Special Inspections Retainer RFP

Submission Deadline
June 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking proposals from Department of Buildings (DOB) approved Special Inspections agencies to provide Special Inspections and other related services on an on-call basis, as needed basis. Special Inspections replaced “Controlled Inspections” for all construction projects filed on or after July 1, 2008 and may only be performed by Special Inspectors employed by a DOB approved Special Inspections Agency. The New York City Building Code and The Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) require that certain materials, operations, and equipment be inspected or tested in order to verify compliance with code requirements under the provisions of Special Inspections. All required inspections and tests of such materials, equipment, and operations will be made by the Special Inspections Agencies retained by NYCEDC.

The Consultant will inspect and certify that construction operations performed and materials installed by a Construction Manager (CM), a General Contractor (GC), and/or sub-Contractor(s) to the CM and/or GC adhere to all NYC Building Code Special Inspections requirements and comply with the drawings and specifications issued by the Design Consultant and/or the Construction Manager. In addition to performing Special Inspections, the Consultant, when specifically required, will also ensure technical compliance with other requirements of the plans and specifications for the construction of each project.

NYCEDC plans to select one or more consultants 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. Services may be funded through the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, and are included in the City’s CDBG-DR Action Plan, approved by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in May 2013 and as subsequently amended. Services may also be funded with grant funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). CDBG-DR and/or FEMA requirements may apply to certain task order assignments.

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.

The Project Assignments may be funded, in part or whole, with the following types of funding: FEMA, CDBG-DR, and City Capital.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to SpecialInspectionsRFP@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 Wednesday, June 7, 2017, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Monday, May 15, 2017. 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 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Please submit four (4) hardcopies and two (2) electronic copies of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY  10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Procurement Officer, Contracts.

Optional Informational Session

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to SpecialInspectionsRFP@edc.nyc by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017
1:00 p.m.
NYCEDC 110 William Street NY NY  10038 6th floor reception

Companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about M/WBE certification and NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, please visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe.