Futureworks Center for Advanced Manufacturing RFP

Submission Deadline
April 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking an experienced operator with a proven track record to develop, launch, and manage the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and provide associated services as a part of Futureworks NYC. It is anticipated that the Operator will provide users with access to the Center’s equipment & tools and space, and offer education and training opportunities to the NYC advanced manufacturing community. The responsibilities of the Operator in activating the Center include identifying, designing, launching, running, and evaluating services that are impactful and complement any currently available resources within NYC.

NYCEDC plans to select an operator on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, the quality of the Respondent team, the potential economic and community impact of the Center and Services, the proposed lease terms, and the quality of the Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) Subcontractors Participation Plan.

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 Thursday, April 5, 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 Friday, April 13, 2018, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Friday, March 9, 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, April 20, 2018. Please submit six (6) hard copy sets and one (1) digital copy (either USB or CD-ROM) 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 Information 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 Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Monday, March 19, 2018
9:30 A.M.
NYCEDC, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038 - please report to 6th floor reception desk

Optional Site Visit #1

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 Monday, March 26, 2018.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
11:00 A.M.
Brooklyn Army Terminal, Building B, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 - please report to the lobby

Companies who have been certified with the New York City Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply. To find out more about M/WBE certification, please call 311 or go to www.nyc.gov/getcertified.