Affordable Workspace for Artists RFEI
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) are seeking responses to the Affordable Workspace for Artists RFEI from interested parties to develop and/or operate affordable artist workspace in New York City as part of the Mayor’s Affordable Real Estate for Artists (“AREA”) initiative. Respondents to this RFEI must be a non-profit organization and can be a developer, operator or both. Organizations that are interested solely in leasing (rather than developing or operating) affordable artist workspace in future AREA projects or in select City-funded cultural facilities may express their interest through an online survey by visiting: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcla/programs/area.page.
NYCEDC and DCLA plan to create a regularly updated list of qualified, nonprofit organizations, who will be selected 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, and demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFEI.
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.
Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 on January 4, 2019. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFEI should be directed to [email protected]. For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFEI, please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to all questions will be posted by January 28, 2019, on this page.
Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFEI, available as of February 14, 2018. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFEI 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 4:00 PM on April 2, 2018, July 9, 2018, October 22, 2018 and February 4, 2019. Please submit eight (8) hard copies and two (2) USB drives of your proposal to:
NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY 10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Contracting Officer, Contracts.
NYCEDC encourages participation on its projects by those firms who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) as subcontractors/subconsultants. To learn more about M/WBE certification and NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, please visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe.