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Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10006
Maryann Catalano
phone: (212) 312-3969
fax: (212) 312-3918

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Request for Information

PIN#7406-00 - Due: 11/1/2019 4:00 PM

New York City Economic Development Corporation, on behalf of the City of New York, is seeking proposals in response to a Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”) for a long term ground lease opportunity to develop a new, modern, resilient facility for use by the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative Association, Inc. (“Cooperative”), which supplies 25 percent of the produce purchased in New York City. The new facility is intended to replace the existing Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market (“Produce Market”) facility, which was built in 1967.

A successful proposal to this RFEI will include, among other elements, a plan for the redevelopment of the Produce Market into a modern, resilient facility, accommodating both current operations and room for future growth; a financial offer that minimizes public investment and ensures a sustainable rent for the Cooperative; and a plan for maintaining current Produce Market operations during construction, including interim plans for circulation of rail, vehicles and pedestrians at the Produce Market.

NYCEDC plans to select a respondent on the basis of factors stated in the RFEI which include, but are not limited to: the completeness and quality of the proposal, project feasibility, economic offer, experience and quality of development team, quality job creation, sustainable development goals, and proposed terms and modifications to the proposed term sheet.

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 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 Plan with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit For the list of companies who have been certified with the Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women Business Development as M/WBE, please go to the

An information session will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00am at the Hunts Point Produce Market located at 100 Food Center Drive, Bronx, NY 10474. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to on or before 5:00pm on Monday, September 23, 2019. Further meeting instructions will be provided to all those who RSVP.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFEI should be directed to Answers to all questions will be posted by Friday, October 11,2019, to Please submit five (5) sets of your Expression of Interest.

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