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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:, 212-312-6602 , by Thursday, October 18, 2018 5:00 PM

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Request for Information

PIN#6041-00 - Due: 11/1/2019 4:00 PM

New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”) is proposing to make available up to twenty million dollars in City funding to fund a portion of the acquisition cost of a proposed building in the Garment Center district in Manhattan - the historic hub of garment manufacturing in New York City. This initiative represents one prong of the City’s effort to preserve and strengthen fashion manufacturing in the Garment Center as a vital anchor of the City’s world-class fashion industry.

NYCEDC will evaluate responses based on the criteria stated in the RFEI, which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal and the experience of the Respondent team identified in the proposal.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and any 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 RFEI.

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 that have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to

NYCEDC established the Kick-Start Loan Program for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE) interested in working on public construction projects. The Kick-Start Loan Program facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, labor, supplies, and equipment. Respondents are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at to learn more about the program.

An optional informational session will be held on October 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor, conference room 4A/B New York, NY. (between Fulton and John Streets). Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to on or before, October 23, 2018.

Respondents may submit questions to and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC on a rolling basis. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFEI should be emailed to 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 pertaining to the RFEI will be posted on a rolling basis to

The RFEI will be available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC, Please submit six (6) sets of your response to the RFEI to: NYCEDC, Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Contracting Officer, Contracts.

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