RFP

Consultant Services, Marine Highway Market Assessment

Submission Deadline
August 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in conjunction with the Port of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), and in close collaboration with North Atlantic Marine Highway Alliance (NAMHA), is seeking a consultant or consultant team to identify target markets and investment strategies to support the launch of an economically viable short sea shipping service along the North Atlantic Coast.

The scope of work will primarily consist of conducting a shipper outreach and diversion analysis; developing a barge service, network, and operations proposal; creation of a cost model and economic benefits tool; and assembling a final action plan. Furthermore, the market areas of study generally include the following ports: Red Hook (Brooklyn, NYC), Port Newark (New Jersey), Davisville (Rhode Island), Bridgeport (Connecticut), Wilmington (Delaware), Portland (Maine), Hunts Point (Bronx, NYC), Norfolk (Virginia), Raritan (New Jersey), Albany (New York).

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 Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 25, 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 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Friday, June 7, 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 Friday, August 2, 2019. Please submit four (4) printed sets and one (1) electronic copy of your proposal (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.

Companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply.  To learn more about M/WBE certification and NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, please visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe.