Submission Deadline
February 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”), is issuing this Request For Proposals (“RFP”) to seek proposals from real estate developer(s) or operator(s) (each, a “Respondent”) to develop, launch, and operate one or more life sciences wet-laboratory incubator space(s) (each, an “Incubator”). Each Incubator will be a part of NYCEDC’s growing network of life sciences incubators and entrepreneurial centers and will accommodate the needs of City-based companies conducting early-stage research and development.

NYCEDC plans to select one or more operators on the basis of factors stated in the RFP, which include, but are not limited to: the Respondent’s experience and qualifications, the quality of the proposal, the commitment to the project and the City, the quality of the financial plan for the Incubator, and the proposed M/WBE (as defined below) participation goal.

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 Non-Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.  

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00PM on January 20, 2017. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to WetLabIncubatorRFP@edc.nyc.  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 January 27, 2017, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of December 20, 2016. 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 February 3, 2017. Please submit six (6) copies and one (1) electronic copy CD OR USB of your proposal to:

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

Optional Info Session

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to WetLabIncubatorRFP@edc.nyc by 5:00pm January 16, 2017

January 18, 2017
1:00 pm
NYCEDC 110 William Street NY NY 10038 6th Floor reception

This project has M/WBE participation goals, and Respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. 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 www.nyc.gov/buycertified.

NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE) interested in working on public construction projects.   Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, labor, supplies and equipment. Bidders/subcontractors are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.