Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan RFQ

Submission Deadline
May 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking qualified interdisciplinary teams of consultant firms, including but not limited to engineers, architects, resilience planners, urban planners, community engagement specialists, and policy/legislative specialists for the provision of master planning services for a potential shoreline extension or outboard structure to protect against the projected impacts of climate change in the Financial District and the South Street Seaport neighborhoods from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Battery in Lower Manhattan, New York (the “Master Plan”). The Master Plan will develop a complete design as well as appropriate first phase of adaptation for both the infrastructure and topside programming of the shoreline extension. The Master Planning effort will include an iterative process to assess the City and community’s goals against engineering feasibility, design, permitting and financial modeling, and lay a clear path forward for phasing and implementation. The Master Plan will also identify financing and governance strategies, including establishing a public-benefit corporation to finance, construct and manage the First Phase Project. The response to the RFQ will be submitted by a principal consultant (the “Team Principal”), and should identify any other anticipated team member firms that the Team Principal would expect to subcontract with to develop a Master Plan.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFQ which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the statement of qualifications and proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, creativity and vision demonstrated in the proposal, experience in identifying clear implementation and execution pathways for complex projects, and demonstrated experience in conducting strategic community and stakeholder engagement.

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 RFQ.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00pm on April 22. 2019. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFQ should be directed to [email protected]. For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFQ, please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to all questions will be posted by April 30, 2019, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFQ, available as of April 4, 2019. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFQ 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 May 7, 2019. Please submit five (5) hard copies and two (2) electronic copies on CD or USB flash 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 Info Session

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to [email protected] by April 14, 2019.

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 6th Floor reception, New York, NY  10038

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals. While respondents to the RFQ are not required to submit any M/WBE documentation at this time, respondents to the subsequent RFP 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.