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Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
110 William Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Maryann Catalano
phone: (212) 312-3969
fax: (212) 312-3918
Goods and Services
Request for Proposals

PIN#6568-000 - Due: 9/23/2016 4:00 PM

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is issuing Requests for Proposals (RFP) seeking responses from qualified food manufacturing, wholesale and/or distribution companies to lease 2.18 acres including a built 27,000 square foot industrial space at the northwestern end of 800 Food Center Drive (the New Fulton Fish Market building) in the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx. NYCEDC will construct a demising wall to separate the space from the New Fulton Fish Market Cooperative’s (COOP) operations. The space will have a separate building entrance and a separate parking lot.

The selected respondent will enter into a direct lease with the City of New York (City). Respondents must be food-related entities, but should not directly compete with the business operations of the COOP, whose businesses involve the on-site comparison shopping for fresh fish and seafood. Respondents should maximize quality job creation and promote the growth of the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center and the City’s food-related industrial sector as a whole.

NYCEDC plans to select a qualified food manufacturer, wholesaler and/or distributor 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 categories 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.

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 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

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 to learn more about the program.

An optional site visit session will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the New Fulton Fish Market building. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 5, 2016.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to
The RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC. Please submit eight (8) sets of hardcopies and one (1) CD or USB of your proposal.

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