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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 Qualifications

PIN#6251-00007 - Due: 7/7/2017 4:00 PM

NYCEDC, on behalf of the projects’ Construction Manager (“CM”) is seeking qualified firms for the following Priority Mitigation Project (“PMP”) at Bellevue Hospital, 462 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016: Vertical Transportation Mitigation (A.3.2).

NYCEDC, as the lead of an interagency team on behalf of New York City’s (the “City”) Health and Hospitals Corporation (“H plus H”), is currently focused on completing the PMP at Bellevue Hospital. This work will make the existing facilities more resilient and protect against future storm and flood related disasters. Once complete, these projects will further the City’s resiliency goals and ensure that these public hospitals have the necessary safeguards in place to operate during a storm, and mitigate damage and power loss.

NYCEDC is seeking qualifications for General Construction contractors, Mechanical contractors, Electrical contractors, and Elevator Maintenance/Operations contractors.

Note: This RFQ supersedes the current ad for construction trades for A3.2 Vertical Transportation Mitigation, released on May 8th, 2017. One RFP will be released for the full scope which includes all trades. With respect to Elevator Maintenance/Operations, only the successful proposer on the Vertical Transportation Mitigation scope will be eligible to complete the elevator maintenance/operations. It is anticipated that the elevator maintenance/operations contract will be held by H plus H.

The RFQ will remain open for submissions during the procurement phases of the PMP Program. If a firm has already submitted qualifications in response to prior PMP RFQ’s and been prequalified, the firm should not resubmit its qualifications; any firms successfully pre-qualified under prior PMP RFQ’s will remain pre-qualified for all subsequent projects released under the PMP program, assuming the firm’s compliance with all contract requirements. Similarly, any firms successfully pre-qualified under this PMP RFQ will remain pre-qualified for all subsequent projects released under the PMP program, assuming contract compliance is maintained.

The purpose of this RFQ is specifically to request additional qualified firms for the following PMP project at Bellevue Hospital:

A.3.2 Vertical Transportation Mitigation
Overall Project Cost (hard and soft costs): Approximately $20.8M

The project scope includes the rehabilitation of existing elevators throughout the campus of Bellevue Hospital, in buildings which were affected during Superstorm Sandy. The 32 existing elevators under this construction project include a combination of freight / service, patient transport and passenger elevators. These elevators extend from the cellar level to the top floor of the 4 major buildings on Bellevue’s campus: Main Hospital Building (H Building), Administration Building, Ambulatory Care Building (ACB), and C and D Buildings. The H building contains 18 gearless elevators (patient transport, passenger, service/freight and kitchen), the Administration Building contains 4 gearless elevators (passenger), the ACB contains 6 geared elevators (passenger) and the C and D Buildings contains 4 gearless elevators (passenger).
Scope includes, but is not limited to: elevator mitigation work that includes modifications to normal operation, modifications to include manual / auto switch to “storm mode” for use during a major flooding event, implementation of a campus-wide Elevator Monitor and Information System. The scope also includes modifications for permanent mitigation and major elevator modernization including but not limited to: elevator motor replacement, new elevator controllers, governor module, new car and hall door equipment, new operating fixtures, new car lanterns, upgraded elevator wiring, limit and safety switches, reconditioning of existing elevator hoist ways, replaced pit equipment and relevant elevator machine room work. Within the elevator machine rooms, the work will include code-required upgrades to mechanical ventilation, fire alarm system, lighting and exit signs, and doors and door frames.

The scope of the maintenance/operations services, which is anticipated to be a separate contract held by H plus H, includes all existing 36 elevators in the facility. The duration of the maintenance/operations will be established by the construction duration and one-year guarantee period related to the A3.2 Vertical Transportation Mitigation project, and includes both the 32 elevators under this construction project as well as the other 4 elevators on the campus which are not being improved as part of this project.

NYCEDC plans to prequalify firms on the basis of factors stated in the RFQ which include, but are not limited to: the firm’s demonstrated experience and expertise in the particular trade for which the firm is submitting its qualifications; the firm’s record regarding accidents and lost work days on construction projects; and the firm’s resources available for the Projects.

H plus H has contracted the design and engineering firm(s) for all contract documents associated with the project Services. NYCEDC has contracted TDX Construction Corporation (“TDX”) as the CM for the Project, including holding all construction subcontracts for the Project. It is the intent that the Elevator Maintenance Services contract shall be held by H plus H.

It is anticipated that the project listed in this RFQ will be procured by the CM in Q3 2017 and construction completed by Q1 2019; the maintenance services under this project to be completed by Q1 2020. As of the posting date of this advertisement, responding firms will have thirty (30) calendar days, which is Friday, July 7, 2017, to provide their qualifications in order to be considered for the prequalified list of firms who will receive the bid package from the CM.

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 (M/WBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives.

The H plus H Priority Mitigation Projects have a M/WBE participation goal of 35 percent. Companies who have been certified with the Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women’s Owned Business Development as M/WBE are strongly encouraged to apply to this RFQ. To learn more about M/WBE certification and NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, please visit

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC specific to the RFQ process on an ongoing basis; such questions on the Priority Mitigation Projects RFQ should be directed to Answers to these questions will be posted no later than two (2) weeks from receipt of the question, to; respondents can reference all posted responses to previous questions.

Please limit your questions to the PMP Request for Qualifications process only. Respondents that submit questions specific to the project detailed in this ad will not receive a response.

The RFQ is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC. Please provide four (4) hard copies and four (4) electronic USB flash drives of your firm’s statement of qualifications to: NYCEDC, Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Procurement Officer, Contracts.

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