Hunts Point Facilitator RFP

Submission Deadline
September 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking an engagement consultant to lead a community-centered process to develop a new Hunts Point Vision Plan (the “Vision Plan Update”) that builds upon the previous 2004 Hunts Point Vision Plan. The Vision Plan Update should focus on both implementable projects as well as a longer-term vision for the next 20 years on the Hunts Point peninsula. In collaboration with City agencies, elected officials, community organizations, residents, workers, and business owners, the Consultant Team will be charged with leading a transparent and inclusive process to elevate community voices, ultimately leading to a clear set of projects and investments that will support the peninsula and its communities.

Broadly, the desired outcomes of this process are: 1) to build on tremendous local leadership; 2) to ensure broad representation and engagement of the various groups and voices on the peninsula; and 3) to identify new projects or programs to address needs that have arisen since the 2004 Vision Plan. The Vision Plan Update will build consensus around a shared vision for the future of Hunts Point, identify projects and programs that City agency partners and community organizations can commit to carry forward, and outline a broad vision for the future of Hunts Point.

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 Friday, August 23, 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 Wednesday, August 28, 2019, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Wednesday, August 7, 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 pm on Friday, September 13, 2019. Please submit five (5) hardcopies and one (1) digital copy in searchable PDF format via a USB of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor Mailroom, New York, NY 10006
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 pm on Monday, August 19, 2019. This infomational session will also be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. Those who wish to access the livestream should RSVP and request access by email to [email protected] by 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NYCEDC - One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY 10006

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 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 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.