Made in New York Campus - Bush Terminal Studios RFP

Submission Deadline
February 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment ("MOME") are seeking proposals from film, TV, sound-recording, and other media production companies and/or industrial developers with a strong track record of successful development in New York City or other major metropolitan centers to lease and develop a portion of the Made in New York Campus at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. This Request for Proposals (“RFP“) presents an exciting opportunity to develop nearly 200,000 SF (lot area) of waterfront real estate into a best-in-class production facility campus for film and television production, video and photo shoots, sound-recording, and emerging media sectors such as AR/VR. Respondents must have experience both as a developer and operator of film, TV, sound-recording, and/or media production facilities, either as a single entity or a partnership between two or more entities.

NYCEDC plans to select a developer 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 Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, February 8, 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, February 15, 2018, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Friday, July 27, 2018. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFP 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, February 28, 2019. Please submit five (5) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy on a USB memory stick 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 Site Visit

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, September 10, 2018.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
10:00 AM
Bush Terminal, Unit G - 58 50th St. Brooklyn, NY 11232

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal 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 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 public construction projects. Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, labor, supplies and equipment. Bidders/subcontractors are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe to learn more about the program.