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Affairs and Appointments – July 2, 2010

Affairs and Appointments – July 2, 2010

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • City Votes to Adopt FY 2011 Budget
  • Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Senator Schumer and Governor Paterson Announce $32 Million Plan to resolve New York City’s Section 8 Rent Voucher Crisis
  • Mayor Bloomberg Delivers Remarks at National Conference On Volunteering and Service Opening Session
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces the Next Ten Cities to Receive Cities of Service Leadership Grants

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Governor Paterson Submits Legislation to Assist Non Profits in Financing Construction Projects
  • Governor Paterson Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Reform New York’s Unemployment Insurance System
  • Assembly and Senate Introduce Revenue Bill

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • DOE: BNPS TAARIS Data Management Modules
    • DOT: Drydocking Fuel Oil Barge No. 4
    • HHC: Out-of-Home Media Buying Services
    • HHC: Media Buying and Advertising Services
    • HHC: Plan Investment and Administrative Services for NYCHHC

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 7/5 – 7/9


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

City Votes to Adopt FY 2011 Budget
After last week’s budget agreement between the City Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the Council will vote on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget. Despite limited resources from the State, and a lack of declining stimulus dollars, the Council will adopt a fiscally-responsible, timely budget that will not raise City taxes. For more information, click here. To view the budget, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Senator Schumer and Governor Paterson Announce $32 Million Plan to resolve New York City’s Section 8 Rent Voucher Crisis
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Senator Charles E. Schumer and Governor David A. Paterson today announced a $32 million plan to resolve New York City’s Section 8 rent voucher crisis. In 2009 and 2010, falling tenant contributions occurred simultaneously with lower than normal attrition rates, leading to a budget shortfall that resulted in rental vouchers withdrawn for roughly 2,500 families and another 4,000 families whose vouchers were put at risk. The plan announced today will restore or save all 6,500 vouchers. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Delivers Remarks at National Conference On Volunteering and Service Opening Session
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s made remarks at the opening session of the conference at Radio City Music Hall. To read his remarks, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Announces the Next Ten Cities to Receive Cities of Service Leadership Grants
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, founding members of the Cities of Service coalition, today were joined by Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin to announce the winners of the second round of Cities of Service Leadership Grants. Ten cities were selected to receive a $200,000 grant over two years, funded jointly by the Rockefeller Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies, to hire a Chief Service Officer – a senior city official who will develop and implement a citywide plan to increase volunteerism and target volunteers to address their city’s greatest needs. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Paterson Submits Legislation to Assist Non Profits in Financing Construction Projects
Governor David A. Paterson today submitted to the Legislature Program Bill No. 311, which would provide access to cost-effective financing for not-for-profit corporations seeking to construct civic facilities in New York State. The bill would enable 501(c)(3) non-profits to take advantage of the New York State Dormitory Authority’s (DASNY) tax-exempt debt to finance their projects, providing a boost to construction in the State and supporting well-paying jobs. For more information, click here.

Governor Paterson Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Reform New York’s Unemployment Insurance System
Governor David A. Paterson today announced that he has submitted legislation to repair the State’s broken system for Unemployment Insurance (UI). Currently, the State’s UI fund is $3.2 billion in deficit, and as a result New York employers will be forced to pay interest penalties estimated at over $1.265 billion over the next eight years if no action is taken. Moreover, the maximum benefit has been fixed at $405 since 2000, and as a result, has been significantly eroded by inflation, as well as New York’s share of federally funded extended unemployment benefits are subject to severe limitations. For more information, click here.

Assembly and Senate Introduce Revenue Bill
The New York State Assembly and Senate have come to a two-way agreement on a revenue plan that will help to close the state’s $9.2 billion budget gap (A.9710-C). The legislation would increase revenue by $954 million in the 2010-2011 fiscal year and help close out-year deficits by increasing revenue $1.725 billion in 2011-2012. The revenue figures are based on the same financial plan as the Governor’s last emergency budget extender legislation. For more information, click here.

CURRENT RFPS

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

BNPS TAARIS Data Management Modules (due July 6, 2010) – The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is seeking proposals from organizations experienced in developing and programming complex data reporting websites for the Targeted Achievement Accountability Reporting Information System (TAARIS) Data Management Modules. The Bureau of Nonpublic Schools requires these modules to be maintained and additional modules to be built, as well as training, support, and website management of current modules.

New Stapleton Waterfront Project (due July 6, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a resident engineer in conjunction with the implementation of street and open space improvements within the proposed New Stapleton Waterfront Project on the Staten Island, New York. Such construction improvements may include new roadway and shoreline improvements such as waterfront esplanades, fishing piers and kayak launches. The project would construct new roadways, sidewalks and curbs, new street lighting and traffic signals, signage, custom park furniture, site furniture, landscaping, and other related improvements. For more information, click here.

Manhattan Student Housing (due July 9, 2010) – The City University Construction Fund (“CUCF”), on behalf of the City University of New York (“CUNY”), is seeking a qualified development partner to renovate and manage one or more existing buildings to serve as student residences for three CUNY Colleges located in Manhattan: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Hunter College and Baruch College (the “Colleges”). For more information, click here.

City-Wide Economic Development Services for Governor’s Island (due July 9, 2010) – The New York City Department of Small Business Services intends to enter into sole source negotiations to purchase the above services from the Governors Island Corporation for the purposes of providing planning, preservation, redevelopment and ongoing operations and maintenance of approximately 150 acres of Governors Island plus surrounding lands under water. For more information, click here.

Operation and Maintenance of a Seasonal Café (due July 15, 2010) – The Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking proposals for the operation and maintenance of a seasonal cafe at the Union Square Park Pavilion, with an option to develop, operate and maintain a small scale, satellite kiosk at the Licensed Premises. 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.

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.

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.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 7/5 – 7/9

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

No hearings currently scheduled for the week of July 5 – July 9

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