MWBE NYC – Request for Proposals as of October 23, 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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MWBE Request for Proposals (RFPs)

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;

Bloomingdale Parks Sidewalk – Borough of Staten Island

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 28, 2015

PROJECT NO.: HWR200-01/DDC PIN: 8502014HW0002C

Bid Document Deposit-$35.00 per set-Company Check or Money Order Only-No Cash Accepted-Late Bids Will Not Be Accepted.

Companies certified by the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority- or Women- Owned Business Enterprises (”M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to submit a bid. This procurement is subject to Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation goals as required by Local Law 1 of 2013. All respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Plan with their response. For the MWBE goals, please visit our website at see “Bid Opportunities”.

For a list of companies certified by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, please visit To find out how to become certified, visit or call the DSBS certification helpline at (212) 513-6311.

Request Address
30-30 Thomson Avenue, 1st Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

Contact Information
Emmanuel Charles
Phone (718) 391-3170
Fax (718) 391-2615

Flea Market Operator

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 28, 2015

The P.S. 321 William Penn Community comprised of Parent Teacher’s Association (PTA) representatives from P.S. 321 William Penn, (the “S.P.O.” or “Sponsoring Parent Organization”) is seeking a professional flea market operator to undertake the operation of a flea market (the “P.S. 321 Flea Market”) at P.S. 321 William Penn at 180 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (the “321 Premises”).

The market will take place solely outside of the P.S. 321 school building, in the area indicated, as diagram attachment E (the “Market Space”). The Market Space is approximately 8385 square feet. Please note: Access to P. S. 321 building cannot be used by any flea market operator and/or vendor.

The Contract to be awarded shall be for two years with the option to extend for two one-year, extensions.

Request Address
65 Court Street, 12th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact Information
Vendor Hotline
Phone: (718) 935-2300

Extended Incubator Network, Consultant Services

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 2, 2015

Established in 2009, the NYCEDC incubator initiative has helped launch 16 incubators and shared workspaces (collectively, the “NYCEDC Incubator Network”) that have supported over 1,000 startup businesses and 1,500 employees.

In an effort to further the goals of the NYCEDC Incubator Network and to further development and collaboration across startups and small businesses, NYCEDC, on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”) is issuing a request for proposals (“RFP”) for interested operators of existing or planned incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces (each, a “Respondent”) to submit a proposal (the “Proposal”) to become part of the NYCEDC Incubator Network. Inclusion in the NYCEDC Incubator Network may result in City support of a facility, which may take the form of strategic support, publicity and/or marketing.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the open RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal and ability to meet NYCEDC incubator network goals, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, the financial feasibility of the project and the project’s relationship to the surrounding community.

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 (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Non-Construction/Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP

Companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about M/WBE certification and NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, please visit

This open RFP has multiple deadlines to submit questions and/or clarification requests. Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC by 5:00 P.M. on any of the following dates:

Thursday, October 15, 2015;
Monday, November 16, 2015;
Tuesday, December 15, 2015;
Friday, January 15, 2016;
Monday, February 15, 2016;
Tuesday, March 15, 2016;
Friday, April 15, 2016;
Monday, May 16, 2016;
Wednesday, June 15, 2016;
Friday, July 15, 2016;
Monday, August 15, 2016; and
Thursday, September 15, 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 open RFP please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to all questions will be posted to within one week following the above deadlines.

The open RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC. To download a copy of the solicitation documents, please visit
This open RFP allows Respondents to submit Proposals prior to one of twelve deadlines. NYCEDC will review Proposals submitted prior to each Submission Deadline, and may commence negotiations with one or more Respondents at any time prior to or after the last of the twelve Submission Deadlines. RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 4:00pm on the following dates:
Monday, November 2, 2015;
Tuesday, December 1, 2015;
Monday, January 4, 2016;
Monday, February 1, 2016;
Tuesday, March 1, 2016;
Friday, April 1, 2016;
Monday, May 2, 2016;
Wednesday, June 1, 2016;
Friday, July 1, 2016;
Monday, August 1, 2016;
Thursday, September 1, 2016; and
Monday, October 3, 2016.
Please submit four (4) sets of your proposal to: NYCEDC, Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.

Citywide Infrastructure Projects: Micro, Small, Medium and Large

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 4, 2015

HWCRQ04MI, HWCRQ04S, HWCRQ04M and HWCRQ04L, Requirements Contracts for Resident Engineering Inspection Services for Micro, Small, Medium and Large Infrastructure Projects, Citywide. All qualified and interested firms are advised to download the Request for Proposal at: or contact the person listed for this RFP.

The contract resulting from this Request for Proposal will be subjected to Local Law 1 of 2013, Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program. Task Orders issued pursuant to the contracts may include “Federal Aid Projects” and as such will be subject to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. Any project that is subject to the DBE program will not be subject to the M/WBE requirements.

Jue Zhang Phone (718) 391-1096; Fax (718) 391-1807; Email

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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