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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

Accessibility questions: Equal Access Office at or 212-312-6602, by Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:00 PM

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Request for Information

PIN#7456-00 - Due: 10/3/2018 4:00 PM

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to take over management of the NYCxDESIGN program. NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s annual design week taking place each May. NYCxDESIGN was started in 2012 as a City Council initiative to convene and promote the design industry in New York. Over the last 6 years, it has grown into a two-week festival with hundreds of events, including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, panels, product launches, awards, and more.

The selected respondent, if any, would be responsible for creating and executing a vision to grow the size and prestige of the festival and to ensure its sustainability going forward. The selected respondent would also be responsible for supporting the mission of the festival by continuing to engage NYC’s design community and other stakeholders and maintaining the element of public engagement and education that has made the festival so successful to date.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant 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, and demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFEI.

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.

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

Optional informational sessions will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11:00am at NYCEDC. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to on or before August 10, 2018 for the August 14 informational session, and August 31, 2018 for the September 5 informational session.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFEI should be directed to Answers to all questions will be posted by Tuesday, September 25, 2018, to

Please submit five (5) sets of your expression of interest to: NYCEDC, Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Contracting Officer, Contracts.

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