Engineering, Design and Related Consultant Services for East Midtown Greenway East 53rd-61st RFP

Submission Deadline
August 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) acting on behalf of New York City and in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYCDPR) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), requests proposals for engineering and landscape architectural design services for preparing all analyses, surveys, designs, permit applications and related documents for the development of a portion of the East Midtown Waterfront Project, the East Midtown Greenway – 53rd to 61st Streets along the East River in Manhattan, NY. The design of East Midtown Greenway will consist of repurposing existing caissons and design of a new structure to support a pedestrian esplanade, landscaping, construction of walkways, waterfront fencing/railings, lighting, utility improvements, and structures for the connection of a new esplanade to the Andrew Haswell Green Park and a pedestrian bridge at East 54th Street.

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 Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to EastMidtownODR@edc.nyc 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, August 16, 2017, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Wednesday, July 26, 2017. 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 Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Please submit five (5) hardcopies and one (1) electronic copy on USB or CD of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY  10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Procurement Officer, Contracts.

Optional Informational Session

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to EastMidtownODR@edc.nyc by 5:00 pm on August 1, 2017.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
1:00 pm
NYCEDC 110 William Street NY 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 Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women Business Development as M/WBE, please go to the http://www.esd.ny.gov/MWBE/directorySearch.html.

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.