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Title: BUILDING 11
Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor Mailroom, New York, NY 10006
Maryann Catalano
phone: (212) 312-3969
fax: (212) 312-3918

Accessibility questions: Equal Access Office at or 212.312.6602, by Monday, November 4, 2019 5:00 PM

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Request for Proposals

PIN#9135-00 - Due: 12/9/2019 4:00 PM

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), on behalf of the City of New York, is seeking proposals to lease a building known as “Building 11”, located within the former St. George Coast Guard Base, to be used as an arts and culture facility and destination for New York City residents and visitors to Staten Island. NYCEDC is seeking proposals that will enhance the cultural footprint of Staten Island’s North Shore by highlighting the area’s maritime legacy; activate the North Shore’s waterfront and engage audiences; establish a financially feasible project that can sustain tenant improvements and occupancy costs through revenues and private funds; create an educational, artistic, historic, recreational or other culturally significant program in the form of a museum, exhibition, gallery, performance space, community facility, or similar function in line with a cultural use; and incorporate innovative recreational programs that attract visitors and the local community.

NYCEDC plans to select a respondent on the basis of factors stated in the Request for Proposals (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.

Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) requirements are applicable to proposals that include design and construction components. Respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Narrative with their response, as applicable. This project targets 20 percent to 35 percent M/WBE participation for design and construction activities. 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

NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on NYCEDC projects. Kick Start Loans facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, payrolls, 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 informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10:00am at NYCEDC. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to on or before November 4, 2019.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFP, please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to all questions will be posted by Friday, November 22, 2019, to

The RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC. Please submit three (3) copies of the proposal, as well as one electronic copy on a USB drive.

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