Affairs and Appointments – July 16, 2010
NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update
- Mayor Bloomberg, MTA Chairman Walder, Speaker Quinn and Other Officials Announce Completion of Tunneling for Number 7 Subway Extension
- Mayor Bloomberg, HUD Secretary Donovan and Coulomb Technologies Announce First Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New York City
- Mayor Bloomberg, Environmental Protection Commissioner Holloway Launch Real-Time Online Water Use Tracking for Homeowners and Businesses
- Speaker Quinn Attends Ribbon Cutting of Joshua Court
NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update
- Governor Paterson Signs Four MWBE Bills into Law
- Governor Paterson Announces Nearly $300 Million in 2010 Homeland Security Funding for New York State
- Governor Paterson Reaches Agreement with Legislature to Protect City of Yonkers Budget
- New this week:
- EDC: North Williamsburg Ferry Landing
- EDC: Java Street Pier Site, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 7/19 – 7/23
Mayor Bloomberg, MTA Chairman Walder, Speaker Quinn and Other Officials Announce Completion of Tunneling for Number 7 Subway Extension
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Jay H. Walder, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and other officials today announced the completion of the tunnel mining for the extension of the Number 7 subway from 42nd Street and 7th Avenue at Times Square to 34th Street and 11th Avenue in the Hudson Yards area in Midtown West Manhattan. The $2.1 billion project, funded by the City and managed by the MTA, is the first subway expansion in decades, creating nearly 500 construction jobs. For more information, click here.
Mayor Bloomberg, HUD Secretary Donovan and Coulomb Technologies Announce First Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New York City
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Coulomb Technologies CEO Richard Lowenthal today announced the installation of the first Coulomb ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles in New York City. The station, part of the $37 million ChargePoint America program, will be one of more than 100 ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations to be installed throughout the metropolitan area. Coulomb is working with Ford, Chevrolet and smart USA, all of whom have announced plans to introduce electric vehicles in New York in the coming months. For more information, click here. For photos, click here.
Mayor Bloomberg, Environmental Protection Commissioner Holloway Launch Real-Time Online Water Use Tracking for Homeowners and Businesses
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today launched a new system for real-time, online water use and bill tracking for homeowners and businesses. The new system will allow water customers to analyze their water use, and identify ways to conserve water, reduce water bills and detect leaks. For more information, click here.
Speaker Quinn Attends Ribbon Cutting of Joshua Court
Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council Member Al Vann attended a ribbon cutting of the rehabilitation of the 52-unit affordable housing complex Joshua Court in Bedford Stuyvesant on Tuesday morning. The Council funded $3.5 million for the project as part of a larger effort to build great affordable housing throughout the City. For more information, click here .
Governor Paterson Signs Four MWBE Bills into Law
Governor David A. Paterson this week signed 4 bills into law for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) in New York State. They include:
- Governor’s Program Bill No. 297 (S.8312/ A.11525): Raises the cap on discretionary purchases that a State agency can award to MWBEs or small businesses from $100,000 to $200,000, subject to the agency’s internal controls, but not based on full-blown competitive procurement procedures.
- Governor’s Program Bill No. 298 (S.8313/ A.11526): Expands contracting practices of public authorities granting increased opportunities for MWBE participation. Additionally, requires that the procurement guidelines for each State public authority include the designation of one or more senior staff to oversee the authority’s MWBE program and requires that procurements be conducted to achieve the authority’s MWBE goals to the maximum feasible extent.
- Governor’s Program Bill No. 299 (S.8314/A.11527): Expands and strengthens the State’s program for MWBE contracting, and authorizes a new and more thorough disparity study before the provisions relating to the MWBE program expires in 2014, including in-depth review of contractors’ hiring and promotional practices. This legislation will also create the position of Chief Diversity Officer to oversee the MWBE program and diversity issues in the workforce from within the Executive Chamber.
- Emerging Investment Managers Bill (S.6888/ A.9976): Addresses entities that are not executive agencies, and that control large pools of money for investment: the Comptroller, the State Insurance Fund and the Deferred Compensation Board. This legislation will provide emerging investment managers the ability to invest with MWBE financial institutions and to adopt a strategy that motivates investments in underserved regions of the State.
For more information on these bills, click here.
Governor Paterson Announces Nearly $300 Million in 2010 Homeland Security Funding for New York State
Governor David A. Paterson today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded New York State $294 million in Federal homeland security funding. This represents a 2.4 percent increase from 2009 funding levels for these programs. The New York City Urban Area will receive $151.5 million in Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funding, which is a 4.4 percent increase from 2009 and is the most funding awarded to any UASI region in the nation. For more information, click here.
Governor Paterson Reaches Agreement with Legislature to Protect City of Yonkers Budget
Governor David A. Paterson today announced that an agreement has been reached with Legislative leaders to protect the 2010-11 City of Yonkers budget, allowing the city to avoid further cuts to education funding or services. The agreement was necessary to avoid the elimination of bus service and Pre-Kindergarten in the upcoming school year after a provision allowing Yonkers to use $36.39 million in accruals in their City Budget was vetoed last week by Governor Paterson as part of the Legislature’s Article VII Education, Labor, and Family Assistance (ELFA) budget bill. For more information, click here.
The following Request for Proposals have been recently issued by City and State government
ILEARNNYC Online Learning (due July 16, 2010) – NYCDOE will be issuing two Requests For Proposals (RFPs) related to the implementation of iLearnNYC. It will offer online courses for initial credit as well as credit recovery and enhance the learning experience of traditional face-to-face classes by integrating online resources in a blended learning environment. One proposal is for an integrated Learning Environment. A separate proposal for online content for iLearnNYC and NYCDOE professional development will also be issued. For more information, click here.
Technical Support Services for HHC’s Long Term Care Facilities (due July 16, 2010) – The purpose of this RFP is to select a consulting firm to provide technical support services to help restructure long-term care (LTC) services at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC or the “Corporation”). HHC is seeking assistance from a firm that has, or can secure partners that have, competencies in: LTC financial, clinical and operational issues; knowledge of the role of LTC within the health care continuum; experience conducting clinical, financial and operational analyses using large data sets; and experience in LTC services operations. To download the RFP, click here.
Management and Operation of Flatiron Public Plaza (due July 16, 2010) – The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (“BID”) is seeking proposals from qualified firms to manage and operate an outdoor food or beverage kiosk (“Kiosk”) at the Flatiron Plaza “North” located on Broadway between 23rd and 24th Streets. For more information, click here.
Drydocking Fuel Oil Barge No. 4 (due July 21, 2010) – Drydocking, Inspection, and Related Repairs of the New York City Department of Transporation`s Fuel Oil Barge No.4. For more information, click here.
Out-of-Home Media Buying Services (due July 23, 2010) – Seeking vendor with proven expertise in planning, negotiating and buying out-of-home media including bus shelters, urban panels and telephone kiosks. Subway cards not included. Proposer must demonstrate background in health care/managed care and New York City market and maintain a NYC office. For more information, click here.
Media Buying and Advertising Services (due July 23, 2010) – Seeking vendor with proven skills producing English and multiethnic radio and television commercials; strategic media planning and conceptualization and the management of social media. Proposer must demonstrate background in managed care and New York City market and maintain a NYC office. For more information, click here.
East River Waterfront Esplanade and Piers Project Esplanade Package 2 (due July 23, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a construction contractor to provide construction services for the East River Waterfront Esplanade and Piers Project – Esplanade Package 2 (the “Project”). The purpose of the Project is to redevelop the East River Esplanade from the Battery Maritime Building to Wall Street. The Project includes, without limitation, demolition and removals, grading, new pavers, planters, landscaping, lighting, railing, drainage, new curb, new bikepath, replacement of approximately 500 feet of an existing watermain, replacement of approximately 25 feet of an existing outfall, roadway reconstruction and other related work as more specifically described in the Contract Documents. For more information, click here.
Audit Services (July 23, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), on behalf of the Trust for Cultural Resources for the City of New York (the “Trust”) is seeking to engage an independent auditor to perform the annual audit of its financial statements. NYCEDC plans to select an independent auditor 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. For more information, click here.
Mart 125 Site Redevelopment (due July 30, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), acting on behalf of the City of New York and in consultation with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (“DCA”) and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (“UMEZ”), is seeking proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of a 10,000 square foot site at 260 West 125th Street in Manhattan, commonly known as Mart 125 (“the Site”). An approximately 17,400 square foot building, currently located on the Site, will require demolition prior to redevelopment. RFP can be downloaded here.
Java Street Pier Site, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (due August 5, 2010) – NYCEDC, on behalf of the New York City Industrial Development Agency (“NYCIDA”), is seeking proposals for the sale and development of an approximately 17,880 square foot underwater parcel of land located on Block 2543, p/o Lot 50, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (the “Site”). The Site is mostly underwater, except for small triangular portion at the northeast corner of the Site, which is located above the high water mark on the shoreline. The Site is situated at the terminus of Java Street and extends approximately 380 feet westward beyond the bulkhead line into the East River. For more information, click here.
NYCEDC.com Redevelopment (due August 6, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)is seeking a consultant to redevelop and enhance it’s existing external website to incorporate Web 2.0 functionality, interactivity and improved performancein a manner that will more effectively attract, engage and retain its users. For more information, click here.
Bathgate Industrial Site RFP (due August 16, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (the “City), is seeking proposals for the disposition and development of a vacant industrial property located within the Bathgate Industrial Business Zone in the Bathgate section of the Bronx. The full-block site measures approximately 109,000 square feet, and is situated on Bathgate Ave., just south of the Cross-Bronx Expressway. To download the application, click here.
North Williamsburg Ferry Landing (due August 18, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) intends to build a passenger ferry landing in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY on the East River. The ferry landing will connect to an existing pier. NYCEDC is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide resident engineering and inspection services related to the construction of the proposed ferry landing. For more information, click here.
Substructure and Underwater Work at the Cross Bay Bridge (due August 18, 2010) – A site tour is scheduled for Thursday, July 29,2010 at 11:00 am. For more information and instructions, click here.
Plan Investment and Administrative Services for NYCHHC (due September 1, 2010) – This Request for Proposals is to select a vendor to provide full administration of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation 403b defined contribution plan, including investment management, record keeping, customer services, and employee education. For more information, click here.
Hub at 149th Street (due September 22, 2010) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation is seeking proposals for the disposition and development of two parcels located within the Bronxchester Urban Renewal Area in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. The sites are prominently located near the Hub, which is one of the Bronx’s busiest commercial and retail corridors and in close proximity to mass transit. For more information, click here.
Housing and Shelter for Persons with AIDS (extended: due April 30, 2011) – For more information, click here.
Please note that this calendar is subject to change.
No hearings are currently scheduled.