Hunts Point Food Distribution Center: Development Opportunity for Food Related Businesses and Industrial Developers RFEI

Submission Deadline
April 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on behalf of the City of New York, is seeking qualified responses to this Request for Expression of Interest (the “RFEI”) for a long term ground lease opportunity to develop a food-related industrial facility on 7.5 acre site in the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center (the ”FDC”) in the Bronx. The FDC is the largest wholesale food market and comprised of over 115 public and private industrial food businesses with more than 8,500 workers. Annually, FDC distributes 4.5 billion pounds of food and serves over 22 million customers in the greater New York Metro region. The RFEI site is a premier development opportunity within the FDC.

NYCEDC plans to make selection on the basis of factors stated in the RFEI which include, but are not limited to: the quality of proposal, consistency with RFEI goals (including modernizing NYC's freight distribution network and creating good paying industrial jobs consistent with the Freight NYC Plan), project feasibility, economic offers to the City, experience and qualification of the development team, and proposed terms.

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 pm on Friday, March 9, 2018. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFEI should be directed to [email protected]. For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFEI, please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at 212.312.3969. Answers to all questions will be posted by Friday, March 16, 2018, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFEI, available as of Friday February 2, 2018. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFEI is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, 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, April 6, 2018. Please submit five (5) hard copies and one (1) USB 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 Information Session

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to [email protected] by 5 pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Friday, March 2, 2018
1:00 pm
NYCEDC, 110 William St. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10038

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.