The Food Building at Bush Terminal
New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking responses to this Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”) for the lease and operation of the Food Building, as defined herein. The goal of this RFEI process is for NYCEDC to select a respondent (“Tenant”) to lease an approximately 7,500 gross square foot building (the “Food Building”) located prominently on 43rd Street within the Bush Terminal campus in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The building presents an exciting opportunity for an operator to provide retail food to campus workers and Bush Terminal Piers Park visitors and conduct food manufacturing from the facility.
NYCEDC plans to select a tenant on the basis of factors stated in the RFEI 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 RFEI, 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 5:00pm on November 14, 2017. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFEI should be directed to FoodBuildingRFEI@edc.nyc. 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 November 21, 2017, on this page.
Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFEI, available as of April 27, 2017. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFEI 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 4:00pm on July 25, 2017, October 10, 2017 & November 28, 2017. Please submit three (3) 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 Session Site Visit
Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to FoodBuildingRFEI@edc.nyc by 5:00 pm May 30, 2017, August 29, 2017 & October 16, 2017
- September 7, 2017 & October 17, 2017
- Bush Terminal 43rd Street within the Bush Terminl campus in Sunset Park Brooklyn NY
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 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 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.