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Affairs and Appointments – January 8, 2010

Affairs and Appointments – January 8, 2010

Week in Review

I. This week in New York City Government

  • Bloomberg sworn in as Mayor, Liu as Comptroller and De Blasio as Public Advocate
  • Christine Quinn re-elected as City Council Speaker
  • 13 New City Council Members are sworn in; Committee Chairs to be named
  • New York City Board of Elections approves new voting machines

II. This week in New York State Government

  • Governor Paterson gives State of the State Address – suggests new fiscal and ethical reforms, rebuilding of the state economy

III. Current RFPs

  • New this week:
    • DCA: FY 2011 Capital Funding
    • EDC: NYC Business Plan Competition, Consultant Services
    • DFTA: Caregiver Services
    • EDC: Redevelopment, Federal Building #2
    • DYCD: Out of School Youth Workforce Development Programs

IV. City Council Public Hearing Schedule – Week of of January 11-15


THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT
  1. Mayor Bloomberg sworn in as Mayor, Liu as Comptroller and De Blasio as Public Advocate
    On January 1st, 2010, Michael R. Bloomberg was sworn-in as Mayor, John Liu was sworn-in as Comptroller and Bill de Blasio was sworn-in as Public Advocate.  Here are links to their web sites and the text of their swearing-in speeches:

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

    Web Site

    Inauguration Speech

    Comptroller John C. Liu

    Web Site

    Inauguration Speech

    Public Advocate Bill de Blasio

    Web Site

    Inauguration Speech

  2. Christine Quinn re-elected as City Council Speaker
    At its Charter meeting on Wednesday, January 6th, the New York City Council re-elected Christine Quinn as its Speaker with a 48-1 vote.  Speaker Quinn’s remarks can be found here.

  3. 13 New City Council Members are sworn in; Committee Chairs to be named
    Also at its Charter meeting on January 6th, the City Council welcomed 13 new members.  While the Council has not announced its Committee Chairs, rumors suggest that Council Member Domenic Recchia will be named Chair of the Finance Committee and Council Member Leroy Comrie will be named Chair of the Land Use. Click here to access Capalino+Company’s Special Report on the new Council Members

  4. New York City Board of Elections approves new voting machines
    This week, the New York City Board of Elections selected Elections Systems and Software to provide new electronic voting machines.  They will be implemented in time for the September State primaries.  For more information on this development, please click here.

THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT
  1. Governor Paterson gives State of the State Address – suggests new fiscal and ethical reforms, rebuilding of the state economy
    In his second State of the State address, Governor David A. Paterson outlined his plan to rebuild New York through firm and decisive steps – including fiscal and ethics reform and an economic development plan that puts New Yorkers back to work. The Governor laid out an agenda to end the culture of over-spending and abuse of power that has for too long dominated State government, including a proposal for sweeping and comprehensive ethics reform – the centerpiece of which is a new independent Ethics Commission.  Press release of the speech can be found here, click here for Governor Paterson’s remarks.

CURRENT RFPS

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

  1. Capital Funding for Cultural Institutions (due January 15, 2010) The Department of Cultural Affairs – along with the Borough Presidents – announced its funding process for FY 2011 capital funding for Cultural Institutions.  The process requires a short form due on January 15, 2010.  Information on the process can be found here.

  2. 2010 New Markets Tax Credit Program Applicant RFP (due January 20, 2010)The New York City Department of Economic Development (NYCEDC) is seeking a company to collaborate with on the application for, and deployment of, New Markets Tax Credits (“NMTC”).  RFP can be found here.

  3. Consultant Services, NYC Capital Access Revolving Loan Guarantee Program (due January 25, 2010) – NYCEDC, in cooperation with the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), is seeking commercial lenders and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) who make loans to businesses in New York City with 100 or fewer employees.  A total of $4.5MM in guaranty funding is expected to be available with approximately $3MM of the total provided by UMEZ specifically for loans made to Upper Manhattan Businesses. As the initial loans mature, NYCEDC expects to re-use the guaranty capital to guaranty additional small-business loans.  RFP can be found here.

  4. Pier A RFQ (due January 29, 2010) – Battery Park City Authority seeks qualifications from interested parties to lease, operate and maintain Pier A, a 38,725 square foot building, at the southwestern tip of Manhattan. Through the RFQ, BPCA aims to solicit qualifications from prospective bidders and generate programming concepts that would enhance the public profile of this historically significance structure.  The RFP can be found here.

  5. East New York Industrial Site (due February 1, 2010)NYC EDC is seeking proposals for the disposition and development of seven (7) sites varying in size between 2,000 square feet and 19,600 square feet in the East New York section of Brooklyn.  RFP can be found here.

  6. Domestic Violence Initiative (due February 2, 2010) – The Administration for Children`s Services is seeking an appropriately qualified vendor to provide training, technical assistance, case consultation and other programmatic and consulting support to DVPP and the Agency’s foster care and preventive agencies to ensure appropriate assessment of and intervention with families in which domestic violence and child maltreatment co-occur.  To download this RFP, click here.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL HEARINGS FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 14

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

There are no Council Committee hearings scheduled for this week.

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