DockNYC Operator RFP

Submission Deadline
July 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is requesting proposals from experienced, professional operators of dockage facilities to improve, operate (manage and maintain), and market DockNYC, NYCEDC’s public berth management program of specific Berthing Sites. DockNYC was first implemented in 2013 to simplify and streamline the City’s existing waterfront permitting process in order to activate underutilized City-owned piers and marinas. The DockNYC program is an element of the Port of NYC (“PortNYC”), run by NYCEDC since it grew out of NYC’s Ports & Trade department. Port NYC facilities include City-owned marine cargo terminals, rail facilities, cruise terminals, ferry landings, DockNYC sites, and aviation facilities within New York City’s five boroughs.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the general quality of the proposal, berthing operations and management experience of proposed team, quality of maintenance and capital improvement plans, quality of maritime community support and funding plan, 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.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 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, June 27, 2019, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Friday, May 31, 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 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019. Please submit five (5) sets of your proposal and one (1) digital copy on USB to:

NYCEDC, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10006
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 Monday, June, 17, 2019.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
10:00 a.m.
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.