultant Services RFP

November 24, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant to develop a foundational database and resiliency assessment of NYC’s food supply chains. This analysis will be based on the Consultant’s expertise and background research on the food distribution system, identification of the system’s vulnerabilities to hazards, and recommendations on improving the system’s resiliency in response to these risks. These hazards take many forms and may include interruptions in primary dependency systems such as power, transportation, or labor. The City anticipates that the Project will require the Consultant to conduct extensive interviews in order to gather information on the physical and economic logistics of the supply chain, as well as the risks to, and existing contingency plans for, the network. This project also requires background knowledge of and/or detailed research into the City’s many niche markets that may participate in a food network separate from mainstream distributors, such as those that serve particular cultural groups, market segments or geographic locations.

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.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 pm on November 9, 2015. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to. 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 November 16, 2015, on this page.

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 NYCEDC  projects.   Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, payroll, supplies and equipment. Bidders, subcontractors and sub-consultants are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.

Former Slaughterhouse Site Redevelopment RFP

December 11, 2015– NYCEDC seeks proposals (“Proposals”, each a “Proposal”) from qualified developers (“Respondents”, each a “Respondent”) for the long-term lease or sale and redevelopment of the Former Slaughterhouse Site (the “Site”) within the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood and adjacent to the Hudson Yards Special District (the “Project”). The Site is owned by the City of New York (the “City”) and is located at 495 11th Avenue between West 39th Street and West 40th Street in Manhattan, New York.

This Project is an opportunity to create an innovative mixed-use development that contributes to the overall quality of life for Hell’s Kitchen residents as well as the growth and vitality of Manhattan’s west side.

NYCEDC plans to evaluate Respondents on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the Proposal to strengthen and revitalize the urban context of the Site, viability of proposed development program to meet community needs, demonstrated successful experience completing similar projects, and the Proposal’s economic impact on the City.

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

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

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

Community Health Center Pre-Development Support RFP

January 16, 2015– The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is spearheading a new program to bring advanced primary healthcare resources to underserved neighborhoods across New York City through NYCEDC’s Community Health Center Expansion Program. These efforts reaffirm the City’s commitment to equitable access to primary care for all New Yorkers.

NYCEDC is requesting proposals from Federally Qualified Health Centers and Look-Alikes (collectively FQHCs) to plan, build, and outfit new primary care health center sites to be completed by June 2017. These sites must increase patient capacity and improve patient access in the City’s most medically underserved neighborhoods. Respondents selected pursuant to this RFP may be eligible to receive one or more of the following types of support for their projects, including, without limitation: pre-development grants, technical assistance, real estate assistance, and operational support grants to help manage expenses during the initial operations at a newly opened site.

NYCEDC plans to select one or more Respondents on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, community landscape of proposed expansion neighborhood, applicant strength, proposed project strength, 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. Awards and grants provided through this RFP will be funded by the City.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to 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 Friday, January 8, 2016, on this page.

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.

New York/NY 111 Supported Housing Congregate

June 16, 2015– 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

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