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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 2123126602, by Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00 PM

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Goods and Services
Request for Proposals

PIN#218400XX - Due: 5/6/2019 4:00 PM

Seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide urban design and planning services in connection with various City sponsored projects to be specified by the Corporation and located in all five boroughs of the City on an on call, as needed basis.

As part of the Services the Consultant shall perform urban planning and design assignments (collectively, the “Assignments”) on an on call, as needed basis, which Assignments may include any or some of the following: (1) urban design, including existing conditions analysis, neighborhood character analysis, creation of base maps, and zoning analysis; (2) site planning, including site configurations and specifications of land uses and program, massing/bulk analysis, public realm strategy, architectural test fits, and design guideline development; (3) planning graphics, including graphic design, layout and printing services, as well as strategy and branding on a neighborhood wide scale (4) renderings and visualization, including digital images, watercolor, pencil sketching, and physical models; (5) sustainable design and resiliency (6) infrastructure analysis; (7) market and financial feasibility analysis; (8) public facilitation and engagement; (9) general urban planning services, including but not limited to gathering data, and the synthesis of materials into end product comprehensive planning studies; and (10) cost estimating. Respondents need not specialize in all the above categories to respond and should note the areas of their expertise in their proposal, as well as their general approach to providing those services. A diversity of skill sets, technical expertise, experience, and firm size is desired.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant 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 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

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit a M/WBE Narrative Form 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 projects. Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short term mobilization needs such as insurance, payroll, supplies and equipment. Bidders, sub contractors and sub consultants are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at to learn more about the program.

An optional pre proposal session will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 3:30pm at NYCEDC. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to on or before March 13, 2019.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to Answers to all questions will be posted by Thursday, April 11,2019 to Please submit five (5) sets and one electronic USB flash drive of your proposal.

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