Design Services for Lower Concourse Park RFP

Submission Deadline
May 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide civil engineering, landscape architecture, project site architecture, demolition design, land surveying engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental remediation, cost estimating, and other engineering, design and related services for design of the Lower Concourse Park project.

NYCEDC is managing the design and construction on behalf of NYC Parks, who will manage the park once completed. The Lower Concourse Park project includes construction of a 2.3 acre park. The project site is approximately between East 144th Street and 146th Street and is bounded by the CSX/Oak Point rail line and the Harlem River to the West and the Major Deegan and Exterior Street to the East. The design of the Lower Concourse Park is contemplated to include the esplanade as required by the Special Harlem River Waterfront District (SHRWD) zoning, waterfront improvements, landscaping, fencing/railing, lighting, park amenities, utilities, and a comfort station.

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 subconsultants 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, April 16, 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 Thursday, April 25, 2019, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Wednesday, April 3, 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 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Please submit five (5) hardcopies and one (1) electronic copy 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.

Optional Informational Session

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to [email protected] by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

DATE:           Wednesday, April 10, 2019
TIME:             3:00 p.m.
LOCATION:   NYCEDC, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038  (please report to 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 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.