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Affairs and Appointments – August 26, 2011

Affairs and Appointments – August 26, 2011

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • The City Planning Commission and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications launches all-in-one app to access zoning and land use information
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces a Record 23 Primetime Television Series Now Being Filmed in the Five Boroughs – Adding to the 100,000 Jobs Supported by New York City’s Entertainment Industry

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Governor Cuomo Nominates Thomas Madison as Executive Director of Thruway Authority
  • Governor Cuomo Launches “New York Open for Business” Marketing Initiative
  • Governor Cuomo Orders State Emergency Response Team to Prepare for Potential Impact of Hurricane Irene
  • Comptroller DiNapoli Announces 2013 Employer Contribution Rates for the New York State and Local Retirement System
  • Comptroller DiNapoli Announces that Auditors Stopped $2.3 Million in Medicaid Overpayment

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • DOE: Force.com Consulting
    • DOE: Academic Invention Services
    • DOP: Young Adult Justice Programs
    • DCA: Financial Empowerment Center Initiative
    • DSBS: MWBE Technical Assistance Consultant
    • EDC: On-Call Urban Design and Planning
    • EDC: Real Estate Development Counsel Services for Willets
    • EDC: Broadway Plaza Site
    • DEP: Integrated Operational Hydrological Forecasting Service
    • OOC: Shareholder Research Services

LEGISLATIVE MONITORING
CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE Week of 8/29 – 9/2


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

The City Planning Commission and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Launches all-in-one app to Access Zoning and Land Use Information
Two city agencies — the City Planning Commission and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications — have launched a new Web application called ZoLa that allows New York City residents to findzoningand land use information pertaining to a particular property or a wider geographic area, dating back to 2002. The system, available to anyone via the planning commission’s website, is useful to consumers with an interest in restrictions on a certain building, or changes to land use being considered for their neighborhood.For more information, click here and to view the map please visit this link.

Mayor Bloomberg Announces a Record 23 Primetime Television Series Now Being Filmed in the Five Boroughs – Adding to the 100,000 Jobs Supported by New York City’s Entertainment Industry
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver announced a record 23 television series are being filmed in New York City – contributing to the growth of an industry that supports 100,000 jobs. The Mayor kicked off this year’s television season at Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on the set of Sony Pictures Television’s new series Pan Am, one of 8 new primetime episodic series being filmed in New York City. This year, New York City-based shows earned a record 110 Primetime Emmy nominations for their outstanding achievements. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Cuomo Nominates Thomas Madison as Executive Director of Thruway Authority
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he has nominated Thomas J. Madison to serve as Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority. “Tom’s expertise in dealing with major transportation projects and infrastructure management will be an invaluable asset to the Thruway Authority,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our highways are an essential part of New York’s infrastructure, and I look forward to working with Tom to make sure the Thruway thrives as one of the state’s key economic arteries.”Currently, Mr. Madison is a Vice President and Director of Transportation Policy at STV, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in design services and construction management for transportation systems and infrastructure projects. To view the letter, please click here.

Governor Cuomo Launches “New York Open for Business” Marketing Initiative
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he has launched “New York Open for Business,” a coordinated communications and marketing effort that will demonstrate to business leaders all across the world the benefits of doing business in New York State. This campaign is a component in the Governor’s efforts to redesign the way state government works in order to drive economic growth and create jobs. New York needs to communicate that it is the place where businesses want to come and stay. For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency in New York in Preparation for Potential Impact of Hurricane Irene
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York in preparation for the potential impact of Hurricane Irene, which may hit New York State this coming weekend. A state of emergency enables New York to use state resources to assist local governments more effectively and quickly, allows the state to activate the national “Emergency Management Assistance Compact” to bring in resources from out of the state, and enables New York to access key federal resources earlier in anticipation of an emergency. For more information, click here.

Comptroller DiNapoli Announces 2013 Employer Contribution Rates for the New York State and Local Retirement System
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the Fiscal Year 2012-13 employer contribution rates for the New York State and Local Retirement System. DiNapoli also certified the Retirement System actuary’s recommendations for the assumptions used in calculating employer contribution rates. For more information, click here.

Comptroller DiNapoli Announces that Auditors Stopped $2.3 Million in Medicaid Overpayments
New York State stopped more than $2.3 million in Medicaid overpayments after an audit found errors in the Department of Health’s eMedNY computer payment system, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report is a six-month summary of the comptroller’s ongoing audits of payments made to Medicaid providers. For more information, click here.

CURRENT RFP’s

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

Website Enhancement Program (August 30, 2011) – The New York City Office of the Comptroller is seeking proposals from qualified website design firms to identify and implement a complete redesign of our existing website, www.comptroller.nyc.gov. The project will also require redevelopment of various web applications and forms and incorporate a content management system. For more information, click here.

General Expediting Services for Various Sites (September 7, 2011) – Apple Industrial Development Corp. (“Apple”) is seeking proposals from experienced expediting companies to provide General Expediting Services for Various Sites citywide which are managed by Apple. Apple plans to select the expediter on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: respondent experience and reputation, commitment of personnel, quality of proposal, favorable history, and price. For more information, click here.

SACAP (September 7, 2011) – For more information, click here.

Young Adult Justice Programs (September 7, 2011) – The New York City Department of Probation (DOP) in collaboration with the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), is seeking qualified vendors to provide programming for young adults involved in the criminal justice system. The two proposed competitions in the RFP are Young Adult Justice Scholars and Young Adult Justice Community. The ultimate goals of these programs are to help build stronger and safer communities, reduce crime and recidivism, promote lifelong educational gains, career exploration, employment attainment and retention for court involved young adults in New York City. For more information, click here.

Integrated Operational Hydrological Forecasting Service (September 8, 2011) – NYC DEP is in need of an integrated operational hydrological forecasting service which would be implemented at two eastern region forecast centers. The work under this agreement will focus on the development of the operational forecasting model to produce information needed in the New York City Operations Support Tool (OST). OST is the centerpiece of New York City`s strategy to use advanced hydrologic forecasting information together with knowledge of inherent forecast uncertainties to predict and manage water quantity and quality in the New York City water supply reservoir system. For more information, click here.

Develop and Operate NYC Fashion Fellows Program (September 9, 2011) – A key opportunity identified through Fashion.NYC.2020 is the need to recognize and develop the next generation of top-level executive fashion management talent. While there are a number of recognition programs for high-potential emerging fashion designers, there are limited programs honoring high-potential emerging fashion management talent. Moreover, the fashion industry does not have many outlets in which to provide structured career development to up-and-coming management talent. The NYC Fashion Fellows Program aims to address these issues by recognizing at least twenty rising stars in fashion management and providing them with the educational, mentoring, and networking opportunities to measurably accelerate their careers and to positively impact the businesses for which they work. The Program is intended to prepare participants to take on the highest-level leadership roles, with the potential to become the next generation of CEOs, COOs, and other top-tier executives at companies across the fashion industry value chain, particularly at designers/brands, wholesalers, and retailers. NYCEDC is issuing a request for proposals (“RFP”) from respondents who wish to enter into a contract to develop and execute the program. For more information, click here.

Develop And Operate Lower Manhattan Business Expansion Competition (September 9, 2011) – NYCEDC seeks a Consultant to develop and administer the Lower Manhattan Business Expansion Competition (LMBEC) over a period of three years. The LMBEC will contain two tracks: the Expanding Company Track is expected to yield applications from existing domestic and international companies with plans to move and expand their operations in Lower Manhattan, and the New Company Track is expected to yield applications from high-potential entrepreneurs who will launch or expand companies less than two years old in Lower Manhattan. During each year of the Competition, it is anticipated that the Entrants for the Expanding Company Track will compete for cash prizes in the range of $50,000 to $650,000 and Entrants for the New Company Track will compete for cash prizes in the range of $20,000 to $200,000. For more information, click here.

Legal Counsel Services for the Applied Sciences Facility (September 12, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking a law firm (or law firms, if responding jointly) to provide outside legal counsel services in connection with the Applied Sciences Facility in New York City Project. NYCEDC recently issued a request for proposals seeking a university or other degree-granting entity, individually or jointly with one or more other such institutions and/or one or more other organizations, to build and operate a new world-class applied sciences academic and research facility or materially expand and operate existing applied sciences facilities in the City (the “Applied Sciences Facility RFP”). For more information, click here.

Back to Work (September 13, 2011) – The Human Resources Administration of the City of New York (City”) is seeking up to two (2) appropriately qualified vendors for Service Areas I-V and one (1) vendor for Service Area VI to provide, directly and/or indirectly through one or more subcontractors, neighborhood access to employment preparation, job placement, job retention, and supportive services to maximize the City`s effort to move Cash Assistance (”CA”) applicants and participants, Non-Cash Assistance (”NCA”) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (”SNAP”) participants and other Non-Cash Assistance clients to employment and long-term self-sufficiency.For more information, click here.

Design And Installation Of Artwork CUNY Law School (September 15, 2011) – The City University Construction Fund is seeking an Artist to design and install a site-specific art installation as part of the new CUNY School of Law facility in Long Island City. The purpose of this project is to create a dynamic and exciting artwork which complements and enhances the ground floor space in the school’s new building. The location of the art work is on a large wall in the “beacon”, a multilevel space adjacent to a new glass staircase, design elements meant to serve as the physical pulse/heart of the new School of Law. For more information, click here.

Real Estate Development Counsel Services for Willets Point (September 15, 2011) – NYCEDC recently issued a request for proposals seeking development proposals for Phase 1 (the “Phase 1 Site”) of the Willets Point District development, a rare opportunity to create an entirely new neighborhood and a model green community (the “Willets Point Development RFP”). The party selected pursuant to the Willets Point Development RFP will become the developer of this high-profile project. Outside real estate development counsel is being sought to represent NYCEDC in drafting, negotiating and reviewing the transaction documents with the selected developer, as well as to advise NYCEDC on legal issues related to the conveyance and development of the Phase 1 Site as part of a large-scale, mixed-use project subject to extensive environmental review. For more information, click here.

Financial Empowerment Center Initiative (September 16, 2011) – The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment is seeking community partners to implement the Financial Empowerment Center initiative. Financial Empowerment Centers provide New Yorkers with the gold standard of financial education: free, confidential, and individualized financial counseling. For more information, click here.

Resident Engineering Services North Shore Esplanade and Bikeway (September 19, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a resident engineer in conjunction with the implementation of street and open space improvements on and adjacent to Murray Hulbert Avenue between Hannah Street and Lighthouse Plaza in Staten Island, which may include sidewalks and curbs, new street lighting and traffic signals, signage, landscaping, marine and dock construction and other related improvements.For more information, click here.

On-Call Urban Design and Planning (September 23, 2011) – Depending on the funding source and nature of the Project Assignments, the Consultant may be required to adhere to Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) requirements. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program visit www.nycedc.com/mwbeprogram. 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. For the list of companies certified as DBE, please go to the http://biznet.nysucp.net. For more information, click here.

Shareholder Research Services (September 26, 2011) – The Comptroller of the City of New York, acting on behalf of the New York City Retirement Systems (the “Systems”), has prepared and is distributing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to identify a firm or firms to provide shareholder research services. For purposes of this RFP, the Systems include the New York City Employees’ Retirement System, the New York City Police Pension Fund, Subchapter Two, the New York City Fire Department Pension Fund, Subchapter Two, the Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York and the Board of Education Retirement System (each individually a “System”). Minority-owned and women-owned businesses or responses that include partnering arrangements with minority-owned and women-owned investment firms are encouraged. For more information, click here.

Force.com Consulting (October 3, 2011) – The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) on behalf of the Division of Talent, Labor and Innovation (DTLI), is seeking one or more vendors with experience developing applications on the Force.com platform. DOE expects to award contracts to several vendors who will provide on-call consulting services as well as application development and implementation services related to the Force.com platform. For more information, click here.

MWBE Technical Assistance Consultant (October 3, 2011) – The Department of Small Business Services (DSBS) is seeking appropriately qualified individuals or firms (Consultants) for the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) to provide assistance to small businesses and New York City-certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) competing for and performing on City contracts in the following Industry Areas: Construction; Goods, Manufacturing and Standard Services; and Professional Services, including Architecture/Engineering. For more information, click here.

Academic Invention Services (October 11, 2011) – The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Office of School Programs and Partnerships, seeks proposals from organizations experienced in providing high quality professional development in Academic Intervention Services (AIS) to schools within the New York — City public school system. For more information, click here.

Pier 1 Hotel and Residential Development (October 24, 2011) – ThePier 1 Hotel and Residential Developmentis a rare opportunity to develop a destination waterfront hotel and residential complex. The RFP seeks qualified developers for the long-term lease, development and operation of a mixed-use project, which includes hotel, residential and restaurant uses. The hotel portion of the site will accommodate between 170-225 rooms and the residential portion of the site will accommodate between 150-180 units. The site will also include parking facilities, park restrooms and park support facilities. For more information, click here.

Broadway Plaza (October 24, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals for the sale and redevelopment of two adjacent parcels owned by the City of New York (the “City”). The parcels are zoned C4-4 and consist of Block 3266, Lots 13 and 25, in the borough of the Bronx (“Lot 13” and “Lot 25” respectively, and collectively the “Site”). Lot 13 is an approximately 74,880-square-foot surface parking lot, located between 230th Street and Verveelen Place. Lot 25 is an approximately 5,000-square-foot demapped portion of Kimberly Place east of Broadway that connects Lot 13 to Broadway. NYCEDC will consider proposals for the entire Site or for only Lot 13. For more information, click here.

Applied Sciences Facility in New York City (October 28, 2011) – Following the strong response to a Request for Expressions of Interest issued in December 2010, New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is now issuing this Request for Proposals (this “RFP”), offering a unique opportunity to either develop a new applied sciences academic and research facility and campus or materially expand existing facilities in the City of New York (the “City”). To maintain a diverse and competitive economy, the City is seeking to expand its applied sciences capabilities. As a global business and academic capital with more than 626,000 post-secondary students, the City is poised for growth in the applied sciences arena. For a university or other degree- granting entity (each, an “Institution”) with academic and/or research programs in the applied sciences, this RFP provides an unparalleled opportunity to develop (or expand) and operate a premier state-of-the-art research facility and campus in one of the most dynamic academic, cultural and business environments in the world. For more information, click here.

St. George Waterfront (November 10, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking expressions of interest for the disposition and redevelopment of either or both of two parcels (collectively, the “Sites”) located on the waterfront of St. George, Staten Island, New York. The Sites occupy a prominent waterfront location near a major transportation hub and a commercial, cultural, and civic center. The appropriate development of the Sites would greatly contribute to the land use goals and economic health of St. George, Staten Island’s North Shore, and the borough as a whole by creating a greater presence both locally and throughout the greater metropolitan region. For more information, click here.

Bush Terminal Ground-Up Development (due December 29, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals for the lease of an approximately 130,000 square foot parcel of land located on Block 725, part of Lot 1, in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn (the “Site”). The Site is part of the Bush Terminal Campus and the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone. For more information, click here.

Saratoga Square (due May 18, 2012) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals for the sale or lease of an approximately 25,762 square foot parcel of land located on Block 1557, Lots 3, 4, 23, 26, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, and 37 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn (the “Site”). Through this Request For Proposals (“RFP”), NYCEDC is seeking individuals or organizations to develop the Site for a use that maximizes the creation of jobs for local residents, generates proceeds attributed to new development from tax revenue and purchase price/ground rent, and is contextually appropriate in terms of both design and use. For more information, click here.

Halleck Industrial Development Site at Hunts Point (due May 23, 2012) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (“SBS”), is seeking qualified proposals to develop an unimproved parcel of land in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx under a long term ground lease. The parcel, known as the Halleck Industrial Development Site, is a prime, shovel-ready site for new construction of a modern industrial facility. For more information, click here.

Non-Secure Detention Group Homes (due May 31, 2013) – ACS Division of Youth and Family Justice is soliciting applications from organizations interested in operating non- secure detention group homes in New York City. This is an open-ended solicitation. For more information, click here.

Urbancanvas (due October 14, 2012) – The urbancanvas Design Competition was a challenge to professional artists and designers to create printed designs for temporary protective structures at construction sites to beautify New York City’s streets cape. The competition sought complementary proposals for designs to enliven different types of temporary protective structures located on City-owned property: construction fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoon systems. For more information, click here.

LEGISLATIVE MONITORING

There is no legislative review at this time.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 8/29 – 9/2

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