On‐Call Urban Planning and Design Services

Submission Deadline
May 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide urban design and planning services in connection with various City sponsored projects to be specified by the Corporation and located in all five boroughs of the City on an on‐ call, as needed basis.

As part of the Services the Consultant shall perform urban planning and design assignments (collectively, the “Assignments”) on an on‐call, as needed basis, which Assignments may include any or some of the following: (1) urban design, including existing conditions analysis, neighborhood character analysis, creation of base maps, and zoning analysis; (2) site planning, including site configurations and specifications of land uses and program, massing/bulk analysis, public realm strategy, architectural test fits, and design guideline development; (3) planning graphics, including graphic design, layout and printing services, as well as strategy and branding on a neighborhood wide scale (4) renderings and visualization, including digital images, watercolor, pencil sketching, and physical models; (5) sustainable design and resiliency (6) infrastructure analysis; (7) market and financial feasibility analysis; (8) public facilitation and engagement; (9) general urban planning services, including but not limited to gathering data, and the synthesis of materials into end‐product comprehensive planning studies; and (10) cost estimating. Respondents need not specialize in all the above categories to respond and should note the areas of their expertise in their proposal, as well as their general approach to providing those services. A diversity of skill sets, technical expertise, experience, and firm size is desired.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFP 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, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP and the proposed fee.

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 [Non‐ Construction/Construction] Contracts Addendum in the RFP

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5pm on March 28, 2019. 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 by April 11, 2019, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of March 4, 2019. 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 4pm on May 6, 2019. Please submit five (5) sets and one electronic USB flash drive 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 Information Session

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to [email protected] by 5pm on March 13, 2019.

March 14, 2019

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10038

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit a M/WBE Narrative Form 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 projects.   Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short‐term mobilization needs such as insurance, payroll, 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.