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NYCEDC seeks to identify additional opportunities to foster the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in New York City. Projects may include initiatives that expand the City’s entrepreneurship infrastructure (e.g., affordable workspace, broadband connectivity), develop entrepreneurial talent in the City, provide resources for entrepreneurs, or propose other ways to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in the City.
NYCEDC is issuing this request for expressions of interest (“RFEI”) which offers a unique opportunity for interested parties to seek City support for programs. Accepted proposals may receive strategic and publicity support and in some cases, limited seed capital may be available for financially sustainable programs that seek to address a small funding need. NYCEDC encourages those responding to this RFEI to propose creative and economically viable projects in accordance with an innovative vision to serve the entrepreneurial community.
This RFEI is not primarily intended as a formal offering for a future negotiated transaction; however, NYCEDC reserves the right to enter into negotiations with respondent(s) on the basis of the responses to this RFEI without engaging in further processes. NYCEDC may elect to proceed to a contract for support with a respondent on the basis of factors stated in the RFEI, 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 RFEI, and the proposed support.
Companies who have been certified with the New York City Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply. To find out more about M/WBE certification, please call 311 or go to www.nyc.gov/getcertified.