On-Call Management and Economic Development Consulting Services RFP

Submission Deadline
December 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide on-going, on-call management and/or economic development consulting services for various City initiatives and studies including strategic planning and economic and policy analyses. Topic Areas for analysis include economic research and analysis; strategic planning; operations, organizational development and change management; community and public engagement; and implementation and project management.

NYCEDC will retain a number of on-call consultants to provide Services within each Topic Area, and will procure Services from the retained consultants from time to time using individual Project Assignments.

NYCEDC plans to select consultants on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: prior experience providing services similar to those outlined in the Topic Areas, the quality of the respondent team, quality of the proposal, proposed fee and cost schedule, and the M/WBE Narrative.

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 Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 pm on November 28, 2018. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to [email protected]. 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 on December 5, 2018, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of October 24, 2018. 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 4:00 p.m. on December 17, 2018. Please submit three (3) sets of your proposal and one (1) electronic copy to:

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

Optional Information Session

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on November 7, 2018.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
2:00 p.m.
NYCEDC, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038 (please report to the 6th floor reception desk)

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Narrative Form with their response to this RFP. 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 NYCEDC projects.   Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, payrolls, supplies and equipment. Bidders, sub-contractors and sub-consultants are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.