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Affairs and Appointments – September 10, 2010

Affairs and Appointments – September 10, 2010

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver and other officials outline progress of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and the creation of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum
  • Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off Inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center
  • Mayor Bloomberg Presides Over Bill Signing Ceremony

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Primary Day is Tuesday, September 14th
  • Governor Paterson Signs Dignity for All Students Act

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • Brooklyn Bridge Park – Tobacco Warehouse
    • EDC – Capital Access Revolving Load Guaranty Program
    • HRA – WECARE Program

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 9/13 – 9/17


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver and other officials outline progress of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and the creation of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum
This week, elected officials and other stakeholders in the World Trade Center site outlined progress on the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and the creation of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Among the announcements was that the Memorial & Museum is on track to open on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks next year. For more information on the rebuilding, please click here or here.

Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off Inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris, Council of Fashion Designers of America President Diane von Furstenberg, IMG Chairman and CEO Ted J. Forstmann and Lincoln Center Chair Katherine Farley today kicked-off the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Presides Over Bill Signing Ceremony
This week, Mayor Bloomberg signed into law two pieces of legislation:

  • Intro 260-A: Legislation to make information about same sex marriages and domestic partnerships available online.
  • Intro 87-A: Legislation to update the process for registering multiple dwellings with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Paterson Signs Dignity for All Students Act
Governor David A. Paterson signed into law the Dignity for All Students Act, which will help ensure that school administrators and educators have the tools and resources in place to afford all students – and particularly those who are targeted by bullies – an educational environment in which they can thrive. For more information, click here.

Primary Day is next Tuesday, September 14th
Next Tuesday, September 14th is primary election. A number of seats are up for grabs this year including those for Governor, Attorney General, State Senate and Assembly, U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senator. For a list of all primary races, click here. To find out where to vote, click here.

CURRENT RFPS

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

Two-Stage Congregate Services Procurement Process (due September 13, 2010)DFTA would like to test the feasibility of procuring senior congregate services contracts thru a “two-stage” procurement process that – in the long term – is projected to decrease processing time, reduce the volume and complexity of paperwork required by the vendor community, and promote innovation in the development of programs and services, by providing a vehicle for the evaluation of proposals with varying types of program designs. If this new method is successful, DFTA also hopes that it may promote cross-program and cross-agency award solicitations. The proposed method involves a two-stage process beginning with a prequalification process, which will comport in all respects with PPB Rule Section 3-10, except as modified in the manner described herein. For the second stage of the process, the agency will follow a negotiated acquisition solicitation process, which will comport with PPB Rule Sections 3-04 (b)(4-6) and (d). For more information, click here.

Due Diligence Services for Property Portfolio Acquisition RFP (due September 17, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), as part of its mission, manages and develops real property on behalf of the City. A new portfolio of large-scale ground-leased commercial properties is about to transition to New York City ownership. This portfolio will be administered and managed by NYCEDC on behalf of the City. As part of the deed transfer, the Consultant will conduct due diligence related to the acquisition of the portfolio of properties and assist NYCEDC in completing an organized and orderly transition of ownership. 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.

JFK Site Lease (due September 24, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking proposals for the lease of an approximately 112,466 square foot parcel of land located on Block 14260, p/o Lot 1, in the Springfield Garden/JFK Airport section of Queens (the “Site”). The Site is part of a larger City owned parcel, most of which is leased by the City to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the operation of JFK International Airport. For more information, click here.

Brooklyn Flatlands Property Sale (due September 24, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York, is seeking proposals for the purchase of an approximately 34,000 square foot site located at 3340 Kings Highway in Brooklyn (Block 7669, Lot 17). The purpose of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is to solicit proposals from prospective respondents interested in purchasing the Site, subject to an existing ground lease between the City and Yeshiva Rambam, an educational facility. For more information, click here.

Records Management Software and Related Services (due October 1, 2010) – This Request for Proposals (RFP) solicits proposals from qualified vendors to provide, install, and support proposed records management software and certain related services for use by the City of New York, hereafter referred to as “the City.” The outcome of the RFP will be a “Requirements Contract”. To download the RFP, click here.

NYC Capital Access Revolving Loan Guaranty Program (due October 1, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking lenders who make small and micro business loans to businesses in New York City with 100 or fewer employees. NYCEDC, through the Capital Access Program, is trying to increase lending to small and micro businesses and is willing to guaranty a portion of the loan principal in return for lenders agreeing to expand their underwriting criteria and/or offer more flexible loan terms to borrowers. RFP can be found here.

Tobacco Warehouse (due October 18, 2010) – Brooklyn Bridge Park is seeking proposals for the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the former Tobacco Warehouse for cultural, educational or community purposes. The Tobacco Warehouse is an historic 25,000 square foot open air structure with stabilized exterior walls, located in the Empire Fulton Ferry Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park on Water Street between Dock Street and New Dock Street in Dumbo. Click here to download the RFP.

Wecare Program (due December 1, 2010) – The Human Resources Administration (“HRA” or “Agency”) is seeking two qualified vendors to provide a continuum of integrated services, directly or through subcontract, to applicants for and recipients of Cash Assistance (CA) and other HRA services who have, or may have, medical and/or mental health conditions that significantly reduce their functional capacity. For more information, click here.

Housing and Shelter for Persons with AIDS (extended: due April 30, 2011) – For more information, click here.

121 West 125th Street Retail Space for Lease (due July 29, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking to lease retail spaces ranging from 800 square feet to 4,000 square feet for retail uses at 121 West 125th Street located in Manhattan. NYCEDC wishes to enter into leases with companies to provide services to residents in the neighborhood and to the neighboring communities. For more information, click here.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 9/13 – 9/17

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions
Date: Monday, September 13
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
Date: Monday, September 13
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses
Date: Monday, September 13
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Transportation
Date: Monday, September 13
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Is the MTA proposed fare hike fair to all New Yorkers?
Intro 135-A – Reserving parking spaces in public parking facilities for car sharing programs.

Committee on Health
Date: Monday, September 13
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Hospital Quality Assurance

Committee on General Welfare
Date: Monday, September 13
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Effects of the Recession on the Public Assistance Caseload and the Barriers Public Assistance Applicants Face

Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment
Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – The Status of Funds to Be Used for Lower Manhattan Redevelopment that are Under the Control of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.

Committee on Juvenile Justice (Jointly with Committee on General Welfare)
Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – The DJJ/ACS Integration and its effect on in-detention services.

Committee on Public Safety
Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Intro 313 – Fees for firearm licenses and rifle and shotgun permits and the possession of firearms, rifles and shotguns while intoxicated and other abuse of firearm licenses and rifle and shotgun permits.

Committee on Land Use
Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Governmental Operations
Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Intro 91 – Small business regulatory flexibility

Committee on Aging
Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Intro 270 – Establishing a silver alert program to provide public notification for missing senior citizens with certain cognitive impairments.

Committee on Finance
Date: Thursday, September 16
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

City Council Stated Meeting
Date: Thursday, September 16
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street