MWBE NYC – Request for Proposals as of August 14, 2015



MWBE NYC provides you with the latest information regarding MWBE Request for Proposals (RFPs), Workshops and Events in New York City.

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Parks And Playgrounds Construction and Reconstruction Projects

Prequalified Vendor List: General Construction – Non-Complex General Construction Site Work Associated With New York City Department Of Parks And Recreation (“Dpr” And/Or “Parks”)

DPR is seeking to evaluate and pre-qualify a list of general contractors (a“PQL”) exclusively to conduct non-complex general construction site work involving the construction and reconstruction of DPR parks and playgrounds projects not exceeding $3 million per contract (“General Construction”).

By establishing contractor’s qualification and experience in advance, DPR will have a pool of competent contractors from which it can draw to promptly and effectively reconstruct and construction its parks, playgrounds, beaches, gardens and green-streets. DPR will select contractors from the General Construction PQL for non-complex general construction site work of up to $3,000,000.00 per contract, through the use of a Competitive Sealed Bid solicited from the PQL generated from this RFQ.

The vendors selected for inclusion in the General Construction PQL will be invited to participate in the NYC Construction Mentorship. NYC Construction Mentorship focuses on increasing the use of small NYC contracts, and winning larger contracts with larger values. Firms participating in NYC Construction Mentorship will have the opportunity to take management classes and receive on-the-job training provided by a construction management firm.

DPR will only consider applications for this General Construction PQL from contractors who meet any one of the following criteria:

1) The submitting entity must be a Certified Minority/Woman Business enterprise (M/WBE)*;

2) The submitting entity must be a registered joint venture or have a valid legal agreement as a joint venture, with at least one of the entities in the joint venture being a certified M/WBE*;

3) The submitting entity must indicate a commitment to sub-contract no less than 50 percent of any awarded job to a certified M/WBE for every work order awarded.

*Firms that are in the process of becoming a New York City-certified M/WBE ay submit a PQL application and submit a M/WBE Acknowledgement Letter, which states the Department of Small Business Services has begun the Certification process.

Application documents may also be obtained on-line at:; or

Use the following address unless otherwise specified in notice, to secure, examine or submit bid/proposal documents, vendor pre-qualification and other forms; specifications/blueprints; other information; and for opening and reading of bids at date and time specified above.

Parks and Recreation, Olmsted Center, Annex, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368.Charlette Hamamgian (718) 760-6789; Fax: (718) 760-6781;

Universal Pre-kindergarten Services For 2015-2018

Proposal Submission Deadline: 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:

If you have issues pre-qualifying with the HHS Accelerator System, please use the following link to reach the HHS Accelerator support team:

Please Note: This open-ended RFP will NOT BE  AVAILABLE  IN THE NYCDOE’s VENDOR PORTAL

CDBG-DR HHC – Coney Island Hospital, Consultant Services

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”) benefitting the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (“HHC”), is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide design and related consultant services for the repair / restoration and hazard mitigation of Coney Island Hospital campus, located in Brooklyn, New York.  CIH was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and this project seeks to address CIH’s high risk of flooding by renovating and rebuilding portions of the CIH campus, including the construction of a new Critical Services Structure (“CSS”) with all necessary support services and certain renovations and hazard mitigation solutions for existing buildings.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00pm on June 10, 2015. 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 June 18, 2015, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of May 22, 2015. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY (between Fulton & John streets). Responses are due no later than 4:00pm on June 26, 2015. Please submit seven (7) copies and three (3) USB flash drives of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY  10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.

MWBE NYC provides you with the latest information regarding MWBE Workshops and Events. If you are an MWBE or a DBE that is looking for additional information regarding workshops, events or RFP’s listed in this newsletter, please feel free to contact Tunisha W. Walker.


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Tunisha Walker-Miller, Senior Vice President, Capalino, state lobbyist community engagement and MWBE Consulting