Digital Health Marketplace: Program and Website RFP

Submission Deadline
August 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm

NYCEDC is issuing a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to seek proposals from potential consultant(s) (each, a “Respondent”) to develop, launch, and operate the next iteration of the Digital Health Marketplace, including its Program and Website. The primary purpose of the Digital Health Marketplace is to facilitate the commercialization of digital health technology and the funding of digital health companies through curated introductions to prospective clients and investors, and to support the advancement of early- and growth-stage companies bringing technologies to market with the potential to improve healthcare in a meaningful way. NYCEDC has outlined two “Work Streams” for the new iteration of the Digital Health Marketplace that together will comprise the scope of services (the “Services”):

1)    Program

The Program Work Stream shall include the design, planning, and implementation of any matchmaking, award competition, and events.

2)    Website

The Project Website Work Stream shall include the design, development, and maintenance of a website that will provide a search platform for health technologies as well as advertise and disseminate information on the program.

Respondents may submit proposals for either an individual Work Stream or both Work Streams, as appropriate given Respondent’s capacity and area of expertise. A Respondent to the RFP may be a single organization or a joint venture between multiple entities. If a Respondent plans to share the responsibility for performance of any Services, or to subcontract the performance of any Services, that should be detailed in the proposal. Respondents shall clearly indicate which Work Stream(s) their proposal addresses. A separate proposal, including a fee and cost schedule must be submitted for each Work Stream that a Respondent proposes to undertake, and each Work Stream will be evaluated independently; however, NYCEDC reserves the right to award both Work Streams to the same consultant

NYCEDC plans to select a respondent 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 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 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 by Wednesday, July 25, 2018, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Wednesday, June 27, 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 Friday, August 24, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Please submit seven (7) sets of your proposal and one (1) digital (USB device) copy 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 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
9:30 a.m.
NYCEDC, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038 (please report to the 6th Floor reception desk.

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.