Current RFPs: Week of November 14, 2016


If you are interested in pursuing business opportunities pertaining to procurement, please contact Mark Thompson or Tunisha W. Walker.

Capalino’s Latest Business Opportunities:

Please see the full list of Request for Proposals recently issued by City government below:

Playground Improvements at Bronx River Houses and Clason Point Gardens

November 21, 2016- Please contact Mark Thompson.

Pin number: GD1504175

Develop & Maintain an Indoor Green Market

November 21, 2016- At the Whitehall Ferry Terminal, Manhattan.

Pin number: 84116MNAD991

Redevelopment of a Playground & Temp. Classroom Unit Removal

November 22, 2016- Bayside High School in Queens. Estimated cost Range: $1M – $4M

Furnish Ballet Barres, Arts & Special Projects

November 28, 2016- Including delivery and assembly.

Pin number: B2949040

Reconstruction of Comfort Stations and Facilities

November 30, 2016- At various parks and recreation sites. Cost estimate range: $500K – $1M

Pin number: 84617B0005

Design & Operate a Scalable System to Deliver Citywide Alerts

November 30, 2016- Through e-mail, telephone, SMS/text, RSS, various instant messenger services and social media platforms.

Pin number: 1717P0001

Renovation of the Center for the Women of NY

December 1, 2016- In the borough of Queens. M/WBEs please contact Tunisha W. Walker.

Pin number: 85016B0070

Indoor/Outdoor Cafe for Pier 84

December 1, 2016- Hudson River Park Trust seeks submissions to this request for proposals from experienced and qualified operators for an indoor/outdoor café concession at Pier 84 at West 44th Street in Hudson River Park. The Pier 84 Food Concession is located at the very heavily trafficked Pier 84 in the Maritime Entertainment section of the Park.  It is situated between Circle Line (Pier 83) and the Intrepid Museum (Pier 86), and near the base of the busy 42nd Street. The selected respondent to this RFP will manage and assume responsibility for the operation of the premises, in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this RFP and the concession agreement to be subsequently issued by the Trust.

Premises: Pier 84 Café with approximately 2,346 SF interior and approximately 3,930 SF exterior outdoor spaces located at West 44th Street in the Maritime Entertainment section of Hudson River Park together with two mobile food concessions.

Premises is offered in “as-is” condition

Permitted Use: Café with indoor and outdoor seating; take-away service; two mobile food concessions; Concessionaire may seek full SLA license provided the provision of alcoholic beverages is ancillary to food service

Concession Fee:  Fixed monthly fee with annual escalations plus a percentage of gross receipts on first dollar or in excess of a threshold

Training and Testing Material for NYCHA Staff

December 1, 2016- To efficiently and effectively manage public housing.

Pin number: 64153

Metropolitan Hospital – Facade Repairs

December 2, 2016- Estimated cost range: $700K – $850K
M/WBEs please contact Tunisha W. Walker.

Pin number: 37201601

Operate a Wall Climbing Concession at Main St.

December 2, 2016- Include admissions, equipment rentals and daily maintenance.

Pin number: 120216

Replacement and Planting of New Trees in Brooklyn

December 5, 2016- In Brooklyn CB 6, 7, 10 & 12. Cost estimate range: $1M – $3M

Pin number: 84617B0022

Replacement and Planting of New Trees in Bronx

December 5, 2016- In Bronx CB 9-12. Cost estimate range: $1M – $3M

Pin number: 84617B0024

Replacement and Planting of New Trees in Queens 

December 5, 2016- In Queens CB 1-5. Cost estimate range: $1M – $3M

Pin number: 84617B0008

Replace & Dispose of Vertical Safety Padding at Schools

December 5, 2016- Provide labor, new material, transportation equipment and supervision necessary.
M/WBEs please contact Tunisha W. Walker.

Pin number: B2965040

Component Rehabilitation for 8 Bridges 

December 8, 2016 – For Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

Pin number: 84116MBBR004

RFI for Innovative Solar Photovoltaic Applications

December 12, 2016 – PV systems to supply clean renewable electricity to City owned wastewater treatment plants.

Pin number: 85617RFI002

6,000 Circular Bike Racks for Parking Meter Posts

December 13, 2016- Furnish, deliver and fit “NYCRacks” citywide.

Pin number: 84116MBTR009

Medical Assistant Services

December 15, 2016- For pre-employment screening and after.

Pin number: 82716AD00053

Hunter College Roof Replacement

December 20, 2016 – Replace roof and railing on the 8th floor of the East Building at Hunter College. Estimated construction cost: $1.2M – $1.4M

Non-Profit Industrial Developers for the New York City Industrial Developer Fund

Submission Deadlines:
March 29, 2016 

June 29, 2016 
September 29, 2016 
December 29, 2016 – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”), is seeking submission of proposals from qualified not-for-profit organizations that plan to acquire, construct, and/or renovate industrial real estate in the City. The primary goal for the use of the New York City Industrial Developer Fund is to create, modernize and preserve industrial real estate.  Additionally, the aim of the Industrial Developer Fund is to increase the capacity of the not-for-profit organizations to develop industrial real estate and support the growth of a more robust mission-driven industrial development ecosystem.

Between Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2019, NYCEDC in cooperation with The New York City Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) can allocate up to $41 million of City capital through the Industrial Developer Fund for acquisition, construction, and/or renovation costs for eligible industrial development projects, which support the City’s goals of promoting and growing a more robust not-for-profit industrial development ecosystem in the City. Not-for-profit organizations are uniquely positioned to increase the supply of affordable industrial real estate; the Industrial Developer Fund aims to support this sector by creating a new financing tool.

NYCEDC plans to select respondents 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.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBEs”) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

Respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit 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

Construct Infrastructure and Resiliency Improvements at H+H Facilities

June 28, 2018-New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking qualified firms to construct infrastructure and resiliency improvements estimated at ~$173 million at four NYC Health and Hospitals (H+H) facilities: Bellevue Hospital (Manhattan), Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center (Roosevelt Island), Coney Island Hospital (Brooklyn) and Metropolitan Hospital (Manhattan). In October 2012, each facility suffered extensive flood damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Since then, each hospital has temporarily restored the damaged areas and, working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”), have developed plans to mitigate damage from future storms and flooding.

NYCEDC, as the lead of an interagency team, is now focused on completing priority mitigation projects at these four facilities. This initial work will make existing facilities more resilient and protect against future disasters.  Once complete, these initial projects will further the City’s resiliency goals and ensure that these public hospitals have the necessary safeguards in place to operate during a storm and mitigate damage and power loss.

NYCEDC plans to prequalify firms on the basis of factors stated in the RFQ which include, but are not limited to: the firm’s demonstrated experience and expertise in the particular trade for which the firm is submitting its qualifications; the firm’s record regarding accidents and lost work days on construction projects; and the firm’s resources available for the Project.

NYCEDC and H+H will be contracting with multiple design and engineering firms for all contract documents associated with the Services.  The Construction Management firm (CM) will provide construction management services for the Project, including holding all construction subcontracts for the Project.

Notice of Funding Availability for the Preservation of Affordable Housing South of Houston Street

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.

Program Description:

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.

Notice Requirements:
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: 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 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

NYC Industrial Developer “Fund” for Qualified Projects Seeking Fund Support

The NYC Industrial Developer Fund is a $150 million public/private fund to provide project financing for industrial real estate development projects in New York City.  The Fund is designed to catalyze investment in 400,000 sf of new or renovated industrial real estate workspace across New York City, supporting the creation of as many as 1,200 quality and accessible industrial jobs by 2020.The Industrial Developer Fund supports industrial job-creation in New York City by providing public/private financing for industrial real estate development projects.  Total size of the Fund is $150 million, which includes approximately $60 million in public funds leveraging $90 million in private financing.

The Industrial Developer Fund provides qualified real estate developers with partial public gap-financing assistance in the form of grants, low-interest subordinate loans, and guarantees on senior private loans.  These public funds are intended to leverage owner equity so that the transaction merits traditional bank/senior lender financing provided under the Fund structure.

Qualified projects seeking fund support will be considered when high impact projects are unable to move forward due to funding gaps.  The Fund will consider both non-profit and for-profit entities.

New York City’s industrial and manufacturing sector employs 530,000 people, or 15.4 percent of the city’s private sector workforce.  The sector is a vital pathway to the middle class for many families, with median wages of $50,400 a year. In addition, more than 328,000 jobs in the sector (61.5 percent) are located outside Manhattan, 62 percent of the workforce comes from culturally diverse backgrounds, and nearly half are foreign-born. Finally, approximately 63 percent of jobs are available to individuals who do not have a college degree.

For additional information, please contact the NYCEDC Strategic Investments Group at 212.618.5737 or


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