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The following Request for Proposals have been recently issued by City government:
July 21, 2015– S216-404A, Construction Management Services for the New Gansevoort Marine Transfer Station. All qualified and interest firms are advised to download the Request for Proposals at http://ddcftp.nyc.gov/rfpweb/ from 06/23/2015 or contact the person listed for this RFP. The contract resulting from this Request for Proposals will be subjected to Local 1 of 2013, Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)Program. The submission date is indicated above.
Pin number: 8502015TR0005P
July 24, 2015– For more information on this RFP, please contact Mark Thompson.
Pin number: 0615-5
July 27, 2015– In accordance with Section 1-13 of the Rules of the Franchise and Concession Review Committee (“FCRC”), the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”) is issuing, as of the date of this notice, a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the development, operation and management of a snack bar at Verdi Square, Manhattan.
There will be a recommended proposer meeting on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 11:00am. We will be meeting at the proposed concession site, which is located near the intersection of 72nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue, on the north side of Verdi Square, Manhattan. If you are considering responding to this RFP, please make every effort to attend this recommended meeting.
To download the RFP, visit http://www.nyc.gov/parks/businessopportunities and click on the “Concessions Opportunities at Parks” link. Once you have logged in, click on the “download” link that appears adjacent to the RFP’s description.
TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR THE DEAF (TDD) 212-504-4115
Pin number: M94-SB-2015
July 28, 2015– The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), acting on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”), is seeking proposals for an Operator (the “Operator) to develop and implement a retail activation to run throughout late 2015 (the “Program”). The Program would function as a temporary retail store. Whether a physical presence, an online presence, or both, the Program would offer a curated mix of locally manufactured fashion items for commercial sale. The Program is intended to assist the City with its expansion of its “Made in New York” (“MiNY”) brand into the fashion industry by creating marketing and sales opportunities for fashion products designed and manufactured in New York City.
NYCEDC plans to select an Operator 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, the proposed concept and program, the quality of the space identified, financial feasibility, economic and community impact, and schedule.
This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to the www.nyc.gov/buycertified.
NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on public projects. Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, payroll, supplies and equipment. Bidders, sub-contractors and sub-consultants are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.
July 29, 2015– The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Teaching and Learning, is seeking proposals from qualified organizations, to design and administer a survey to solicit feedback from students in grades 3-12 about their teachers (“Student Perception Survey”); and assist and facilitate the development and administration of a survey to solicit feedback from teachers and pedagogical staff, parents, and students in grades 6-12 about the learning environment at each school (“NYC School Survey”).
The Student Perception Survey must be a research-based, validated tool that is available for administration on both paper and online. It will be administered annually in the spring to students of eligible teachers in grades 3-12, including approximately 700,000 students throughout 1600 schools. There will be two versions of the survey; one for elementary students in grades 3-5 and one for secondary school students in grades 6-12. Detailed requirements are provided in the RFP.
The NYC School Survey must also be available for administration on both paper and online. It will be administered annually from approximately February through April. The survey population includes nearly 1.7 million school stakeholders (i.e., parents, teachers and pedagogical staff, and students in grades 6-12) and involves more than 1,800 schools. Detailed requirements are provided in the RFP.
The RFP may result in the award of one (1) or two (2) requirements contract(s) for a base term of three (3) years. The NYCDOE reserves the unilateral option to extend the contract(s) for two (2) additional 1-year periods. Services are anticipated to commence in December 2015 for the Student Perception Survey and in June 2016 for the NYC School Survey.
July 29, 2015– The New York City Emergency Management Department (NYCEMD) is seeking an appropriately qualified vendor to conduct a needs analysis to determine a statistically significant measure of demand for government-administered transportation services for people with disabilities and access and functional needs (DAFN). This will subsequently inform the need for potential revisions to the City’s evacuation plans – specifically the Homebound Evacuation Operations (HEO) plan – for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
This Negotiated Acquisition is a response to a court stipulation (Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled v. City of New York) as part of a remedial plan to provide accessible transportation during evacuations. The City agrees to consult with Plaintiffs regarding the process and form of the needs analysis and meaningfully consider the Plaintiff`s comments, incorporate those suggestions where practical and consistent with the goals of the Accessible Transportation Memorandum of Understanding.
Pin number: 01715N0001
July 31, 2015– A copy of the bid can be downloaded from the City Record Online site at http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/home.asp. Enrollment is free. Vendors may also request the bid by contacting Vendor Relations via email at email@example.com, by telephone at 212-386-0044 or by fax at 212-669-7585
July 31, 2015– A Pre-Solicitation Conference for the above mentioned commodity is scheduled for July 31, 2015 at 9:30am at 1 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007, 18th floor.
The purpose of this conference is to review proposed specifications for the commodity listed above to ensure a good product and maximum competition. Please make every effort to attend this conference, your participation will assist us in revising the attached specifications so they can be issued as a part of final bid package.
A copy of the pre-solicitation package can be downloaded from the City Record Online site at http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/home.asp. Enrollment is free. Please review the documents the before you attend the conference. If you have questions regarding this conference, please contact Joe Vacirca at 212-669-8616 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 31, 2015– The food and beverage manufacturing subsector is a bright spot of growth within New York City’s industrial sector, currently employing over 15,000 people. The subsector’s employment has increased by 11 percent during the last decade, with growth driven by entrepreneurship and small businesses. Over the last several years, the City has invested to support this entrepreneurial growth. To date, New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) has assisted the subsector with a network of culinary incubators, dedicated loan funds, and access to retail opportunities in public markets across New York City. Through this work, and research by New York City Councilmember Stephen Levin, NYCEDC has identified that a shortage of locally provided co-packing services often prevents food and beverage manufacturing firms from scaling in New York City. To better support the development of growth-stage food and beverage manufacturing businesses, NYCEDC is requesting responses from potential operators to fill this service gap for several food categories.
NYCEDC is seeking proposals for the development and operation of food and beverage co-packing facilities within New York City. Proposals are welcome from qualified Operators with manufacturing experience to develop a facility that will support the growth of businesses and jobs within the Food and Beverage Manufacturing subsector. To support the development of one or more food and beverage co-packing facilities, NYCEDC may provide funding to offset start-up costs, capital improvements and operations.
NYCEDC plans to select an Operator 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.
August 7, 2015– The New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) is conducting a solicitation which seeks a comprehensive end to end solution for capturing, transmitting, and storing video and audio using body-worn cameras carried by patrol officers. The NYPD is soliciting applications from firms with demonstrated experience in designing and maintaining such a solution. The body-worn cameras must be lightweight and functional in all weather conditions. Firms must also provide a data storage solution (either cloud-based or employing on-site data storage) as well as all equipment necessary to operate the cameras (e.g. charging stations, data cables) and to upload captured video and audio data from the cameras for long-term storage (e.g. docking stations). If a vendor employs a cloud storage solution, it must meet the NYPD’s security requirements, as outlined in the Solicitation. The contract established as a result of this solicitation will serve as a Requirements Contract for the purchase of hardware, storage, licenses, and maintenance services on an as-needed basis. The anticipated term of the contract would be for five years from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2020. There would also be three 3-year renewal options.
A contract award will be made by the Negotiated Acquisition source selection method, pursuant to City of New York Procurement Policy Board Rules (PPB Rules) § 3-04(b)(2) because the NYPD has determined that it is neither practical nor advantageous to award the proposed contract by competitive sealed bids or competitive sealed proposals, and that this source selection method is in the City’s best interest. First, there exists is a compelling need for the goods and services that cannot be timely met through competitive sealed bidding or competitive sealed proposals. Second, there are a limited number of vendors able to provide the required body cameras and the related equipment and services of the nature and specificity required by the NYPD. Thus, pursuant to Sections 3-04(b)(2)(i)(D) and 3 04(b)(2)(ii) of the PPB Rules, a special case determination has been made that this solicitation should be done using the Negotiated Acquisition method of Source Selection. Any Vendors that wish to express an interest to be considered for this solicitation may download or request the complete solicitation document and submit completed application(s) if they feel that they can supply the required body cameras and related goods and services.
This Procurement is subject to Local Law 1, the City of New York’s M/WBE Program.
Pin number: 05615N0001
August 10, 2015– This procurement is subject to participation goals for Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) as required by Section 6-129 of the New York Administrative Code. The M/WBE goal for this project is 5 percent . A printed copy of the solicitation can also be purchased. A deposit of $50.00 is required for the specification book in the form of a Certified Check or Money Order payable to: New York City Department of Transportation. NO CASH ACCEPTED. Company address, telephone and fax numbers are required when picking up contract documents. Entrance is located on the South Side of the Building facing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial). Proper government issued identification is required for entry to the building (driver’s license, passport, etc.). The Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on July 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM at 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, Bid Room. Sealed proposal must be submitted by 2:00 PM on August 10, 2015 to 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10041. For additional information, please contact David Maco at (212) 839-9400.
September 10, 2015– Purchasing power to catalyze the development of new sources of renewable power, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and chart a path to receive 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources of energy.
Pin number: 85616RFI001
September 24, 2015– New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals (“Proposals”, each a “Proposal”) from qualified developers for the redevelopment of 55 Stuyvesant Place, a historic municipal office building (the “Building”) located in the heart of the North Shore of Staten Island (the “North Shore”). The Building is owned by the City of New York (the “City”) and available for purchase or lease.
55 Stuyvesant Place is a five-story, 37,675 square foot Art Deco building. Constructed in 1935, the Building was designed by Henry C. Pelton, who was also responsible for Riverside Church, Park Avenue United Methodist Church and a multitude of buildings in New York City. The Building features two elevators and separate stairwells and entryways which provide access to double-loaded corridors, high ceilings and floors with waterfront views. The floor-plates range from 4,000 – 6,000 square feet and have potential for a variety of layouts. The Building is a centrally-located City-owned asset in support of an emerging cluster of innovative technology and creative businesses in Downtown Staten Island.
NYCEDC plans to select a developer on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the economic impact of the project on New York City, the response team’s qualifications, the project’s financial feasibility, and the degree to which the project is complementary to the surrounding community. NYCEDC will show preference for quality proposals that support creative, media and/or technology uses that enhance the neighborhood’s transformation as a center for information, aim to strengthen and revitalize the urban context of the Site, propose a design and program that enhances connections to and accessibility for the surrounding community and strive to achieve design excellence.
September 25, 2015– The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (“the Port Authority”) are seeking proposals to develop a manufacturing use on all or part of an 18-acre site (“the Site”) located within Staten Island’s industrial “Working West Shore.” The successful response to this request for proposals (RFP) will be for a project that generates quality jobs in a dynamic industry; depending on the strength of the response, the City may be willing to consider certain forms of tax relief and other financial assistance to support the project’s development.
This RFP follows a broader Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”) issued for the entire Teleport last year. Responses to that RFEI and subsequent diligence have informed the current understanding of which uses might be desirable and possible at the Site today.
Based upon that diligence, Modular Construction Assembly, Flood Defense System fabrication, and the manufacture of Green Energy systems (solar panels, wind turbines) were identified as uses that may be good fits for the Site, and as growth industries with strong potential in the region and on Staten Island’s West Shore. NYCEDC and the Port Authority will also consider other manufacturing uses not listed above; the foregoing merely represents examples of uses considered and explored in the preparation of this RFP.
NYCEDC plans to select a development team on the basis of factors stated in the open 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 open RFP.
If a proposal is selected, it will be on the basis of a thoughtful approach to both maximizing the development potential of the Site and managing it in a manner that acts as a catalyst to the economy of Staten Island as a whole. Responses to this RFP should aim to accomplish the following goals (“Development Goals”):
- Identify a development plan for one or more manufacturing uses on the Site.
- Preserve and expand quality jobs for local residents and help fulfill the area’s potential as a vital employment center.
- Establish a site plan that addresses the infrastructure, access and utility needs for the proposed project and is not incompatible with the surrounding uses at The Teleport.
- Propose an environmentally sensitive development that considers on-site and nearby ecological resources and neighboring communities.
This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Sub- Contractors Participation Plan with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women Business Development as M/WBE, please go to the http://www.esd.ny.gov/MWBE/directorySearch.html.
NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on NYCEDC construction projects. Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, labor, supplies and equipment. Bidders/subcontractors are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.
September 28, 2015– The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) invites developers to submit proposals for a new construction project in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.
The Site is owned by the City of New York and located at the intersection of the Grand Concourse and East 144th Street in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx within Community District 1 (Block 2364, Lot 1). The goal is to develop a mixed-use, mixed-income development that will expand affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood.
Interested parties that choose to download the RFP using the link below must provide their contact information. Only those who provide their contact information will receive updates or additional communications regarding the RFP. The RFP contains a detailed description of the development program, requirements, guidelines, eligibility requirements, selection process, and submission requirements.
A pre-submission conference will be held at 125 Worth Street, 2nd floor auditorium, New York, NY on July 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. If you are planning on attending the conference, please RSVP at the email address below. People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend the pre-submission conference should contact Arielle Goldberg at the email address below.
All proposals are due in hand no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 28, 2015. Detailed instructions are provided in the RFP.
All communications must be IN WRITING to:
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Office of Neighborhood Strategies
100 Gold Street, 9Z Area
New York, NY 10038
City Seeks Partners to Create Affordable Housing Units at Ingersoll, Van Dyke & Mill Brook Developments for Seniors and Families
September 30, 2015– The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today released the “Request for Proposal” (RFP) for potential developers to expand 100 percent affordable housing opportunities at three NYCHA developments, including Ingersoll (Fort Greene, Brooklyn), Van Dyke (Brownsville, Brooklyn) and Mill Brook (Mott Haven, the Bronx.) The plan to create affordable senior and family housing on underused NYCHA property was the outcome of an extensive and meaningful planning process with hundreds of residents and community advocates.
The proposal advances the goals of Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York plan to build or preserve 200,000 affordable housing units over the next ten years. It also helps achieve NYCHA’s commitment to contribute 10,000 of those affordable units within the decade as part of NextGeneration NYCHA, the Authority’s 10-year strategic plan.
Through the RFP, the City has invited developers, including non-profit entities and M/WBE firms, to submit proposals for the design, financing, construction, and operations of 100 percent affordable new housing at Ingersoll, Van Dyke, and Mill Brook. For the purposes of this RFP, affordable is considered a senior or family household earning less than 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). The proposed developments will be 100% affordable and seek to reach households at lower AMI levels.
NYCHA will retain rights to the land developed through a long-term ground lease, provide critical oversight to the project, require developers to train and hire NYCHA residents, and proactively engage residents on a regular basis as the project moves forward. Additionally, NYCHA and the City will require developers to provide stabilized rents and NYCHA residents will have a preference for 25 percent of the units.
The RFP framework for Ingersoll, Van Dyke, and Mill Brook were generated from the goals and priorities identified by residents from outreach, surveys, community visioning workshops, NYCHA resident meetings and ongoing engagement for NextGeneration.
- The Ingersoll Community Vision Plan developed by nearly 215 residents includes recommendations on identifying funding sources and partners to build affordable and senior housing at Ingersoll.
- The RFP seeks a partner to build 100% affordable units for seniors 62 years or older on the site of an unused grass area. The developer is required to propose plans to create first floor community space for residents and surrounding NYCHA community.
- The Van Dyke Community Vision Plan developed by more than 185 residents includes recommendations on seeking funding sources and partners to invest and build affordable housing in the neighborhood.
- The RFP seeks a partner to build 100% affordable units for families on the site of a current parking lot.
- The Mill Brook Community Vision Plan developed by nearly 300 residents includes recommendations to identify appropriate locations in the community for senior housing, funding sources and partners.
- The RFP seeks a partner to build 100% affordable units for seniors 62 years or older on the site of an accessory parking lot. The developer is required to propose plans for a first floor senior community center for residents and community and identify a partner to operator the center and services for seniors.
October 1, 2015– NYCEDC seeks expressions of interest (“Proposals”, each a “Proposal”) from qualified developers for the disposition and redevelopment of a combined parcel owned by the City of New York (the “City”) on Spofford Avenue in the Hunts Point Peninsula neighborhood of the Bronx, consisting of two full lots, and portions of two adjacent lots with a combined lot area of approximately 4.75 acres (~207,000 square feet).
NYCEDC plans to evaluate respondents based on criteria stated in the RFEI, which may include, but are not limited to: the completeness and quality of the overall response, program and design, financial and schedule feasibility, hiring and workforce programs, respondent qualifications and experience, and economic impact on the City of New York.
December 31, 2015– The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE), will release an open-ended Request for Proposals (RFP) for Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Services for 2015-2018.
The RFP will be for the provision of Full-Day UPK services to four-year-olds. Vendors must provide a consistent weekly schedule for 31 hours and 40 minutes per week, at least five days per week, for 180 days of the school year. Proposals will be accepted for underserved areas of the City.
If you are interested in proposing to this open-ended RFP, you must pre-qualify with the City’s HHS Accelerator On-Line System in order to download the RFP and submit a proposal. The HHS Accelerator can be found here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhsaccelerator/html/about/about.shtml
If you have issues pre-qualifying with the HHS Accelerator System, please use the following link to reach the HHS Accelerator support team: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhsaccelerator/html/contact/contact.shtml
Please Note: This open-ended RFP will not available in the NYCDOE’s Vendor Portal
December 31, 2019– The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development announces the availability of $11,800,000 in funding for the acquisition and preservation of affordable housing south of, and including properties on, East/West Houston Streets, bounded by the Hudson and East Rivers in Lower Manhattan to applicants who are funded pursuant to a Request for Qualifications issued by HPD (“RFQ”).
The purpose of the Lower Manhattan Acquisition Program is to preserve residential housing with apartments affordable to low-income households.
- Not-for-profit organizations qualified under the RFQ may identify privately-owned residential properties for purchase and long-term ownership in the Lower Manhattan area.
- Eligible buildings are multi-family buildings in the program’s target area, where at least one unit is or will be rented to and affordable to a household earning no more than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
- Up to $125,000 per dwelling unit in acquisition funding may be available to fill the gap between private debt supportable by the acquired property or properties and the acquisition cost. The program funding will be based only on those units that are rented to and affordable to households earning no more than 80% of AMI.
- The program’s target area is Manhattan south of, and including properties on, East/West Houston Streets. (Boundary map is available at the website listed below).
- The program will run until the earlier of the time at which all funding has been exhausted or December 31, 2019.
Request for Qualifications (RFQ):
In order to become qualified for participation in the program, not-for-profit organizations must respond to the RFQ and be found qualified by HPD. Applicants may respond to the RFQ available at the website below. To be considered for qualification, applicants must demonstrate ownership, management and rehabilitation experience, as well as financial strength and stability. Please refer to the RFQ for more information on qualification.
Qualified not-for-profit organizations may submit proposals to request acquisition funding for eligible residential buildings. Proposals will be assessed on both the viability of the project and strength of the applicant’s experience. Proposals will be evaluated and funded on a “first-come, first-served basis” for the duration of the program. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications received as a result of this advertisement.
All not-for-profit organizations entering into negotiations with building owners must comply with tenant and owner notification procedures in accordance with the federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. Information about these notification requirements will be provided to pre-qualified non-profits. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ), map of the program area, and additional information about the program are available on HPD’s website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/developers/rfp-rfq-rfo.page. Interested parties should forward all requested documentation to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development; Attention of Lower Manhattan Acquisition Program RFQ Coordinator, 100 Gold Street—Room 9-O3, New York, NY 10038; or electronically to HPDPres@hpd.nyc.gov. This program is made possible by a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which is funded through Community Development Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Andrew Cuomo, Governor
Bill de Blasio, Mayor
Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
Vicki Been, HPD Commissioner
David Emil, LMDC President
Avi Schick, LMDC Chairman