Design Services for Academy Street and North Cove RFP
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to design a pair of waterfront parks in Inwood in Manhattan. As part of the Inwood NYC comprehensive plan and rezoning, NYCEDC, Department of City Planning, and NYC Parks worked with local stakeholders to define the neighborhood’s open space priorities and develop a set of capital projects to enhance existing parks and recreational facilities. This builds on many years of planning and community advocacy for public access to the Harlem River waterfront, which, aside from a few street end parks, is mostly closed off and inaccessible. Through this Project, the City is advancing the plan’s recommendations and repurposing public land to create two new waterfront parks for Inwood residents.
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 5:00pm on February 26, 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 March 7, 2019, on this page.
Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of February 11, 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 4:00pm on March 14, 2019. Please submit five (5) hardcopy proposals, plus one (1) digital copy on a USB 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 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 18, 2019.
- February 19, 2019
- NYCEDC, NYCEDC, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, 6th Floor
This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Sub-Contractors Participation Plan 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 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.