Applied Life Sciences Hub RFEI

Submission Deadline
May 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

NYCEDC is seeking a mission-driven organization or joint venture to establish an applied life sciences hub in New York City. The hub will address important unmet needs in New York City’s life sciences ecosystem, and establish a geographic center for life sciences innovation, collaboration, and expansion. Through this request for expressions of interest (RFEI), up to $100 million in city funds and other City resources may be available to develop the hub. The hub will incorporate a large-scale research and development organization; expansion space and resources for growth-stage companies; and design and programming that fosters collaboration and supports the growth of New York City’s life sciences ecosystem. The hub can be a ground-up development, a retrofit of an existing building(s), or a combination thereof. The hub can be a single building or multiple buildings in close proximity. The hub can be located anywhere in NYC.

NYCEDC plans to evaluate responses to the RFEI, and anticipates releasing a subsequent Request for Proposals. If applicable, NYCEDC may select one or more respondents to undertake the Hub project on the basis of factors stated in the RFEI which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of the respondent team, any requested financial or in-kind support, and impact on the city and local communities, including any jobs created.

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 Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFEI.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 pm on May 3, 2018. 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 May 10, 2018, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFEI, available as of January 23, 2018. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFEI is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, 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 May 17, 2018 by 4:00 pm. Please submit six (6) copies and one (1) electronic version on USB of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY  10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Contracting Officer, Contracts.

Optional Informational Session

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to [email protected] by 5:00pm on February 27, 2018. Please note that the information session will be held in conference room 4A/B, but guests must check in via 6th floor reception.

March 1, 2018
10:00 am
NYCEDC 110 William Street New York, NY 10038, 4th floor conference room 4A/B

Optional Site Visit

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to [email protected] by 5:00pm on February 27, 2018.

March 6, 2018
4:00 pm
Long Island City site - 44-36 44th Drive, Queens, NY 11101

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all 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 Enterprise (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.