RFP

Opportunity for Incubators, Accelerators, and Co-working Spaces to become part of the NYCEDC Extended Incubator Network RFP

Submission Deadlines
June 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm
July 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm
August 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Established in 2009, the NYCEDC incubator initiative has helped launch 17 incubators and shared workspaces (collectively, the “NYCEDC Incubator Network”) that have supported over 1,000 startup businesses and 1,500 employees.

In October 2015, in an effort to further the goals of the NYCEDC Incubator Network and to further development and collaboration across startups and small businesses, NYCEDC, on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”) issued a request for proposals (“RFP”) for interested operators of existing or planned incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces (each, a “Respondent”) to submit a proposal (the “Proposal”) to become part of the NYCEDC Incubator Network. NYCEDC is re-issuing this RFP which will remain active for 12 consecutive months through November 1, 2017.

Inclusion in the NYCEDC Incubator Network may result in City support of a facility, which may take the form of strategic support, publicity and/or marketing.

NYCEDC plans to select one or more respondents on the basis of factors stated in the open RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal and ability to meet NYCEDC incubator network goals, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, the financial feasibility of the project, and the project’s relationship to the surrounding community.

June 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00pm on June 15, 2017. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to RollingIncubatorRFP@edc.nyc. 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 June 22, 2017, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of RollingIncubatorRFP@edc.nyc. 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 June 1, 2017. Please submit four (4) copies and USB or CD of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY  10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.

July 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 pm on July 17, 2017. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to RollingIncubatorRFP@edc.nyc 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 July 24, 2017, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of October 31, 2016. 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 July 5, 2017. Please submit four (4) hardcopies and one (1) USB or CD of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY  10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.

August 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 pm on August 15, 2017. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to RollingIncubatorRFP@edc.nyc 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 August 22, 2017, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of October 31, 2016. 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 August 1, 2017 Please submit four (4) hardcopies and one (1) USB or CD of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY  10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.

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.