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Affairs and Appointments – February 5, 2010

Affairs and Appointments – February 5, 2010

Week in Review

I. This week in New York City Government

  • Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Media Launch “Job Hunt” – a New Television Series to Help New Yorkers Navigate the Job Market
  • Mayor Bloomberg announces Winners of Inaugural NYC BigApps Competition

II. This week in New York State Government

  • Governor Paterson announces State must address additional $750 million projected deficit in 2010-11 budget
  • Governor Paterson announces selection of Aqueduct Entertainment Group to operate the video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Racetrack
  • Governor Paterson announces St. Vincent’s Hospital receives Four Week Reprieve

III. Current RFPs

  • New this week:
    • NYC & Co: New York City Licensing Rights

IV. City Council Public Hearing Schedule – Week of of February 8-12


THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT
  1. Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Media Launch “Job Hunt” – a New Television Series to Help New Yorkers Navigate the Job Market
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, NYC Media President Katherine Oliver and Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh today announced the premiere of “Job Hunt,” a new ten-part series airing Tuesdays at 9:00 PM on NYC life (Channel 25). The show offers expert advice about navigating the job market and highlights New Yorkers taking advantage of the City’s Workforce1 Career Centers and NYC Business Solution Centers. For more information, click here.

  2. Mayor Bloomberg announces Winners of Inaugural NYC BigApps Competition
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the winners of the inaugural NYC BigApps Competition at a ceremony held at the IAC headquarters. Ten winning applications were selected from a pool of more than 80 submissions that include a resource for better navigating the City and its cultural resources, a guide to New York City schools, a live-feed commentary on New York City taxis, and an application that helps users locate books at Public Libraries. For more information on the winners, please click here.

THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT
  1. Governor Paterson announces State must address additional $750 million projected deficit in 2010-11 budget
    Governor Paterson announced that the State must address an additional $750 million projected deficit in the 2010-11 budget. This shortfall is driven primarily by the continued effects of the current State-level recession, as well as changes in the timing and structure of financial services sector compensation, which have resulted in lower than expected personal income tax revenues. In addition, the downturn has also caused higher than expected demand for Medicaid services, which will increase legally required State entitlement spending commitments. Overall, the projected deficit that the State must address through the end of 2010-11 now totals $8.2 billion, up from $7.4 billion at the time of the Executive Budget. Click here for more information.

  2. Governor Paterson announces selection of Aqueduct Entertainment Group to operate the video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Racetrack
    Governor David A. Paterson announced that he and Legislative Leaders have selected Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) to operate the video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Racetrack. Statement can be found here.

  3. Governor Paterson announces St. Vincent’s Hospital receives Four Week Reprieve
    Governor Paterson announced progress in the effort to assist Saint Vincent’s Medical Center over the weekend by committing to lend additional funding. For more information on this, please click here.

CURRENT RFPS

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

  1. Out of School Youth Workforce Development Programs (due February 10, 2010) – The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is seeking qualified organizations to provide services to out-of-school youth to be funded by the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The purpose of OSY workforce development programs is to provide out-of-school youth with the skills necessary to build a successful career. To learn more, click here.

  2. NYC Business Plan Competition, Consultant Services (due February 12, 2010) – 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. To download this RFP, click here.

  3. Redevelopment, Federal Building #2 (due February 12, 2010) – NYCEDC seeking proposals from qualified developers or qualified end users with development capabilities for the disposition and redevelopment of a site that contains an approximately 1.1 million square feet, eight story vacant building known as Federal Building #2 and an adjacent approximately 100,000 square feet lot located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. To download this RFP, click here.

  4. Caregiver Services (due February 17, 2009) – The Department for the Aging (DFTA) is seeking qualified vendors to design and operate innovative programs, throughout New York City, that provide direct services and extensive community linkages to support caregivers of persons 60 years of age or older; and/or grandparent or other relative age 55 and older who lives with and acts as primary caregiver for a child(ren) age 18 or younger. For more information, click here.

  5. Development, Maintenance and Operation of an Indoor Tennis and Sports Facility (due February 24, 2010) – The Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking a firm to develop, maintain and operate an indoor tennis and sports facility in the East River Park in Manhattan at Delancey Street. For more information, click here.

  6. NYC Urban Technology Innovation Center (due February 25, 2010) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) intends to issue a request for proposals (“RFP”) for the creation and maintenance of a NYC building technology innovation center, seeking responses from capable academic or non-profit institutions. The purpose of this RFP is to promote economic development in NYC by fostering a building technology cluster in NYC around the Center’s work and resulting business activity. RFP can be found here.

  7. Universal Prekindergarten Services (due March 1, 2010) – New York City Department Of Education (NYCDOE) is seeking eligible high-quality early childhood providers who are willing to collaborate with Borough(s) to implement the Universal Prekindergarten Program in New York City districts with a high need for prekindergarten seats. For more information, click here.

  8. Disability Program Navigator (due March 9, 2010) – The New York City Department of Small Business Services is seeking a qualified vendor to fulfill conditions of a New York State Department of Labor grant to provide Disability Program Navigator (DPN) services in ten (10) Workforce1 Career Centers (WF1CC) in New York City. RFP can be found here.

  9. Creation of Medical Review and Consultation Team (due March 9, 2010) – The Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”) is seeking a licensed Article 28-certified health care provider to create a Medical/Psychiatric Consultation and Review Team (M/PCRT), the primary responsibilities of which will be to receive, from shelter and outreach providers, information on seriously ill and/or hospitalized individuals, and review standardized referrals on homeless individuals, forwarded by medical facility staff (including hospital in-patient units, detox facilities, sub-acute care facilities, hospital-based detoxification/rehab units, and City or State Department of Corrections medical or psychiatric units. For more information, click here.

  10. New York City Licensing Rights (due March 12, 2010) – On behalf of the City of New York, NYC and Company, the city`s exclusive licensing agent, is seeking proposals from qualified firms for concession licensing rights within the major merchandise categories listed below.

    Adult Apparel and Accessories
    Children`s Apparel and Accessories
    Souvenirs, Novelties and Collectibles
    Plush Products
    Replica Vehicles
    Licensing Representation outside North America

For more information, please click here.

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL HEARINGS FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8-12

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
Date: Monday, February 8
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses
Date: Monday, February 8
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions
Date: Monday, February 8
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Public Housing (Jointly with the Committee on Housing and Buildings and the Committee on General Welfare)
Date: Tuesday, February 9
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Oversight – The Recent Loss of Section 8 Vouchers and the Future of Section 8 in New York City.

Committee on Civil Service and Labor
Date: Tuesday, February 9
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Organizational Meeting

Committee on Governmental Operations
Date: Tuesday, February 9
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Organizational Meeting

Committee on Land Use
Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Economic Development
Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: Organizational Meeting

Committee on Consumer Affairs
Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Intro 0005 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to disclosure of tenant screening reports.
Intro 0006 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to process servers.

Committee on Public Safety
Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 12:45 PM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Intro 0001 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to criminal street gang initiation activity.

Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment (Jointly with the Committee on Public Safety)
Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Oversight – The Proposed 9/11 trials in Lower Manhattan: Exploring the Ramifications and Alternatives

Committee on Juvenile Justice (Jointly with Committee on General Welfare)
Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Merging the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Administration for Children Services.

Committee on Aging
Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – “An Update to the Modernization of DFTA’s Home Delivered Meals Services”

Committee on Finance
Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

City Council Stated Meeting
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2010
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Can be found here.

Committee on Small Business
Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Increasing Support for Programs that Provide Technical Assistance to Small Businesses

Committee on Youth Services
Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Oversight: The Summer Jobs [SYEP] Program: An Overview and Prospects for Summer 2010.
Reso 0002 – calling upon the New York State Legislature to fully fund summer youth employment programs.
Reso 0003 – calling upon the United States Congress to include $500 million in the 2010 jobs bill for a summer youth employment program and to pass the bill as soon as possible.

Committee on Veterans
Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: Organizational Meeting