Current RFPs: Week of October 3, 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:

 Installation of Water Mains for New Building Construction

October 5, 2016- Capalino can assist in submitting the required M/WBE plan. Please contact Tunisha W. Walker.

Javits Center Inspection Services

October 10, 2016- The New York Convention Center Development Corporation (CCDC or Corporation), a subsidiary of the New York State Urban Development Corporation (UDC) d/b/a Empire State Development (ESD), is seeking an experienced, qualified contractor to conduct inspection services in connection with construction of a Transformer Building on the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center campus.

The Inspection Services RFP will be available on EDS’s public website at  on September 13, 2016.

Minority Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 15%

Women Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 15%

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Contracting Goal: 6%

Planting New and Replacement of Street Trees

October 11, 2016- In Manhattan CB 1- 12, Queens CB 6, 9 and 10, and Brooklyn CB 5, 8, 9, 14, 17 and 18. Cost Range: $1M – $3M

Pin number: 84617B0023

Affordable Housing Opportunity Located in Lower Concourse, Bronx 

October 11, 2016- Be a part of Mayor de Blasio’s “Housing New York” affordable housing plan through a new development opportunity located in the Lower Concourse area of the Bronx, one of the City’s most vibrant neighborhoods. New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) are seeking expressions of interest for the long-term lease and redevelopment of an approximately 158,000-square-foot site (the “Site”) along the scenic Harlem River in the City’s northernmost borough.

Developing housing as part of the Lower Concourse North project is a unique opportunity. You’ll be creating a gateway for the southwest Bronx, connecting residents to the Harlem River waterfront, supporting the growth of the Lower Concourse neighborhood, and contributing to the evolving Bronx skyline. The Site is less than four blocks from the transportation hub at 149th Street and Grand Concourse with the 2, 4 & 5 trains, and it sits adjacent to the 145th Street Bridge that easily connects the neighborhood to Manhattan. Lower Concourse North is also located across from the Bronx Terminal Market shopping mall, a stone’s throw from beautiful parks and green space including Mill Pond Park, and overlooks the picturesque Harlem River.

This project has M/WBE participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response.

NY Prize Community Grid Competition

October 12, 2016- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces the availability of up to $40,000,000, under the NY Prize Community Grid Competition (NY Prize), to support developing community microgrids.  The purpose of this competition is to solicit proposals to design and build community grids that improve the local distribution system performance and resiliency in both a normal operating configuration as well as during times of electrical grid outages. NY Prize objectives include empowering community leaders, encouraging broad private and public sector participation including local distribution utilities, local governments and third parties, protecting vulnerable populations and providing tools for building a cleaner more reliable energy system.

Stage 2:  NYSERDA is accepting proposals for funding to conduct Audit-Grade Detailed Engineering Design and Financial /Business Plan that evaluate the details of installing/operating a community microgrid at a site within New York State.  Proposals must be received by NYSERDA by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on October 12, 2016.

Eligibility/Qualifications Requirements/Preferences:

(a)   For demonstration projects, the site must be in New York State.
(b)  A New York State manufacturer should be on a new product development project.
(c)  Other requirements vary among three categories.  Please refer to RFP 3044 on NYSERDA’s website,, for specific information.

Public Space Receptacle Bins

October 13, 2016- Receptacle bins for recycling bottles & cans, for mixed paper and for litter.

Pin number: 8571600187

School Based Dental Sealant Program

October 14, 2016- The New York State Department of Health (Department), Division of Family Health (Division), Bureau of Child Health (BCH), announces the availability of funding to increase the utilization of dental sealants in underserved second and third grade children. The purpose of this RFA is to award funding to implement School-Based Sealant Programs (SBSPs) targeting second and third graders, delivered through School-Based Health Center Dental (SBHC-D) clinics. Reducing the prevalence of dental caries among New York State’s children is an objective of New York’s Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant State Action Plan for 2016 – 2020.

The Division is seeking applications from not-for-profit Article 28 facilities that are approved to operate SBHC-D clinics. It is anticipated that approximately $1.5 million will be available annually to fund SBSPs for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.

To be eligible to apply for funding under this RFA, an applicant must be a not-for-profit Article 28 facility (hospital, diagnostic and treatment center, school of dentistry or local health department) that is approved to operate SBHC-D clinics by the release date of this RFA listed on the front cover.

The Article 28 operating certificate should show the provision of dental outpatient services (Dental O/P or School Based Dental Program).

A limit of one application may be submitted per Article 28.

The applicant must target 2nd and 3rd grade children who are less likely to receive private dental care.

The applicant must be able to utilize electronic data systems to capture information regarding program performance and child level data, and provide that data to the Department.

Minority Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 15%

Women Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 15%

Cartpet Cleaning Services at the Javits Center

October 17, 2016- Three year agreement for maintenance of 3 types of carpets: 100% wool, Brintons-Axminster, Tandus Power Bond and Tandus 100% Nylon.

Total MWBE Participation Goals: 30%

Repair/Maintenance of Public Address Systems

October 18, 2016- Contractor shall provide all labor, material and supervision required and necessary to test, maintain, repair, modify, make addition to or install Public Address Systems, local sound systems and associated equipment in auditoriums, gymnasiums, cafeterias, classrooms, offices, multi-purpose rooms (e.g., gymatoriums), and other spaces and locations, including but not limited to hallways, stairwells and outdoor areas.

Pin number: B2929040

Purchase of 1,025 Subway Cars

October 18, 2016- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, acting by the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT), is issuing a Request For Proposals (RFP) for Solicitation Number R34211 for the purchase of 1025 Subway cars as follows: A base order of 285 cars comprised of 10 open gangway cars (R211T) for the NYCT “B” Division, 75 cars for the Staten Island Railway (R211S) and 200 cars for the NYCT “B” Division (R211A). In addition there will be an option for 740 R211T or R211A cars for the NYCT “B” Division. There will also be an additional option for up to 520 Cars for the NYCT “B” Division. The Contractor will provide all design, engineering, testing, manufacturing, delivery, warranty, training, spare parts, tools, diagnostics test equipment and other services necessary.

This contract will contain Federal funds.

A Pre-Proposal Conference will take place on September 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM at a location to be determined.

Proposals from responsible proposers will be evaluated with respect to the evaluation criteria set forth in the RFP, which are summarized below.  Please consult the RFP for a complete description of the evaluation criteria.

Evaluation Criteria:

1) Technical Proposal and Overall Technical Qualifications:

Technical features of the Proposal; experience of the Proposer/Suppliers/Subcontractors; demonstrated capability to make or improve on delivery of cars based on Contract delivery schedule; evaluation of major subsystems; systems integration experience; management approach; system support; quality assurance; and a U.S. Employment Plan.

2) Overall Project Cost and Financial Benefit to the Authority

3) Other Relevant Matters.

Playground Swings and Accessories

October 19, 2016- All swings must meet the latest requirements as published in the Handbook for Public Playground Safety – Volumes I and II.

Pin number: 8571700047

Reconstruction of Comfort Stations

October 19, 2016- The Reconstruction of Three Comfort Stations at various locations, Borough of Staten Island. Contract RG-216MA.

This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and/or WBEs as required by Local Law 1 of 2013.
Contract under Project Labor Agreement. Bidders are hereby advised that this contract is subject to the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Covering Specified Renovation and Rehabilitation of City Owned Buildings and Structures entered into between the City and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (“BCTC”) affiliated local unions. Please refer to the bid documents for further information. To Request the Plan Holder’s List, please call the Blue Print Room at (718) 760-6576.

The Cost Estimate Range is $3,000,000.00 to $5,000,000.00

Pin number: 84617B0033

NYC Health and Hospitals CDBG-DR & FEMA Funded Construction Management, Resident Engineer and Related Consultant Services for Metropolitan Hospital RFP

October 19, 2016- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) for the benefit of NYC Health and Hospitals is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide construction management, resident engineering, and related services for a new Flood Mitigation System and pre-connections at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan. In October 2012, Metropolitan Hospital suffered extensive flood damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Since then, Metropolitan Hospital has temporarily restored its damaged areas. The Flood Mitigation System is envisioned to consist of perimeter flood protection with increased storm water capacity and additional flood protection measures.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFP, please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to all questions will be posted by Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Repair/Maintenance of Gas Leak Detection Systems 

October 19, 2016 – Contractor shall provide all labor, material, consumables and small items, transportation, equipment and any other necessary appurtenances which may be required and necessary to test, reset, calibrate, adjust and/or repair components of the specified combustible gas leak detection systems CO detectors connected to the Gas leak Detection System, and standalone Carbon Monoxide Detection systems which are not monitored by an FD approved Central Station monitoring company.

Pin number: B2900040

Bridge Inspection & Design of Structural Repairs

October 21, 2016- The Consultant(s) shall perform Biennial Bridge Inspection as per NYSDOT’s requirements, at the Throgs Neck, Bronx-Whitestone, Marine Parkway, Cross Bay, Henry Hudson Bridges and Queens-Midtown Tunnel. The services also include auxiliary design work to prepare design documents for structural repairs of inspected elements requiring immediate repair, auxiliary testing work to determine the extent of deterioration, interim or special inspections, and scoping studies to define the scope of future projects related to the facility.  The Authority intends to award multiple contracts that will commence in Spring 2017.

The Contract range is $5M – $15M to be shared by multiple Consultants.

Interested firms must submit one (1) original, five (5) copies and a pdf copy on CD of a letter of interest, Standard Form 330 and the Authority Forms C-021 and RFQ-4 (Rev 8/22/12). Submittals must be no more than thirty-five (35) pages in length, double sided (the C-21 and the RFQ-4 forms will not be included in the 35 page total).  One RFQ-4 and C-21 Form must be submitted for each firm of a joint venture.  You may obtain these forms from our website, or by calling (646) 252-7092.  The Authority will then evaluate these submittals and develop a shortlist of firms who will receive a Request for Proposal that must be obtained for one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).  We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express for the purchase of solicitations. All purchases are non-refundable.  International firms must provide checks in US funds. (Company checks and money orders only, no personal checks or cash).  All vendors interested in purchasing these documents must follow instructions for SAM and FedBizOpps at

Minority Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 15%

Women Owned Sub-Contracting Goal: 15%

Planting of New and Replacement Street Trees

October 25, 2016- Planting of new and replacement street trees in Queens CB 7, 8 and 11. Cost Range: $1M – $3M.

Pin number: 84617B0006

RFI for Innovative Renewable Energy Technologies

October 26, 2016- Technologies that are new to the market or not widely deployed in NYC municipal facilities.

Pin number: 85617RFI001

Building Security System

October 27, 2016- Replace current security system and ensure effective perimeter control in BXDA’s three buildings at 198, 215 and 265 East 161 Street, Bronx NY

Pin number: 282828

Advertising Program Using Hunter College Assets

October 31, 2016- Generate revenue using indoor & outdoor assets as advertising platforms, traditional & digital billboards, kiosks and digital displays using existing or new technology.

Operation and Maintenance of the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway

October 31, 2016- The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) is seeking Proposals from qualified and responsible companies to operate the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway for a term of five (5) years pursuant to an Operating Agreement. A Proposal must include proposed terms for performance of the Operating Agreement Work (“Work”).

The Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway is a component of the New York City mass transit system. It connects Manhattan and Roosevelt Island via cable suspended tramway cars that traverse the skyline adjacent to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. It consists of two stations (one located in Manhattan and the other on Roosevelt Island), three support towers (two located in Manhattan and one on Roosevelt Island), as well as the Tramway components (i.e., the tramway cabins),

For more information on this project and to access a complete copy of the RFP  please visit us at:

Develop, Operate & Maintain a Cafe at Cadman Plaza Park

October 11, 2016- Located at Tillary Street and Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn.

Pin number: B113A-SB-2016

Construction of a Comfort Station, Pathway and Overlook

November 10, 2016- Bounded by Dean Avenue, West Shore Expressway, Fresh Kills Park in Staten Island. Cost Range: Over $10M.

Pin number: 84616B0153

Federal Rules of Evidence Mobile Game

November 18, 2016- Design and development of mobile app/game that tests Law School students understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Pin number: C201602

Industrial or Commercial Use of “The Teleport” in Staten Island 

November 18, 2016- 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 for industrial or commercial use an approximately 7.5-acre site (the “Site”) located within Staten Island’s industrial “Working West Shore.” The Site (Block 2165, Lot 75, Staten Island, New York) is part of the industrial park named The Teleport. 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 project, certain forms of tax relief and other financial assistance may be available to the successful respondent. All uses permitted in an M1-1 zone will be considered, though proposed uses which generate quality manufacturing and industrial jobs are encouraged.

NYCEDC and the Port Authority plan to select a proposal on the basis of factors stated in the open RFP, which include: the quality of the proposal, program and design, experience of key staff, experience and quality of any subcontractors, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those proposed.

NYCEDC and Port Authority 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 categories 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.

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

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

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

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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