Building Acquisition, Garment Center, Manhattan RFEI

Submission Deadline
November 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”) is proposing to make available up to twenty million dollars in City funding to fund a portion of the acquisition cost of a proposed building in the  Garment Center district in Manhattan - the historic hub of garment manufacturing in New York City. This initiative represents one prong of the City’s effort to preserve and strengthen fashion manufacturing in the Garment Center as a vital anchor of the City’s world-class fashion industry. 

NYCEDC will evaluate responses based on the criteria stated in the RFEI, which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal and the experience of the Respondent team identified in the proposal.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and any 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 Contracts Addendum in the RFEI.

Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFEI should be directed to [email protected]. Interested parties may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC at any point through the procurement period of this RFEI. Answers to all questions will be posted on a rolling basis on this page. For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFEI, please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFEI, available as of October 3, 2018. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFEI is available for in-person pick-up until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY (between Fulton & John streets). Effective Monday, July 22, 2019, the RFEI will be available for in-person pick up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at NYCEDC, One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor - Mailroom, New York, NY 10006 (between Cortlandt & Liberty streets). Responses to the RFEI may be submitted on a rolling basis for a period of one year, starting on Friday, November 2, 2018, and ending on Friday, November 1, 2019. Please submit six (6) copies of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor - Mailroom, New York, NY 10006
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Contracting Officer, Contracts.

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 that have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to www.nyc.gov/buycertified.

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